BWW Reviews: SISTER ACT Makes a Joyful Noise

Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner, Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane; Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard; Scenic Design, Klara Zieglerova; Costume Design, Lez Brotherston; Lighting Design, Natasha Katz; Sound Design, Ken Travis; Music Director, Brent-Alan Huffman; Choreographer, Anthony Van Laast; Director, Jerry Zaks

CAST (in order of appearance): Ta'Rea Campbell, Alysha Deslorieux, Trisha Jeffrey, Kingsley Leggs, Todd A. Horman, Ernie Pruneda, Charles Barksdale, Jason Simon, E. Clayton Cornelious, Melvin Abston, Hollis Resnik, Richard Pruitt, Lael Van Keuren, Florrie Bagel, Diane J. Findlay, Wendy James, Karen Elliott, Michelle Rombola, Brian Calì; ENSEMBLE: Blair Goldberg, Mary Jo McConnell, Ashley Moniz, Angie Marie Smith, Tricia Tanguy, Kelly E. Waters, Dashaun Young

Performances through February 3 at Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA; Tickets available at Boston Opera House Box Office or through Ticketmaster 1-800-982-2787 or

Disco, gospel, blues, and funk - you'll think you're back in the 1970s when you hear all of those sounds rocking the house (the Boston Opera House) for the next eight days. Direct from Broadway, the National Tour of the five-time Tony-nominated Sister Act is in town, featuring an original score by award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, and a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Based on the Touchstone Pictures 1992 motion picture written by Joseph Howard, the live stage show has an ensemble cast that will have you dancing in the aisles to its variety of musical styles.

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Nancy Grossman From producing and starring in family holiday pageants as a child, to avid member of Broadway Across America and Show of the Month Club, Nancy has cultivated her love of the art and respect for the craft of theatre. She fulfilled a dream when she became an adult-onset tap dancer in the early 90's ("Gotta dance!"); she fulfills another by providing reviews for and evolving as a freelance writer. Nancy is an alumna of Syracuse University and a retired Probation Officer-in-Charge in the Massachusetts Trial Court system.

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