Endangered disco diva Deloris Van Cartier goes undercover as charismatic choir leader Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act—a musicalized adaptation of the 1992 Whoopie Goldberg vehicle. Set in ’70s-era Philadelphia, the “divine musical comedy” mirrors the film’s nun-on-the-run plot but shakes things up with a Motown-inspired score. Although met with mixed reviews (critic Charles Isherwood found it had “all the depth of a communion wafer”), Sister Act scored five Tony nods and has inspired multiple foreign language versions. Broadway in San Antonio brings the national tour to the Majestic. $26-$86, 7:30pm Tuesday-Wednesday, The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com. Through June 29. —Bryan Rindfuss
Cinema Tuesdays: The Wizard of Oz
Texas Public Radio invites movie-goers to join Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man on a vivid journey down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. Directed primarily by Victor Fleming, 1939’s The Wizard of Oz and its source material (L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900) boast a timeless impact that’s influenced such varied offerings as the 1978 Motown Productions and Universal Pictures collaboration The Wiz (starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor, among others), the 1981 comedy Under the Rainbow (following 150 Munchkin hopefuls) and the blockbuster musical Wicked—which is set for a forthcoming film adaptation rumored to be starring Glee’s Lea Michele and One Direction’s Harry Styles. $10-$15, 7:30pm Tuesday; Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, San Antonio, (210) 734-4552, tpr.org. —BR
If you’ve got a friend who’s talked smack about Southern music their whole lives, slip a Banditos track into their playlist. Hailing from Birmingham, Ala., Banditos bring off-the-charts energy to their gumbo of Southern music, led by frontwoman Mary Beth Richardson. It’s an impressive, Southern-fried mix, as if all the sounds in a beer hall juke box got jumbled into one band, but without losing any integrity of the separate influences. With Austin rock ‘n’ rollers the Bad Lovers, SA fuzz-fiddlers the Obilo’s and the Bolos. $5, doors at 9pm Tuesday, Limelight, 2718 N St. Mary's, (210) 735-7775, thelimelightsa.com. —Matt Stieb & Shannon Sweet
With female and male harmonizing, Animal Spirit calls to mind classic indie groups like Sonic Youth and Pixies. With roots in hometown Fort Worth, Animal Spirit pairs indie pop hooks and good ole rock ‘n’ roll with North Texas flavor. Like their name suggests, Animal Spirit is a guide into the future of the always-growing indie alternative rock scene. Cover to be announced, doors at 8pm Wednesday, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125, 502bar.com.
—Matt Stieb & Shannon Sweet
As reported this month in Billboard, the album Till Death Do Us Party and its lead single “I Adore U” have made drag performer Adore Delano the best-selling artist to emerge from the ranks of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Born Daniel Noriega, Delano honed her pipes as a (male) contestant on American Idol. Known for her filthy mouth (which plays out in outbursts like “fuck all the way off” and “rich, bratty whores!”) and a personal style that can accommodate both a “sexy-ass mermaid” and “Mexican Katy Perry,” Delano describes her stage persona as a “dark horse in a dark horse community.” $10-$20, 11:30pm Wednesday, Heat, 1500 N Main, (210) 227-2600, facebook.com/reylopezentertainment. —Bryan Rindfuss
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