Ta'Rea Campbell, appearing as Deloris in the musical Sister Act, says she and Deloris are both a little ''sassy,'' but while Deloris still pretty much says anything that's on her mind, Campbell says she learned awhile back that isn't always the best strategy.
Sister Act, running for a week at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts courtesy of Gexa Energy Broadway, is set in Philadelphia rather than a San Francisco convent as Whoopi Goldberg's 1992 movie version was. There's also an original score by Alan Menken, but Deloris is still the singer masquerading as a nun after witnessing a murder.
''Deloris is very flashy on the outside, but she has a lot of heart,'' says Campbell. In a way, Campbell is getting back to her roots to play the role; she grew up singing in church. She's been on Broadway and on tour in Lion King (as Nala) and the original cast of The Book of Mormon.
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
Category: Music Venues
Region: Downtown/ Midtown
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7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit thehobbycenter.org. $25 to $305.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 28. Continues through June 2, 2013