The Denison High School Theatre Department will put on three showings of the divine musical comedy “Sister Act” this weekend, news sure to make any theater-lover stand up and rejoice.
The play is based on the 1992 movie, which starred Whoopi Goldberg. The famed comedian played the part of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer who must start anew as a nun after she witnesses a major crime committed by her mobster boyfriend.
“It’s a feel-good kind of comedy musical, and I think it’s a nice way to end the year,” Denison Theatre Department Director Amy Jordan said. “This just got released recently and it’s really fun and upbeat.”
Jordan said the department went with Sister Act for its spring production because the largely female cast played well with the department’s many female students. The theater director said the stage adaptation follows the movie plot, but audiences familiar with the film should be prepared for a bit of a time shift.
“One big difference is that the movie is set in the ’90s and this is set in the ’70s,” Jordan said. “The musical is written to be in 1978, so you’ll definitely see it in the costuming — it’s very disco.”
The performances will be held in the Smith Auditorium at Denison High School at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students.