The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Sister Act 2018 - Audition Requirements 

Plus Show information

Director- Tim Stanley

Music Director - Amanda Morgan

Choreographer - Brittney-Lynne Harding

Producer - Alicia Chouinard

 

 

Audition Form

Coming soon

 

Performance Dates:

May 11-13, 2018

Friday May 11 @ 8PM

Saturday May 12 @ 8PM

Sunday May 13 @ 2PM

 

Performance Location:

 Keefe Center for the Arts

117 Elm St.

Nashua, NH

 

Information Night, Auditions, Rehearsal Location:

Actorsingers Building

219 Lake Street

Nashua, NH

(entrance in rear of building)

 

Any Questions:

Contact: Director – Tim Stanley

603-320-5531 Cell

timjstanley@comcast.net

 

Information Night:

Wednesday Jan 3, 2018, 7-8 pm

 

Must be at least 16 years old by May 11, 2018 (opening night) to audition

 

Auditions:

Sister Act Auditions

 

All  roles Auditions  (except Doloris)

Sunday, Jan 7th  6– 10 pm and Monday, Jan 8th 7– 10 pm

Call Backs if needed - Wednesday, Jan 10th  7– 9 pm

Deloris (Maria Hendricks) will be at all other role call backs to read opposite other leads.

See character descriptions below.

 

Rehearsals:

 

Rehearsals:

First Rehearsal  Sunday January 28, 2018  6-10 pm

then 

Mondays 7- 10 pm

Wednesdays 7 – 10 pm

Sundays 6– 10 pm

 

Audition Requirements:

What to prepare for the Sister Act auditions:

Acting Auditions:

EVERYONE Male & Female Leads and Ensemble – Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue memorized NOT read.  Can be funny or serious should showcase your acting talents.  Does not have to be from a play or musical.  Many audition monologues can be found for free on-line.

 

Dance Audition:

Everyone will learn about a 1 minute dance.  Not all parts will need to exhibit great dancing skills, but we'd like to see if you can move - and how you can sell it, even if you don't do the steps correctly!!

 

What to Wear:

NO JEANS PLEASE

 

Ladies: - Character shoes, Jazz shoes, or Sneakers . Comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement such as gym shorts, sweats, leggings, yoga pants etc. Remember to have fun and smile! we not looking for perfection. We are looking for someone who is having fun and is trying their best!

 

Men: - Jazz shoes or Sneakers. Comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement such as gym shorts, sweats, etc. Remember to have fun and smile! we not looking for perfection. We are looking for someone who is having fun and is trying their best!

 

Vocal Audition:

Deloris: (lead role) (2 components)

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) that showcases the range of your belt.

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) that showcases the softer side of your voice

 

Nuns & All Women (leads and ensemble, 2 components as well)

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) that showcases your belt.

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) of a church hymn that showcases the more classical side of your voice, we strongly encourage you to choose a church hymn other than Amazing Grace.

 

Men (leads and ensemble, 2 components)

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) of a song that shows off your falsetto range (it is preferred that you pick a song traditionally performed by a woman).

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) that best showcases your natural singing voice.

 

Sister Act Synopsis

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

 MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Sister Act show page

 

Character Descriptions:  

Mother SuperiorFemale – Lead
Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between early 50’s to early 70’s. Mother Superior is 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.

 

Sister Mary Robert - Female  - Lead

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 16 to early 20’s. Sister Mary Robert is a postulant and the youngest nun in the convent. 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.

 

Monsignor O’Hara – Male - Supporting                   

Vocal Range - Baritone

Must appear between 40 -60. The Monsignor will try anything to raise money to save the convent.  Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.

 

Curtis Jackson – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Baritone

Must appear between 30-40. Curtis Jackson is a slime ball club owner and gangster and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.

 

Eddie Souther – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 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.

 

Tj – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 16-30. Tj is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies, also his nephew. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.

 

Joey – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 30-40. Joey is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. He thinks very highly of himself. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.

 

Pablo – Spanish Speaking Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 25-40. Pablo is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.

