An Italian nun who shot to global fame by winning “The Voice of Italy” talent show is set to star in a stage production of the musical “Sister Act,” which opens here in time for Christmas. Cristina Scuccia, better known as “Suor Cristina” (“Sister Cristina”), wowed judges and audiences last year with her soulful renditions of pop classics by artists such as Alicia Keys. Appearing on stage in her habit, silver cross swinging as she swayed, Scuccia became the unlikely winner of the Italian version of “The Voice” and signed a record deal with Universal. The 27-year-old is now set to take the next step in her career. The stage production of the 1992 movie, in which Whoopi Goldberg played a singer hiding out in a convent after witnessing a murder, will open on Dec. 10 at Rome’s Brancaccio Theater. Scuccia will take on the role of Mary Robert, a young and shy nun with an impressive singing voice. Discussing her role in the production, Scuccia said she hoped for the support of the pope.
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