Hallelujah! Full cast of SISTER ACT announced

The final cast members have been unveiled for the Australian premiere musical Sister Act, including Sophie Montague, Bianca Bruce, Raphael Wong and James Bryers. They will be joining Australian musical theatre royalty in Casey Donovan, Genevieve Lemon and Rhonda Burchmore in the most heavenly of musicals, premiering in Sydney in August.

Making their professional debut, Sophie Montague will be stepping into the role of Sister Mary Robert, Raphael Wong (The Phantom of the Opera, Midnight) will play Deloris’ love interest Eddie, James Bryers (Moulin Rouge, Matilda the Musical) will play Curtis Jackson, Bianca Bruce (Mamma Mia the Musical, Cinderella) will play Sister Mary Patrick, Emma Powell (Come From Away, Kinky Boots) will feature as Sister Mary Theresa, and Sally Bourne (Les Miserables, Once We Lived Here) will perform the role of Sister Mary Martin of Tours.

Also joining the cast is Damien Bermingham (Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, Billy Elliott) as Monsignor O’Hara, Jordan Angelides (Catch Me if you Can, They’re Playing Our Song) as Pablo, Tom Struik (West Side Story, Shrek the Musical) as Joey and James Bell (Black is the New White, The Aliens) as TJ.

Rounding up the Ensemble and Swing roles includes Kayla Carter, Theodore Williams, Patrick Volpe, Simon Fairweather, Elenor Smith Adams, Cara Bessey and Melanie Bird.

Based on the iconic film starring Whoopi Goldberg and featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted, The Little Mermaid), and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures.

Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

The creative team behind Sister Act includes Alan Menken (Music), Glenn Slater (Lyrics), Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (Book), Bill Buckhurst (Director), Alistair David (Choreographer), Morgan Large (Set & Costume Design), Stephen Brooker (Musical Supervision), Tim Mitchell (Lighting Design) and Tom Marshall (Sound Design).

Composer Alan Menken’s music, songs and scores have become an integral part of the fabric of our lives since his first works were produced nearly 40 years ago. His chart-topping songs have included Beauty and the Beast, A Whole New World, Colours of the Wind and Go the Distance. His stage musicals include God Bless You, Mr Rosewater, Atina: Evil Queen of the GalaxyReal Life Funnies, Little Shop of HorrorsKicksThe Dream on Royal StreetBeauty and the BeastA Christmas CarolWeird RomanceKing David, The Little MermaidSister Act, Leap of FaithNewsies, AladdinThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Apprenticeship of Duddy KravitzA Bronx Tale and Hercules.

Song and score credits for film musicals include: The Little Mermaid (animated), Beauty and the Beast (animated), NewsiesAladdin (animated), The Hunchback of Notre DameHerculesThe Shaggy DogHome on the RangeEnchantedTangledMirror Mirror, Beauty and the Beast (live action), Howard, Aladdin (live action), Disenchanted (live action), The Little Mermaid (live action).

He is the winner of eight Oscars, with four for Best Score and four for Best Song and holds the distinction of having won more Academy Awards than any other living individual. Other notable awards include 11 Grammy Awards, seven Golden Globes, a Daytime Emmy Award, a Tony for Best Original Musical Score (Newsies), an Olivier Award, three Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. His 2021 Emmy win elevated him to EGOT status, as the 16th person ever to receive an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

A musical sent from above, Sister Act is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as a total of six Olivier Award nominations across the original West End season and the London revival season. Sister Act also made a triumphant return to London’s West End in March 2024.

★★★★★ – The Sun, UK

“A divine night out” – What’s On Stage

“Sheer theatrical bliss” – The Telegraph (UK)

John Frost for Crossroads Live in association with Jamie Wilson present

Season Details


Venue: Capitol Theatre
Dates: from August 2024


Venue: Regent Theatre
from November 2024


Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
from February 2025

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