Curtain Call: ‘Sister Act’ arrives with mix of comedy and joyous tunes
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, November 12, 2017
When lounge singer Delores Van Cartier becomes a witness to murder, there is only one place where she will be safe - a convent. Such is the premise of one of 1992’s top movies, “Sister Act,” which has spun off several theatrical adaptations.
“Sister Act” arrives at Curtain Call’s Kweskin Theatre this weekend, with original music by award-winning songwriter and composer Alan Menken. As Delores becomes Sister Delores, and learns about the rigid lifestyle in the covent, she butts heads with Mother Superior.
This clash of cultures leads to some rich comedy, as well as some great music. As Delores becomes more involved in the church choir and the lives of the nuns, she begins to bring more people and attention to the church, ultimately bringing on the danger, once more.
More than two dozen area actors, hailing from Yonkers, N.Y., to Trumbull, will bring the story to life, under the direction of Stamford resident Meredith Walker.
Curtain Call Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Saturday, Nov. 17 to Dec. 16; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $32-$16. 203-461-6358.