SISTER ACT Comes to Houston's Hobby Center, 5/28-6/2; Tickets on Sale 1/27

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Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Houston. SISTER ACT opens at the Hobby Center on May 28 and runs through June 2. Tickets go on sale to the public Sunday, January 27.

Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling (800) 982-ARTS or visiting www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Houston or www.TheHobbyCenter.org. For groups of 10 or more, please call 888-451-5986 or e-mail houston.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.

SISTER ACT is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, featuring 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 Steinkeller ("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.

SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony Award nominations: BEST MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL 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).

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-he-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 will star Ta'Rea Campbell (BOOK OF MORMON, LION KING) as Deloris Can Cartier, Hollis Resnik (DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, LES MISERABLÉS) as Mother Superior, Kingsley Leggs (SISTER ACT, THE COLOR PURPLE) as Curtis Jackson, E. Clayton Cornelious (WONDERLAND, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) as Eddie Souther, Lael Van Keuren (SISTER ACT) as Mary Robert, Florrie Bagel as Mary Patrick, Diane J. Findlay (42ND STREET, PROMISES, PROMISES) as Mary Lazarus, Todd A. Horman (PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) as Joey, Ernie Pruneda (SISTER ACT) as Pablo, Charles Barksdale (FAT CAMP) as TJ, and Richard Pruitt (42ND STREET, WHITE CHRISTMAS) as Monsignor O'Hara.

The company will also include Melvin Abston, Brian Cali, Alysha Deslorieux, Karen Elliot, Danny George, Blair Goldberg, Erin Henry, Wendy James, Trisha Jeffrey, Mary Jo McConnell, Ashley Moniz, Michelle Rombola, Jason Simon, Angie Marie Smith, Tricia Tanguy, Kelly E. Waters and Dashaun Young.

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

For more information, visit www.SisterActOnTour.com.

To stay up-to-date and get the inside scoop on SISTER ACT before it rolls into Houston, join our social community at Facebook.com/BroadwayAcrossAmericaHouston, Twitter.com/baahouston, Facebook.com/thehobbycenter and Twitter.com/hobbycenter.

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts operates as the Hobby Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide first class performance facilities for our community and to encourage the education and outreach programs that contribute to the quality of life in our community. The complex houses two performance chambers, an award-winning restaurant, and an 800 car capacity on-premise parking garage. Built entirely with private money and then gifted to the City of Houston, the Foundation operates the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts without municipal or taxpayer operating support.

Part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by British theatre producer John Gore (Owner & CEO). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities and, under the supervision of Beth Williams (CEO - Theater Division), is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Recent Broadway productions include HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING; MEMPHIS; MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Broadway, off-Broadway, West End, US Tour); ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS; THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS; and the Toronto production of War Horse. Upcoming: HANDS ON A HARDBODY, TUCK EVERLASTING, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, BIG FISH, THE BLONDE STREAK and the Las Vegas production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales.

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