Sister Act Virtual Audition Notice
In Person Auditions TBD
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Submission Requirements

 

Please submit your video audition to STCSisterAct@gmail.com and title it YOUR NAME - AUDITION, SISTER ACT.

 

Include your video and the following information in your email:

  1. The material used in your attached video (song or monologue title, show, author)

  2. Your name, email address, and phone number

  3. Your vocal range if you know it 

  4. Any conflicts with rehearsals or performances (schedule listed below)

  5. List any roles you would not accept. This will not count against you. Honesty is preferred. 

  6. A brief description of your experience and/or training (theater, choir, voice lessons, etc.) 

-if you have a resume, you may skip this step and attach it


 

What to record:

Each submission should be no longer than 2 minutes and no less than 30 seconds. State your name and what you will be performing at the beginning of the video. Record a cut of a song (preferably 70’s pop sound) that shows off your voice and your ability to act while singing. Moving your body to the music is encouraged. If you are able to include accompaniment, please do. 

 

Several roles may become non-singing roles. If you do not sing and would still like to audition, you may submit a short monologue instead.

 

You may include a demonstration of your vocal range, but it is not required.


 

What to expect:

We are trying a new approach to auditions for this show and will be accepting video submissions until 8/1/22. Early submissions are encouraged. In that time we may contact you and ask to see more as casting continues (such as a different style song or reading from the script). To accommodate those unable to submit via email we will hold in-person auditions at a date TBD. We may hold a callback following auditions if necessary. Casting offers will go out shortly after in-person auditions are complete.

 

We recognize this is a longer process than usual. If a new potential conflict comes up before casting is complete please let us know. 

 

Show information:

Rehearsals for Sister Act will begin 8/22/22 and run Monday-Friday 6:30-9:30. Tech weekend is 9/24-9/25 and performances are 9/30-10/2 and 10/6-10/8. While you may not be called to rehearsal every day, please be sure to list any scheduling conflicts.

 

The Character Breakdown is below so you can familiarize yourself with the roles available. Please send any questions to STCSisterAct@gmail.com and write SISTER ACT QUESTIONS as the subject.

Character Breakdown

 

This is adapted from the MTI listing. All age ranges are an estimate. Vocal ranges and genders have an amount of flexibility as well. 

 

Some songs may be cut from the show or spoken rather than sung. These decisions are not finalized.

 

 *  indicates this could be a non-singing role.


 

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

Ethnicity: Black American

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

Ethnicity: White American

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: Any

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: Any

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: Any

Ethnicity: Latinx

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 Patrons*, Waitress*, Churchgoers*, Police Officer*, Prostitutes*, Fantasy Dancers