STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Actress Ta’Rea Campbell visited KCAL9 Wednesday to talk about Sister Act, a musical comedy running at the Pantages Theatre.
Campbell stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva who witnesses a murder and is subsequently disguised as a nun when she’s placed in protective custody.
Using her fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time, but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood.
Based on the 1992 mega-hit feature film, Sister Act features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White-inspired musical comedy. Sister Act is also produced by Whoopi Goldberg, who played Van Cartier in the film. The production has received five 2011 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.