CURRENT SHOW

SISTER ACT
September 8 - October 27, 2017
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Based on the hit motion picture starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act is a Heavenly musical comedy sensation.  When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent!  Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior.  Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover.  Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

The original Touchstone Pictures film starring Goldberg as Deloris and Maggie Smith as Mother Superior was released in 1992, becoming a box office success.  In total, the film brought in over $230 million worldwide.  The movie's popularity spawned a sequel the following year.  A little known fact is that Bette Midler had originally been the star producers were considering for the role of Deloris before Goldberg took the part.

It wasn't until 2006 that a version of Sister Act first made it to the stage, premiering at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California.  At the time, a critic for the Los Angeles Times wrote that the musical had "Broadway blockbuster written all over it."

Before taking its Broadway bow, the show opened in London in 2009.  In addition to being one of the show's producers, Whoopi Goldberg also joined the cast as the Mother Superior for a limited engagement.

After the show closed in London and some revisions had been made, Sister Act opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York City during the spring of 2011.  Patina Miller, who had originated the role of Deloris in London (and had been in the ensemble of the Pasadena production) starred, alongside theatre veteran Victoria Clark as Mother Superior. 


The New York production ran for almost 600 performances and received a number of Tony Award nominations including ones for Best Musical, Best Book of  Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress (Miller), and Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Clark).


 

 

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