SISTER ACT National Tour Coming to the Orpheum, 5/27-6/1

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SISTER ACT National Tour Coming to the Orpheum, 5/27-6/1

Sister Act, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash hit is coming to Minneapolis. Called "Divine!" by the Associated Press, Sister Act premieres at the Orpheum Theatre, May 27-June 1, 2014. Tickets are on sale now. Sister Act is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2013-2014 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis Season. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.

Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, 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).

"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 were expecting - is a magical experience for a producer," says Producer Whoopi Goldberg. "Happily, audiences across the country will be able to get in on the fun when Deloris and her fabulous sisters start spreading the love nationwide."

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's original score features musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.

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.

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.

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