Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Houston. SISTER ACT opens at the Hobby Center on May 28 and runs through June 2. Tickets go on sale to the public Sunday, January 27.
Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling (800) 982-ARTS or visiting www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Houston or www.TheHobbyCenter.org. For groups of 10 or more, please call 888-451-5986 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Steinkeller ("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 Howard.
SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony Award nominations: BEST MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Alan Menken (music)/ Glenn Slater (lyrics), BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane), BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Patina Miller) and BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Victoria Clark).
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-he-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 will star Ta'Rea Campbell (BOOK OF MORMON, LION KING) as Deloris Can Cartier, Hollis Resnik (DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, LES MISERABLÉS) as Mother Superior, Kingsley Leggs (SISTER ACT, THE COLOR PURPLE) as Curtis Jackson, E. Clayton Cornelious (WONDERLAND, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) as Eddie Souther, Lael Van Keuren (SISTER ACT) as Mary Robert, Florrie Bagel as Mary Patrick, Diane J. Findlay (42ND STREET, PROMISES, PROMISES) as Mary Lazarus, Todd A. Horman (PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) as Joey, Ernie Pruneda (SISTER ACT) as Pablo, Charles Barksdale (FAT CAMP) as TJ, and Richard Pruitt (42ND STREET, WHITE CHRISTMAS) as Monsignor O'Hara.