Much-anticipated Sister Act The Musical opens at The Little Theatre tonight

It can cost up to £30,000 to put on an amateur performance.

Choreographer Rosie Chalmers leads Sister Act The Musical dance rehearsals Wigston Amateur Operatic Society Leicester and Leicestershire
Choreographer Rosie Chalmers leads Sister Act dance rehearsals

A local theatre society is performing Sister Act The Musical this week at The Little Theatre.


Wigston Amateur Operatic Society (WAOS) has been rehearsing since January.


The cast features experienced actors, singers, and dancers and is directed by long-time WAOS member Julia Glover-Kirtland.

Director Julia Glover-Kirtland (right)

On Facebook, Julia said: "Well here it is, opening night of Sister Act. Just finished painting the last bits of set and we’re all set. I am so proud of how hard everyone has worked to pull this together I can’t wait to get our audiences in. Have an absolute blast brothers and sisters."


The cult classic lights up the Little stage ahead of Curve's showing in October produced by Whoopi Goldberg herself and Jamie Wilson.

Leicester is home to many amateur theatre societies, which all provide the rare opportunity to see West End and Broadway shows and plays right here in the city centre, and at affordable prices.


It can cost up to £30,000 for WAOS to put on a musical. The expenditure goes towards exclusive rights to the script and libretto, stage set, lighting and sound technicians, and costumes.

Tickets have proven popular with seats having almost sold out for each show of the week.


The WAOS Instagram page this week read: "We have been blown away by these fabulous ticket sales so far! But it's time to issue a warning! If you haven't yet got your Sister Act tickets, what are you waiting for?! ...You don't want to miss this!"

Tickets are available to buy on the Little Theatre website, but also on the door before the show starts each night at 7.30pm.


Sister Act The Musical by Wigston Amateur Operatic Society runs from tonight until Saturday, May 28, with a Saturday matinee showing as well.

 

Written by Kerry Smith

Kerry is editor of Cross Production's Niche Magazine in Leicester and has a degree in film and journalism. She writes about business news, local people, entertainment, and has a particular interest in theatre.