 

Sister Mary Lazarus – Female - Supporting

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 50-70, Sister Mary Lazarus is one of the more experienced nuns 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.

 

Sister Mary Patrick – Female - Supporting

Vocal Range - Soprano , Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 35-50. Mary Patrick is one of the more boisterous nuns. Young or just young-at-heart, she is consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

 

Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours  - Female - Featured

Must appear between 40-60, Mary Martin-of-Tours is described to Sister Mary Clarence (lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier).  A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

 

Sister Mary Theresa  - Female - Featured

Must appear between 60-70. Mary Theresa is the oldest of all the nuns at the convent. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

 

Michelle – Female - Featured

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 20-30. Michelle is one of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.

 

Tina - Female - Featured

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 20-30. Tina is one of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. A little thick and naïve.

 

Ernie – Male - Featured 

Vocal Range – Spoken

Must appear between 25-35, Ernie is one of Curtis Jackson's cronies. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

 

Ensemble - Either Gender  - Ensemble

Vocal Range - Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
The varied ensemble of Sister Act will play additional nuns and cops, bar patrons and homeless.

 
 

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, September 29, 2017 2:34:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Drowsy Chaperone Cast List (2017) 

Cast List

Congratulations to the cast! First rehearsal is Monday Aug 14 at 7 pm*

 

Man in Chair                    Christopher Szczerba

Janet Van de Graff          Eliza Baxter

Robert                              Dylan Mahalingam 

George                             Matthew Zielonko

Mrs. Tottendale               Martha  Daniels Holland

Underling                         Glen Grimard

Adolpho                           Ed Siegal

Drowsy Chaperone         Erin Maitland

Mr. Feldzieg                     Joey T.

Kitty                                  Mia Berardi

Gangster 1                       Joel King

Gangster 2                       Ben Levine

Trix                                   Meredith Thompson

Superintendent               TBD       

                               

 Ensemble           

Tim Bomil 

Sam Campanella 

Cameron Cassella

Emerson Demers

Patrice  Doherty   

Chris Estrada   

Kathy LeClair   

Laura Millar   

Danielle Nobles

Mackenzie Ozaroff

Jennifer Ryder

Hailey Sullivan  

Lynn Vaillancourt

Sarah Wenrich

Jo-Ann  Zall

Zakara Tber

 

*We will have read through on Monday night, Full cast music rehearsal Wednesday night, we will be working on a more detailed schedule which will be posted as soon as it's done.
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:10:00 PM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

The Drowsy Chaperone callbacks 

Hello Auditioners:

Thank you for auditioning for Drowsy Chaperone - what a great turnout! 

The callback list is below..  Only a few roles are being called back - don't be worried if you don't see your name on this list.  Callbacks are tomorrow (Wed Aug 9).   You will be / have been contacted individually to confirm your attendance.

Ashley Hughes Swanson
Becky Ruccio
Bob Frasca
Carli Hamilton
Dylan Mahalingam
Eliza Baxter
Erin Maitland
Jacob Duby
Joel King
Joey T
Joseph Tannalfo
Lisa Owen
Matthew Zielonko
Mia Berardi
Patrice Doherty
Stacey Driscoll
Wende Ann Donahue
Posted by Cheryl Stocks Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:22:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

2017-Holiday Stroll Proposals 

Deadline Sept 1, 2017
Actorsingers  BOD is currently accepting proposals for the 2017 Holiday Stroll.

 

Proposals will be accepted until Sept 1st and should be e-mailed to Diana Hill at secretary@actorsingers.org.

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, August 7, 2017 10:32:00 AM

The Drowsy Chaperone - 2017 Auditions  

Audtion Information

Direction Team

Director - Lance Arnold

Music Director - Karina Allayne

Choreographer - Logan Higgins

 

Callbacks

Callbacks Wednesday evening, August 9th - starting as early as 6:45pm 

Callback list is here
 

Audition Requirements

MUSIC:

We are looking for 16 bars in the style of the show. There are no restrictions on the song, if you wish to sing a song from The Drowsy Chaperone you may. Please bring Karaoke style tracks (ones without vocals) to accompany your song OR a copy of your sheet music for accompanist Jed Holland.

