I was lucky enough to get invited by a friend--I don't want to spill spoilers, so I'll just say that the show is wonderful. Dawnn Lewis is just terrific in the Whoopi role--sings great and has wonderful comic timing; the whole show is well-cast and all the leads all have great (potentially show-stopping) musical moments. (The song the three thugs sang brought down the house.) Delightful music by Alan Menken. But the true star of the evening was lyricist Glen Slater. Bright, clever lyrics that had the audience bursting into applause! Congrats to all involved!!
Word from all corners is that this production is living up to its truly spectacular potential.
So, word to the wise, with some performances already sold out we're strongly recommending you get your tickets soon.
SISTER ACT the Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard
Choreographed by Marguerite Derricks
Directed by Peter Schneider
October 24th - December 3rd