SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL
Music by Alan Menkin
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard.
Directed and choreographed by Guy Gardner
Musical Direction by James Levy
AUDITIONS (by appointment):
July 29th from Noon to 4pm
July 30th from 5pm to 8pm
(walkup auditions will be accepted up to 2:00pm on the 29th and up to 6:00pm on the 30th.)
at St. Pius School, 55th and Woodson, Mission, KS
(park in the rear parking lot and enter through far NE stairwell
EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:
Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre/pop style song.
Those that have previously performed in shows with production staff may contact Director in lieu of scheduling initial audition. In these cases you may be allowed to be placed in the “Callback Consideration” pool.
To schedule an audition please contact Stage Manager Rebekah Grieb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Invited Callbacks will be held on August 5 th from Noon - 4pm Callback List and Sides will be posted on www.thebarnplayers.org by 9:00am on July 31st.
Callbacks will consist of Singing, Dancing, and Readings for named characters. Most roles will be called back to sing and dance. Those called back are asked to wear all black and be prepared to be measured by our costumer.
Rehearsals will be from September 24th – November 2nd.
No conflicts will be accepted after Sunday October 22nd.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm
Industry Night Performance Monday, November 13th @ 7:30pm
All performances take place at The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway in Mission, KS
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.
- DELORIS VAN CARTIER (F#5 – E3) – To play 25 – 35 year old female
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.
- MOTHER SUPERIOR (E5 – D3) – To play 50 – 70 year old female
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 (A5 – F#3) – To play 16 – 25 year old female
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.
- SISTER MARY PATRICK – To play 25 – 45 year old female
A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
- SISTER MARY LAZARUS (B4 – F3) – To play 50 – 70 year old female
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.
- MONSIGNOR O’HARA (G4 – E3) – To play 45 – 60 year old male
One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.
- CURTIS (Ab4 – A2) – To play 30 – 40 year old male
A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
- EDDIE SOUTHER (Ab4 – A2) – To play 25 – 35 year old male
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 (Eb5 – Db3) – To play 16 – 30 year old male
Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a stage of ignorant bliss.
- Joey (Eb5 – Bb2) – To play 30 – 40 year old male
One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.
- Pablo (F5 – C4) – To play 25 – 40 year old male
One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
- SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF- TOURS – To play 40 – 60 year old female
A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
- SISTER MARY THERESA – To play 60 – 70 year old female
A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch
- MICHELLE (F5 – Bb3) – To play 20 to 30 year old female
One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
- TINA (F5 – Ab3) – To play 25 to 35 year old female
One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naïve.
Nuns, Bar Denizens, Homeless People, Fantasy Dancers
For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at email@example.com.
The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.