Ballyshannon Musical – Sister Act- Meet the Cast
Introducing Deloris Van Cartier / Farrah Bogle
Farrah is back with BMS again this year in the role of loud-mouthed and sassy Deloris, the role famously played by Whoopi Goldberg. Deloris is an aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir.Farrah is excited to be taking on such an iconic role in this year’s show!
Introducing Curtis Jackson / Frankie O’ Donnell.
Following his convincing performance as shallow Wall Street Businessman Glen Guglia in last year’s ‘The Wedding Singer’, Frankie returns to BMS this year as ‘bad guy’ Curtis Jackson. Curtis is a club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. He is cocky and controlling, and always on the verge of violence. Frankie is delighted to be back on board with BMS in 2018, and looks forward to the challenges of the role.
Introducing Mother Superior/ Tracey Fitzpatrick
Tracey returns to the BMS stage again this year. Audiences will remember Tracey from her fantastic performance as Linda in ‘The Wedding Singer’, as well as several Pantomime productions. This year, Tracey plays Mother Superior – The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. Tracey is enjoying the challenge of playing this fantastic role.
Introducing Niall Kerr – Eddie Souther
Niall treads the boards once again with the society, this time as Officer Eddie Souther. Niall has been in several productions with both the BMS, and Abbey Arts Panto, where he has engaged audiences with his memorable comic performances. This year he plays Eddie Souther – The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. One of Eddie’s unwanted characteristics is that he when he becomes nervous whilst under pressure, he sweats profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.
Introducing Siobhán McParland – Sister Mary Robert
Siobhán hails from Ramelton and is a newcomer to BMS this year. She has appeared in several large-scale productions in the North West, including Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera with Donegal Youth Musical Theatre. She has been a student at various Performing Arts academies, including the West End Stage summer school in London where she performed in Her Majesty’s Theatre. Siobhán plays Sister Mary Robert – A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life. Siobhán is delighted to get the opportunity to play this role.
Introducing Sister Mary Patrick – Áine Cronin
Aine returns this year in the role of the perky and infectiously happy Sister Mary Patrick – An enthusiastic, and easily excitable Nun of the convent. Aine has appeared on the Abbey Centre stage in several Ballyshannon Musical Society productions, including The Wedding Singer, and The King and I, where she played leading roles. She is excited to be playing the role of Sister Mary Patrick this year.
Introducing our lovely nuns !!!