OCP Welcomes Savannah Fisher to the leading role of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. A musical theater major at Western Michigan University, Savannah attended the Detroit School of the Arts as a voice major, graduating as valedictorian in 2016. She credits her school experience for her interest in jazz, which led her to perform at the international jazz festival in Detroit. “Many great jazz artists have sung on the very same stage,” she said. “It met so many incredible artists and got to perform with a very talented band.”
Her interest in musical theatre began at age 10, when she played the Sour Kangaroo in Suessical the Musical at her elementary school, and from then on she knew she had to continue pursuing theatre. “Later, I auditioned for a part in Willa Wonka Jr. at Stagecrafters [in Royal Oak], and the angst of waiting for a call back practically killed me, my mom, and my granny!” Savannah was offered the role and she was “hooked.”
Since then, she has had roles in Aida, Showboat, Hairspray, and recently The Wiz at WMU. She has extensive dance experience as well, performing with a Sterling Heights studio in hip hop, jazz, ballet and lyrical. She has also performed at the North American International Auto Show for two years.
“I enjoy playing the role of Deloris because the character has so much confidence in herself, and she ultimately changes the lives of others forever with her talent, motivation, and presence,” said Savannah, who drives almost two hours from Westland to rehearsals. For her, the drive is worth it. “The cast is so much fun to work with. Everyone is so kind, inviting, and genuine. They are also extremely talented and invested. I enjoy going to rehearsals a lot because they’re both productive and very enjoyable. I’m excited to bring this great story to life with these wonderful people.”