Some shows are specifically made for people go to the theater to find a bit of God. Sound of Music, Children of Eden, Joseph, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar...the list goes on and on. And those are just the ones where it's obvious. There are plenty of musicals and plays with religious themes and motifs throughout. These shows are often uplifting, filled with positive messages, and are often more about love and caring for one another, rather than the religious messages…Continue
Get out your rosaries and hold onto your bibles, because you’re about to begin an outrageous and fun filled journey that will leave you singing “Alleluia” all night long. That’s right, Sister Act is playing at the Orpheum through June 1. The collision of two worlds- one of a limelight-seeking diva and the other of a strict convent-leading nun- creates an amalgam that will leave you stepping to the beat and laughing uncontrollably. The show is well-rounded with incredible vocals, funny…Continue
I am sure you have heard of it- the movie with Whoopi Goldberg and the drama of a “wild woman” of the late 60's hiding in the witness protection program as a nun. She is despised and then later teaches the nuns a lesson while it also changes her life forever. Sister Act was simply not my style. I found the story line bland- it had me nearly snoozing by the second act. Their flat voices and uncommitted character choices left me disinterested and disappointed.
I found Hollis Resnik's…Continue
Sister Act at the Orpheum Theater May 27th – June 1st
Sister act is the story of a singer on the rise- turned into witness in protection after she accidentally viewed a murder by her then producer/boyfriend and one of his lackeys. Placed into witness protection in a convent, a few events rolled out. She transforms the church choir into a performing group of sisters and makes a few friends in the process. The message of the show is a simple one, fame means nothing without being there with the people you care about.
As I attend a…
Sister Act was like New Years Eve and Christmas Day wrapped into one thing. You never wanted it to end. The power and captivity of the performers was mesmerizing and empowering. It’s always good to see actors who enjoy the show they are doing because it makes us as an audience want to participate in the story with them. Sister Act is based on the hit 1992 film comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. Where a very…Continue
It is a rarity to see the total package musical. However, Sister Act was just that. Exceptional singing, acting, costumes, and sets came together to create a truly breathtaking experience. Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, an aspiring singer. Her good for nothing boyfriend has gotten into trouble and results in Deloris going into hiding in a convent. It is there where she meets the convent’s less than good choir. She…Continue
Sister Act, originally a 1992 comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, was an ultimate must see film. Whether if be that the premise is hilarious, that I was unfamiliar with the musical or that I haven’t seen a piece of amazing theatre in too long, I was eager to see the story unfold in front of me this Tuesday night. Sister Act follows Deloris Van Cartier as her life spins a three sixty after witnessing a murder and having to hide out in the local convent for…Continue
I really didn’t know much about Sister Act besides the fact that it was about nuns. The story is about an aspiring singer Deloris Van Cartier (played by Ta’rea Campbell) who’s trying to make it in the music industry. Her no good boyfriend Curtis (played by Melvin Abston) threatens her life when she witnesses a murder committed by him. To save herself she ends up hiding under police orders in a convent. Even though the glitz and glamour free lifestyle doesn’t appeal to her, she finds her…Continue
I would like to start off my review by comparing this show to a grapefruit. Some of you may wonder why, exactly, is the Tony award winning show Sister Act like a grapefruit? I can see why you might have some confusion. You see, what I’m trying to say is that Sister Act, like a grapefruit, is something that, unless you’re into that sort of thing, isn’t very satisfying. The cast did a wonderful job, the sets were great, the…Continue
Sister Act is really, truly, incredibly awesome. I highly suggest seeing it sometime between May 27th and June 1st, when it will wrap up and depart from the Orpheum Theatre downtown. Now, if you know as little as I did before the show started, you probably think Sister Act is about weird, sassy, singing nuns. And you are absolutely correct. It was very strange, glitzy, and extremely disco-y. Although the plot was completely ridiculous, I found it to be an overall delightful…Continue
Sister Act: A Fur Coat Made From Smurfs
“You get a car; you get a car; YOU ALL GET A CAR!”
After seeing Oprah Winfrey’s infamous generosity on TV numerous times, it’s understandable that I would want to be sitting in those seats when she decides to hand out “free” gifts; if you count a $7,000 tax on the car as “free”.
When I sat down and watched the…Continue
Hellllllllllllo and welcome to the funky, zany, hand-waving, booty-shaking talk of the town! The aspiring African-American club singer Deloris Van Cartier (she came up with the name herself—isn’t it good?) witnesses a terrifying murder at the hands of her lover, Curtis Jackson. When he sends his cronies and giggling nephew after her, Deloris looks to the police to hide her. And they choose the perfect spot. A convent! Deloris—now Sister Mary Clarence—causes the largest culture…Continue
I was going to say that Sister Act was basically a Catholic version of The Book of Mormon, but then I decided that Sister Act didn’t deserve to be compared to such a great musical. Now that I think about it, Sister Act was more like one of my least favorite musicals - one that I had the unfortunate pleasure of being cast in earlier this year - Legally…Continue
The sisters sure put on an act tonight. With their gospel spunk and sassy dancing, this show rocked the house. The show tells the story of Deloris, a singer who is looking for fame and glory. When she sees her boyfriend shoot someone, she has to go into witness protection, as a nun, to save her life. Before long she transforms the horrendous choir into a crazy gospel choir. The show runs through June first, so…Continue
Their crimes are horrendous. Guilt, adultery, abuse of dreams—and murder. Lenny, Meg, and Babe, three women from the South, are put on trial for their crimes against the ultimate jury: themselves and each other. Just opening at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley and directed by Marcela Lorca. This show lives up to the fullest of its potential, mixing comedy and tragedy beautifully into a heart-felt…Continue
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From the moment the house opens to the cast’s final bow,…Continue
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On Tuesday, April 1, I saw Once at the Orpheum theatre. I’d never seen the show or the movie before, so I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to see. Once is not the kind of musical I usually tend to love. However, I did really like it and it had many innovative aspects.
I thought the plot of Once was very intriguing. I liked all the characters very much. The daughter, Ivanka, seemed a little big pointless because she was only in two scenes and I don’t remember her saying a…
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