‘Sister Act – The Musical’

And now for something completely different…..

Whoopi-Goldberg
Photo courtesy of Loren Javier@Flickr

At the end of this year Tenerife will be opening its doors to a stage production of ‘Sister Act’, a hilariously-funny film, which was one of the most financially successful movies of the early 1990’s -and a film that has also been rated number ’83’ on Bravo’s ‘The 100 Funniest Movies’ list. Such was the movie’s success, that within a year the sequel: ‘Sister Act 2: back in the habit’ was released, which likewise became a box-office smash. Over a dozen years later -in 2006 to be precise, the musical, ‘Sister Act’ premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in California, before opening at the West End’s London Palladium in 2009. In April 2011 the musical opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre, and as we stand today it has been performed in no-less than ’12’ countries, having played to over ‘four million’  spectators -in ‘seven’ different languages. Based on the movie, this stage interpretation of the film will be coming to Tenerife over the New Year, as the ‘Winter festive-season Special’ at the Adan Martin Auditorium in Santa-Cruz. This production will be no small event, as it will encompass a total of twenty-eight actors, along with eight musicians, thirty-odd in-house technicians -and seventy-plus stage hands.

Sister-Act-Back-in-the-Habit
Photo courtesy of Andy Roberts@Flickr

There will also be a convoy of seven massive trailers, which will be carrying around seventeen tonnes of equipment between them for the production. The producer of the show is the one and only -Whoopi Goldberg, a mega-star in her own right, who won critical-acclaim for her portrayal of ‘Deloris’, a Reno Lounge singer, who is witness to a murder, and is subsequently put on the hit-list by a San Francisco mob. Hidden-away in the Poor Clares convent, and pretending to be one of the order of nuns, Whoopi causes chaos and mayhem with her fellow inmates, continually breaking all of the rules, before turning their somewhat sedate hymns into rocking R&B rhythms, that are simply mind-blowing. The film closes with the choir, led by Deloris, singing ‘I Will Follow Him’ before a packed house -which includes no-one less than ‘His Holiness -The Pope’ himself as a V.I.P. guest of St. Katherine’s Parish. The stage production here in Tenerife will star ‘Angels Gonyalons’ as the mother superior, with ‘Mireia Mambo’, an actress from Barcelona, who is currently working in London’s West End, playing the lead role of Deloris. The show will run for one week, from December 29th 2015, until January 4th 2016, and tickets for the show, which cost between €25 and €60, are available on-line from www.auditoriodetenerife.com So why not treat you and your family to a ‘Very Merry Christmas’ -and laugh your way into the New Year by getting in on the Act –I know I will!