SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL - The Taylor Performing Arts Center Non Equity Auditions

Posted: September 12, 2019
Audition Location: Monrovia, CA

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SISTER ACT

This feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony winner 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.

Music by ALAN MENKEN, Lyrics by GLENN SLATER, 

Book by CHERI STEINKELLNER and BILL STEINKELLNER

Additional Book Material by DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by JOSEPH HOWARD

Director/Choreographer: Roger Castellano &  Music Director: Graham Jackson

Seeking a diverse cast of actor/singer/dancers for this dynamic musical.

Audition Dates & Times:

Monday, September 30, 2019

Principal Auditions: Sign In 6:30pm; Auditions 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ensemble Auditions: Sign In 6:30pm; Auditions 7:00pm

Thursday, October 3, 2019

CALLBACKS by Invitation Only; 7:00pm-10:30pm

Location:

The Taylor Performing Arts Center

845 West Colorado Blvd. Monrovia CA 91016

Audition Info:

Please bring your head shot and resume

Principal Audition: Please prepare 16 - 32 bars of a song from a musical (stage or film)  that  shows  your range.  Be sure to bring sheet music with you in the appropriate key.  An accompanist  will be  provided (NO CDs, please).  Be prepared to dance.

Music Audition: Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from a musical (stage or film) that shows your range. Be sure to bring sheet music with you in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided  (NO CDs, please)

Dance Audition: Wear movement friendly clothing. A dance combination will be taught at the audition.  You DO NOT need to prepare a dance routine of your own.

Please Note: Everyone at the auditions will sing first then dance if needed.

Small stipends will be available for most roles.

Please check the character breakdown below  for details on each role.

Principal characters:

Deloris Van Cartier. An aspiring African American 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. Loudmouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: F#5. Vocal range bottom: E3. Hilarious, commanding, with soaring belt vocals.

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. 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. Age: 18 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Pablo. One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks Spanish. 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. 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. Age: 60 to 70

Michelle. One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Age: 20 to 30. Will also perform in the ensemble. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tina. One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive. Age: 20 to 30. Will also perform in the ensemble. 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. Will also perform in the ensemble. Age: 25 to 35.

Ensemble: A diverse group of actor/singer/movers to play Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless

 

For additional information on auditions:email Jackie Guerrero at jcguerrero@monroviaschools.net

We look forward to seeing you there.

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