“Sister Act” is a fun and upbeat show with a positive message about faith

“Sister Act” is a musical based on the hit 1992 film with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater that stared Whoopi Goldberg. Broadway by the Bay is performing this upbeat and fun show until Aug. 25.

“Sister Act” tells the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who ends up cloistered as a nun in the nearby church to protect her from her gangster married boyfriend. He sees her witness his shooting his associate and decides she has to go.

She of course upsets the daily routine of the nunnery and is sent off to take part in the churches choir which is so bad it keeps the congregation from services. She, of course, changes that and helps the choir find their voices and brings the church and the gangster to their deserved ends.

Image result for Broadway by the Bay Sister ActLeslie Ivy Louthaman as Deloris Von Carter and Heather Orth as Mother Superior strongly leads a talented fine voiced cast in this wild, fun show.

Bethany Deal’s costumes fit the time with Scenic Designer’s Mark Mendeleson’s applicable set, with Michael Oesch’s lighting and Jon Hayward and Gino Vellandi’s’s sound. Nicolas Perez leads a fine orchestra to bring in a solid production.

Choreographer Riette Burdick delivers the wildly energetic routines. Erica Wyman Abrahamson directs the production with a wide open hand that keeps everyone moving at a breathless pace.

“Sister Act’s” energetic cast gives the audience the best in a fabulous musical that entertains.

Close to home, easy parking and fantastic subscription and single seat rates.


“Sister Act” Details

Where: Fox Theatre 2219 Broadway Street, Redwood City

Performances through Aug,. 29

Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

Tickets, reservations and Information: Call (650) 570-5555 or visit www.broadwaybythebay.org.

Camille Bounds

Camille Bounds is the theater columnist for the Morgan Hill Life and Gilroy LIfe newspapers. She has performed on Broadway and traveled around the world. She can be reached at: bounds17@gmail,com