"Sister Act"

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In a Nutshell

A Broadway musical now on national tour transports the story of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film to the disco era with songs from Alan Menken

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The Deal

  • $40 for one ticket to see Sister Act (up to $86.50 value)
  • Where: DuPont Theatre
  • Seating: mezzanine section
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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Showtimes

  • Tuesday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Sister Act

A convent is the last place you’d expect to find smart-mouthed disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Which is exactly why she’s there: after she witnesses her mobster boyfriend commit murder, the cops transform her into Sister Mary Clarence and convey her into the hands of a no-nonsense Mother Superior for her own protection.

Whoopi Goldberg made the role her own in the 1992 film, but the acclaimed new Broadway version adds some extra twists and glitz. This time around, Deloris’s tale gets the musical and sartorial stylings of the 1970s. Instead of oldies there’s a whole new set of originals that play both sides of the secular/spiritual divide, boasting titles including “It’s Good to be a Nun,” “Haven’t Got a Prayer,” and “Take Me to Heaven.” (Composer Alan Menken won some of his eight Oscars for work on films including Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Little Shop of Horrors.) The songs propel the plot as Deloris—naturally—transforms the convent’s tone-deaf choir into a starring musical attraction, while trying to fly under the radar of the mob.

The show debuted on Broadway in 2011 with a year-long run and has been touring ever since. Broadway fans might recognize lead Ta’Rea Campbell’s mighty roar if not her non-furry ears—she played Nala in the stage production of The Lion King. She brings to the role of Deloris “an effortless presence and a 100-watt smile,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, holding down the disco-ball center of a show whose “level of energy starts high and amps up to a fever pitch while piling on the sequins, sparkles and smiles.”

DuPont Theatre

Before New York audiences of the early 20th century saw new Broadway shows, they debuted in Wilmington. The DuPont Theatre was constructed in 1913 as a stately venue for big musicals to find their legs outside the city, and to serve as a hub for more homegrown events. The massive stage hosted spectacles including a train-collision scene and live-animal performances, as well as performances by Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, and Orson Welles.

Over the years, the theater withstood building mishaps and the dwindling theater audiences of the ’40s and ’50s, when Hollywood began shrinking actors down to fit inside movie projectors. Rather than show films, DuPont stepped up its production schedules and catered to its diverse audience, slashing ticket prices for students and building an infrared sound system for hearing-impaired guests. It also renovated the space and added a children’s series to introduce youngsters to science, history, and literature through theatre.

It all worked. Today, DuPont remains a destination for live entertainment, beckoning residents and visitors to shows that have included Cats, Les Miserables, and Hello, Dolly!

DuPont Theatre

Before new shows came to Broadway, they debuted in Wilmington. The DuPont Theatre was constructed in 1913 as a stately venue for big musicals to find their legs outside the city, and to serve as a hub for more homegrown events. The massive stage hosted spectacles including a train-collision scene and live-animal performances, as well as performances by Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, and Orson Welles. 

Over the years, the theater withstood building mishaps and the dwindling theater audiences of the '40s and '50s, when Hollywood began shrinking actors down to fit inside movie projectors. Rather than show films, DuPont stepped up its production schedules and catered to its diverse audience, slashing ticket prices for students and building an infrared sound system for hearing-impaired guests. It also renovated the space and added a children's series to introduce youngsters to science, history, and literature through theatre. 

It all worked. Today, DuPont remains a destination for live entertainment, beckoning residents and visitors to shows that have included Cats, Les Miserables, and Hello, Dolly!

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    1007 N Market St.

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