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Sister act The Musical (May 2009) 
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A bit about it:

Sister Act is a divine new musical comedy which will raise the roof at the London Palladium from June 2009.

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 up tight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon the gang are giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her new found Sister Hood.

Based on the smash-hit movie, Sister Act features a brand new score by 8 time Oscar winner Alan Menken whose credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and most recently the hit movie Enchanted.

its gunna open at the london palladium.
Rhumors say it will be a big hit.


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good god why????

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I'm gonna say that this could be a good idea but it's been approached ALL WRONG.

First, why transfer the setting to the Seventies disco era? Doesn't add much, except a really random change of era.

Second, the whole point of Sister Act is the legendary Motown and gospel music. Writing a new score, especially a new DISCO score, completely alienates the thing that made the movie a classic.

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Looked interesting ... until I read the responses to this thread. But isn't there already a sister-act like musical series called "nunsense?"

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EH?!? 8O
(Runs back to the movie.)

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^ it'll NEVER be as good as the movies :(

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Whoppi Goldberg, who is producing the musical, says it's not trying to be the movie. Which is why they're re-telling the story, moving the era and all that. Alan says there's no point writing a score in today's era because the music in which they write in the style of has had no time to gel with audience members. Name a musical that's been a worldwide success that's set in the "modern day".

No one wants to go and see a movie re-done on stage; with the same songs, same story, sake jokes and same catharthis. Even shows like Spamalot and the Disney things veer away from the celluloid material for their stage adaptation.

Don't mock it until it's opened; it's a very snobbish and childish thing to do.

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You know, my mom and I were just talking the other day about how Sister Act could make a pretty cool musical.

I'm excited to see what happens.

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I'm actually excited about the idea! What a wealth of material to choose from - and changing popular songs to religious songs is always good for fun. There would be so many good roles for women of ANY age and shape, as well as men.

Koza, the Nunsense franchise is a bit different, because the premise is that it's an actual order of nuns putting on a show to raise money for various causes (burying the dead nuns in the freezer, for instance.)

Sister Act is about a VERY worldly lounge singer who poses as a nun and goes into hiding to save her own neck.

There's a lot of possibilities there!!

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I'm not mocking it. I'm just saying... the original WAS a musical. The idea of making a movie musical, famous for its songs, into a different musical with different songs seems somewhat odd.

That and, as someone who's heard the new songs, they're not that great.

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all i know is sister act 2 is the best because it has 'joyful joyful' in it. and they tear that shit UP!


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