Sister Act Auditions

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Current Auditions

5A286B15-6076-46EE-8A2B-AEB4DED4B55FAuditions for our 2020 Production ‘Sister Act’

will be held Sunday January 19, 2-8 pm 

at The Arnprior School of Dance  (394 Russett Drive)

 

Synopsis

Deloris Van Cartier is an aspiring singer in Philadelphia circa 1977, where she is auditioning to perform at her gangster boyfriends nightclub. Deloris believes that Curtis is going to introduce her to a big producer, but is upset when he tells her she is not ready. Hurt and rejected, Deloris decides to break up with him, but when she goes to find him she accidentally sees him kill one of his cronies. Deloris runs to the police, who place her in hiding at a convent until Curtis is brought to trial. At first, Deloris feels as though it will be the worst thing in the world, chafing against the constraints of convent life and an immovable Reverend Mother, but once she is introduced to the struggling choir at the convent, everything changes. She finds that many of the nuns at the convent are not that different from her, and that they are quite fun to be around. They help give her a bigger purpose in her life, showing her a genuine love and affection that was missing prior to her arrival at the convent. Sister Act is an energetic and joyous show that uses music to bring different communities, and lifestyles, together.

Roles

Once you’ve selected a role please fill out the contact form below to book your audition.

PLEASE NOTE:  Most roles are meant to be filled by adults or older teens (16 up).  Ensemble roles can be 12 +.

Deloris Van Cartier

An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E3
 
Mother Superior
The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Sister Mary Robert
A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.
Gender: female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
 
Sister Mary Patrick
A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 50
 
Sister Mary Lazarus
A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’s soul music.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Monsignor O’hara
One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E3
 
Curtis
A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Eddie Souther
The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
 
Tj
Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
Gender: male
Age: 16 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Db3
 
Joey
One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
Pablo
One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
 
Sister Mary Martin-of-tours
A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
 
Sister Mary Theresa
A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
Gender: female
Age: 60 to 70
 
Michelle
One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
 
Tina
One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
 
Ernie
One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
 
Ensemble
Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers
Contact Form to Book Audition
*You will receive an emailed confirmation with your audition time
*specific audition times available upon request (put a note in the comments)

*Plan on arriving 15 minutes early for registration.

 

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Have you performed in a musical production before?
 Yes No

If so, list most recent:

Have you taken formal lessons in music / drama / dance?
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Details:

Which role do you want to audition for:
 Deloris Mother Superior Sister Mary Robert Sister Mary Patrick Sister Mary Lazarus Monsignor O'Hara Curtis Eddie Souther TJ Joey Pablo Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours Sister Mary Theresa Michelle Tina Ernie Ensemble

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Instructions for Readings

To prepare for the ‘acting’ portion of your audition, find at least one Dialogue PDF that best suits the kind of role for which you are auditioning. If you are not specifically trying out for any of the characters in these scenes, just choose your favorite. You will be asked to clarify what role you prefer at the audition.
 
Memorization is welcomed but not required. The other lines will be read by ‘stand-ins’ present at the audition so it feels like a real conversation. Just try your best to express the intent and emotion of the lines as you understand them.
*To print pdfs just right click  on the selection you want, copy or  save it to your computer or a new document, then print it.
 
 
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Instructions for Music
Below are 5 musical selections for the auditions marked for a particular character and bars to be sung.  Please select a song that compliments your vocal range, 

all those audition for leads with have to sing a song that the character sings.  Expect to sing at least 16 bars, although more bars are indicated in each song.  You may be asked to sing more or less.  Memorization is welcomed, but not neccesary.

*Note the selection “Ensemble _ Sunday Morning Fever” is for those who wish to be in the show, but not as a main character. 
 
*To print pdfs just right click  on the selection you want, copy or  save it to your computer or a new document, then print it.
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