This is your calling! Audiences are dancing in the aisles and singing to the soulful songs of Sister Act, playing now at the Poplar Pike Playhouse. “Very funny,” exclaimed Ashton Collins. This version of Sister Act is based on the movie of the same title, made famous by award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg. “I knew about the movies but I didn’t know it was a musical as well. It was fun and energetic!” said April Strand, a long-time PPP patron.
The musical begins explosively with Deloris Van Cartier’s dynamite personality. When this soulful lounge singer witnesses her gangster boyfriend, Curtis, commit murder, Deloris runs to the police and finds herself in a unique witness protection program- a convent! Under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris turns the convent’s lackluster choir into a musical powerhouse. As she helps the choir discover their voices, she unexpectedly rediscovers her own as well.
Students involved in Germantown High School’s Creative and Performing Arts program not only work onstage, but also behind the scenes to bring this production to life. From the beautiful set that includes stained glass, to the iconic red boots and the beautifully embroidered stoles of the convent’s Priest and nuns, the student staff reaches back to the 70s and brings it to the PPP stage. “The final act was very flashy, very memorable and brought it all together,” said Strand. “The cast and crew did a really good job. It was wonderful.”
“The enthusiasm of the cast was amazing! My favorite one yet!” compliments Stephanie Thomas. Come be a part of the act and experience a show like no other! Sister Act runs until March 9th. Tickets can be purchased at PPP.org or by calling the Poplar Pike Playhouse’s box office at (901) 755-7775. Tickets can be reserved in advance and receive a discount with the use of promo codes on the PPP’s daily updated social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). The Poplar Pike Playhouse is located on the campus of Germantown High School.