 

DANCE:

A dance combination will be taught at auditions, please dress comfortably for movement in the dance audition.

A video of the dance is posted in the facebook event here

 

COLD READINGS:

Sides below for the cold reads at auditions

Side 1 and Side 2 - Man in Chair

Side 3 - Janet-Chaperone-Man

Side 4 - Janet-Robert

Side 5 - Robert-George

Side 6 - Aldolpho-Chaperone

Side 7 - Tottendale-Underling

Side 8 - Tottendale-Underling

Side 9 - Feldzieg-Aldolpho

Side 10 - Kitty-Gangsters-Feldzieg

Side 11 - Kitty-Gangsters-Feldzieg

 

Character List

Drowsy Chaperone - Character Breakdown

Man in Chair (age 35-60) - Narrator and host. He is a neurotic shut-in and aficionado of Golden-Age musical theater. He listens to his record collection of classic Broadway shows to pick up his mood when he’s feeling down. The character engages directly and earnestly with the audience. He should be funny and charming but also realistic and natural.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Limited

 

Janet Van de Graaff (20-30) - Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is retiring from show business to marry Robert Martin. She is the classic 1920’s starlet and ingénue.

Vocal range: mezzo  Dance: Advanced (can safely pull of tricks (splits, acrobatics, contortion, juggling, etc.)



Robert Martin (20-30) – Lead role -  The groom who is in love with Janet Van de Graff. He is the classic 1920’s leading man: charming, handsome, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic.

Vocal range: tenor     Dance: Advanced  (Must be able to tap dance and roller skate.)



The Drowsy Chaperone (45-55) - Janet’s acerbic witted and alcoholic confidante. This role is played as The Grand Dame of the Theater: an aging diva that will steal every scene and skillfully chew the scenery. A big comedic role.

Vocal range: alto  Dance: Moderate



Aldolpho (40 - 55) - Latin Lothario. An over-confident buffoon that specializes in over-acting. Fake accent and excellent comic timing required.

Vocal range: baritone   Dance:  Moderate



Mrs. Tottendale (45-60) - The wealthy host of the wedding. She is dizzy and forgetful, but always sweet and charming. She is oblivious to the mayhem that surrounds her in the show.

Vocal range: alto         Dance: Limited



Underling (40-50) - Mrs. Tottendale’s butler. He is a classic English butler with a long suffering attitude, and understated sense of humor. He delivers lines with a dry sense of humor and sarcasm.

Vocal range: tenor  Dance: Moderate



Feldzieg (35-50) - Broadway producer who wants to stop the wedding and get Janet back in show business. He is an insensitive blowhard and a nervous wreck.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Moderate



Kitty (25 - 30’s) – 1920’s blonde chorine. She is the companion of Mr. Feldzieg and is trying to get the role of leading lady in his show. Nasal and annoying, but not mean.

Vocal range: mezzo or soprano   Dance: Moderate/Advanced



George (20-40) – The Best Man. He is loyal, affable, sincere, and nervous. He is a good friend to Robert. He works hard to keep the wedding from being derailed.

Vocal range: tenor    Dance:  Moderate – must be able to tap.



Gangsters 1 & 2 (30-40) – Stereotypical happy-go-lucky Broadway gangsters posing as pastry chefs. Complicated wordplay, classic New York accents and good comic timing required.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Moderate/Advanced

 

Trix (25-50) – A confident female aviator. She is a strong woman living a life of adventure. May double in ensemble.

Vocal range: mezzo      Dance: Moderate



Ensemble (Ages 20 & up) – A strong ensemble. actors play many characters. (Tottendale’s staff, Monkeys, reporters, photographers, Chinese monks, wedding guests) Opportunities for featured dancers

All vocal ranges.   Dance: Limited to Advanced All ensemble must move well.

