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Sister Act Auditions April 2 & 4!

The Maple Shade Arts Council is proud to present ausisteract_full_4c_2_1ditions for Sister Act the Musical
April 2 & 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks April 5th, 2017 at 7:00pm (if necessary)
Audition Location:
Maple Shade Municipal Building
200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052

Please note that this is a non-equity, non-paying production.

Performance Dates:
July 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, & 22, 2017

Performance Location:
Maple Shade High School Auditorium
180 Frederick Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
**Brand new lighting, curtains, and equipment! Seats up to 500!

Audition Information:
Those auditioning will be asked to sing at least 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece in the style of the show, though please have the whole song prepared. You may sing a song from the show.  We will have an accompanist for auditions. Please bring the sheet music and make sure the pages are on separate sheets. If you prefer a track, a CD player and blue tooth speakers will be made available. Singing a cappella is not permitted. In addition, those auditioning should be prepared to dance and expect cold readings from the script. Rehearsal conflicts must be presented at the time of auditions.

All roles are open at this time except for Deloris Van Cartier.

Actors must be 18 years or older to audition. Rehearsals will begin late April/early May 2017.

Please make sure to pre-register before coming to auditions. You may register by clicking on the link below.

Pre-register for Sister Act Auditions

Director – Michael Melvin
Assistant Director – Darryl S. Thompson Jr.
Music Director – Cameron Stringham                                                                                     Choreographer – Erica Paolucci                                                                                                          Assistant Choreographer – Ashley Griffiths
Questions: e-mail us at admin@msartscouncil.org

Character Descriptions
**Please note that all age ranges are only suggestions and casting will depend on those auditioning.

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
Age: 25 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.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 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.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25

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

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

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

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

Tj
Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
Gender: Male
Age: 16 to 30

Joey
One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40

Pablo
One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40

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

Tina
One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive.
Gender: 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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35

Ensemble
Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers
**Strong singers and dancers needed

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