Based on the 1992 film comedy of the same name, the Broadway musical "Sister Act" brings new life to a well-loved story. Its legacy includes the original film, which stars Whoopi Goldberg as a singer who pretends to be a nun while in protective custody from a mob boss. Finding her calling as the choir director for a struggling convent, Deloris Van Cartier's story inspired the 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as well as musicals on Broadway and West End. The story, in which Deloris Van Cartier transforms a dull convent choir into the musical talk of the town, inspired a sequel in 1993 as well as a Broadway and West End musical. In the "Sister Act" musical, the transformation of the choir and of Deloris herself celebrates the musical tone of the 70s and the lasting power of friendship.
The Hilarious, Musical Tale of Sisterhood in Sister Act
In danger after witnessing a murder committed by her mob member boyfriend, disco diva Deloris turns to the police for help. Her witness protection status puts her in the unlikely role of an undercover nun at a troubled convent. As Sister Mary Clarence, Deloris finds purpose in using her musical talent to revitalize the convent's tone-challenged choir. Her unusual take on their traditional repertoire not only restores the reputation of the choir but helps the nuns find their own voices in the process. The now-popular convent choir brings unexpected attention to Deloris, putting the mob back in danger - but Deloris chooses to put her new-found friends before her own safety as the mob closes in. When the mob does arrive, the nuns protect her and Deloris comes to an agreement with Mother Superior to continue her work with the choir.
A Hit Musical Gets a New Take
This production of "Sister Act" Glasgow brings new features to a well-known story with its new cast and crew. Alexandra Burke, former X-Factor winner also known for playing the lead in "The Bodyguard," as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence is at the forefront of a talented cast. With the experience of "Strictly Come Dancing" judge Craig Revel Horwood, the direction and choreography of this production truly shine in memorable performances.
The Soul of a Musical
While story and cast are extremely important, the sounds of any musical should stand on their own. "Sister Act" is no exception as it recreates the distinct atmosphere of Philadelphia in the 70s. Tony- and Oscar-winner Alan Menken's original music brings this setting to life with its combination of Motown, soul and disco. Lyrics expertly written by Glenn Slater combine with catchy melodies to make the music of "Sister Act" a character all on its own. By pairing these unique sounds with a convent setting, "Sister Act" creates the basis for a very funky and funny musical experience.