Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class
A One Nun-Sense Musical Event
Book, music & lyrics by Dan Groggin
Directed by Robert Zelenka
About the Play
Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
A One Nun-Sense Musical Event
by Dan Goggin
Sponsored by David McChesney
Directed by Robert Zelenka
Starring: Tika Moon and Liz Fanora Jones
Length: 90 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Recommended for 13+
Sister Robert Anne is feisty, street-smart, hilarious and immensely talented. As she “teaches” us how to put together a cabaret act, she takes us on a journey of some of the most memorable numbers by award-winning composer Dan Goggin. The Cabaret Class is performed on a simple set by Sister Robert Anne and her accompanist.
Opening & Closing are Gala Events with Champagne and a meet and greet with the cast in the lobby following the event. Tickets to the Gala are $35
Regular Ticket Prices
$25 at the Door
Opening/Closing Gala Ticket Prices
$40 at the door
Student/Senior discount: $5/off presale and door price
SISTER ROBERT ANNE'S CABARET CLASS is presented by special arrangement by Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC www.concordtheatricals.com
Sister Robert Anne
Tika is delighted to make her Cloverdale Performing Arts debut as the lead in Sister Robert Ann’s Cabaret Class. Tika is an accounting supervisor, mother, professional singer, songwriter, music teacher, musician, Host/MC, producer and also has her very own band.
Let's go way back when Tika started out at the wee age of 8 when she learned to play the clarinet, which she did not like so she switched to the flute, and yes she loved it. After years of playing in school bands, she finally got the nerve to sing in front of someone and auditioned for her high school musical her Junior year. She somehow landed a role in the ensemble and on opening night she realized that being center stage was all she wanted. She finished her Senior Year of high school with being Drum Major for the Marching Band, performing with Show Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Orchestra and performed in her school productions of “12 Angry Jurors”, and as Glinda and Aunt Em in “The Wiz”.
After extensive training in college to be a professional performer and music teacher, Tika went on to be an actress and singer for Bay Area theatre companies in over 45 productions and counting. She is currently a resident of Healdsburg and is mother to a 20 year old daughter, Audrey. Tika is an accounting supervisor, a music mentor at Art & Soul, hosts a weekly open mic (Edgy Open Mic), and is lead singer & rhythm guitar for her own band, Tika & the Moonshines. www.tikaandthemoonshines.com and you can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and tikTok.
Some of Tika’s most memorable performances of her past include her band playing at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic and at Transcendence Broadway Under the Stars last summer! Her favorites theatrical roles include Mae Tuck in “Tuck Everlasting”, Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”, Baker's Wife in “Into the Woods”, Amelia in “Comedy of Errors”, Mrs. Potts in “Beauty and the Beast”, Mrs. Cratchit in “Mrs. Bob Cratchits’s Wild Christmas Binge”, Grandmama in “Addams Family”, Lucy - “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, Grizabella - “CATS”, Godmother in “Cinderella” and 15 different characters in “I Love You, You're Perfect, NOW CHANGE!”.
Over the last 36 years, Tika has performed with numerous local theaters including 6th Street Playhouse, The Raven Players, Spreckels Performing Arts, Actor’s Theatre and Novato Theatre Company. She has been involved in almost every aspect of the theatre including costumes, hair & make-up, Director, Music Director, Stage Manager, photographer, scenic artist, musician, prop making, puppet making, running sound and lights and more. Theatre has been an integral part of her livelihood and where many of her long lasting friendships have formed. She says: “ Music and theater make deep and lasting connections with the people you perform with. It’s not just about one person, it's about a group of people on and off stage, that all work together to make something wonderful and magical happen.”
Liz Fanora Jones
Sister Susie Q
Liz Fanora Jones is excited to be musical director of this Nunsensation! She is a music & performing arts educator & loves working with schools, theaters & one-on-one with students on their artistry. She teaches music & theater at Sonoma Charter school & recently put on three plays with the middle schoolers there. She also loves to write & perform original funpowerment music in her free time and ecstatic to be working on releasing her debut folk pop & blues rock album later this year! She had a blast accompanying for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL the past few years at The Raven theater in Healdsburg & has loved to be a part of musical theater for most of her life. One of her favorite roles was Luisa in THE FANTASTIKS. She has also been a part of Sonoma Arts Live as an accompanist for several shows including ANNIE, THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. She most recently portrayed Peter Pan under the direction of her co-Star Tika Moon at Tudor Rose tea house and had so much crowing for the tea goers there. She would like to thank her family, friends & especially her loving partner Chris for all their incredible support! She hopes you enjoy the show!
Robert is proud to be directing his first musical. Last season at CPAC he directed “Standing on Ceremony”, “That Thing in the Window - Radio Play” and “Swimming in the Shallows” which he was nominated for Best Play & Director from Broadway World SF/Bay Area. Besides being CPAC’s Artistic Director, Robert has been acting in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Some of his favorite CPAC performances are: Lee in True West, Candy in Of Mice and Men and Owen in The Foreigner. Other favorite roles include: Ben in The Normal Heart, Charles in The Clean House, George in All My Sons, Bill Coles in Other People’s Money, Jack/Stephanie in Leading Ladies, Sagot in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Sam in Lips Together, Teeth Apart. This fall Robert will be directing the play “Misery” at CPAC.