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SISTER ACT - AUDITION REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

Director- Keith O'Connell
Musical Director- John Pugh
Choreographer- Jon Alexander

Location: Knob Hill United Church, 23 Gage Ave, Scarborough

DANCE CALL (MANDATORY)- 7:30PM SUNDAY JANUARY 7TH

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you can move in.

 VOCAL AUDITIONS- STARTING AT 7:30PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10TH AND THURSDAY JANUARY 11TH

Please prepare one song in style of show but not from the show.
Music should be double-sided and brought in a binder, not taped together or in a duotang
Auditioners will be given a cold reading.

MEN & WOMEN OF ALL ETHNICITIES WELCOME

   Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film. Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
   When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid Mother Superior. Using her disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
   Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. The cast is chock full of amazing roles for women of all ages, making this a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE

Deloris Van Cartier                 Female Lead                           Mezzo-Soprano
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.
Age: 25 to 35                          Vocal range top: F#5               Vocal range bottom: E3
 
Mother Superior                      Female Lead                           Mezzo-Soprano
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.
Age: 50 to 70                          Vocal range top: E5                 Vocal range bottom: D3

Sister Mary Robert                  Female Lead                           Soprano
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.
Age: 16 to 25                          Vocal range top: A5                Vocal range bottom: F#3

Monsignor O’Hara                  Male Supporting                     Baritone
One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.
Age: 45 to 60                          Vocal range top: G4                Vocal range bottom: E3
 
Curtis Jackson                         Male Supporting                     Baritone
A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
Age: 30 to 40                          Vocal range top: Ab4              Vocal range bottom: A2


Eddie Souther                         Male Supporting                     Tenor
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.
Age: 25 to 35                          Vocal range top: B4                Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Tj                                             Male Supporting                     Tenor
Curtis's nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
Age: 16 to 30                          Vocal range top: Eb5               Vocal range bottom: Db3

Joey                                         Male Supporting                     Tenor
One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.
Age: 30 to 40                          Vocal range top: Eb5               Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Pablo                                       Male Supporting                     Tenor
One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
Age: 25 to 40                          Vocal range top: F5                 Vocal range bottom: C4
 
Sister Mary Lazarus                Female Supporting                  Mezzo-Soprano
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.
Age: 50 to 70                          Vocal range top: B4                Vocal range bottom: F3

Sister Mary Patrick                 Female Supporting                  Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano
A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
Age: 35 to 50

Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours   Female Featured                    
A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
Age: 40 to 60

Sister Mary Theresa                Female Featured
A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
Age: 60 to 70

Michelle                                  Female Featured                     Mezzo Soprano
One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
Age: 20 to 30                          Vocal range top: F5                 Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Tina                                         Female Featured                      Mezzo Soprano
One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive.
Age: 20 to 30                          Vocal range top: F5                 Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 
Ernie                                        Male Featured             Spoken
One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.
Age: 25 to 35

For any information and to book an audition please contact producer Deb Kritzer at dlk1951@sympatico.ca