BOSTON -- Sister Act, one of the most spirited shows on the Broadway scene in recent years, is now on tour and rears heavenly voices upward at the Boston Opera House, 529 Washington St., from Jan. 22 through Feb. 3.

Based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film, Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime. The cop hid her in the last place anyone would suspect -- a convent -- where, under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own.

The show, dubbed "a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship," features the original music of Alan Menken, creator of Newsies, Beauty and the Beast and Little Shop of Horrors, and stars Ta'Rea Campbell as Deloris.

Tickets are available at, the box office or at 866-523-7469.

On the marquee


  • QUACK, QUACK: Groton-Dunstable Community Education and Groton Dunstable Middle School present Honk Jr., a musical version of The Ugly Duckling, on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St., Rt. 119, in the Middle School building. $7-$10 at door.
  • MORAL ACTIONS: The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training presents three one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw that examine human hypocrisy in three cultures -- the American Wild West, imperial Russia and Victorian Britain. Directed by Scott Zigler, the trilogy is titled The Pretense of Morality Around the World and runs Jan. 18-26 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. $15 at 617-547-8300 or
  • CLASSIC PUPPETRY: Bread and Puppet Theater celebrates its 50th anniversary of presenting socio-political puppetry with its 6th annual visit to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Tremont Street in the South End, Jan. 21-27. On view during the one-week residency are the evening double bill of The Possibilitarians and Dead Man Rises for ages 12 and up and weekend matinees of The Circus of Possibilitarians for all ages. Visit or call 866-811-4111 for tickets.
  • SUPER STARS: Sesame Street Live returns to Lowell Memorial Auditorium with a new show, Elmo's Super Heroes, running Thursday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets at box office, 978-454-2299 or

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