Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alan Menken (Heights '72) Helps Bring Sister Act To The Stage

Alan Menken is well known for his numerous scores for theater and film. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Enchanted and many more were made magical by Mr. Menken's genius touch. His most recent project has been the composition of the score for the new production of Sister Act, based on the Whoopi Goldberg film and the show is currently in previews on London's West End. Mr. Menken returned to Broadway last year with an enlarged songbook for The Little Mermaid. Next year, he's back there with a gospel-tinged Leap of Faith, based on the 1992 film starring Steve Martin as a faith-healing charlatan. The composer has won eight Oscars, seven Golden Globes, and 10 Grammys.

Here's a number from the production of Sister Act The Musical:

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