Direct from Broadway, the hilarious five-time Tony-nominated musical smash “Sister Act” is coming to Delta State. “Sister Act” opens at the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Nov. 11.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, the show features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken, lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. Additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane is also featured.
Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Anthony Van Laast and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard.
“To hear people laugh and cheer the way they do at “Sister Act” — a show people think they know but are pleasantly surprised to discover is not what they are expecting — is a magical experience for a producer,” said producer Whoopi Goldberg. “Happily, audiences across the country are able to get in on the fun as Deloris and her fabulous sisters spread the love nationwide.”
“Sister Act” tell the story of when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, and is then put into 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 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.
For tickets, stop by or call the Bologna Center 662-846-4626, or go online to www.bolognapac.com. Tickets start at $35 and special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.sisteractontour.com.