"Sister Act" at The Grand brings Broadway to Macon

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Want to see a Broadway show for only $20?

While that may be a stretch in New York City, but Mercer students can go to The Grand Opera House this afternoon or evening for Sister Act Produced by none other than the star of the feature film, Whoopie Goldberg herself, and with music written by the eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, this musical promises to be a “Ridiculously fun,” according to The New York Times.

There are only two performances in the Macon leg of the tour- a matinee performance this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and an evening performance at 8 p.m. Tickets, which regularly run between $45- $66, are discounted to $20 purchase Student Rush Tickets for children ages 5 to 18 and college students with valid student I.D. from any college or university.

One ticket may be purchased per eligible student in person at The Grand Opera House, by phone at 478-301-5470. Student Rush Rates will also be offered when the box office opens an hour and a half prior to the show, and online using the promo code “STUDENTRUSH” (in all caps), from 12:01 a.m. until 4 p.m. on performance days. Valid student I.D. must be presented at the box office when picking up tickets. Students ages 18 & up must also provide a valid email address to complete their purchase Mercer students with a student I.D.

The plot of Sister Act is centered around a lounge singer by the name of Deloris Van Cartier who is trying to make a name for herself as a glamorous entertainer.

Cartier’s whole world gets turned upside down when she witnesses a murder and is placed in the witness protection program in the last place anyone would ever look for her…a convent! If you’re a fan of the movie, you can expect the musical to follow the general storyline, but the musical version is much more than simply a re-creation of the feature film.

For a truly unique Sunday afternoon or evening escapade, join the over 6 million audience members across the globe for Butler Lexus Broadway Series’ production of the “Divine Musical Comedy” that is Sister Act.

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