The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

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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

 

Deloris audition ONLY   

Sunday, Nov 12th 2– 6PM All candidates auditioning for Deloris should arrive at 2pm to learn the dance together. Otherwise contact Director, Tim Stanley, to schedule a time before 5:30pm to learn the dance. Tim Stanley Cell 603-320-5531 or Email timjstanley@comcast.net
 

Deloris call backs if needed on Monday Nov 13th 7- 10PM

Deloris Character Description

Deloris Van Cartier – Black Female – Lead

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between mid 20’s to early 50’s. Deloris is an aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and her 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.

 

 

All other roles Auditions 

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

Call Backs if needed - Wednesday, Jan 10th  8– 10PM

(Whomever we cast as Deloris will need to be at all other role call backs to read opposite other leads)

See all other role 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

 

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