Sister Act – An Atlanta Theater Fans Review

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Ta'Rea Campbell Florrie Bagel and Lael van Keuren in Sister Act. Photo by Joan Marcus

Ta’Rea Campbell Florrie Bagel and Lael van Keuren in Sister Act. Photo by Joan Marcus

Sister Act is a Class Act
The Fabulous Fox Theatre hosts the comedy musical Sister Act this week as part of Broadway in Atlanta’s season, and audiences are certainly in for a treat.

Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act follows the character of Deloris Van Cartier, a small-time night club singer with dreams of making it big—until she witnesses a mob crime and is forced by the police to hide out in a convent, posing as a nun. Deloris trades in her glamorous lifestyle for piety and prayer, but finds fulfillment in heading up the struggling choir—and gaining life-long sisters and friends in the process.

Moving beyond the film’s score, which included eleven pop songs, the music for the stage version is an original creation by musical theatre master Alan Menken and lyrist Glenn Slater. Bright costumes and entertaining choreography add to the charm of the production, and the cast delivers many notable performances, including Ta’Rea Campbell as Deloris, and Hollis Resnik as the Mother Superior.

Ta'Rea Campbell and Hollis Resnik in Sister Act. Photo by Joan Marcus

Ta’Rea Campbell and Hollis Resnik in Sister Act. Photo by Joan Marcus

With a ton of energy, fantastic songs, and a cast that has you laughing and tapping your feet, Sister Act is a great night of entertainment worth the price of admission.

Sister Act runs April 23-28 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are available online at www.FoxAtlTix.com or by calling 1-855-285-8499.

Christi Whitney