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  Sister Act at Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

Sister Act

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Drive Lincolnshire

A feel-amazing musical comedy, SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and is taken to a convent for protective custody - the last place anyone would think to look for her. Disguised as a nun, Deloris finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and a high-strung Mother Superior. With her king-size personality and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and the community, but in doing so, blows her cover. Chaos ensues as the criminals are on the hunt for the former disco diva, only to find themselves up against the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Hailed as "ridiculously fun," by The New York Post, SISTER ACT will have audiences of all ages jumping to their feet in praise.

Thru - Apr 3, 2016

Wednesdays: 1:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 4:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm & 5:00pm



Price: $50-$55

Show Type: Musical

Running Time: 2hrs, 15mins

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  Sister Act Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...Yet Umoh and Resnik in particular do a fine job in making us believe in the ridiculous premise of the relationship between Deloris and Mother Superior, and in the evolution of that relationship. "Sister Act" may not take you to musical heaven, but the cast has enough soul and smarts to provide a critical Mass of entertainment value."
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Kerry Reid


Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...Careening seamlessly between the goofily sublime and the utterly ridiculous, "Sister Act" is pure musical comedy "nunsense" - a show (like the 1992 film that inspired it) designed to supply its audience with both a heaven and a hell of a good time, which is exactly what the current Marriott Theatre production does."
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Hedy Weiss


Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...In Marriott's loud, cartoonish version, the first act just drags. Director Don Stephenson allows his actors to indulge in the kind of over-the-top punch-line telegraphing that kills comedy. The music numbers fare better, thanks in part to Melissa Zaremba's pleasing choreography and Nancy Missimi's playful costuming."
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Jack Helbig


ShowBizChicago - Highly Recommended

"...I highly recommend Sister Act as a very high energy, and entertaining show. Please note, some conservative Catholics my not approve of the contemporary subject matter. Although, I really wish that I had these nuns when I attended Catholic school. It just proves that even nuns can be fun! Also with the Chicago Archdiocese closing various churches and schools these days, perhaps we need to recruit some nuns from this production of Sister Act to keep them open. Just a thought."
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Russell Goeltenbodt


ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...The songs are fun, delightful, inspiring and meaningful. The choreography (Melissa Zaremba) was placed and paced nicely. The fantastic costume designs by the never disappointing Nancy Missimi. Sr. Mary Clarence makes some lovely friendships along the way and finally figures out what is important."
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Sally Jo Osborne


Chicago Stage Standard - Recommended

"...The terrific ensemble of singing and dancing nuns were pure comedy gold. The perfectly delivered one-liners were some of the shows funniest moments. Lillian Castillo's infectious performance playing Mary Patrick, is perfection; Mary Robin Roth as Mary Lazarus was sheer genius; and Marya Grandy inhabiting the role of Mary Martin-of-tours had me laughing out loud in her all too few comic moments."

Rand Ringgenberg


Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...In the case of Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire’s current production, “Sister Act” ( a regional theater premiere) the Broadway hit that was based on the hysterical Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name, I found the stage play to offer more than the movie could. Yes, the movie featured some of the great “Motown” hits of the day and the “lowly” musical version only has songs written by Alan Menken with lyrics by Glen Slater and a revised book written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (additional material by Douglas Carter Beane) they have not strayed far from the original story written by Joseph Howard for the original film version."
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Alan Bresloff


NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...If you're coming to the show expecting a reenactment of Whoopi Goldberg and company's feel-good film where a wayward woman finds God and changes her life as well as the lives of others in need, you'll be disappointed. However, if you can forget what details you might remember of the 1992 movie of the same name, you might like "Sister Act" at Marriott Theatre directed by Don Stephenson."
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Mary Kroeck


Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...With an already built-in following, this production will undoubtedly draw even more believers into its congregation of devoted fans. True, this old-fashioned musical doesn’t break any new ground; that’s not the job of every show. But the Marriott has produced a joyful, family-friendly, warmhearted and very funny evening of entertainment. While celebrating the importance of seeing the world from another person’s point-of-view, this musical is also a tribute to the girl power that grows from a sisterhood of friends. Stephenson’s production absolutely sparkles with heart, humor and, thanks to Nancy Missimi’s blindingly stunning, habit-forming costumes, features more glitter and sequins than Cher’s closet."
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Colin Douglas


Chicagoland Theater Reviews - Highly Recommended

"...I entered the Marriott with gloomy thoughts of sitting through still another “Nunsense”-type farrago of sappy low comedy. What the Marriott delivered was one of the best entertainments of the season and a breakout showcase Melissa Zaremba’s choreography. What raised the enjoyment level of the evening even higher was the obvious pleasure the performers were taking in the show. Talent plus high energy can produce wonderful things on a stage."
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Dan Zeff


Chicago Theater Beat - Highly Recommended

"...the show belongs to Resnik’s Mother Superior and Umoh’s Deloris. Resnik brings compassion and humanity to a part that could turn into a ruler-whapping stereotype. And Umoh is an effervescent fireball of energy and vocal power. From the heels of her purple stiletto FM boots to her halo of bouncing curls, she’s the kind of vibrant woman who could turn the apocalypse into a party. As for unlikely hero Sweaty Eddie, Butler-DuPlessis delivers a mix of low comedy and sincere emotion. When he lets loose in a Walter Mitty-like fantasy “I Could Be That Guy,” he’ll turn into your imaginary boyfriend on the spot."

Catey Sullivan


Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...Veteran Broadway and national Director Don Stephenson makes his Chicagoland directorial debut in this quickly-paced farce. Lovely and talented Melissa Zaremba, a fine dancer in her own right, choreographs Sister Act with the same harmonized precision the multi-Jeff winner, Music Director Doug Peck, brings to the cast's vocal numbers."
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Barry Reszel


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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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