 

Rehearsals

Sun 6-10 pm

Mon & Wed 7-10 pm

First rehearsal is Monday August 14th 2017

No rehearsal on Sunday August 27, 2017 [Wild Party final performance] / Monday September 4, 2017 [ Labor Day ]
 
Tech Week for cast begins on Sunday October 29 2017

 

Performances

Friday, November 3 @ 8 pm

Saturday November 4 @ 8 pm

Sunday November 5 @ 2 pm

Performances at Keefe Center For The Arts, 117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

The Drowsy Chaperone MTI show page

The Drowsy Chaperone Actorsingers Show Page 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:54:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

The Wild Party cast list 

The Wild Party cast list

Queenie - Caity Glover

Burrs - Joey T

Black - Colin Malette

Kate - Carli Hamilton

Madeline - Lo Dillon

Delores - Jess Couture

Eddie - Erik Shaffer

Mae - Julie Harris

Sam - Jared Reynolds

Oscar - Michael DeRosa

Phil - Jacob Duby

Nadine - Danielle Nobles

Max - Andrew Holland

Jackie - Daniel Maskas

The Neighbor - Glen Grimard

Ensemble:

Logan Higgins

Jennifer Ryder

Laura Millar

Lauren Friedman

Meredythe Leonard

Molly Flood

Patrice Doherty

Roxanne Harmon

Sarah Wenrich

 

 

Posted by Cheryl Stocks Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:49:00 PM Categories: Cast List Fringe Project

The Wild Party Callbacks 

Hello Auditioners:

Thank you all once again for coming out to auditions for The Wild Party! 

The following people are being invited to callbacks.  If your name is not on this list it does not mean you are not cast.  Not all roles are being called back.  Watch your email for info on what roles you are being called back for, what music to prepare, and what time to come on Wed.

If your name is on this list and you do not receive an email by 10 am Tuesday, contact Beth: beth.r.schwartz@gmail.com.

Andrew Holland
Caity Glover
Carli Hamilton
Colin Malette
Daniel Maskas
Eric Skoglund
Eric Shaffer
Jacob Duby
Jessica Dee
Joey T
Julie Harris
Kyle Domek
Laura Millar
Lauren Friedman
Lo Dillon
Meredythe Leonard
Michael DeRosa
Molly Flood
Patrice Doherty
Sarah Wenrich
Victoria Gill
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, June 5, 2017 6:17:00 PM Categories: Auditions Fringe Project

Nominations Set 2017-2018 Board of Directors 

Vote at the Actorsingers Annual Meeting, June 12, 2017*

 

Nominations for the Slate of Officers of the Board of Directors 2017/2018 *

 

* There will be a vote taken for all Officers and for 3 new 2 year term directors 

Actorsingers' Annual Meeting
 
Mon, June 12th, 2017
7:00pm
Social Hour starts at 6:30pm
BYOB
 
Actorsingers Hall
219 Lake St
Nashua, NH
 
Projected Slate for 2017-18
Board of Directors:
 
* President - Glen Grimard
* Vice President - no candidates
* Recording Secretary - Pam Thornhill
* Corresponding Secretary - Diana Hill
* Treasurer - Cheryl Stocks
* Director Year 1 - Val Levesque
* Director Year 1 - Jacob Duby
* Director Year 1 - Patrice Doherty
 
Continuing Directors in their second year:
Pam Bruckman
Leo Choquette
Phil Laks

   

Thank you to the Nominating Committee chaired by Sarah Desaulniers, with Chuck Emmons and Pam Bruckman serving on the commitee. To those who have finished serving on the Board: Sarah Desaulniers (ex-officio), Chuck Emmons (Vice President), Katie Tocci (Recording Secretary), Craig Brennan (Director), David Kasok (Director), the Actorsingers thank you for your time, dedication and patience.

Voting will take place at the Actorsingers Annual Meeting, June 12, 2017 - 219 Lake St., Nashua

Social 6:30 PM Meeting starts at 7 PM

Nominations to The Board can also be made from the floor for any position with the following stipulations: 1. Anyone who is nominated from the floor and not present at the Annual Meeting must submit a letter stating their willingness to accept a nomination. 2. Anyone nominated for President must have served on The Board within the past 10 years. 3. All who nominate and accept must be voting members: 2 consecutive years of paying dues and actively involved in one Actorsingers sanctioned function per year.

