SISTER ACT Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 5/6-11

SISTER ACT Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 5/6-11

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, will perform at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on May 6-11.

Tickets for SISTER ACT start at $50 and may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center ticket office and online at Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office at (920) 730-3760. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed now by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.

The Wednesday, May 7 performance of SISTER ACT will be a special Family Night on Broadway event. Adults may purchase one ticket and receive a kid's ticket free while supplies last. The Family Night on Broadway offer applies to children 9-18 years old and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. For more information on Family Night on Broadway activities, visit foxcitiespac.com.

Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony Award nominations: Best Musical, Best Musical Score (Alan Menken (music)/ Glenn Slater (lyrics)), Best Book of a Musical (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark).

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.

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.

SISTER ACT features scenery by Klara Zieglerova, costumes by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by John Shivers. The music department includes Musical Supervisor Michael Kosarin, Music Director Brent-Alan Huffman, and orchestrations by Doug Besterman.

For more information, visit sisteractthemusical.com .

The performance schedule for SISTER ACT is Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Family Night on Broadway is locally supported by Community First Credit Union as part of the Community First Community Engagement Activities.

SISTER ACT is locally supported by CR Meyer and SECURA Insurance Companies. Both titles are part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series, which is supported by the title sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

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