It’s clearly a difficult score to sing, which makes this production’s performances all the more impressive. Catherine Martin has a clear, powerful mezzo-soprano voice and offered a disarmingly natural characterization as Sister Helen
Catherine Martin's Sister Helen displays a similar kaleidoscope of emotions in a thoroughly convincing and beautifully sung performance.
the acting and singing of every person on that stage was perfection. Not once did I hear or see an inconsistency that pulled me from the world. Yes, some characters were especially compelling, but the entire stage was a team effort of a company supporting each other for the sake of the story. Further, every aspect of the show was cohesive in a way that could only come from a focused direction, led by Joel Ivany.
Catherine Martin energetically embodies Helen's headstrong and persevering nature, with Heggie's score suggesting uneasy enthusiasm for her mission during her long drive to the penitentiary in Angola
Catherine Martin, who plays Sister Helen Prejean, bears the brunt of the emotional journey in this tale. A prim nun assured of her own faith, Sister Helen takes a journey of strength and courage as the arch of the narrative progresses. Martin reveals Sister Helen’s vulnerability as she grapples with the weight of her calling.