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Tony Nominated Musical SISTER ACT Comes to the Kravis Center, March 4-9


 
PRLog - Feb. 27, 2014 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Five Time Tony® Award Nominated

SISTER ACT
Comes to the Kravis Center
March 4-9

Opens Tuesday!

(West Palm Beach, FL - February 26, 2014)  Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony®-nominated musical smash, is coming to West Palm Beach. Called “In a word, DIVINE!” by the Associated Press, SISTER ACT opens at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement, opening on March 4 and running through March 9.

SISTER ACT is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, featuring an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted), lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (“Cheers”) with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed). Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café), the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture SISTER ACT written by Joseph Howard.

SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony Award nominations: BEST MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Alan Menken (music)/ Glenn Slater (lyrics), BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane), BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Patina Miller) and BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Victoria Clark).

What The Critics Have To Say:
Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post calls SISTER ACT, “One of the season’s happiest surprises! Off the charts and packed with goodies, to which we say: Amen!” Joe Dziemianowicz of The New York Daily News raves “A blessed event has landed on Broadway. SISTER ACT is a feel-good crowd pleaser worth celebrating. It keeps on purring from one happy moment to the next.” Charles Isherwood of The New York Times says, “When the wimples start quivering and the nuns start rocking to raise the Gothic rafters, all’s right in the kingdom of musical comedy!” and Mark Kennedy of The Associated Press calls SISTER ACT, “In a word, divine. This is a musical that hits all the right spots, achieving something close to Broadway grace. It will convert you."

About SISTER ACT:
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disconess and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit feature film, SISTER ACT features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.

SISTER ACT features scenery by Klara Zieglerova, costumes by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by John Shivers. The music department includes Musical Supervisor Michael Kosarin, Music Director Brent-Alan Huffman, and orchestrations by Doug Besterman.

Kravis On Broadway is sponsored by Sallie A. and Thomas O. Monroe, Sr., and Carolyn and Richard Sloane.

SISTER ACT takes the pulpit Tuesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Thursday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at the Kravis Center’s Official Website www.kravis.org/sisteract; by calling the Box Office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471; or in person at the Kravis Center Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Group orders of 10 or more receive a discount and may be placed by calling 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.

Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Choir at 7:15 p.m. on March 4, 2014, and the students from The Broadway Artist Intensive on March 7 at 7:15 p.m. in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby.

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.

For Video / B-Roll:
To download accompanying video / b-roll, go to:
http://pressroom.kravis.org

Media Contact for Interviews:
Elizabeth Dashiell
561-543-8276
palmbeachpr@yahoo.com

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