The first week of December brought a real treat to the Cockburn stage as the production of Sister Act was brought to life. With three nights of performances to sold-out audiences, as well as two matinees to students from local schools, many people in the area were lucky enough to witness this amazing production. And from the sound of the wild applause and cheers at the end of the shows, I certainly wasn’t the only one who thoroughly enjoyed the viewing!
Sister Act is a popular and much-loved musical, and this was very much reflected in the audience reception. People smiling and laughing, tapping their feet to the music and even dancing and singing along to the last song; the atmosphere in the room was truly magical. After a period of time where the arts have really struggled, it was so refreshing to see people coming together to celebrate theatre once more.
The production itself could easily be mistaken for a West End one, as the level of professionalism was extremely high from everyone. The costumes added a level of depth that really immersed the audience into the show, as did the fantastic set design. Having the band playing in front of the stage also added an exciting element to the musical.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the students who dedicated hours upon hours of rehearsals to make the show the best it could possibly be. Staying after school and coming in on weekends, the level of commitment shown by the cast was extremely admirable. And it certainly paid off! It was evident that every cast member loved every minute of performing, thus making Sister Act even more enjoyable to watch.
Yet again, Cockburn has impressed us all with another incredible musical. The biggest congratulations to everyone involved, and I think it is safe to say we are all already looking forward to next year’s show!