Sister Act, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, opens at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on March 11, playing through March 16, for a one-week engagement. Sister Act received five 2011 Tony Award nominations: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
“Sister Act is a hilarious, high energy show that is great for families. The sassy but sweet show closely follows the movie’s storyline, and the costumes and choreography expand the excitement,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “Look for the scenic design to transform throughout the show as it builds to a joyful climax that will bring the audience to their feet.”
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.
Sister Act is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, featuring an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted), lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (Cheers) with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Awards 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 Happened on the Way to the Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café), the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Awards nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard.
Sister Act features scenery by Klara Zieglerova, costumes by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by John Shivers. The music department includes musical supervisor Michael Kosarin, music director Brent-Alan Huffman, and orchestrations by Doug Besterman. For more information, visit www.sisteractthemusical.com
Sister Act is the fourth production featured in the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is www.tpac.org
Tickets for Sister Act are now on sale online at www.tpac.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.
For group discounts, call 615-782-4060.