The Next Regular Board Meeting will be Tuesday, July 11 at The Actorsingers Hall.

The Actorsingers hold two business meetings a year, one in January and one in June. We encourage all members to attend these important meetings. This is your chance to be heard and express opinions on matters of relevance to the organization. We need to have as many members as possible attend in order to establish a quorum (25% of the active membership). This is so we can vote on issues brought to the floor as well as the Slate of Officers who will serve on the Board of Directors for 2017/2018. Our theatre group would not exist if not for the dedicated volunteers who give of their time and energy. Please become one of them and plan on attending the meeting…and, of course, socializing! It is also at the Annual meeting that Awards, including Scholarships and Life Membership for distinguished service to the organization, are presented. Come show your support on Monday, June 12! See you there.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, June 5, 2017 10:03:00 AM Categories: Meetings

In The Spotlight - Mackenzie Ozaroff (2017) 

Ensemble - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”

IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES

MACKENZIE OZAROFF

ENSEMBLE

 

Actorsingers is pleased to present Windham’s own Mackenzie Ozaroff in our IN THE SPOTLIGHT Series.  She will be performing as an Ensemble member in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.

Mackenzie read about the auditions for SITR on the Actorsinger website and thought “Why not? She loves the feeling of the show, the lights, the costumes, the dancing – really everything – it gives her a rush!  She says it’s been a little tricky being one of the younger people as well as being new to Actorsingers.  But everyone has been so helpful and absolutely wonderful!

Mackenzie got her inspiration to perform from a friend of hers.  She had gone to see her in a show when she was only ten, and decided to give it a try. Eight years later, she’s still at it.

When not in a show, she enjoys playing guitar and singing. She also does a lot with photography. She works with third graders during school hours, and loves playing with her foster siblings.

When we asked Mackenzie what she likes best about community theatre, she responded,  “I like the realness of the people I work with. I like that it feels like a family versus a job.”  In this show, she feels the biggest challenge is having actual rain, but she’s excited for that. It’s also the first time she has performed in an adult show. 

What do you get from theater that you don’t get from anything else you do? She says it’s the whole thing. It’s so funny, and the dancing is fantastic. Shout-out to Colin and Marc for holding up during Moses Supposes, Fit as a Fiddle, and Make ‘Em Laugh.

Welcome to Actorsingers, Mackenzie!  We hope this is the first of many shows you do with us!!

Photo credit: Isaac Mishkit

Enjoy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN May 12 - 14, 2017 ! Tickets available here !

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:32:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

In The Spotlight - Michelle Long (2017) 

Stage Crew - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”

IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES

MICHELLE LONG

STAGE CREW

 

We are pleased to present Michelle Long IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

Michelle will be joining us as a stage crew member for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, along with her partner, Issac Mishkit.  (Isaac has also done a lot of our cast photography for this production.)

Michelle is originally from Detroit, MI and currently lives in Manchester.  She has always wanted to be on the stage but while in college she discovered she loves being behind the scenes even more.  Her college professor/Mentor Michael encouraged her to pursue her love of theatre lighting and it led to her professional career as a Light Board Programmer in Boston.

Michelle chose to be a part of the crew for our show to work with Cheryl Stocks (stage manager) and Isaac.  Isaac was in the show INTO THE WOODS and Cheryl was that show’s stage manager as well. She had also worked on this show at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly MA and is excited to “make it rain” again.

Michelle finds so many pieces of theatre to be interesting: the number of costumes and props, the number of hours creating the sets, lighting effects, new technology, and the months of preparing, designing, learning sometimes difficult music, etc..

After leaving her career in professional technical theatre, Michelle now works at FIRST where her job involves getting kids around the world inspired to pursue science and technology careers through afterschool robotics-based Teams and events.

Michelle states that “theater has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old and was in a Community Theater production of Peter Pan, and I haven't been able to let go since. The best part of working in community theatre is that it’s fun to have people from all walks of life in one place working together to do something they love.”

 

Enjoy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN May 12 - 14, 2017 ! Tickets available here !

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:16:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage
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