Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sister Act hits Joburg Theatre


If you haven't heard the super exciting news by now, Sister Act is currently on at the Mandela Stage of the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein. The well known 90's Whoopi Goldberg movie version of Sister Act holds special memories for me as it was the first movie that I ever watched as a tween with friends and no adults at the cinema (yes, giving away my age here) and I loved it back then. The theatre version of most productions beats the movie and with a Janice Honeyman production, you know it is sure to be a winner!!!

This story of a disco diva who finds herself in protective custody in a convent after witnessing a murder has all the elements I personally enjoy- a feel-good, family friendly story with lots of humor.

 You can catch a sneak peak and get a feeling of the sense of energy and excitement here.
 
Candida Mosoma plays Deloris Van Cartier (the disco diva nun played by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie version), while Kate Normington plays Mother Superior and Keith Smith the role of Monsignor O' Hara in this 'non-replica' production of the musical.

Candida Joburg Theatre
Candida and Kate

Joburg Theatre Janice Honeyman

Critics already have glowing reviews of this production. Peter Feldman calls it a 'theatrical triumph, a magnificent production', Diane de Beer from the Star says it is 'a thrilling merry go round' and Gayle Edmunds from City Press hails it 'a glorious success'. 

Have you booked your tickets yet? If not, what are you waiting for? The show will run until 16 August, from Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets range from R200 – R350 and are available from www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670.