Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.
Adapted for the stage from the 1992 hit film, Sister Act follows the story of a lounge singer who, after an unlikely turn of events, finds herself in a convent among a group of nuns. When Deloris witnesses a violent crime at the hands of her mobster boyfriend, she enters the witness protection program and is placed in last location any of her old cohorts would find her: a convent. Forced to adhere to the somber and sober life of the church, Deloris clashes with the convent's leader, Mother Superior, but eventually finds her niche with the choir. Through Deloris' leadership, the group of singers is transformed into a soulful gospel choir. The church's attendance and donations skyrocket, attracting the public's attention and subsequently, old problems come to the surface again. Sister Act has been captivating audiences since its 2009 West End premiere with its poignant story line, gripping characters and electric music.
As a member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame, Delbert McClinton is a part of the state's long and storied musical heritage. His style combines roots music with a variety of popular genres, covering the spectrum from blues and rock and roll, to soul and country. Before taking up the guitar, McClinton acted as a prominent harmonica player, backing up legends such as Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed live on stage. A move to Los Angeles in the early 1970s saw him establish himself as a guitar player, a lead singer and a formidable songwriter, scoring hit albums on the blues and country charts throughout the decade. Now into his 70s, McClinton has remained an important roots musician and has been rewarded with a 2006 Grammy Award and well-attended performances throughout the US.