Sister Act arrives to shake up Stephens Auditorium

Sister Act performs for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at CY Stephens Auditorium.

Melissa Garrett

For one night only, Broadway’s hit musical comedy classic “Sister Act” is coming to rock the rafters at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 at CY Stephens Auditorium.

“Sister Act” tells the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and is put into protective custody in the one place cops are sure she will be safe—a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself displaced in a new rigid lifestyle with an uptight Mother Superior to keep her in check.

Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, who played Van Cartier in the Touchstone Pictures’ mega-hit motion picture, “Sister Act” tells the tale of how Van Cartier finds salvation in the divine power of her newly found sisterhood by joining the church and revamping the music program, though she blows her cover in the process.

The show features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken, lyrics by Tony and Academy Award nominee Glenn Slater and a book by Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

Drawing from an inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great disco albums and Barry White-inspired musical comedy, “Sister Act” has received Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical to create this crowd pleasing musical.

Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster and are also available for purchase at Stephens Auditorium ticket office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 to Dec. 19.

Tickets are $33 for students and youth 18 and under, and are $24, $39, $51 or $63 for adults, based on seat selection.

For more information on “Sister Act,” visit the Iowa State Center’s Web page or the “Sister Act” tour website.