If you've seen the movie "Sister Act" starring Whoopi Goldberg, then you will be familiar with the musical. Ta'rea Campbell plays Deloris, the Goldberg character in the movie, and says the plot is exactly the same. Deloris wants to become a lounge singer, she auditions at her boyfriend's club but doesn't get the gig. During that process she sees her boyfriend commit a crime and she goes into hiding at a convent.
Campbell says she doesn't feel any pressure playing the Goldberg character because there are some slight differences in the musical. The music is also completely different. The movie has a lot of soul music, the stage show is all disco. Campbell says every night the audience is on their feet.
"Sister Act" is in Portland April 1st through the 6th at the Keller Auditorium. You can get tickets here.