SISTER ACT.

Please prepare 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song (in your key) that showcases your range and personality.
Bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided.
No acapella or recorded music.
Wear or bring proper dance attire (no sandals or flip-flops).
There may be readings from the script.

AUDITION CHARACTERS.

Deloris Van Cartier:


(Age 25-35) 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 top: F#5; vocal range bottom: E3. Strong belt. African-American actress.

Mother Superior:


(Age 50-70) The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff; extremely protective about keeping the sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: D3.

Sr. Mary Robert:

(Age 18-25) 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 top: A5; vocal range bottom: F#3. Strong belt; must move well.

Sr. Mary Patrick:

(Age 30-45) A nun of the convent; consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable; vocal range top: A5; vocal range bottom: F#3. Must move well. Full-figured actress preferred.

Sr. Mary Lazarus:

(Age 50-70) 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 top: B4; vocal range bottom: F3. Must move well.

Eddie Souther:

(Age 25-35) 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 top: B4; vocal range bottom: Ab2.

Monsignor O’Hara:

(Age 45-60) One of the heads of the convent; constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood; vocal range top: G4; vocal range bottom: E3.

Curtis:

(Age 30-40) A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend; cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence; vocal range top: Ab4; vocal range bottom: A2. African-American preferred.

Joey:

(Age 30-40) Owner of Curtis’s thugs; believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man; vocal range top: Eb5; vocal range bottom: Bb2. Good voice and must move well.


TJ:


(Age 18-25) Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs; deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss; vocal range top: Eb5; vocal range bottom: Db3. Good voice and must move well. African-American preferred.

Pablo:

(Age 25-35) One of Curtis’s thugs; a natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: Bb2. Good voice and must move well. Latino.

Sr. Mary Martin-of-Tours:

(Age 40-60) A nun of the convent; clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. Doubles as Ensemble.

Sr. Mary Theresa:

(Age 60-70) A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group; decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch. Doubles as Ensemble.

Michelle:

(Age 20-30) One of Deloris’s back-up singers; lippy and always quick with a retort; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: Bb3. Doubles as Ensemble; must move well.

Tina:


(Age 20-30) One of Deloris’s back-up singers; a little thick and naïve; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: Ab3. Doubles as Ensemble; must move well.


Ernie:


(Age 25-35) One of Curtis’s thugs; initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. Ensemble role.

Ensemble:

All ages, ethnicities, and body types to play nuns, fantasy dancers, bar patrons, homeless people, and others.