Musical comedy 'Sister Act' coming to Purdue Feb. 27

February 4, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Broadway hit "Sister Act," the five-time Tony-nominated musical comedy, will be performed on Feb. 27 at Purdue University. The 7 p.m. show is presented by Purdue Convocations with Friends support from Westminster Village and Kettelhut Construction, Inc.

Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Troika Entertainment and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, "Sister Act" received five 2011 Tony Award nominations including best musical, best original score and best book of a musical.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in the one place police are sure she won't be found - a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her disco-ness and voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. She soon finds herself on the run but finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood.

"Sister Act" features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken ("Little Shop of Horrors," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid" and "Enchanted"), lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater ("The Little Mermaid"), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner ("Cheers") with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane ("Xanadu," "The Little Dog Laughed").

The production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast ("Mamma Mia," "Bombay Dreams") and is based on the Touchstone Pictures film "Sister Act," written by Joseph Howard.

Tickets are $22-$52 for adults and $22-$39 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group discounts are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations is among the oldest collegiate performing arts presenters in the United States. Convocations brings a diverse array of world-class performances and intellectual encounters, connecting them to academic, local, and regional audiences.

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712,

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