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'Sister Act' lifts the spirit at the Hippodrome

'Sister Act' lifts the spirit at the Hippodrome

The timing couldn't be better.

Just as "Sister Act," the musical based on the hit movie from 1992, rolled into Baltimore with habits flying and vocal cords pumping, Sister Cristina Scuccia was getting ready to win the "The Voice of Italy" TV competition with a wail through "What a Feeling" from "Flashdance."

Could singing nuns get any cuter?

I confess that Sister Cristina's pushy styling leaves me cold, and I confess I expected "Sister Act" to leave me even colder.

Well, shut my missal. This show, which had only a modest run on Broadway a few years ago, turns out to be a winning combination of the silly, sassy,...