SISTER ACT Comes to Wilmington, October 14-19
Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming Wilmington, Delaware! SISTER ACT appears at the DuPont Theatre for eight performances only, from October 14-19, 2014.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Troika Entertainment and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score (Alan Menken (music)/Glenn Slater (lyrics), and Best Book of a Musical (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane).
"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 is not what they are expecting-is a magical experience for a producer," says Producer Whoopi Goldberg. "Happily, audiences across the country are able to get in on the fun as Deloris and her fabulous sisters spread the love nationwide."
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.
In SISTER ACT, when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into 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 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 scenic design by Klara Zieglerova (Jersey Boys), costume design by Lez Brotherson (Swan Lake), lighting design by Natasha Katz (Once), sound design by Peter McBoyle (Come Fly Away) and hair design by David Brian Brown (Death of a Salesman).
Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evening performances start at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. Ticket prices start at $35. To purchase tickets or for more information about group rates, call the DuPont Theatre Box Office at 302-656-4401 or 800-338-0881 or on the internet, DuPont Theatre site: www.duponttheatre.com.
Fabulous dining offers are also available in the Green Room, Lobby Lounge, and The Grill at the Hotel du Pont throughout the week. For the ultimate hospitality experience, book an overnight theatre dinner package with the Hotel du Pont.
For information on dining before or after performances at the DuPont Theatre, call the Hotel du Pont at 302-594-3154 or 800-338-3404. Open Table dining reservations can be made direct from the DuPont Theatre dining page or the Hotel du Pont Green Room dining page. Become a DuPont Theatre fan and a Green Room fan on Facebook - Theatre: www.facebook.com/DuPontTheatre; Green Room: www.facebook.com/TheGreenRoomattheHotelduPont.
Located at the DuPont Building in Wilmington, DE, the DuPont theatre is a 1,252-seat theatre that has been presenting professional Broadway productions since 1913. It also boasts a variety of entertainers, businesses, charitable groups and private parties. DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by solving problems and creating solutions that make people's lives better, safer and easier. Operating in more than 90 countries and regions, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications and transportation.