Monday, January 16, 2017

AUDITIONS: interACT THEATRE PRODUCTIONS IN SOUTH ORANGE SEEKS ACTORS FOR “SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL”

AUDITION NOTICE:

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interACT Theatre Productions of South Orange NJ announces
Auditions for

SISTER ACT: The Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner

WHEN: February 7, 8, & 11 by Appointment; Schedule yours by clicking http://www.interactproductions.org/sister
WHERE: The Baird on 3, 5 Mead St, South Orange

Performance Dates: May 5-7, 12-14, 19&20, 2017

About The Show
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

 

  • Auditionees should prepare 32-48 bars each of an uptempo/belt and a ballad.
  • All auditionees will participate in a movement audition
  • Auditions will be by cold reading only. No monologues will be seen at this audition.

Characters

  • Deloris Van Cartier F Age Range: 30 – 40) She is a loud brash character with great comedy timing, excellent singing voice and good movement required. African American. Alto/mezzo (vocal range E3 (below middle C) - F#5)
  • Eddie Souther M Age Range: 30 - 45) He is a sweet nervous policeman who dreams of being confident and brave. Good vocals and movement are required. Ideally African American, however we may be open to any ethnicitiy. Tenor (vocal range Ab2-B4)
  • Curtis Jackson M Age Range: 35 – 55) Gangster club owner who is very smooth and calculating. Good vocals and minimal movement required. High baritone Ideally African American, however we may be open to any ethnicity. (vocal range A2-Ab4).
  • Mother Superior F (Age Range: 40 – 70) Firm but fair nun, very dignified and Upstanding. Good vocals and minimal movement required. Caucasian/Hispanic Alto (vocal range D3-E5)
  • Sister Mary Robert F (Age Range: 18 – 30) A young, innocent postulant, shy and quiet until Deloris brings out the best in her. Excellent vocals and good movement required. Mezzo/soprano with solid pop belt. Any Ethnicity. (vocal range from F#3 (below middle C)-A5.)
  • Monsignor O’Hara M (Age Range: 40 – 70) A gentle, kind man who is a bored, uninspired preacher until the congregation begins to change. Non-singing role. Caucasian
  • Sister Mary Patrick F (Age Range: 25 -40) A fun and enthusiastic nun, larger than life character, known for enjoying every minute of all the joys life has to offer. Excellent vocals and good movement required. Caucasian Soprano (vocal range G3-E6).
  • Sister Mary Lazarus F (Age Range: 60 -70) An older, crabby choir mistress, snappy and seemingly grumpy. Has to rap (character piece meant to be funny and enjoyable not meant to be a legit rap) and move quiet well. Caucasion/Hispanic Alto (vocal range F3-B4).
  • Joey M (Age Range: 20 – 50) One of Curtis' thugs, a gentle giant, wants to please Curtis and be dangerous too but isn't naturally capable. Good vocals and movement required. Typically caucasian but we may open to any ethnicity. Baritone-Tenor (vocal range Bb2-Eb5).
  • TJ M (Age Range: 18 – 30) Curtis' nephew and part of the gang. A young, quirky and dumb character. Good vocals and movement required. Typically African American, however we may be open to any ethnicity. Tenor (vocal range Db3-Eb5).
  • Pablo M (Age Range: 20 - 45) Another of Curtis‟ thugs. Speaks mostly Spanish (Scripted). Thinks he's a 'love god'! Good vocals and movement required. Hispanic High tenor (vocal range C4-F5).
  • Michelle & Tina (Age Range: 20 – 35) Deloris' Back-up vocalist in Cutis' club. Excellent vocals and movement required. Any Ethnicity. Mezzo sopranos (vocal ranges Ab3-F5).
  • Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours F (Age Range 30-60) A nun that is in hre own little world. Good vocals and movement required. Caucasion/Hispanic/Asian.
  • Sister Mary Theresa F (Age Range 60-90) The oldest nun in the convent.
  • Cop, Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen, Hooker, Cab Driver, Joey Finnochio, Altar Boys M/F (Any Age) Featured Ensemble Roles.