Ithaca College Theatre Arts continues its 2019-2020 mainstage season with “Sister Act,” a musical adaptation of the hit feature film about a nightclub singer forced to seek refuge among a group of nuns. Opening Thursday, October 31, in Hoerner Theatre, this uplifting, feel-good musical comedy will have audiences jumping to their feet.
Based on the 1992 motion picture starring Whoopi Goldberg, “Sister Act” emphasizes the power of friendship and “sisterhood.” Nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is put into protective custody at a convent. Disguised as a nun, she struggles to change her lifestyle and abide by their strict rules, with hilarious results. Finding her place in the convent´s choir, her dancing and singing talent inspires her fellow sisters to find their voices.
“‘Sister Act’ is a beautiful story about coming together,” said director Courtney Young, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre Arts. “It reminds us that despite what it seems, we as human beings are more similar than we are different.”