By Cody Spears
Sister Act on Broadway came to Oxford in November, and the show was full of passion and bliss.
The show was a crowd-pleaser that had audience members singing along with the performers who tour around the United States. The Ford Center performance was their only performance in Oxford, and the group handled the pressure of uncharted territory like pros.
There were moments during the performance that made me want to jump up and sing along like the rest of the audience. If you did not see it, you missed out on an excellent performance.
My favorite character in the show was Eddie Souther, the police officer. Better known as “Sweaty Eddie,” the character was performed by Lamont O’Neal. He had a crush on the main character, Deloris, also known as “Sister Mary Clarence,” performed by Kerissa Arrington.
Arrington did a great job of selling herself as a nun, and O’Neal had the best voice on stage. He really sold the crowd during his number “Fabulous Baby.”
O’Neal is a Southern California native who trained at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City. He has performed in other big Broadway shows, such as Hairspray and Smokey Joe’s Café.