Sister Act opens in Singapore in May

If you loved the 1990s Hollywood hit Sister Act, then this musical will make you say "Whoopi!"

Direct from the United States, the five-time Tony-nominated Sister Act is coming to Singapore in May.

It tells the story of wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. She 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.

"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," said Whoopi Goldberg, producer of the original production, who also played the lead role of Deloris in the 1992 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 musical features original music by eight-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.

It received five 2011 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book Of A Musical. Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, Smokey Joe's Cafe), the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams).

It opens at the MasterCard Theatres in Marina Bay Sands on May 9 for a limited engagement. Tickets, priced from S$65, are now on sale.

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