Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Saturday night I went to see "Sister Act -- the Musical" at the Pasadena Playhouse. I loved every minute of it and I'm confident it will find it's way to Broadway and be a big success.
It's a new musical based on the famous movie. You know the story -- sexy, black lounge singer is stashed in a convent by the Philadelphia P.D. to protect her from her criminal boyfriend. Major clash of cultures at the convent. Singer begins to work "under habit" with the church choir. Choir gets some soul. Perhaps too much soul. Major showdowns. Redemption.
For me, knowing the story made the musical that much more fun. You could see where it was going.
And this production has great fun with so many different great stereotypes from the 70s.
Get a ticket if you can.