Sister Act [Original London Cast Recording]

Sister Act [Original London Cast Recording]

by Original Broadway Cast

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Overview

The past decade of musical theater has seen many new shows that fall under two categories: stage versions of contemporary family comedies such as The Wedding Singer and Legally Blonde, and stage versions of blockbuster Disney movie musicals such as Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Sister Act: The Musical, penned and performed at the end of the first decade of the new millennium, is the first time these two "genres" of new musicals have come together. With writing by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken, it's no surprise that this musical has the precious, restrained vibe that Disney musicals manage to bring to the stage, with a charm that reminds many of classic musicals and performances. However, because Sister Act: The Musical also seems to be influenced by the likes of Legally Blonde, there are also plenty of wide-span blockbuster tracks featuring that new age big-budget musical sound. What this all means is that the musical's score, featuring the original London West End cast, brings together everything that fans love about new musicals in the new millennium. Rookie Patina Miller carries the show with her expansive voice and charisma, while supporting members do a terrific job with the show's choral parts and supporting songs. The show is full of singalong tracks including "Fabulous Baby!," "Take Me to Heaven," "Spread the Love Around," and "Sunday Morning Fever." At the same time, though, the ballads like "The Life I Never Led" and "Sister Act" hold the critical appeal required of any good Broadway showstopper. The score and lyrics might not always be revolutionary, but the music is fun from beginning to end and the voices never fail to please, and ultimately, this is the goal of any musical that falls into the category of big-budget glitzy entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 5014636200722
catalogNumber: 6200722

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Performance Credits

Original Cast Recording   Primary Artist
Sheila Hancock   Vocals
Hugh "Sweetfoot" Maynard   Vocals
Nicolas Colicos   Vocals
Julian Sutton   Vocals
Nia Fisher   Vocals
Nick Skilbeck   Conductor
Paul Kemble   Vocals
Jo Napthine   Vocals
Chris Jarman   Vocals
Ian Lavender   Vocals
Ako Mitchell   Vocals
Hugh Maynard   Vocals
Patina Miller   Vocals
Landi Oshinowo   Vocals
Aysa O'Flaherty   Vocals
George Daniel Long   Vocals
Jaymz Denning   Vocals
Kerry Enright   Vocals
Jennie Dale   Vocals
Helen Colby   Vocals
Chris Jarman   Vocals
Debbie Kurup   Vocals
Claire Greenway   Vocals
Vanessa Barmby   Vocals
Helen Walsh   Vocals
Thomas Goodridge   Vocals
Philippa Stefani   Vocals
Verity Quade   Vocals
Katie Rowley Jones   Vocals
Julian Cannonier   Vocals
Sister Act Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Allison Harding   Vocals
Julia Sutton   Vocals
Ivan de Freitas   Vocals
Amy Booth Steel   Vocals

Technical Credits

Douglas Besterman   Producer
Alan Menken   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Glenn Slater   Lyricist
Michael Kosarin   Producer
Niall Acott   Engineer
Matthew Wolf   Liner Notes
Bill Steinkellner   Book
Cheri Steinkeller   Book
Doug Besterman   Producer
Matt Wolf   Liner Notes

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