Convent-ional wisdom

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 10, 2013

The musical opened in London's West End in 2009 after two and half years of tryouts, then came to Broadway two years later. Sister Act was quite a consistent also-ran when it came to Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards, losing to Once, The Book of Mormon, and Once again, respectively. Nevertheless, productions have been seen by more than four million in audiences from Brazil to Moscow to Korea, so we're talking about more than former parochial school students in Rhode Island, the most Catholic state in the union.

Sister Act is formulaic and predictable but also fun. Any local hoodlums in the audience, though, are bound to be applauding and hissing at all the wrong times.

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