Cops, nuns and thugs will bless the Newtown Theatre stage from April 27th through April 30th in Newtown Arts Company’s production of SISTER ACT. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Cheri and Bob Steinkellner, the high energy musical begins when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, and she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent!
Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover.
Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. This production, under the direction of James McCrane of Newtown, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard, the show has additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane. Music Direction is by Jay Kawarsky DMA and Joe Nappi. Choreography is by Joy Woffindin.
Performance dates are Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 29th matinee at 2:00pm, and evening performance at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 30th matinee at 2:00pm.
Tickets are $28 main floor and $25 balcony. Tickets may be purchased at www.newtownartscompany.com.
With a proud tradition of producing live theater and theater education in Newtown since 1983, Newtown Arts Company dedicates a portion of the proceeds from its shows to a Scholarship Fund.
Since its founding, Newtown Arts Company has granted more than $200,000 in scholarships to talented local students pursuing postsecondary education in the performing and fine arts. Information about Newtown Arts Company shows, programs and scholarships may be found at www.newtownartscompany.com.