Posted by: Nancy
June 24, 2013
ASU Gammage ends its 2012-13 Broadway show series this week with a big hallelujah, the Broadway comedy smash SISTER ACT. Here we have another instance of a movie being reworked for the stage and what a perfect match it is. With a magnificent score SISTER ACT, features original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime. In what has to be the craziest example of the witness relocation program, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! A reluctant Deloris Van Cartier dons a habit and becomes Sister Mary Clarence. Appointed choir director by the much out-of-tune nuns, Deloris/Sister Mary Clarence helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Her unconventional methods and selection of music are a source of much consternation for Mother Superior and much fun for the audience.
SISTER ACT promises to be a rousing good time and a fitting finale to another terrific ASU Gammage Broadway series. The show runs from June 25-30. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://asugammage.com.
Take refuge from the heat at these outstanding events taking place in Tempe this week. Check out this line-up and view a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.
- June 25: Open Jam, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- June 25: Forever the Sickest Kids, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- June 25-28: Actor’s Youth Theatre Presents Aida, Tempe Center for the Arts
- June 25-30: SISTER ACT, ASU Gammage
- June 27: Shaun Latham & Friends, Tempe Improv
- June 27: Jake Grader, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- June 28: Big Pete Pearson, Desert Botanical Garden
- June 28: Finally Friday, Tempe Center for the Arts
- June 28: Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Best of the West, Tempe Center for the Arts
- June 28: Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Kirsten Alberts’ Dirty Hippie Show, Tempe Center for the Arts
- June 28: Opening of Remembering Our Fallen, Tempe Marketplace District
- June 28-30: Harland Williams, Tempe Improv
- June 28: Duffy King; June 29: Bill Dutcher, Top of the Rock
- June 28: Love Brokers; June 29: Keltic Cowboys, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- June 28: The Geetars; June 29: Knee Deep Experience, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- June 28: Tony Putrino; June 29: David & Amy, of Peppermint James, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- June 29: Johnny Tanner, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
- June 29: Walk-in Family Art Workshop: Carolyn Lavender: Into the Woods, Tempe Center for the Arts
- June 29-30: Terpisicore Dance Company: Paquita and Other Works, Tempe Center for the Arts