Playbill is reporting that Whoopi Goldberg is bringing the stage adaptation of Sister Act to the West End in 2009. With a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner and an original score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, the show will still tell the now familiar tale of Deloris Van Cartier who witnesses a murder and is placed in protective custody in a convent. Disguised as a nun, she soon befriends her fellow sisters and turns her attention to the convent’s off-key choir, helping the nuns to find their true voices and breathing new life into the rundown neighbourhood – using methods that don’t meet the approval of the convent’s strict Mother Superior. The twist? Deloris no longer covers Motown hits in Reno and is a full on disco diva!
So what do you think about Sister Act moving up from the regional productions where its been tested into the West End? Hopefully Menken has provided a hit score that will have us raising our voices for years to come!