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Sister act The Musical (May 2009) 
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Robinflamingo wrote:
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!!


I stand corrected...still...I'm kinda ... annoyed by the idea of a Sister Act musical.

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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
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.


Isn't that what they did to Fame, which I never understood either?

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Nope, Fame's an almost completely different animal. It's just a story set at the same school, a year or two later, with the famous title song shoehorned in so people don't feel short changed.

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Ive actually got tickets to the opening night of it.

They where like £40/$80

haha maybe ill se whoopi..
im quite excited though.
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Any news on casting for this show?

I'd be interested to see who they'll pick...

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Well, we already have a Sister Act theater adaptation here o.o

It's named "Las monjas cambian de hábitos" (Sisters change her habits or something like that) and yes, the Godspel music was the strong point.

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I saw Sister Act when it was being developed in Atlanta. It's been a while so I guess they went back to rewrite it. It wasn't a great show but compared to some of the movie turned into a musical dreck I've seen from Broadway, it was good. Like I said, it has been a while but I liked the story. I liked the song each of the nuns sing as to why they join the convent but I thought the lyrics needed to be funnier. As it was it had some good musical numbers but I wonder how much it has changed. It seemed a little less than polished but after seeing some awful touring shows, as far as I was concerned, it could have gone straight to Broadway. If the show is improved, it should be really good now.

Right now JCS Gospel is being produced in Atlanta. I have to check it out and report back to you all. I think it also is being developed for Broadway.

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Did wedding singer teach us nothing? Bad movies don't make good musicals.

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Electricity24601 wrote:
Any news on casting for this show?

I'd be interested to see who they'll pick...


Katie Rowley Jones (Nessa in Wicked, Belle in Beauty and the Beast) is playing the shy nun who starts belting her ass off at the end (forget her name).

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jackissensational wrote:
Did wedding singer teach us nothing? Bad movies don't make good musicals.

But...I love Wedding Singer. :(


And actor, I believe that's Sister Mary Roberts. (By the way, I think Katie Rowley-Jones is an awesome choice for her.)

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ilovebway wrote:
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Did wedding singer teach us nothing? Bad movies don't make good musicals.

But...I love Wedding Singer. :(

Me too; I was paraphrasing something someone here said about Wedding Singer a few weeks ago. Apparently they didn't notice. I love the movie and appreciate the adaption.

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Salome wrote:
good god why????


My sentiments exactly...

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