Sister Act

Scotus Central Catholic students act out a scene Friday during practice for "Sister Act," a musical the cast will perform Feb. 16-18.

Liz Morales, The Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS-- A taste of Hollywood will be making its way to Columbus next week by way of the Scotus Central Catholic Fine Arts Department.

This year’s SCC musical will be a theatrical version of the 1992 movie "Sister Act."

In the original story, Deloris Van Cartier finds herself in a sticky situation. After witnessing a homicide, police decide the best way to keep her safe is to hide her away in a convent. Law enforcement officials figure a convent is the least likely place for Deloris to find trouble, but they aren’t quite right in that sentiment.

Students said the upcoming musical follows the plot of the original movie. However, sophomore Jayden Heng, who will be playing Sister Mary Patrick, said some aspects of the musical will be different than the movie.

“This will be a lot more musical than the movie,” Heng said. “There will be a lot more singing, and the style of music is different, too. Another thing is that two of the main characters fall in love in the version we’re doing. They don’t do that in the movie.”

“It’s been so much fun with the new experiences and making new friends,”  said freshman Olivia Klug, who is part of the chorus line. “This has definitely made a lot of good memories for me.”

A change in student population led director and vocal music teacher Laura Salyard to choose the musical. Rehearsals began in November.

“Last year there were a lot of male graduates,” Salyard said. “That left me with a female dominant cast, so I wanted to do a musical that had more songs than we’ve done in the past. They’ve done so good with this and have worked so hard on their own, much less together. I’m so very proud of them. They’ve all done so well and have come along so nicely.”

"Sister Act" will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Scotus.

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