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The Arvada Center Sets 2016-17 Season: SISTER ACT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & MoreThe Arvada Center Sets 2016-17 Season: SISTER ACT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Arvada Center has announced its 2016-17 season, a diverse line-up of plays and musicals. The three musical and four play season includes a world premiere musical over the Christmas holiday along with a regional premiere play in Spring 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Jubilant SISTER ACT Will Raise You Up at MTWBWW Review: Jubilant SISTER ACT Will Raise You Up at MTW
by Don Grigware - Apr 11, 2016

Sister Act the Musical started out in 2006 at the Pasadena Playhouse, premiered in London's West End in 2009 and then underwent serious revisions before coming to Broadway in 2011. I remember liking the first mounting in 2006 with many reservations. Since I loved the 1992 film so much, I didn't feel that the stage version was particularly faithful...no pun intended. Well, with all the 2011 changes, MTW's revival of the Broadway version is tops, a joyful, tuneful, splashy romp that never lets down, with a tremendous cast, stellar direction from Michael Matthews and soulful choreography from Daniel Smith. Douglas Carter Beane, who penned the screenplay To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar and the Tony nominated play The Little Dog Laughed, added new book material for the national tour, included here, and this contributes substantially to molding a sleek and unforgettable show. (more...)

EVITA, SISTER ACT & More on Tap for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonEVITA, SISTER ACT & More on Tap for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces the 2016-2017 season of shows.   Cabrillo's High-Flying Season features three Cabrillo debuts and one classic favorite not seen in nearly 15 years.  All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' SISTER ACT, THE MUSICALBWW Review: Circle Players' SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 20, 2016

LaToya Gardner adds yet another theatrical conquest to her already impressive resume: Sister Mary Clarence/Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act, the musical theater version of the Whoopi Goldberg film that has delighted audiences since its debut in 1992, inspiring one sequel (with maybe another on the way) in the process. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alexandra Burke, Starring in SISTER ACT Tour, Opening at Curve, July 30Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alexandra Burke, Starring in SISTER ACT Tour, Opening at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will star as 'Deloris Van Cartier' in the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further dates and full casting to be announced shortly. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROLRubicon Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre celebrates the holidays with the company's first presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a World Premiere adaptation written by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed by Brian McDonald. Rubicon's A Christmas Carol features a 24-member cast (the largest ensemble since the company's production of Fiddler on the Roof and the largest ever for a play). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: NSMT Presents Joyful SISTER ACTBWW REVIEW: NSMT Presents Joyful SISTER ACT
by Jan Nargi - Nov 13, 2015

Even though Whoopi Goldberg was the lead producer of SISTER ACT on Broadway, the "Divine Musical" raising the roof at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. is not the SISTER ACT of Whoopi Goldberg's 1992 hit movie. Yes, the sassy attitude and jubilant spirit of the nightclub singer taking involuntary refuge in a cloistered convent are still intact, but the revised book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner and original score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater make this jaunty screen-to-stage adaptation an all new joy to behold. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This MonthRubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The director and designers behind Rubicon Theatre Company's acclaimed environmental productions ofFiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha have reunited on the two-piano chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe's classic My Fair Lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a wager that he can transform a 'deliciously low' Cockney flower-seller (Eliza Doolittle) into an elegant lady by teaching her to speak more beautifully. The magnificent score includes 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' For Rubicon's production, Director James O'Neil returns to the source material to explore the Shavian themes of class struggle, social reform and women's rights. (more...)

Stages St. Louis to Present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Midwestern Premiere, Plus SISTER ACT, and MoreStages St. Louis to Present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Midwestern Premiere, Plus SISTER ACT, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

STAGES St. Louis proudly announces its 30th Anniversary season! The celebratory season explores momentous personal transformations told through lighthearted and life-affirming musical comedies. It begins with a modern romantic musical comedy direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, which features a mad-cap wedding celebration with unexpected twists and turns and a heartwarming message. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive Presents WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra TonightRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive Presents WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

New SISTER ACT UK Tour to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2016New SISTER ACT UK Tour to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Jamie Wilson has announced a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT UK tour opens at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 4 until Saturday 8 October 2016. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

New UK Tour of SISTER ACT, Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, to Launch in 2016New UK Tour of SISTER ACT, Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, to Launch in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Jamie Wilson has announced a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tickets go on sale Monday 10 August 2015. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Curve Theater's SISTER ACT to Launch UK TourCurve Theater's SISTER ACT to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedySISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tickets go on sale Monday 10 August 2015. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Rubicon to Host New Acting, Writing Summer Master Class SeriesRubicon to Host New Acting, Writing Summer Master Class Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This summer, Rubicon Theatre opens its doors to a number of exciting master classes for all ages and abilities. Whether you are applying for college, interested in learning a new skill, or simply want to flex your creative muscles, one of these courses will be for you! (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions' 2016 Schedule to Include SISTER ACT, PETER PAN & MoreMoonlight Stage Productions' 2016 Schedule to Include SISTER ACT, PETER PAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Moonlight Stage Productions presents beloved productions for the company's 2016 36th season. The lineup features award-winning productions and two San Diego Regional Premieres, filled with gospel soul, high-flying entertainment, and ghoulish family fun. (more...)

Raise Your Voice! Disney Developing New Installment of SISTER ACTRaise Your Voice! Disney Developing New Installment of SISTER ACT
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is currently developing a new installment of one of the most successful comedies of 1990's, SISTER ACT. (more...)

SISTER ACT Opens Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 Season TonightSISTER ACT Opens Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, is thrilled to be one of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act. The hilarious show kicks off the Ogunquit Playhouse season tonight, May 20 to June 20. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rebecca Luker Performs Two Original Songs by Georgia StittSTAGE TUBE: Rebecca Luker Performs Two Original Songs by Georgia Stitt
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Last month, composer Georgia Stitt along with violinist Victoria Paterson and Kate Baldwin reunited at SubCulture to perform 'Alphabet City Cycle.' Originally recorded in 2009, the song cycle with lyrics by Marcy Heisler consists of five songs about women alone in New York City. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sioux Falls - Week of 2/22/2015Now Playing Onstage in Sioux Falls - Week of 2/22/2015
by BWW - Feb 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/22/2015 for Sioux Falls (more...)

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