Meet Arleen Black from “Sister Act!”

Tell us a little bit about your past theatre experience. Ever performed at Centre Stage?

I have been performing since the age of 5 when I played an elf in a school production of “The Shoemaker and the Elves”. I’ve worked at theaters all over Atlanta through the years, and am very excited to be working in Greenville now. I was in the 2014 Centre Stage production of “Hands on a Hardbody” playing Janis Curtis.

Tell us what it’s like to be re-creating characters from a pretty iconic movie!

It’s fun and a little intimidating to be honest.

 Tell us about your favorite moment in the show!

I think the moment in Raise Your Voice when all of the sisters start to embrace Deloris and her methods is my favorite- my character was determined not to enjoy the process, but she comes around in the end.

What’s your way of getting prepared for a role? Any funny/weird superstitions?

As I’m getting older (ahem) for some reason I’m having trouble retaining lines and choreography, so for now my only method is practice, practice, practice. And my dog thinks I’m crazy dancing and singing in my living room!

Anything else you’d like our audiences to know about you?

This is my second time playing a nun, the first was in an Atlanta production of Nunsense. I have to say playing a nun is the easiest thing ever in the costume, makeup and hair department! Now if I could just find some comfortable “Nun Shoes”…


Don’t miss Arleen in Sister Act running March 16 – April 8

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