Music & Theatre
Backstage with Grier's Musical
Thanks to one of our Grier parents, we have some great shots of students rehearsing for the Grier Musical Sister Act. These images capture some behind-the-scenes looks as the performers learn their blocking and choreography. The performs also begin rehearsing in their costumes; an critical step because moving in a nun's habit is much different than moving in the usual athletic wear worn during rehearsal.
Grier musicians, dancers, singers, and actors have been preparing for this production for months. The show opens tonight, Friday, April 28th at 7:00pm with a second performance on Saturday, April 29th also at 7:00pm.
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.