SISTER ACT AUDITIONS
The Cumming Playhouse is excited to announce auditions for “Sister Act”
Produced by Swan Rise Productions
Directed and Starring Jeneen Hammond
ABOUT THE SHOW
Coming direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash that the New York Post calls "RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER 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!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
All Roles are being cast, EXCEPT Deloris Van Cartier. Teens, 16 years and young adults will be considered for this show.
(THIS ROLE IS CAST) DELORIS VAN CARTIER (25-35): AFRICAN AMERICAN. A disco diva wannabe with a dream of Donna Summer-esque glory. Mouthy, ballsy, brassy and quick on the quip. She has no faith in anything but herself. Strong but with humor and vulnerability. Needs a powerhouse disco diva voice with a huge range. Low F to High G.
MOTHER SUPERIOR (45-65): CAUCASIAN. An old school catholic mother superior with a spine of steel, a will of iron, and an acid tongue, but underneath a hidden heart. Strong, unwavering voice- alto or mezzo. Low E to High E.
SISTER MARY LAZARUS (50’s-mid 60’s): CAUCASIAN. Tough, full of vinegar and humor, with twice the energy of anyone half her age. She’s quick on the wisecracks and always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in. Strong belt and legit a plus, but needs to be able to rap and be a great comic.
CURTIS JACKSON (mid 30’s – 40’s): AFRICAN AMERICAN. A super cool, super confident, smooth bad guy with danger and soul. He is a tough narcissist with sex appeal, and charisma. He is elegant and dangerous. Needs extremely strong voice. Baritone or baritenor – with a strong falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons).
LT. EDDIE SOUTHER (25-35): AFRICAN AMERICAN. A desk cop. He is charming and straight forward. He should have theatrical flair for the dream sequence when he imagines himself as hip and sexy. Has charm and must be appealing. Must have a beautiful high baritone or tenor with falsetto. Low A flat to High B.
MONSIGNOR O’HARA (50’s-60’s): CAUCASIAN. Stately but benevolent, with an Irish twinkle. Strong character actor with humor and with a strong baritone voice.
TJ ( 20’s-30’s) AFRICAN AMERICAN. Curtis’ nephew. An undersized, or oversized overeager young man. He is well-intended, but doesn’t always have the brain power to think ahead. Must have strong comic chops. Very strong tenor, with a strong disco falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons). D Flat to High A (full), High E flat (falsetto).
JOEY (30’s-40’s): CAUCASIAN. Big, burly, and fiercely loyal. Joey fancies himself as a guy women cannot resist. Must have comic chops. Strong baritone, with a strong disco falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons).
PABLO (mid 20’s-mid 30’s): LATINO. Curtis’ bodyguard who keeps mouthing off in Spanish. Must have comic chops. Strong baritone or tenor, with a strong disco falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons).
SISTER MARY ROBERT (18-25): CAUCASIAN, A young timid novitiate, She is torn whether to take her final vows or leave the convent to rejoin the world that intimidates her so. Her shy personality masks a huge, show stopping powerful singing voice. Sings a big Act II solo, “The Life I Never Led.” Needs a strong belt and legit voice.
SISTER MARY PATRICK (25-45): OPEN, Upbeat, fun, and filled with love and delight in God, and friendship. She is the eternal optimist. She is always the head cheerleader ready for an adventure, a life experience, or between meal-time snack. Has a round, heavy physique. Strong comic. Needs a strong belt and legit voice.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE (18-60)
Seeking women to play Sister Mary Martin-of Tours (an out-of-it nun who’s in her own little world); and Tina and Michelle (Deloris’s back-up singers; low-rent, but attractive, a la The Pointer Sisters, with sassy attitude); They need to move very well and cover the role of Deloris. There are two additional strong dancers among the female ensemble. All need very strong legit and belt voices. All ethnicities.
MALE ENSEMBLE (18-60)
Great singers (with disco falsetto, a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons) and strong movers of all ethnic types, shapes and sizes. Should have style and the ability to play various small roles- including blue-collar. All ethnicities.
Sister Mary Theresa, Ernie, Nuns, Cop, Hooker, Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, 1st Female Bar Patron, Drag Queen, Homeless People, Car Driver, Newscaster etc.
AUDITION DETAILS | REQUIREMENTS
Auditions will be held Sat.,February 18, 2017, 2:30-4:30pm at the Cumming Playhouse Library,101 School Street Cumming, Ga (TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT, please visit, www.JeneenHammond.com <http://www.JeneenHammond.com> and submit a contact form request).
Sat., March 4, 2017 from 3:30-5:30pm.
Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a 1-minute selection in the preferred style of show. Cold readings will be conducted from the script. Please also bring a current photo and a short bio (3 - 5 paragraphs).
Show opens July 13, 2017 and runs from July 13-Aug 6, 17. (Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows at 8:00pm and Sunday matinee at 3:00pm. Note, there may be one added show on the last weekend, Saturday matinee or Sunday evening)
Rehearsals will begin late April - early May 2017.
For more information, please email director, Jeneenhammond@gmail.com <mailto:Jeneenhammond@gmail.com>
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