Although Vienna already offers a wide array of musical performances (opera, symphony, jazz festivals, etc.), there are two places engaged in bringing the best and most successful Broadway productions to the ancient Austro-Hungarian capital. We are talking about the Raimund and Ronacher theaters. The first is located in the Mariahilf district near the center and the second is a short walk from St. Stephen´s Cathedral, in district one. Well, in the latter, resuming the tradition of the vaudeville from the past, they are hosting the musical “Sister Act”, a comedy produced by Whoopi Goldberg which was adapted from the eponymous film.
Although the organizer does not list an end date for the production, some sources point to June 24 as the last chance to enjoy this show. The theater also has a magnificent interior with nineteenth-century frescoes by Eduard Veith. The traveler or local who would like to purchase tickets can do so online through the website of the theater (http://www.musicalvienna.at/index.php/en/spielplan_en/production/78587/content) where one can also find out about news as well as any renewals and cancellations of the show.
Musicals are a strange thing. Although they began on Broadway, their success and adaptability have allowed them to cross borders. Now they are not only represented in various parts ofEuropebut also in other cities inNorth America. In fact, the theater that hosts “Sister Act”, the Raimund, opened its new stage with the well-known and successful “Cats” and actress Whoopi Goldberg’s production is on tour through the world with stops planned in Hamburg and Milan.
It’s not surprising that these works cross borders. They are casual and contemporary special events (similar to an opera) that are suitable for contemporary sensibilities. The work running currently boasts brilliant props, suggestive scenery and vibrant music. Well … without these things it simply wouldn’t be as spectacular.
“Sister Act” tells the peculiar adventures of Deloris Van Cartier, the young, rebellious lover of the gangster Vince Laroca. A bizarre story makes her the main witness of the murder of a policeman committed by her boyfriend. She is therefore placed under witness protection. Since she is naturally restless and unruly, the authorities think it best to hide her in a nunnery. Not surprisingly, adapting to this new reality is difficult, so Mother Superior asks the young Deloris use her vocal talent to direct the disastrous convent choir which she does with such good fortune that the group manages to turn into a real success among the parishioners. This transformation reaches the ears of the Pope who asks the sisters to move toRometo sing at theVatican. When preparing to leave, the gangster Vince Laroca kidnaps the girl, but the nuns who had taken such a liking to her manage to rescue her and fulfill their mission inRome.
This wonderful romantic comedy will move you. Make it a destination one night during your stay in your apartments in Vienna