In July 2019 KD Theatre Productions Ltd presented it stars of tomorrow in the hit West End & Broadway Musical ‘SISTER ACT’
KD produce a full scale Musical production for young people aged between 6 and 18 yrs to take part in every Summer. Everyone is given the opportunity to take part in the production and no-one is turned away. KD provide a professional and fun experience allowing the young performers to work with a professional creative team including Director, Choreographer, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer in a professional theatre with large scale sets and costumes. Over 100 young people take part each year, allowing us to have two casts which rotate the 6 performances giving the performers even more of an opportunity to shine under the spotlights! Not only do they get the opportunity to put together a full length musical, the performers also learn valuable performing arts skills as well as making friends and memories which will last a lifetime!
For details on our 2020 Junior Show, watch this space!
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!
‘We were constantly enthralled by the vivacious, gyrating dancers on and off stage with the audience adding just one dimension to a multi-faceted, vibrant production’
It was clear from the start that nothing, absolutely nothing, beats a live show. KD Theatre demonstrated this perfectly.
We were constantly enthralled by the vivacious, gyrating dancers on and off stage with the audience adding just one dimension to a multi-faceted, vibrant production.The original theme of bad girl comes good was still definitely there, but there was much more besides.
There was love, hate, fear, courage and narrow-mindedness turning into broadmindedness that the little religious community had never known. The main characters in the second cast list made their parts their own. Their singing, acting and dancing and that of the groups was right up to the mark.
Especially impressive were Doloris (played by Abigail Day), Mother Superior (Lotties White) and her amazing nuns (especially Sister Mary Robert: Emily Wright, Sister Mary Patrick: Kay Pegado, and Sister Mary Lazarus: Emily Rutherford).
Also remarkable were the young policeman in love with Doloris: ‘Sweaty’ Eddie (Zak Potis), the bad guy, boyfriend of Doloris: Curtis (Jake Stearne) and his goons (TJ: Samuel McGuinness Joey: Jacob Stoodly and Pablo: Max Wilson ), the Monsignor O’Hara (Dean Bruce)… in fact, they were all wonderful!
Congratulations must go to the director, Jessica Theobald and choreographers Chloe Jones and Bethany and Issy Pearson and the whole team, for the phenomenal pace, the dazzling drive and the impact of the performers.
Producers for KD Theatre Productions ltd, Daniel Bell and Katherine Hickmott were also invaluable elements to this fantastic production.
Daniel Bell, producer, said: “We had over 100 children involved who rotated the six shows over the weekend.
“We were very proud of all the amazingly talented young people who took to the stage to perform Sister Act.
“It was our most ambitious junior production to date, and we couldn’t have been more happy with how well it was received.”
One of the next events to look forward to is the pantomime Dick Whittington at the Maltings from December 13 to January 5. KD Academy offers performing arts training for young people aged between three and 18-years-old.
Review by Rosemary Westwell – Cambs Times – 9th July 2019