BY ESE DIBEBI
According to reports, world-acclaimed Broadway musical based on a 1992 film of same name, Sister Act will be coming to Nigeria later in the year.
Expected to feature an all-Nigerian lineup, it is being put together by a collaboration between Soji Akinkugbe and Waterfront Theatre Company, South Africa. Akinkugbe’s production outfit, Colours in Africa Productions will also be supported by Elvina Ibru’s 2Wice As Nice.
Akinkugbe is said to have long nursed a vision to produce international musical hits with Nigerian casts. He also desires to use the productions to create a training platform that would transform raw local talents and skills into best standards available around the world.
A 3-day audition/workshop for the production has been scheduled to hold from February 25 to February 28, 2016.
Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, who having witnessed her boyfriend commit a murder, ends up in hiding in a convent whose parish has fallen on hard times. Though the sequin-free lifestyle doesn’t agree with her, Deloris finds her calling working with the choir, and breathes new life into the dusty convent while discovering a sisterhood she’s never had before.
Sister Act will have on the production team, iinternationally recognized award-winning musical director Garth Tavares as well as musical Theatre artist, Genna Galloway.