REVIEWS: Sister Act
"Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s production of Sister Act, directed by Clare Shaffer, is a funny spectacle of a musical... it combines wonderful music and singing with excellent directing, lighting, costumes, and set design – a perfect way to kick off the theater’s 50th season."
"great humor... high energy... toe-tapping... priceless... powerful... heartfelt... hilarious... beautiful... an enchanting evening of musical comedy under the stars that will have you clapping along in the end."
"With contagious jubilation, these sisters are beckoning people in straight from the boats in the harbor to hear the praises of one phenomenal Sister Act... fine direction... wonderful singing... clever design work... disco-party lighting... striking moments... emotional tethers... a torrent of energy and elation... full of voices that are vivacious and personalities that pop... Director Clare Shaffer pushes the joy like she pushes the tempo: hard and fast... All together the production generates a groove; there is a palpable pulse of shiny happiness and smooth sailing all across the board and that can be well attributed to Shaffer and Paige Austin Rammelkamp."
"Annapolis' take on this musical is bold, spanning diverse social and religious viewpoints — from sheltered nuns to hardened mobsters... Every woman becomes stronger... this production traces that growth of the nuns — each profoundly changed by Deloris's Sister Mary Clarence as she is also changed by the sisters' acceptance of her...
The convent is brought to life by director Clare Shaffer, who says she recognizes "the beauty and harmony in the differences more than in similarities," reminding us we can learn from people who are different from ourselves."
-THE BALTIMORE SUN
MARYLAND THEATRE GUIDE'S
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