Direct from the US, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash hit, is coming to Singapore for the first time by Base Entertainment Asia.
SISTER ACT tells the story of a wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder, and is put into protective custody in the one place the police 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 vibe 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 Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!
Based on the mega-hit film from the 1990s, SISTER ACT features original music by 8-time Oscar winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.
“To hear people laugh and cheer the way they do at SISTER ACT—a show people think they know but are pleasantly surprised to discover is not what they are expecting—is a magical experience for a producer,” says Producer of the Original production Whoopi Goldberg, who also played the lead role of Deloris in the 1992 Hollywood blockbuster and sequel.
“Happily, audiences across the country are able to get in on the fun as Deloris and her fabulous sisters spread the love nationwide.” The Original Production is produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment. This production is produced by BEG and TROIKA Entertainment.
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).
SISTER ACT features 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.
SISTER ACT features scenic design by Klara Zieglerova (Jersey Boys), costume design by Lez Brotherson (Swan Lake), lighting design by Natasha Katz (Once), sound design by Peter McBoyle (Come Fly Away) and hair design by David Brian Brown (Death of a Salesman).
Catch SISTER ACT in Singapore from 9 May 2017 at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Performance times are scheduled at Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm , Saturday: 2:00pm and 7:30pm and Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:00pm.