Musical recycles Broadway themes

play review /// ‘Sister Act’

IN HARMONY—Elizabeth Adabale, foreground, as Sister Mary Clarence, and company sing hallelujah in the musical “Sister Act” at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center through Feb. 18. Courtesy of Jon Neftali Photography

Singing nuns on Broadway are hardly a novel concept, what with the success of “The Sound of Music” (1959) and off-Broadway’s “Nunsense” (1985), but old habits are hard to break. When the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle “Sister Act” made its transformation from hit film to stage musical in...

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