Soulful gospel music, fast-paced action and a moving story about friendship
Based on the Touchstone Pictures musical comedy, Joseph Howard’s Sister Act
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Glenn Slater
Libretto Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional book material Douglas Carter Beane
Director Samuel Harjanne (Finland)
Costume and set designer Karmo Mende
Musical director and conductor Taavi Kull
Musical director’s assistant Ele Sonn
Choreographer Gunilla Olsson Karlsson (Sweden)
Lighting designer Märt Sell (Rakvere Theatre)
Translators into Estonian Aapo Ilves and Mario Pulver
In roles Tanja Mihhailova-Saar, Merle Jalakas, Rasmus Kull, Kalle Sepp (ETA revüüteater „Starlight Cabaret”), Kärt Anton, Karin Tammaru (Endla Theatre), Milvi Luik, Silver Laas, Norman Salumäe, German Gholami, Simo Breede, Egon Laanesoo, Alo Kurvits, Risto Orav, Oliver Timmusk, Ele Millistfer, Linda Kanter, Katrin Kapinus, Siiri Koodres, Eve Kivisaar, Kaja Ilmjärv, Luule Veziko, Helen Hansberg, Inge Õunapuu, Merle Aunpuu, Carine Jessica Kostla, Andra Aus, Matthew James Jordan
The Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra & band
Sister Act is a top-notch musical comedy! Brilliant tunes by Alan Menken, who has eight Oscars to his name, fill the evenings and audience with energy – going to church was never this fun! Yes, you could say Sister Act is Sunday morning fever!
Directing this musical has been the fulfilment of a dream of mine and I take joy from the fact that I can do it in Estonia and the Vanemuine. I have a great appreciation and fondness for the movie of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg and I’m pretty sure our production will be at least as fun and high-energy! A great team was behind making this possible. I’m very glad my version of Les Mis was also warmly received and it is an honour for me to challenge myself with a musical comedy – I’m really looking forward to the premiere!
Samuel Harjanne, director
Sister Act is a musical comedy based on the hit movie from 1992, set to music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. The feel-good musical was nominated for five Tony awards, including best musical.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier finds herself a witness to a murder, she is placed in witness protection in most secure sanctuary of all – a convent! Of course, the would-be nun’s views clash with the rigid lifestyle and the abbess. But Deloris inspires the church choir with her vocal talents and breathes new life into the community but in doing so, she blows her cover. Soon her pursuers are on to her again!
The musical Sister Act is presented in cooperation with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI Europe), which holds the rights to the work.
Premiere 28.11.2020, the Vanemuine Grand Building.
Performed in: Estonian
Surtitles on big screen: English, Finnish
App display languages: Estonian, English, Finnish