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Thursday, 03 November 2011 17:25

SISTER ACT Launches School Challenge Initiative

SISTER ACT
LAUNCHES SCHOOL CHALLENGE INITIATIVE

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The SISTER ACT School Challenge Initiativeis offering the chance for one lucky class from grades 5 through 9 to win a class field trip to SISTER ACT on Broadway.  Teachers are invited to share their class’ acts of kindness by submitting a photo of their class giving back to their community, along with the story behind it, for the chance to win a class field trip to SISTER ACT.  For more information, visit www.schoolchallenge.tumblr.com.  The SISTER ACT cast will choose the winning selection on January 13, 2012.

{module ad_left_body}SISTER ACT features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted), 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.

Charles Isherwood of The New York Times says, “When the wimples start quivering and the nuns start rocking to raise the Gothic rafters, all’s right in the kingdom of musical comedy!” Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post calls SISTER ACT, “One of the season’s happiest surprises! Off the charts and packed with goodies, to which we say: Amen!” while Joe Dziemianowicz of The New York Daily News raves, “A blessed event has landed on Broadway. Sister Act is a feel-good crowd pleaser worth celebrating. It keeps on purring from one happy moment to the next.” And Mark Kennedy of The Associated Press calls SISTER ACT, “In a word, divine. This is a musical that hits all the right spots, achieving something close to Broadway grace. It will convert you.”

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops 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-ness 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 she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood.  Based on the mega-hit feature film, SISTER ACT features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.

The Broadway company of SISTER ACT features Tony Award and Olivier Award-nominee Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, Fred Applegate as Monsignor, Sarah Bolt as Sister Mary Patrick, John Treacy Egan as Joey, Demond Green as TJ, Chester Gregory as Eddie, Kingsley Leggs as Curtis, Marla Mindelle as Sister Mary Robert, Audrie Neenan as Sister Mary Lazarus and Caesar Samayoa as Pablo.

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SISTER ACT is performed at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) on the following schedule

Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

The following changes to the performance schedule will take place over the upcoming weeks:

Wednesday, November 16               2pm performance only
Sunday, November 20                      2pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, November 27                   No performance (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 28                        2pm & 8pm
Monday, December 19                      7pm
Thursday, December 22                    7pm
Friday, December 23                         7pm
Saturday, December 24                    No performance (Christmas Eve)
Sunday, December 25                       5pm
Monday, December 26                      2pm & 8pm
Thursday, December 29                   7pm
Friday, December 30                         2pm & 8pm
Saturday, December 31                     No performance (New Year’s Eve)

Beginning January 2, 2012, the performance schedule will be as follows: Monday at 7:00pm, Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

Tickets, ranging in price from $40.00 - $129.50, can be purchased via www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

For more information, please visit www.sisteractbroadway.com.

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