The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will present “Sister Act,” the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film.
Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (“Newsies,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Shop of Horrors”), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Lyrics are by Glenn Slater. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, “Sister Act” is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Brad Beauchamp will direct.
Fatima Washington will portray Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer with dreams of stardom. She witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent. Using her unique dance moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Performances will be Friday through Sunday, November 3-5 and 10-12, at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.
Show times are:
- Friday, November 3 – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 4 – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 5 – 2 p.m.
- Friday, November 10 – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 11 – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 12 – 2 p.m.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Tickets are available through ArtsTix Community Box Office at 260-422-4226 or online anytime at tickets.artstix.org. Ticket prices are $17 for adults, and $15 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 12. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more.
“Sister Act” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIShows.com). The USF production is made possible in part by the Marilyn and William Wunderlin Foundation.