Sister Act takes you to Heaven!
11th February 2019

Rathdown School Transition Year students stage a great production of the musical Sister Act


Dublin, Ireland: Transition Year (TY) girls aided by some plucky male volunteers from Blackrock College - staged a wonderful production of the musical Sister Act last week, with their energetic performances and vibrant production wowing audiences. This divine musical comedy was an absolute hoot from start to finish, with heavenly performances, catchy tunes and glitzy costumes.

Sister Act centres on nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier (Laoise Burns) who witnesses a gangland murder by her mobster boyfriend Curtis (John Cawley). For her own protection, she is placed by police in a convent, disguised as a nun. She transforms the tuneless, lack-lustre choir into a boogying, sparkling group, belting out disco-style and Motown-flavoured numbers.

Mr. Moore said, “I am consistently astounded by the level of talent that we have within the school community and the dedication that the students bring to these performances. I would like to congratulate them all for their hard work as I know how much time and effort went into the production from students and staff.”

The girls and guys on stage kept the audience enthralled with their portrayal of the main cast including the characters of Mother Superior (Sarah Colgan), Monsignor O’Hara (Naoise Cautley), Sister Mary Robert (Eithne Cunney), Sister Mary Patrick (Rachel Quinn) and Sister Mary Lazarus (Grace Sandys) to name but a few, along with the Fantasy Dancers and Nuns.

Behind the scenes, the backstage crew worked feverishly to keep the show on the road. As ever, all posters, programmes, props and costumes were produced and designed by the students and staff in Rathdown School. The audiences thoroughly enjoyed all of the performances and showed their appreciation for all of the hours of rehearsals that went into yet another successful production.

Each year, the students put on a musical performance as part of their TY programme. Last year, students starred in a production of Hairspray. This year the musical was produced by Ms Siobhan Devlin and directed by Ms Avril Crotty with the assistance of TY Coordinators Ms Genevieve McCormack and Ms Aisling Sheerin. The annual Transition Year musical is always a highlight of the Rathdown School’s TY programme, consistently setting the bar high for quality and fun.