Jodie Erica from the MKFM team returned to MK Theatre last night to watch the performance of Sister Act and here is her review...
I can't tell you how excited I was to watch the performance of Sister Act as I have grown up a huge fan of the films, which feature film legend Whoopi Goldberg and, the legend herself was one of the producers of this theatrical adaptation.
Infact, I wasn't aware that Sister Act was brought to life through theatre, and so I was very appreciative and more than ready to get boogying with the sisters.
The first acts straight away set the scene with the comedy that will have you laughing throughout the show, and it continues to get even funnier.
I absolutely love the singing and dancing that wow's you through the show from start to finish.
Deloris Van Cartier otherwise known as Sister Mary Clarence, is played by Sandra Marvin and goodness! She has a fantastic powerhouse of a voice.
Sandra plays such a vibrant version of Deloris, glamorous, full of fun with a sassy attitude and great humour, she also portrays a very heartfelt character, the epitome of growth.
I loved each and every sister's role in this production, they all have their own personalities. Especially the familiar positive and bubbly Sister Mary Patrick, played by Catherine Millsom, she had the character and vocals on point and to me that is a very distinctive role in this film, as we all remember the funny singing scenes.
Lizzie Bea performed the role of Sister Mary Robert wonderfully, so timid and shy, but with the support from Deloris you see her growth as an individual blossom too, and with that comes the lovely voice. I really like the added storylines and scenes in this production, as we get to see more of Sister Mary Roberts talents in this show.
All of the sister characters were played brilliantly individually and together, when they start singing and harmonising in tune with each other it just sounds heavenly.
I also really enjoyed the adaptation of the villain characters in this Sister Act production, Curtis Jacksons three sidekicks Pablo, played by Damian Buhagiar, TJ, played by Bradley Judge and Joey, played by Tom Hopcroft, were absolutely hilarious! They had me chuckling so much throughout their scenes, especially when they were dancing and pretending and practising on trying to woo a sister.
Infact, I love that in this production, it was the men that became the back-up dancers and singers in the fun and glitzy scenes, the outfits were amazing!
The story has been altered in this show, but I actually love it, I like how Deloris and policeman Eddie Souther, played by Graham Macduff, had a progressive romance, and that he himself has his own glamorous and funny dancing and singing scenes.
The whole show was put together and presented magically, everyone played their part and I know many people involved played several parts too and that is just very impressive, congratulations to all.
Sister Act the musical shows you the growth of many different characters, change and acceptance. Also, you watch friendships bloom and become strong, a sisterhood, many beautiful messages presented in a beautifully produced musical.
If you love the films, then you will love Sister Act the musical, it is called 'A Divine Musical Comedy' and it is no word of lie.
Performances: Mon 21st - Sat 26th November 2022 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
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