Stories & Cast Interviews
WBT's SISTERS On THE VIEW TV SHOW!
Check out Cast Members of SISTER ACT as they warm up the audience with their Amazing vocals on THE VIEW!
Nun Pool Karaoke
Join The SISTERS On This Funny Romp of a Car Ride! SISTER ACT Now Onstage Through 7/1/18!
Lani Corson as Sister Mary Robert in SISTER ACT!
I grew up in a small town in Maine. When I was 8 we moved to an even smaller town, to a farm, where I rode horses and picked blueberries. I remember having to drive 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store. In that same town, as the grocery store was what influenced me to become an Actor. There was this great community theatre that had a theatre camp every summer. My first summer we did The Wizard of Oz. I was, of course, a munchkin, among other things, and that was pretty much the beginning of the end. I did many other shows there throughout the years and the Artistic Director was a big supporter of mine and helped me prepare for my college auditions.
I was super excited when I first heard they were making Sister Act a musical! I've been wanting to do it for years - thanks WBT!! I've always loved the movie; I think some movies lend themselves to be made into a musical and this is no exception. This is actually a role I've been wanting to do for years!
One of my favorite shows is Les Miserables. It was the show that really solidified my love of musical theatre and I always wanted to play Eponine. I have understudied it once and I think I'm actually transitioning to where I would rather play Fantine. Another role I would love to do is the title role in Violet.
When I'm not on stage in a theatre I am usually training, teaching or performing as an aerialist. I've been training in aerial and ground acrobatics for about 9 years and am one of the owners of the theatrical circus company, 2 Ring Circus (www.2ringcircus.com).
I like listening to music, I'm on a Dresden Dolls kick right now!
As Sister Mary Robert w/Zuri Washington as Deloris. Lani in 2 Ring Circus.
Meet Sarah Bowden as CASSIE in A CHORUS LINE
I grew up in Sydney, Australia. I have been dancing since I could walk. I have 2 brothers, also in the business, and it’s really the only thing I’ve ever known and lived. I started professionally at age 16, in the musical Cats.
I once saw West Side Story when I was about 13, and I saw the girl playing Anybodys, scale a fence and jump around that Stage with so much energy... I turned to my mum and said, "I want to be just like that girl!! " I haven’t looked back since. My hero and Inspiration is really Liza Minnelli. She is everything I adore about theatre.
I saw a production of A Chorus Line in Australia in the 90’s... I loved it. I have done the show in German first, performing it in Austria in 2015. And once at the Hollywood Bowl in summer 2016.
The movie was my first experience of A Chorus Line, and I adored it... but learning the original musical from Baayork Lee herself, well nothing compares to that! I'm all for musicals being made into to movies, get it out there and accessible to more people, as theatre tickets can get expensive. But I do get disappointed, when they don’t cast musical actors... we sing, dance and act, and that’s what makes it special... when one or more of those are lacking, it’s a shame for the piece, for the film. There really is nothing like live theatre... one chance to experience it, one chance to get it right. It’s so in the moment, I love that.
My dream role would be Velma Kelly in Chicago, I’m working on it. I would also love to play Charity in Sweet Charity!
When not on stage, I love to run, it helps free my mind. I also love to spend time with family and friends, just simple things but time with them... we sacrifice so much of that, doing what we do and traveling all of the time for work.
What music is on my iPod? Ha ha ha .... musical theatre.