Sister Act

Sister Act

Dinner Theater:  


May 11-13, 2018

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Directed by Sidnee Gordon and Jodi Prosser-Muller



Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

Auditions March 2-4 – see information below

 

 

Title Sponsor:
Royal Donut

 

The Feel-Good Musical Comedy Smash Based on the Hit Film

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 both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique 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.

Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Sister Act is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: (212) 541-4684  Fax (212) 39-4684  www.MTIShows.com

Audition Information

  • Who: Roles for 9 women and 7 men, plus ensemble. No previous experience necessary.
  • When: March 2 & 3, 6:00-9:00pm, and March 4, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Where: Center Stage Rehearsal Hall at Village Mall in Danville
  • Prepare: Script will be available for review at the front desk of the Danville Public Library in late February. Choose a song (does not have to be from this show) that best demonstrates your vocal ability.
  • What to Expect:
    • You will sing only about 32 measures (20-60 seconds) of your prepared song. Mark your sheet music ahead of time so that you can show it to the accompanist quickly. We may cut you off early. If we do, we promise it’s not because we don’t like you. We’re just moving things along quickly so that we can get to everyone.
    • You may be asked to sing scales so we can assess your range.
    • You will audition individually with your song and scales.
    • You will read scenes from the script, either alone or with other auditionees.
    • Depending on the role you are trying out for, you may have a dance audition (usually in groups). Make sure you bring/wear comfortable shoes for your dance audition.
    • Attendance at rehearsals will be very important. Come to auditions with a list of any conflicts between now and May 13. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We will try to schedule rehearsals around your conflicts if possible. Put all this information on your audition form.
    • Most of all, enjoy yourself and let your personality shine through. This is about fun and community!

Characters

  • 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.
    Vocal range: E3-F#5
  • 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.
    Vocal range: D3-E5
  • 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.
    Vocal range: F#3-A5
  • Sister Mary Patrick
    A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
  • 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.
    Vocal range: F3-B4
  • 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.
    Vocal range: E3-G4
  • Curtis
    A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
    Vocal range: A2-Ab4
  • 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.
    Vocal range: Ab2-B4
  • T.J.
    Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
    Vocal range: Db3-Eb5
  • Joey
    One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.
    Vocal range: Bb2-Eb5
  • Pablo
    One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
    Vocal range: C4-F5
  • Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours
    A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
  • Sister Mary Theresa
    A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
  • Michelle
    One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
    Vocal range: Bb3-F5
  • Tina
    One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive.
    Vocal range top: Ab3-F5
  • Ernie
    One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.
  • Ensemble
    Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers