SHERIDAN — Each year, the WYO Theater offers up a show for its gala that has broad appeal for audiences. This year will be no exception when local theater participants offer up a production of “Sister Act the Musical.”
“Sister Act” is the feel-good musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film. It features original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including best musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found — a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Proceeds from the gala event, set for Oct. 21, will support the WYO Theater’s operating expenses for the 2017-2018 season.
The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception at Frackelton’s, then cross the street to the WYO for silent and live auctions along with the performance.
Tickets for the gala event cost $103.50 per person and can be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or by phone at 672-9084.
Encore performances of the play will also be offered Oct. 26 through Oct. 29.
Tickets for the encore performances cost $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and military members and $15 for students.
Marva Craft will direct the show, with Kathy McNickle offering music direction.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.