SISTER ACT TOUR
Sister Act is a musical comedy based on the film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg. Since the screen version the action has been moved from 1990’s Reno and San Francisco to 1970’s Philadelphia. This gives Glenn Slater and Alan Menken’s score an authentic disco flavour and rousing gospel sound that made the film such a hit.
When nightclub & disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses her boyfriend shooting someone she is put in protective custody in the one place the police are sure no one will look for her in a convent! She dresses as a nun calling herself Sister Mary Clarence and finds it hard to accept the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior.
By using her disco dance moves and singing talent to inspire the tuneless nuns’ choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but blows her cover. Soon the crooks are after her but find themselves up against the new reformed Deloris and the power of her Sisterhood.
Cynthia EriVo is playing Deloris Van Cartier which is the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in the film and played by Patina Miller in London and on Broadway.
Julie Atherton will be playing Sister Mary Robert. She is best known for creating the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q, and for playing Cathy in Jason Robert Brown’s The Last 5 Years. She has also played Sophie in Mamma Mia! and Serena in Fame andrecently she appeared in Ordinary Days with Daniel Boys at the Trafalgar Studios.
They will be joined by Denise Black (Coronation Street) as Mother Superior, Michael Starke (TV's Brookside and The Royal and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray) as Monsignor O'Hara, Edward Baruwa as Eddie Souther, Cavin Cornwall as Curtis Jackson, Gavin Alex as Pablo, Jacqueline Clarke as Sister Mary Lazarus, Tyrone Huntley as TJ and Laurie Scarth as Sister Mary Patrick.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Music by Oscar winner Alan Menken, and Lyrics by Glenn Slater. Book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner. Director Peter Schneider & Choreography by Anthony Van Laast.
THIS TOUR ENDED ON SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2012