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Closed March 23, 2014

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Why See Sister Act?

ALL HAIL THIS HOLY SMASH HIT!

Having originated across the Atlantic in London, Sister Act has been Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, the star of the original hit movie, it features original music by 8-time Oscar winning composer ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors).

WHAT IS SISTER ACT ABOUT?

Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva in a seedy Philly casino, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a violent crime committed by her mobster boyfriend Jackson, and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look - a convent! In a truly hilarious fish-out-of-water story, Deloris becomes Sister Mary Clarence, and manages to spark the ire of her dour Mother Superior with her brash ways and refusal to abide by the rules. However, "Sister Mary" gains the respect of her fellow postulants when she takes over their dismal choir and reorganizes it, allowing them to find their true voices - and where she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

However, as the choir starts attracting press attention, and money starts pouring in by the public to renovate the old convent, it isn't long before Jackson discovers the ruse, and he intends to flush Deloris out! The race is on for the nuns to band together and protect their new arrival - at whatever cost! A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is a reason to REJOICE.

DID YOU KNOW?

Whoopi Goldberg, the star of the original movie wasn't content to sit on the sidelines in London as the show's producer; for a limited number of performances towards the end of the run, she donned the habit and robes of the formidable Mother Superior and delighted the crowds with her stern performance!

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Dates

Opening night: 18 March 2014

Audience

May be inappropriate for 8 and under.

Run time

2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Kerissa Arrington as Deloris

Maggie Clennon Reberg as Mother Superior

Lamont O'Neal as Eddie Souther

Kolby Kindle as Kurtis Jackson

F. Tyler Burnet as Joey

Sarah Michelle Cuc as Mary Patrick

Lawrence Dandridge as TJ

Nancy Evans as Mary Lazarus

Gordon Gray as Monsignor O'Hara

Nicholas Alexander Rodriguez as Pablo

Emily Kay Shrader as Mary Robert

Creative

Author: Cheri and Bill Steinkeller
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Director: Jerry Zaks
Choreographer: Anthony Van Lasst
Producer: Whoopi Goldberg & Stage Entertainment
Press Agent: The Hartman Group

What you thought

10 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Nick: “Flawless”

The performance was enjoyed very much. It was amazing to see the professionalism... more

Anonymous: “Awesome Show!”

The show was awesome! A lot of fun to be there for opening night. Worth... more

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