28 September- 1 October
The Hexagon, Reading
Sister Act is based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg hit film of the same name. Music is by Oscar winning Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Little Shop of Horrors), book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional material by Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Glenn Slater.
Las Vegas singer Deloris Van Cartier becomes witness to a murder in which her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank is involved. She runs to a police station, recognises the desk chief as an old school friend (“Sweaty Eddie’) and enters witness protection. She is placed in a failing convent, The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith. The ensuing battle of wills between Deloris (now Sister Mary Clarence) and the Mother Superior is entertaining enough, but what really makes the music sing is Van Cartier’s increasingly successful work to turn the tuneless nuns into a rocking choir that fills the pews and even entertains the Pope. Those gangsters have not given up though and can hold a mean tune too!
Reading Operatic Society’s production of Sister Act will feature a full cast and excellent staging to transform the Hexagon stage in Reading.
Rehearsals commence on 25 April and open auditions are being held on 8 May. See our Sister Act auditions announcement for more details.
Reading Operatic Society performs two shows each year at The Hexagon Theatre in Reading. We are a lively and friendly group that brings high quality musical theatre performances to audiences in Berkshire. Read more about us