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April 26, 1992 | Jane Galbraith
Bette Midler as a nun didn't fly, so Touchstone Pictures' upcoming singing-nun comedy "Sister Act" stars Whoopi Goldberg instead. The story follows Goldberg, who plays a casino lounge singer on the run from her mobster boyfriend, into hiding at a San Francisco convent, where she finds a new calling as a hip, habit-wearing choirmistress.
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June 25, 2005 | Don Shirley
Pasadena Playhouse would be the pre-Broadway home of a new musical based on the movie "Sister Act" in the fall of 2006, if enough money is raised for the project, said Sheldon Epps, the playhouse's artistic director. The musical is slated to be co-produced and staged by Peter Schneider, the former Disney animation and theatricals president who last year staged "Grand Hotel" at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.
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June 25, 2005 | Don Shirley
Pasadena Playhouse would be the pre-Broadway home of a new musical based on the movie "Sister Act" in the fall of 2006, if enough money is raised for the project, said Sheldon Epps, the playhouse's artistic director. The musical is slated to be co-produced and staged by Peter Schneider, the former Disney animation and theatricals president who last year staged "Grand Hotel" at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.
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December 9, 1993 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The choir from Chapman University has a prominent role in Whoopi Goldberg's new movie, "Sister Act 2." But don't buy a ticket with the idea of cheering for local stars. Rather, the local singers play the film's heavy--a fictional choir defending its state championship against some upstarts from a poor Catholic high school in San Francisco. Guess who conducts the underdog choir? Whoopi, of course.
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August 15, 1992 | From Religious News Service
For almost a decade a Methodist congregation on the West Coast has been busy turning tradition upside down, alternating pop tunes in worship with sacred hymns that helped earn Methodism a reputation as the "singing church." But a fresh twist, inspired by a moment of fame, has elevated that effort to the status of life imitating art.
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July 5, 1992 | Jane Galbraith
Forget the hymnal. They're singing songs from "Sister Act" in church--and it's no act, sister. The Walt Disney Co. has received requests from church choirs for the music to the movie's reworked '60s songs--in which "My Guy" becomes "My God" and "I Will Follow Him" means Jesus. Last Sunday, the Hollywood United Methodist Church choir belted out the songs to a "rousing" reception from the congregation, said Pastor Ignacio Castuera.
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June 1, 1992 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two maverick cops and a singing nun carried the day at the nation's movie theaters during the weekend, while some in Hollywood fretted over the future of the big-budgeted romantic epic "Far and Away," starring Tom Cruise. As it has for two previous weekends, the violence-laden "Lethal Weapon 3," with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as two Los Angeles police detectives, led the box-office tally, earning a smashing $15.3 million for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday period, according to industry estimates.
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December 9, 1993 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The choir from Chapman University has a prominent role in Whoopi Goldberg's new movie, "Sister Act 2." But don't buy a ticket with the idea of cheering for local stars. Rather, the local singers play the film's heavy--a fictional choir defending its state championship against some upstarts from a poor Catholic high school in San Francisco. Guess who conducts the underdog choir? Whoopi, of course.
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November 5, 2006 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
THE song was called "A Great Big Buncha Happy!" but none of the authors of "Sister Act: The Musical" seemed terribly cheerful. For a year and a half, the new musical's composer, lyricist, director and two writers had toiled to transform the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg comedy into a production worthy of Broadway.
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August 15, 1992 | From Religious News Service
For almost a decade a Methodist congregation on the West Coast has been busy turning tradition upside down, alternating pop tunes in worship with sacred hymns that helped earn Methodism a reputation as the "singing church." But a fresh twist, inspired by a moment of fame, has elevated that effort to the status of life imitating art.
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July 5, 1992 | Jane Galbraith
Forget the hymnal. They're singing songs from "Sister Act" in church--and it's no act, sister. The Walt Disney Co. has received requests from church choirs for the music to the movie's reworked '60s songs--in which "My Guy" becomes "My God" and "I Will Follow Him" means Jesus. Last Sunday, the Hollywood United Methodist Church choir belted out the songs to a "rousing" reception from the congregation, said Pastor Ignacio Castuera.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1992 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two maverick cops and a singing nun carried the day at the nation's movie theaters during the weekend, while some in Hollywood fretted over the future of the big-budgeted romantic epic "Far and Away," starring Tom Cruise. As it has for two previous weekends, the violence-laden "Lethal Weapon 3," with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as two Los Angeles police detectives, led the box-office tally, earning a smashing $15.3 million for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday period, according to industry estimates.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1992 | Jane Galbraith
Bette Midler as a nun didn't fly, so Touchstone Pictures' upcoming singing-nun comedy "Sister Act" stars Whoopi Goldberg instead. The story follows Goldberg, who plays a casino lounge singer on the run from her mobster boyfriend, into hiding at a San Francisco convent, where she finds a new calling as a hip, habit-wearing choirmistress.
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