1992 musical comedy Sister Act is to receive the ‘live cinema’ treatment at Milton Keynes Theatre as its theatre tour visits on Saturday 10th February.
Produced by Amacoast Cinema, the Sister Act Live Choir production will boast a full-piece choir and band, as they accompany the onscreen nuns with live performances of songs from the film’s original soundtrack.
Founder Dele Aro said, “We are delighted to be touring this powerful and uplifting live cinema experience.”
A production of the film including members of the original cast was held last year to mark the film’s 25th anniversary. The show has also had two successful, sold out runs in London in Autumn 2016 and April 2017.
Dele added, “We were delighted to see the shows connect such a large diverse group of people, to share in a unique experience and create new memories around a much-loved film”.
Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Vegas lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier, played by Whoopi Goldberg. After witnessing a murder at the hands of her boyfriend, she has to enter witness protection to avoid a similar fate and turns to the one place that she hopes he will never look – a Convent!
Disguised as a nun, Deloris woefully tries to adopt her new lifestyle and after several false starts, she finally finds her voice at the heart of the church choir.
“Whether you’re a Sister Act fan or not, the soundtrack is amazing and the nuns sing with so much soul,” says show Choir Director, Lovedale Harrison. Sister Act Live Choir includes live performances of original film soundtrack favourites such as ‘Hail Holy Queen’, ‘My Guy (My God)’ and ‘I Will Follow Him’.
Sister Act Live Choir will feature the Uplifted Voices choir for the show, who have featured on BBC Gospel Proms, and provided backing choirs for the live shows on ITV’s The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, and The X Factor shows.
One of the lead signers from Uplifted Voices’ is the super talented Diamantina, who was born in Germany of Kosovan parents. From refugee to rising star, Diamantina has found her strength and confidence in music and performance, and Sister Act Live Choir has enabled her to share her talents with a much wider audience.
There will also be a special guest performance from Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finalist’s ‘Gospel Singers Incognito’ (GSI).