“Sister Act” On Stage At The Pantages Theatre Through July 28

Friday, 12 Jul 2013, 8:57:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The cast of “Sister Act” on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
Photo by Joan Marcus
The cast of “Sister Act” on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

The musical comedy smash “Sister Act” direct from Broadway began performances Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a three-week engagement.

Performances run through July 28.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Ta’Rea Campbell – “Book of Mormon,” “Lion King”) 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 (Hollis Resnik – “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Les Miserables”).

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 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.

The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday at 1 pm and 6:30 pm.

It has a running time of two hours and 45 minutes including intermission and is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Note that in consideration of audiences, no one under age 5 will be admitted to the theatre.

Orchestra level tickets start at $25. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.

For tickets or more information, visit www.hollywoodpantages.com.

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