In June of 2020, the Mercury Theatre announced that they were shutting down permanently. In a tribute to them, we posted this list of their best shows. Then, in April of 2021, they announced that they would return. Thus, it is only appropriate that their first show is about a Catholic church and resurrection.
In May of 1992, the film Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg and Harvy Keitel was released. It was later adapted in a musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. The first premier was in October of 2006 in Pasadena, California It opened on Broadway in April of 2011. And now, in November 2021, it opens at the Mercury Theatre.
In the story, lounge singer Derloris witnesses her boyfriend commit murder. The police decide to hide her in a convent as a nun, the last place her boyfriend would look for her. She doesn’t fit in very well until she finds her place and becomes the leader of the choir. The choir gains widespread attention which then leads to more issues.
The cast in this production is fantastic and truly make this show hilarious and Broadway Worthy. Ed Kross (Shear Madness) is hysterical as the priest. Each time he grabs the mic, he cracks the whole audience up. Leah Morrow (Avenue Q, The Producers) is so funny as the nun who just loves everything about her job. Gilbert Domally strikes comedic gold as Sweaty Eddie, especially during his solo song, “I Could Be That Guy”. Austin Nelson is so funny as TJ with his one-liners Lastly, Alexis J. Roston’s voice is fantastic as Deloris.
Cost of a ticket: $35 – $80
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Exceptional Value –
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
Get tickets for Sister Act now through January 2nd!