Fairfield residents can catch Sister Act in Cincinnati

May 7, 2013 by  

Fairfield, Ohio, residents who enjoy films, musicals, comedies, or a combination of all three have a treat in store, as the stage version of Sister Act, the 1992 film which starred Whoopi Goldberg, is now playing in Cincinnati.

Goldberg, who produces the show, notes that people who come to see it are pleasantly surprised to find it is often not what they anticipate. Fans of the movie are excited to find the stage production brings added depths to an old friend. Goldberg said that giving an audience something they are not expecting, but which they love, is “magical” for her as a producer.

Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’, among others, composed the original music for this show. The director is Jerry Zaks, who has won four Tony Awards, including one for Best Direction of a Musical for ‘Guys and Dolls’.

The story is based on the film and tells of Deloris Van Cartier, who sees a murder and is placed in protective custody in a convent. Van Cartier revives the convent’s lackluster choir, which begins to attract attention to the church. When the murderer recognizes Deloris, her new-found friends, the nuns, save her.

The feel-good show runs through May 12 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, with tickets starting at $28. Cincinnati is approximately 30 minutes from Fairfield, and transportation companies in Fairfield might use this as an opportunity to create business, perhaps using flyer printing services to create hand-outs for distribution around town.