"And with my sisters by my side" I was fortunate enough to attend the opening night performance of the new Broadway musical "Sister Act." This is my second time seeing the show already and let me tell you it's fun, fun, fun! Based upon the movie which starred Whoopi Goldberg, "Sister Act" the musical makes for a delightful and enjoyable evening of theatre!
The cast is energetic and quite talented! Patina Miller, who originated the role in London, is cast as "Deloris Van Cartier" (which Whoopi played in the movie) does a very fine job of filling some big shoes. Patina has what it takes to play this role and scores high on such songs as "Take Me To Heaven," "Raise Your Voice," "Sunday Morning Fever," and "Sister Act!" Adding to this great cast is Tony Award Winner Victoria Clark who is well cast as "Mother Superior" where she gets to showcase her phenominally wonderful vocals on "Here With In These Walls" and "Haven't Got A Prayer."
Hidden, but featured, amongst the remainder of the cast are a few other equisitly talented perfomers who thankfully are given moments to shine and showcase their talents. First up is Marla Mindelle who plays "Mary Roberts." The vocals that eminate from Marla are so beautifully powerful that they could blow the roof off of the Broadway Theatre. Lucky for us, Marla gets to bestow her talent upon us twice with the song "The Life I Never Led." Next is Chester Gregory who plays "Eddie Souther" who's big number "I Could Be That Guy" shows off not only Chester's vocals, but his great dance moves as well. Then there is John Treacy Egan (from Mel Brooks' "The Producers") who gets to display his mesmerizing vocals and sexy dance moves on "When I Find My Baby." Demond Green gets the best one-liners and comedic moments throughout the show as "TJ." Finally Sarah Bolt who plays "Mary Patrick" gets many shining moments throughout the show on such songs as "It's Good To Be A Nun," "Sunday Morning Fever," and "Bless Our Show."
So "Raise Your Voice" and spend an evening with the cast of "Sister Act" at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway, between 52nd and 53rd Street)! Click here for tickets!