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Director David Sidwell     Music Director Nick Braae     

Choreographer  Sonja McGirr-Garrett

Gloriously funny and a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is a reason to rejoice!

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.

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.

Audition Dates and Times:

Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th March 2018 (including call backs) 5.30pm – 10.00pm, Clarence St Theatre 

En masse dance audition Wednesday 7th March 5.30pm – 6.30pm 

 This is an all-singing, all-dancing and all-acting show!

Rehearsal Dates (TBC – this is a rough guide only)

*All members of the cast are expected to be fully available for the rehearsal period and performance season

Music Rehearsals commence - 9th April 2018 

Blocking rehearsals commence - 14th May 2018 

Production Week 15th June – 22nd June 2018

Audition Info

En masse dance audition

 For all those who wish to audition for the show (including lead roles). You will be required to attend this as well as booking an individual audition time.

For individual auditions:

All roles available in Sister Act are limited to age 16 and above (Must be turning 16 during the season of Sister Act).

We are seeking a diversity of ethnic cast members.

If you are auditioning for a principal role you must bring one song of your own choice that best displays your vocal capabilities and qualities (character/range/style)

If you are auditioning for a specific role then you should be familiar with one of the songs sung by the character for which you are auditioning.

If you are using a backing track the file is to emailed to Nick Braae no later than 27 February, at braae.nick@gmail.com or Nick.Braae@wintec.ac.nz

If piano accompaniment is required, then please provide either sheet music or chord chart plus a reference recording (YouTube link/Spotify album) to Nick Braae no later than 27 February at braae.nick@gmail.com or Nick.Braae@wintec.ac.nz

All female singers: prepare one of the upper harmony parts of “Raise Your Voice” (bars 187-194) to be sung against the melody (please email Gillian for a copy)

All male singers auditioning for the gang member roles (TJ, Joey, Pablo): prepare one of the upper harmony parts of “When I Find My Baby” (bars 93-100) to be sung against the melody (please email Gillian for a copy)

All male singers auditioning for any other part): prepare the harmony line from “Sunday Morning Fever” to be sung against the melody (please email Gillian for a copy)


 

To Book Your Audition:

Phone: Gillian Lyon 0272 666 795

Email: sisteract.hosnz@gmail.com 

Please email for an audition form and audition music!
(our website is currently being upgraded and we are unable to upload any files!)

 


Character Breakdown 

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
Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E3

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
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: D3

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
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

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
 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: F3

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
 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: E3

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
 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: A2

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
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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
 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Db3

Joey

One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.

Gender: Male
 Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Pablo

One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.

Gender: Male
 Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4

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 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tina

One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive.

Gender: Female
 Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3

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 Roles

Nuns - Several required of varying age and vocal range. All must be used to singing harmony within an ensemble and have good movement. Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen);

Backing Vocals

We are looking for a strong group of females to be vocal support for the on-stage Nuns. Backing vocalists do not appear onstage.


 

To Book Your Audition:

Phone: Gillian Lyon 0272 666 795

Email: sisteract.hosnz@gmail.com 

Please email for an audition form and audition music 
(our website is currently being upgraded and we are unable to upload any files!)


 

 

 

 

 

 

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