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Sister Act the Musical

Tue 18 Mar 2014

Sister Act the Musical

Shanklin Theatre, a cultural epicentre on the Isle of Wight, will be hosting Alan Menken's beloved musical Sister Act this April for a special two-day residency that is sure to be popular.

Famed for his lyrics and music created for smash Disney hits that include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted, the creative turned his genius towards this enchanting story of nuns who discover the power of song.

With smash hits laced throughout the show including Take Me To Heaven, Fabulous Baby! and Spread The Love Around, the performance is sure to be a toe-tapping affair for everyone involved.

Plot-wise, it's an altogether darker affair than what you might expect from the writer of such Disney classics, with singing songstress Deloris Van Cartier forced to go into hiding after witnessing her boyfriend shoot someone.

It has a happy feel-good ending all round, though, despite a number of close shaves, so it's something the entire family can easily enjoy.

Big productions on the West End and Broadway were met with acclaim from both the critics and audiences, with theatre stars such as Patina Miller, Sally Dexter and Sheila Hancock stepping into major roles.

Whoopi Goldberg even reprised her starring performance in the title role, which she initially played during the 1992 comedy film upon which the musical is based.

This new production will make only six appearances across the UK, so musical theatre fans are naturally delighted it has chosen to stop on the Isle of Wight at the Shanklin Theatre.

Tickets can be booked via the venue's website - the management encourages people to book early to avoid disappointment as this is sure to be an incredibly popular event given the well-known nature of the material.

Don't forget to book your ferry across to the Isle of Wight after you've booked your tickets.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801704409-ADNFCR

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