Direct from Broadway, the five-time Tony-nominated smash hit musical "Sister Act" is coming to Boston for a limited two week engagement, January 22 – February 3, 2013, at the Boston Opera House. "Sister Act" is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment and is part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston Series.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she's 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, but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood.
Based on the mega-hit feature film of the same name,"Sister Act" features an original Alan Menken-Glenn Slater score with a vast spectrum of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.
In addition to the Alan Menken-Glenn Slater score, "Sister Act" features a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (“Cheers”) with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane ("Xanadu," "The Little Dog Laughed").
Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award winner
Jerry Zaks ("Guys and Dolls," "A Funny
Thing…Forum," "Smokey Joe’s Café"),
the production features choreography by Tony and
Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast ("Mamma
Mia," "Bombay Dreams") and is based on the Touchstone
Pictures motion picture "Sister Act" written by Joseph
The company will also include Melvin Abston, Brian Calì, Alysha Deslorieux, Karen Elliott, Danny George, Blair Goldberg, Erin Henry, Wendy James, Trisha Jeffrey, Mary Jo McConnell, Ashley Moniz, Michelle Rombola, Jason Simon, Angie Marie Smith, Tricia Tanguy, Kelly E. Waters and Dashaun Young.
For tickets and information, stop by the box office, 539 Washington Street in Boston, call 1-800-982-2787 or visit www.BroadwayInBoston.com.
-- OnStage Boston
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