Sister Act

The show is set in 1970s Philadelphia when disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank commit a murder at the grungy club where she’s performing. She reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community. Word of their success reaches Curtis and his mob, who arrive on the scene to settle their score with Deloris and find themselves battling not only her, but a gang of feisty nuns and the Mother Superior.

Costume Plot

Deloris

Leopard print top, hotpants/leggings & wide belt
Blue fur jacket
Jacket/coat
‘Showy’ top & leggings (arriving at Convent)
Black Habit
‘Heart’ scapular
Nightdress/pyjamas & short white veil
Blue/purple satin surplice & scapular
Gold & silver fitted evening dress & collar

Mother Superior

Black habit
Nightdress, dressing gown & short white veil
Sparkly black Habit with shiny white coif & collar

Sister Mary Robert (Postulant)

Black pinafore dress & white blouse
Shiny ‘Heart’ scapular
Nightdress/pyjamas & short white veil
Blue/purple satin surplice & scapular
Sparkly black pinafore & white blouse

Sister Mary Patrick & Sister Mary Lazarus

Black habits
Shiny ‘Heart’ scapulars
Nightdresses/pyjamas & short white veils
Blue/purple satin surplices & scapulars
Sparkly black Habits with shiny white coifs & collars

Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours & Sister Mary Theresa

Black Habits
Shiny ‘Heart’ scapulars
Nightdresses/pyjamas & short white veils
Blue/purple satin surplices & scapulars
Silver Habits with sparkly collars, veils & wimples

Nuns Chorus (Up to 20 Nuns)

Black Habits
Shiny ‘Heart’ scapulars
Nightdresses/pyjamas & short white veils
Some plain dressing gowns
Blue/purple satin surplices & scapulars
Silver Habits with sparkly collars, veils & wimples

Monsignor O’Hara

Black suit & Dog Collar
White alb
2 coloured chasubles – 1 green & 1 red with matching stoles
Black priest’s hat
Shiny alb & silver chasuble, stole & hat

Altar Boys

Red cassock
White surplice & chorister’s ruff
Sparkly red cassock

Eddie Souther
Police uniform & cap
Removable uniform
Removable white sparkly ‘John Travolta’ suit

Fantasy Dancers

Girls – flared cat suits with wide headbands
Men – flares, shirts & belts

Curtis

Expensive but not tasteful suit & bright shirt
Coat/jacket
‘Flashy’ trousers, jacket & shirt
Shiny red cassock & white surplice

TJ / Joey / Pablo

Suits/trousers, jackets & shirts
Coats/jackets
Shiny red cassocks & white surplices

Ernie

Trousers, shirt & jacket

Michelle & Tina

Tight fitting tops, tight trousers/short skirts/hotpants or catsuits & large belts

Chorus Characters:

Cops, Hookers, Bar customers, Waitress, Drag Queen (dressed to look like Doloris)
Cab Driver, Newscaster, Homeless People, Pool Players & The Pope!

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Dress Circle Costumiers
Updated August 2014