We're No Angels (1989) and Nuns on the Run (1990), the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle Sister Act juxtaposed earthen foils with the sanctity of the Church. A product of its time? Sure, but that didn't stop Bill and Cheri Steinkellner from adapting it to the stage 14 years later and mining it for a new generation. It's been ten years, and the show has enjoyed varying degrees of success, most notably in the West End and Broadway at a time when musical theater creatives were getting sharp criticism for rehashing films for material. Is the plot believable? No, of course not. But if you're looking for a brainy plot in a sea of dancing nuns, you might have some problems of your own. Eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken's music has the right swing to keep you involved as disco-diva-turned-nun Deloris van Cartier goes through the motions with Mother Superior. Bringing the sassy lounge singer to life is Patrece Bloomfield, a staple in the Central Florida circuit who brings the right background in jazz, opera, theater, and gospel to the role. She'll butt heads with Danette Cuming's Mother Superior and the rest of the large ensemble cast at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Wick Theater and Costume Museum (7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton). Tickets cost $80. The show runs through December 23. For times and prices, call 561-995-2333 or visit thewick.org.
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