Oh Brother: Sister Act is smash hit

    THE MULTI award-winning Kilkenny Musical Society take to the Watergate stage this April for one of the most eagerly anticipated performances of the year.

    Sister Act the musical based on the smash hit movie is the society’s show choice for 2018 and will run from April 8 to14.

    Earlier this week, the fantastic cast for this hilarious show was announced, leaving Kilkenny audiences in no doubt that this is set to be another runaway success for the talented group of local performers.

    In the lead role of Delores Van Cartier, famously depicted by Whoopi Goldberg in the iconic movie, is seasoned performer Carol Knox.

    Having spent over 20 years fronting disco, rock and soul bands, Carol’s vibrancy and power on stage is sure to wow Kilkenny audiences.

    The role of Mother Superior is in the supremely capable hands of ‘Comer girl Sarah Brennan.

    Fresh from her nomination in the best actress category at last year’s national awards for her role as Lucille Frank in Parade, Sarah brings a wealth of acting and vocal experience to this stellar line-up of performers.

    Fellow Kilkenny girl Amy Mulholland, granddaughter of local hurling legend, Phil ‘Fan’ Larkin, is set to shine in the role of shy but enormously talented Sister Mary Robert while Edwina Cummins is sure to earn many a belly laugh with her fantastic portrayal of Sister Mary Patrick.

    Other noticeable additions to this impressive cast line-up include Carlow local, David Doyle as bad boy Curtis.

    David moved Kilkenny audiences with his portrayal of Frankie in the society’s 2017 production of Parade and as another enormously experienced performer is guaranteed to shine in this year’s production.

    Having previously played Harry Boland in the award-winning Michael Collins a musical drama in 2014, Eoghan Fingleton returns to the Sister Act line-up as Eddie, the nervous but endearing cop out to protect Delores at all cost.

    Newcomer but regular Tipperary performer, Cathal O’ Donoghue takes on the role of the Monsignor. Other cast members well known for their regular performances in leading roles with the society include Nicola Brennan, Maeve Tierney, Dee Gibney and Kevin Reade.

    Having walked away with runner-up in the best overall show category for their 2017 production of Parade, expectations are deservedly high for Sister Act.

    However if previous shows are anything to go by, Kilkenny Musical Society rarely fail to impress and with ticket sales at a record high, a sell-out run is on the cards.

    Tickets are still available at the Watergate box office or at watergatetheatre.com