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AUDITIONS

Theatre at the Mount Proudly Presents Sister ActSISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!

Director – Michelle Caissey

Music Director – Robert Healy

Choreographers – Ali Laverdiere

 

CAST REQUIREMENTS – large, culturally diverse cast needed – see character descriptions below

See character descriptions below

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182

When? Monday, December 12 @ 7PM and Tuesday, December 13 @ 7PM

Possible callbacks Wednesday, December 14 @ 7PM

*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

Performance Dates: February 24, 25, March 3, 4  at 8:00PM; March 5 at 2:00pm

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 2PM to 5PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7PM to 10PM, beginning January 3

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability. Singers should provide sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. If you choose to do a song from the show a score will be available at the auditions.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance/movement audition.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

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. Lou-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Female: age 20 to 35

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. Female: age 40 to 70

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. Female: age 16 to 30

SISTER MARY PATRICK – A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic and easily excitable. Female: AGE 25 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. Female: age 40 to 70

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. Male: age 45 to 60

CURTIS – A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Male: age 30 to 40

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. Male: age 25 to 35

TJ – Curtis’ nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Male: age 16 to 3

JOEY – One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man. Male: age 25 to 40

PABLO – One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Male: age 25 to 40

SISTER MARTIN-OF-TOURS – A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own word, but has her moments of surprising clarity. 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. Female: age 50 to 70

MICHELLE – One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Female: age 20 to 30

TINA – One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naïve. Female: age 20 to 30

ERNIE – One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. Male: age 25 to 40

ENSEMBLE – Nuns, Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu


 Save time when you arrive at auditions! Print and complete our Audition Form in advance.


We are a true community theatre! All Theatre at the Mount auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience.

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for audition notifications, contact Theatre Director Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu.