Sister Act (Nunnad hoos)

Fri 07. May 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Sat 08. May 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Tue 25. May 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Wed 26. May 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Thu 27. May 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Sister Act (Nunnad hoos)


The musical Sister Act is presented in cooperation with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI Europe), which holds the rights to the work.

Sister Act is a top-notch musical comedy! Brilliant tunes by Alan Menken, who has eight Oscars to his name, fill the evenings and audience with energy – going to church was never this fun! Yes, you could say Sister Act is Sunday morning fever!

Directing this musical has been the fulfillment of a dream of mine and I take joy from the fact that I can do it in Estonia and the Vanemuine. I have a great appreciation and fondness for the movie of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg and I’m pretty sure our production will be at least as fun and high-energy! A great team was behind making this possible. I’m very glad my version of Les Mis was also warmly received and it is an honour for me to challenge myself with a musical comedy – I’m really looking forward to the premiere!

 Samuel Harjanne, director

Sister Act is a musical comedy based on the hit movie from 1992, set to music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. The feel-good musical was nominated for five Tony awards, including best musical. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier finds herself a witness to a murder, she is placed in witness protection in the most secure sanctuary of all – a convent! Of course, the would-be nun’s views clash with the rigid lifestyle and the abbess. But Deloris inspires the church choir with her vocal talents and breathes new life into the community but in doing so, she blows her cover. Soon her pursuers are on to her again!


Premieres on 28 November 2020 in the Grand Building of the Vanemuine

Soulful gospel music, fast-paced action and a moving story about friendship!

Performed in: Estonian
Surtitles on the big screen: English, Finnish
App display languages: Estonian, English, Finnish


Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Glenn Slater
Libretto Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional book material Douglas Carter Beane

Director Samuel Harjanne (Finland)
Costume and set designer Karmo Mende
Musical director and conductor Taavi Kull
Conductor Ele Sonn
Concertmasters Ele Sonn, Katrin Nuume
Chorus master Ele Sonn
Choreographer Gunilla Olsson (Sweden)
Lighting designer Märt Sell (Rakvere Theatre)

Translators into Estonian Aapo Ilves and Mario Pulver

Assistant Director and Producer Heli Anni
Sound Designer Toomas Paidra
Assistant Choreographer Matthew James Jordan

Cast Tanja Mihhailova-Saar, Merle Jalakas, Rasmus Kull, Kalle Sepp, Kärt Anton, Karin Tammaru, Milvi Luik, Silver Laas, Norman Salumäe, Germán Gholami, Simo Breede, Egon Laanesoo, Alo Kurvits, Risto Orav, Oliver Timmusk, Ele Millistfer, Linda Kanter, Katrin Kapinus, Siiri Koodres, Eve Kivisaar, Kaja Ilmjärv, Luule Veziko, Helen Hansberg, Inge Õunapuu, Merle Aunpuu, Carine Jessica Kostla, Andra Aus, Matthew James Jordan

The Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra & band