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Chesham Musical Theatre Company presents “Sister Act”
April 18, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Based on the Whoopi Goldberg hit film, Sister Act is scored by Alan Menken, the hit composer behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tangled and Little Shop of Horrors. His tunes are guaranteed to get you up and dancing in the aisles!
Directed by Chesham’s own Barry Dell, the CMTC team tell the story of the wonderfully loud Delores van Cartier, nightclub singer and girlfriend of nasty Curtis who is a very dodgy gangster. When she accidentally witnesses a murder by her awful boyfriend, she runs to the police where she meets an old high school friend, Eddie, a cop, who arranges for her to be hidden in a convent.
Of course, Delores is never going to hide well anywhere and although Queen of Angels church seems like the perfect cover, she cannot stay incognito for long!
Whilst the gangsters are out looking for Delores, she has one thing on her mind: teaching the nuns to sing because they are terrible! The nuns go through a musical transformation which helps their ailing church open the door to a hungry audience, which swells their coffers. Delores, as Sister Mary Clarence, brings out the best in nuns Mary Robert, Mary Patrick and Mary Lazarus. But can she win over Mother Superior?
Of course, her cover gets blown and it’s up to the nuns to rally round and keep her safe from her fate…
Sister Act has a huge amount of fabulous songs to get your feet tapping, all based on disco songs of the seventies: “Fabulous Baby”, “Sunday Morning Fever”, “Take me to Heaven” and the incredible eight-part harmony “Spread the Love Around”. Chesham Musical Theatre Company prides itself on its incredibly talented cast and crew: this show takes their singing to a whole new level!
So, get down get down get down to the Elgiva – tickets are already selling fast for this fabulous show!
Sister Act: Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner, Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane.
Tickets available from www.elgiva.com priced £14.50 to £16.50 or call 01494 582900
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