Get ready to boogie with return of 90s classic Sister Act - The Evesham Observer

Get ready to boogie with return of 90s classic Sister Act

Evesham Editorial 14th Sep, 2019   0

THE UPLIFTING hit comedy of the 90s – Sister Act – will come to life next month when members of the Phoenix Theatre Group stage the cult classic at Evesham Arts Centre.

Sister Act tells the story of wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier whose life takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses a terrible crime.

She is placed in a witness protection program for her safety in the most unlikely of places – a convent.

Deloris is renamed Sister Mary Clarence and under the watchful eye of mother superior, takes over the lack lustre choir where she breathes unexpected new life into it with her 70s-style disco and has the celibate nuns ‘shaking their buns’.

Through music, this diva helps her fellow sisters find their voices as well as her own along the way.

The uplifting and miraculous musical 1992 movie starred Whoopi Goldberg in the lead role alongside British icon Dame Maggie Smith as Mother Superior and is based on a book is written by Bill and Cheri SteinKellner, the duo most known for their work on Cheers.

Music from Alan Menken, best known for his work with Disney and the stage hit, Little Shop of Horrors, and Glenn Slater’s clever lyrics give the songs have a heavenly ring with bounce and appeal.

On the creative side Phoenix are thrilled to present Jessica Dixon in the lead role of Deloris. Jessica previously performed with the group as a teenager before moving on and becoming a semi-professional singer.

“It’s great to be back and involved with the group,” said Jessica.

“The show is the perfect musical for the whole family with amazing songs and a story that entertains and uplifts.

“You’ll laugh, you’ll boogie in your seat, and you’ll be moved by a heart-warming and faith-affirming story at the core.”

Jessie Thomas will make her debut as choreographer for the show and director and producer Keith Norledge said he was thrilled with how the show had come together.

“Evesham audiences will rejoice when they hear our talented cast blow the roof off Evesham Arts Centre with their masterful vocals under the direction of Oliver Lister,” he said.

“With a live band, magical costumes and a cast of 50, I’m sure we will have everyone rocking in the aisles.”

Sister Act will take to the stage at Evesham Arts Centre from October 10 to 13.

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