Reporting John McDevitt
By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The musical “Sister Act” is coming to Philadelphia next week and word was getting out Thursday to people passing by the Art Museum in ways that would make Rocky Balboa proud.
“Sister Act” will have references to Philadelphia when it hits the Academy of Music April 2nd through April 7th.
And what’s more Philly than a run up the Art Museum steps? That’s what a small group of women dressed as nuns did to promote the musical.
Gideon Umile is with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the presenting organization for “Sister Act.”
“It’s set in Philadelphia so its got a definite connection to local products,” she said. “If you see the show you do know its a Philadelphia based musical, it makes more exciting, there is more subtext to it, it makes it a lot more fun, the music is great and the singing is fantastic. A very family friendly experience too.”
And Philadelphia native Ta’Rea Campbell comes back home staring as the lead character, “Deloris.” That’s the role Whoopi Goldberg played in the movie on which the musical is based.