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May 12, 2016

Broadway's 'Sister Act' to be performed at Walnut Street Theatre

'It's Good to Be a Nun'

Beginning on Tuesday, May 17, the Broadway musical-comedy "Sister Act" will be performed on the main stage at Walnut Street Theatre. The musical is based on the 1992 film by the same name, which stars Whoopi Goldberg.

The plot begins when aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder in 1970s Philadelphia and is ordered by the police to go into hiding at a convent. It's far from a good fit for her, but she finds a place in the choir, using her disco background to inspire the other sisters there. The question is, though, how long can Deloris hide as a nun?

Alan Menken, an eight-time Oscar winner, created original music for the theater show. He is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, such as "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast."

Besides having a bill of catchy tunes, "Sister Act" has dancing nuns and lots of 70s sparkle. The performance is around two hours and 30 minutes, with tickets beginning at $20. July 17 will be the closing date. Times vary for scheduled performances.

"Sister Act"

May 17 through July 17
$20-$95 per person
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.