The stunning musical comedy "Sister Act" closes this weekend at the Chrysler Theatre in Windsor. The story focuses on a woman who witnesses a murder and hides in a convent. She helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. The show has been playing to packed houses and earning standing ovations.
The production by Windsor Light Music Theatre is Directed by John Whatley. Remaining show dates are Friday through Sunday (May 13-15) at the St. Clair Centre for Performing Arts (Chrysler Theatre) in Windsor, Ontario.
Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Featuring original music by TONY and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 TONY Awards including Best Musical.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang members track her down and find themselves up against the power of Delores and her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Ac has been leaving audiences breathless.
“Our group of local singers, dancers, actors, musicians and production personnel who measure well over 150, have been working all winter long to bring our annual spring production together again this year,” says Director Whatley. “Put on your “boogie shoes” and be transported back to 1977 as Deloris hides out in a convent with the Queen of Angels Sisters. It promises to be a fun time for all who attend. “
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard
Youth (12 and under) $16
Students (13 – 18) $31
Adults (19 – 59) $36
Seniors (60 +) $31
Groups of 20 + $31.00 per ticket
Call Windsor Light Theatre @ 519 974 6593 for ticket purchase. Check out windsorlight.com for more details.