“Spread the news! It’s time to rock the pews! We’ve got the Sunday morning fever!”
...so begins one of the songs from the much-loved musical,’ Sister Act’. Monmouth Music Theatre will be rocking the seats from 7th to 10th February when they bring the musical based on the feature film of the same name to the Savoy Theatre, Monmouth.
It’s a rollicking, feel-good musical, set in 1970s USA, about a nightclub singer, Deloris van Cartier, who witnesses a gangland murder and is placed for her own safety in a New York convent where she has to adopt (fairly unsuccessfully) the persona of a nun. However, it’s a very run-down place with few people in the congregation on a Sunday and the choir is dreadful. Deloris feels completely lost and out of place in the convent, but when she decides to turn the choir around and make it into a pitch perfect gospel/soul she finds that she has a lot more in common with the nuns than she thought. The plot thickens when the bad guys who committed the murder find out where she is!
The show contains a host of foot-tapping, happy songs with the feel of the 1970s and Motown about them. It’s fast-paced and fun and a great night out is guaranteed. The curtain goes up at 7.30pm and tickets are £15, £8 for children. There are concessionary tickets available for £12 on the night of Wednesday 7th only.
Welcome to Monmouth Music Theatre
Monmouth Music Theatre, formerly known as Monmouth Operatic Society, was formed in 1988. We are all amateurs who enjoy getting together, making music and having fun. We originally performed Gilbert & Sullivan, and over the years have presented most of their operettas. We have now widened our scope and performed Die Fledermaus, Merry Widow, Oklahoma, Calamity Jane and Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady and Me & My Girl.
We perform one major show a year, usually in April, and then minor shows or concerts in the autumn. Our concerts are varied and have ranged from ‘A Night at the Opera’, consisting of well known opera solos and choruses, to ‘Magic of the Musicals’, consisting of many popular songs from such shows as Grease, Les Misérables, West Side Story and many more.
The Monmouth Music Theatre is a Registered Charity (No: 1154731) and is affiliated with National Operatic & Dramatic Association. You can also support the MMT by using EasyFundraising when you shop online.