I went to see SISTER ACT on Broadway with my husband for a fun date night.
I had fond memories of the movie and was so excited to see the play. If you have seen the movie before, you will notice several of the nuns in the play who are spot on to several characters from the movie. The clashing of cultures between the nuns and Deloris made for so many comical moments and dialogue throughout the play. The nuns displayed a variety of personalities that really added to the performance. There were also several comical musical numbers from unlikely characters. I won’t spoil it for you but there were several scenes that had my husband and I laughing outloud. I will give you a clue. The men displayed a lot of unexpected personality. SISTER ACT really is so fun and lighthearted. You would probably have to be half dead to not crack a smile during this show!
Here is a little bit more about the plot from Broadway .
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco- ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit feature film, SISTER ACT features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony® Award nominations: BEST MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Alan Menken (music)/Glenn Slater (lyrics), BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane), BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Patina Miller) and BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Victoria Clark).
*photo credit for all images from the show- Joan Marcus
Don’t miss out! You can still catch an upcoming performance!
SISTER ACT will play the Aronoff Center from April 30 – May 12, 2013:
Tuesday- Friday at 8:00PM,
Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM,
and Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM.
Tickets for SISTER ACT start at $28.
They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.
For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com or www.sisteractontour.com.
Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.