Sister Act Brings Down the House
If you think you know "Sister Act" because you've seen the film, just wait until
you see the stage musical. It's an explosion of fabulous gospel-infused songs, surefire comedy and riveting action, as gangster
moll Deloris Van Cartier saves herself from the mob — and reinvents an entire church choir along the way. The stage musical
version of "Sister Act" treats audiences to incredible vocals and invigorating, toe-tapping music, all set in a storyline
filled with laughs and even a heart-tug or two.
Deloris, nightclub singer and gangster moll, is in trouble.
She's accidentally witnessed her boyfriend carrying out one of his routine "business" murders. Aware that she's next on the
hit list, she runs to the police for protection, where she discovers an old friend from school, Eddie, who is now the desk
chief. Eddie puts her into the witness protection program at a rundown convent, where she masquerades as a nun, with only
the Mother Superior knowing her true identity.
As the plot unfolds, Deloris is appalled at the old-fashioned ideas
of the convent, which has successfully kept it out of the 20th century — and kept the locals from coming to church.
With attendance and donations down, the diocese wants to close the church, and Deloris is persuaded to at least help the choir
get back on track. She does — and creates a nationally famous gospel choir that soon threatens to spoil her hiding place.
As the plot thickens, Deloris and her fellow sisters have to outwit the mob in order to save Deloris and the church.
"Sister Act" is currently on its national tour, and it's slated for a series of matinée and evening performances in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. If you're interested in purchasing "Sister Act" Minneapolis tickets, you can check online to find out about show
times, specific performance dates and ticket availability.
"Sister Act" was originally performed in
try-outs in Pasadena, California and Atlanta, Georgia. Its official premiere was in London's West End in 2009, at the London
Palladium. "Sister Act" received its Broadway premiere April 20, 2011 at the Broadway Theatre.
The show has also been
produced in a number of other countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, France and The Netherlands.
The cast for the North American touring company is headed by Ta'Rea Campbell (Deloris), who is most famous for playing
Nala in the national tour of "The Lion King." The Mother Superior is played by Hollis Resnik, who previously starred in the
national tour of "Les Miserables."
"Sister Act" was written by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner,
who are best known for their work on the television show "Cheers."
The producer is acclaimed actress
Whoopi Goldberg, who also starred in the original blockbuster movie version of "Sister Act." Her co-producer is the talented
composer/musical arranger Michael Reno.
As anyone who has seen the film can tell you, "Sister Act" was absolutely made
for the musical stage. With its riveting plot, outrageous comedy and gospel routines that bring the house down at every performance,
"Sister Act" treats audiences to an unforgettable theatrical experience.