Sister Act is a musical based on the 1992 film. It has music by Alan Menken and is based on the book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and Douglas Carter Beane. People love this show as it hits all the right spots. The tunes by Alan Menken would get you groovy and the theme of the music ranges from funk to soul.
The lounger singer Deloris Van Cartier happens to witness her lover, Vince LaRocca commits a murder. She is relocated for her own safety. She takes up the disguise of a nun, to live a quiet life, so that she can stay out of trouble and keep herself safe from her criminal beau. She becomes a part of the choir of the convent and her act gathers her attention from all over. The protagonist is a vibrant and lively singer that everyone falls in love with.
The story has been adapted for Broadway many times, with the previews starting in 2011. The director used to be Jerry Zaks and Douglas Carter Beane rewrote the script. Patina Miller, is the lead, and this was her Broadway debut. In 2011, the show was nominated for Tony Awards, for the Best Musical, Best Actress in a Musical. Though this production got closed in 2012, after a whopping 561 performances.
Many have found the play to be magical and charming like no other. This show has some original music, but this is not for the children as the language is profane. The set of the theatre gives it a rich outlook and the music is truly a party. Sister Act has been touted as a glossy show and stirs up the emotions of all those watching it. The whole show is thought-provoking and the story is immersive.
Even in the present pop era, this story is relevant. For the disco music lovers, they would find themselves grooving to “Take Me to Heaven” and “Spread the Love Around”. These are full-throttle dance songs. The star cast is truly apt as the acting is at par with excellence. The makers are well-versed with switching up the tempo and the mood depending upon the scene unfolding in front of them. This is one glitzy act, as most critiques agree.
Watch the protagonist, breathe life into the regular church, which her gift of voice and the challenge of building a new community from scratch. The lead fights to stay alive and finds sisterhood in her co-nuns.