Sister Act will open on the stage of The Mandela at Joburg Theatre on July 10th and run until August 16th 2015.
This brand new ‘non-replica’ production of the musical Sister Act will be directed by Janice Honeyman, with Bernard Jay as executive producer, musical direction by Rowan Bakker, choreography by Nicol Sheraton, production design by Declan Randall, costume design by Sarah Roberts and sound design by Trevor Peters.
Leading the cast will be Naledi award-winning actress Candida Mosoma as disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in the top grossing 1992 movie comedy of the same name. Joining Candida Mosoma, South African stage star Kate Normington will play Mother Superior (legendarily portrayed by Maggie Smith in the movie) and Keith Smith will play the pivotal role of Monsignor O’Hara.
Bernard Jay produces Sister Act for Joburg Theatre, with Simon James and Claire Pacariz as associate producers. Timothy Le Roux will serve as resident director.
The wittily infectious musical is written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Oscar and Tony winning composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, etc.).
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act leaves audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of
friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice!
Sister Act is brought to South Africa by the City of Joburg in association with MNet and is on The Mandela stage at Joburg Theatre from July 10th to August 16th. Tickets range from R200 to R350 and are exclusively available from www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670. Discounted rates for groups of ten or more are available
by calling Joburg Theatre on (011) 877 6853/6815.