The five-time Tony Award nominated hit, Sister Act, is bringing its' musical graces to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited run. This Broadway comedy begins March 4th and runs through March 9th.
Sister Act, based on the blockbuster movie, tells the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who has dreams as big as her hair. After witnessing a murder, she hides out in the one place no one will find her...a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the watchful eye of Mother Superior, Deloris discovers her own voice and inspires a group of nuns to find theirs.
Sister Act is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, Smokey Joe's Cafe) and composed by Grammy and Golden Globe winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted, Little Mermaid).
The Associated Press calls Sister Act, "In a word divine. This is a musical that hits all the right spots, achieving something close to Broadway grace. It will convert you."
Ta'Rea Campbell brings to life the character of the fabulous Deloris in this touring production. Campbell's impressive resume includes: Disney’s The Lion King, as well as, The Book of Mormon and Little Shop of Horrors. Campbell garnered much experience and knowledge from working in these various shows. One of the first shows she starred in was Little Shop of Horrors, which was also directed by Jerry Zaks. Campbell states, "I was young and eager. I soaked up everything."
Campbell was a fan of the Sister Act film, which starred Whoopi Goldberg. She was attracted to the role of Deloris because she believed, "it was a great opportunity to do a lead role." She also liked to the comedic aspect of the musical. Campbell excitedly acclaims, "I was able to create my own Deloris. I have fun in this role!"
Campbells’ favorite moment in the show is the spirited musical number Raise Your Voice, when Deloris teaches the nuns how to sing.
One of the main themes of Sister Act is going after your dreams. When trying to reach your dreams, Campbell advises to stay focused, and to set small, attainable goals. "Anyone can dream. I did not want to be famous. I wanted to be good."
Sister Act is a must-see, fabulous comedy event with plenty of Motown, soul and funk inspired music that will have you grooving down the aisle. Campbell proclaims that one should see this show for the laughter, music, sequins and big hair. She continues, “The music is amazing and there is more sequins than anyone could ever need."
Sister Act plans to raise the roof off of the Kravis Center beginning Tuesday, March 4th at 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at the Kravis Center's Official Website: www.kravis.org/sisteract; by calling the Box Office at (561)-832-7469 or 1-(800) 572-8471; or in person at the Kravis Center Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Group discounts of 10 or more receive a discount and may be placed by calling 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Choir at 7:15 p.m. on March 4th and the students from the Broadway Artist Intensive on March 7th at 7:15 p.m. in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby.