The North American Tour of “Sister Act”, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, opened to a packed house on Tuesday night, June 4 in Dallas’ Music Hall at Fair Park. Produced by the actress who starred in the lead role as Deloris in the movie, Whoopi Goldberg says, “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 it is not what they were expecting- is a magical experience for a producer. The role of Deloris in the musical version has been given to Ta’Rea Campbell whose vocals and dance moves have been outstanding on this tour. Hollis Resnick plays the formidable Mother Superior that turns friend in the end but the actor who gets the most laughs has to be Charles Barksdale as TJ, the nephew to Curtis Jackson played by Kingsley Leggs.”
Wannabe disco diva Deloris witnesses a murder by her married boyfriend and is hidden in a convent by a police officer with a crush on her since high school. While in the witness protection program disguised as a nun, Deloris uses her musical talents to take the church’s choir of nuns from humdrum to totally rocking, to the chagrin of Mother Superior. While she has turned the church around for the better, Deloris has also given up her cover. She’s brought danger to the convent when the bad guys show up, but her new found sisters come to her rescue and even Mother Superior steps up to protect her. The original musical score by Alan Menken/Glenn Slater is obviously inspired by Motown with soul and funk to disco anthems and Barry White-inspired numbers, keeps the audience dancing in their seats.
WHEN: June 4-16, 2013
The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave
Dallas, TX 75210
TICKETS: $15-$85. Purchase tickets here.