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Stellar Cast Announced for 'Sister Act, The Musical'

Stellar Cast Announced for 'Sister Act, The Musical.'

Producers of SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL - inspired by the Whoopi Goldberg smash-hit movie - today announce some of New Zealand's most experienced musical theatre performers have been cast in the production bound for the ASB Waterfront Theatre this November and December.

In the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier - a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look- a convent - is New Zealand Idol finalist Keisha Tunks who has been performing in Japan since finding fame on the television series.

"Like Deloris, I also have big dreams," says Keshia. "Playing Deloris is one of them and I can't wait to hit the stage again in New Zealand."

The Sister Act Company

Deloris Van Cartier - Keisha Tunks
Eddie Souther - Keith Marr
Monsignor O’Hara - Steve King
Sister Mary Roberts - Samantha Campbell
Sister Mary Patrick - Emma Leon
Sister Mary Theresa - Val Hemphill
Sister Mary Lazarus - Lynn Webster
Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours - Kerie Smith
TJ - Sean Macfarlane
Pabl - Gerard-Luke Malgas
Joey - David Mackie
Michelle - Kristin Paulse
Tina - Kelly Harris

Nuns - Kerry Scurr, Charlie Helliwell, Olivia Garriock, Amber Dixon, Bridie Dixon, Katherine Cornish, Abby Doyle-Lisette, Vanessa Preston, Sarah Jayne Phillips, Nikki Kent, Ally Macdonald-Bull, Tiffany Utama.

Ensemble & Backing Vocalists- Lara Bottero, Lygia Verhoven, Kelly Harris, Kristin Paulse, Cameron Stables, Eric Ripley, Dave Torres, Carolyn Groen, Kristen Darrell, Deehan Morgado, Tegan Mcknight, Joanna Wood.

SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL has all the glamour and energy that you should expect from a Broadway blockbuster – thrilling scenery, gorgeous costumes, snappy one-liners and heart-pumping dance numbers.

The feel-amazing musical comedy, SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL features all new original music by TONY and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty And The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin). It tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look - a convent!

Under the suspicious watch of the 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, THE MUSICAL will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL is reason to REJOICE!


25 November - 16 December ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland




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