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Abu Dhabi Choral Group To Stage Lively Performance Of Sister Act: The Musical At The Arts Center At NYU Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Choral Group (ADCG) will return to The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) to stage a dynamic adaptation of Tony Award-winning musical comedy Sister Act: The Musical. The group will perform over three days, on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm, along with two shows on Saturday, June 8 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, at The Red Theater.

Based on the iconic 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act: The Musical will transport audiences into the lively world of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer who seeks refuge in a convent after witnessing a crime. With her vibrant personality and musical prowess, Deloris adapts to life as a nun and revitalizes the convent’s choir, injecting it with infectious energy and harmony.

The capital’s long-standing community theater institution, known for its dedication to excellence in musical performances, brings this beloved story to life with abundant talent and infectious enthusiasm. Featuring the original score by Tony award-winner and eight-time Oscar award-winner Alan Menken, who also composed Disney’s Aladdin and Enchanted soundtracks, ADCG will uplift audiences through joyous songs inspired by the sounds of Motown, soul, and disco.

ADCG Producer Lua Blignaut commented: “As the producer of Abu Dhabi Choral Group’s Sister Act: The Musical, I can’t wait to share this show with the public. Audiences can expect a night filled with uproarious comedy, soul-stirring music, and an inspiring story of unexpected sisterhood and transformation. ADCG is more than just a theater group; we are a family dedicated to enriching this city’s cultural landscape and bringing diverse stories to life. Our production of Sister Act not only promises to entertain with its laughter and joy, but also showcases the incredible bond and talent within our group. It’s an honor to present this work to the UAE, celebrating the arts and the unity that such events bring to the community.”

Commenting on the importance of grass-roots collaboration, Executive Artistic Director at The Arts Center at NYUAD Bill Bragin added: “ADCG’s commitment to the Abu Dhabi theater scene for over four decades holds immense value, and our fruitful collaboration in recent years not only introduces popular entertainment to The Arts Center but also provides a cherished creative outlet for local artists. I have no doubt that this staging of Sister Act: The Musical will offer yet another delightful, uplifting, and sing-along experience, fostering a vibrant artistic community at the heart of Abu Dhabi life.”

Sister Act: The Musical represents the fourth collaboration between ADCG and The Arts Center, and is the latest in a long line of acclaimed performances by ADCG, after successful runs of Spamalot (2023), Little Shop of Horrors (2022), Scene it? Sing It (2021), and Footloose! (2019).

Listings information
Event: Sister Act: The Musical
Date: Thursday-Friday, June 6-7, at 7:30pm, and Saturday, June 8, at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Venue: The Red Theater
Tickets: To purchase tickets to the performance, visit here