Broadway Across America: Sister Act

13 Dec

Last week, I mentioned briefly that my roomie and I were hoping to be able to see the musical Sister Act, which was in town touring at the Bob Car Performing Arts Centre.

We’ve been lucky enough to score cheap tickets before through student rush. Basically the way student rush works is that when the box office opens, usually two hours before showtime, individuals with a valid student ID are able to purchase two tickets at a deeply discounted rate. There’s never a guarantee that tickets will be available, but the box office will sell all available seats through student rush.

We’ve been lucky enough to see both the Lion King and Beauty and the Beast tours through Broadway Across America in the past year. Similarly, I saw Wicked with a couple other friends the year before. Each time, we’ve had pretty fantastic seats on the Orchestra level!

For us, Sister Act wasn’t necessarily a “must see”, as neither of us knew much about it, but we’d figured we’d try our luck and see what happened- and, boy, are we glad we did!  After I got off at work at 5PM, I headed home to pick up my roommate. We got there a little after 6PM, when the box office opened,  and were able to get our tickets!

Since we had some time to kill before the show at 8PM we fell into our regular pre-musical routine and headed to a Panera Bread about ten minutes away. Despite being our regular downtown driver, I somehow managed to get disoriented EVERY TIME I go downtown. Even with the help of a GPS and iPhone, we somehow manage to take a different route to and from Panera each time we go.

At Panera, I went with the You Pick 2, as usual, with the Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado and half of Panera’s new Grilled Cheese. Chips and an extra pickle were a requirement, as well. While I’ve had the salad several times before and knew it would be a hit, the Grilled Cheese was a new pick for me. The Grilled Cheese was good, but I think I have had better. They also have an Adult Grilled Cheese version, which maybe would have been a better choice.

We made our way back to the Bob Carr shortly after and settled in to enjoy Sister Act. Although we had both seen the movie several years ago, we were not really sure what to expect out of the musical.

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We both ended up enjoying the show immensely! It was such an enjoyable evening. There were so many moments that were hilarious within the show. I really thought that most of the characters, especially the nuns, were cast fantastically. The actors did a great job at portraying the characters we remembered from the movie version. It was really a terrific night that far exceeded our expectations.  It was an amazing night!

Hopefully, our student rush luck will continue with some of the upcoming shows at the Bob Carr. Musicals coming in 2013 include Mary Poppins, Wicked (again), Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Memphis– all of which seem wonderful! I’m already dying to hear what shows will be coming to Orlando for the 2013-2014 season!

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