Sister Act the Musical Hits Melbourne With Divine Comedy

Melbourne’s musical theatre scene just got more exciting with the announcement that ‘Sister Act the Musical‘ is opening in November 2024. 

If you and your kids are fans of the iconic film starring Whoopi Goldberg and featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted, The Little Mermaid), you’ll be captivated by this heartwarming show. 

The show comes directly from a sell-out season in London’s West End and after an Australian debut in Sydney.

So make sure you book tickets this divine comedy in Melbourne – a musical that promises nun-stop entertainment for the entire family!

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Sister Act the Musical

At its heart, ‘Sister Act‘ is about finding one’s voice and the power of community. 

The story follows Deloris, a lively lounge singer, who goes into hiding at a convent after witnessing a crime. 

Her journey of transforming a quiet convent choir into a soulful, show-stopping act is not only hilarious but also heartwarming.

It’s a tale that teaches valuable lessons about friendship, self-discovery, and the joy of music.

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A Visual and Auditory Feast

From the glittering costumes to the stunning stage design, ‘Sister Act’ is a visual treat. The set pieces transport you from nightclubs to the interiors of a grand convent. 

And let’s not forget the music! Alan Menken’s score, with its blend of Motown, soul, and disco, is guaranteed to have your toes tapping.

Comfort and Convenience for Families

The grand Regent Theatre in Melbourne offers comfortable seating, convenient restroom facilities (though unfortunately always a line for the ladies!), and a large snack bar, so it’s a great theatre to visit with kids for a hassle-free experience. 

Plus, its central location on Collins Street means easy access by public transport or car. Why not grab a bite at one of the child-friendly restaurants nearby before the show?

FAQs on Sister Act the Musical in Melbourne

1. What is ‘Sister Act the Musical’ about?

Sister Act the Musical‘ is a heartwarming and hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer who goes into hiding in a convent after witnessing a crime. There, she helps the convent choir find their voices and discovers her own in the process. It’s a tale of friendship, self-discovery, and the power of music​​​​.

2. Who wrote the music for ‘Sister Act the Musical’?

The music for ‘Sister Act the Musical‘ was composed by Alan Menken, a renowned composer known for his work on Disney films like ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’. The lyrics are by Glenn Slater​​​​​​.

3. Is ‘Sister Act the Musical’ suitable for children?

Yes, ‘Sister Act the Musical‘ is suitable for children. It’s a family-friendly show that’s known for its comedic elements and lively music, making it enjoyable for both adults and kids​​​​.

There are no strict age restrictions for ‘Sister Act the Musical‘. However, it’s generally recommended for children aged 8 and above, due to its length and some thematic elements​​​​. You might want to read the reviews of the Sister Act movie on Common Sense Media (there are no reviews of the musical). 

4. How long is ‘Sister Act the Musical’?

The duration of ‘Sister Act the Musical‘ is 2.5 hours, including an intermission.

5. Where is ‘Sister Act the Musical’ being performed in Melbourne?

Sister Act the Musical‘ is being performed at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne. The theatre is known for its comfortable seating and family-friendly amenities, making it a great venue for families​​​​.

6. Can I buy merchandise at the show?

Yes, merchandise is usually available for purchase at the venue. This includes items like programs, CDs, and themed souvenirs​​​​.

7. Are there dining options near the Regent Theatre?

Collins Street is home to a variety of dining options suitable for families. We like the sushi train at Sushi Hub, Brunetti Flinders Lane and the cafes on Degraves Street. 

8. How can I buy tickets for ‘Sister Act the Musical’ in Melbourne?

Tickets for ‘Sister Act the Musical‘ can be purchased via [Ticketmaster/Ticketek] through the official theatre website or authorized ticket sellers. It’s advisable to buy tickets in advance as shows can sell out quickly​​​​.

9. Is there parking available near the Regent Theatre?

Yes, there are several parking options available near the Regent Theatre. Our preferred carpark is Wilson’s Parking at T&G Building Collins Street (enter via Russsell Street) or Flinders Gate (enter via Flinders Lane or Flinders Street). 

Book in advance, use the code ‘MARRINER’ and get discounted parking!

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Sister Act the Musical

Regent Theatre Melbourne

191 Collins St

Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Sunday 3 November 2024 – Sunday 24 November 2024


About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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