OVATION PRODUCTIONS proudly announces its new theater offering to all musical theater fans with “SISTER ACT,” the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film that has more than 6 million audiences jumping to their feet worldwide as it rocks beginning June 27 up to July 9 at the Theatre at Solaire.
Be prepared for dazzling dance routines and a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, Barry White, soul and funk to great big disco anthems.
SISTER ACT features an original score with music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted, Little Mermaid), 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 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.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony® Award nominations including BEST MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Alan Menken (music)/Glenn Slater (lyrics), and BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane).
The original film’s locations of Reno and San Francisco have been changed to Philadelphia and the action now is set in the 1970s. When disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank commit a murder at the grungy club where she’s performing, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community. Word of their success reaches Curtis and his mob, who arrive on the scene to settle their score with Deloris and find themselves battling not only her, but a gang of feisty nuns and the Mother Superior as well.
2011 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Patina Miller
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Victoria Clark
2011 DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Patina Miller
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Victoria Clark
2011 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Distinguished Production of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award – Victoria Clark
Distinguished Performance Award – Patina Miller
2011 THEATRE WORLD AWARD NOMINATIONS
SISTER ACT (UK)
2010 LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARD
Best New Musical
Best Actress in a Musical – Patina Miller
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Sheila Hancock
Best Theatre Choreographer – Anthony Van Laast
With only a limited two-week run, don’t miss this blissfully silly heavenly hit show.
The performance schedules of SISTER ACT are as follows:
June 27 – 8 pm – Opening Night (Tuesday)
June 28 – 8 pm – Gala Night (Wednesday)
June 29, June 30 – 8 pm (Thursday – Friday)
July 1 and 2 – 2 pm and 8 pm (Saturday – Sunday)
July 4, 5, 6 and 7 – 8 pm (Tuesday – Friday)
July 8 and 9 – 2 pm and 8 pm (Saturday – Sunday)
Duration: Two hours and 30 minutes. With one 15-minute intermission.
Venue: The Theatre at Solaire, 1 Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City.
You can buy tickets HERE.