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Saturday
28
APR

Auditions for "Sister Act"

13:00
16:00
Playhouse Merced
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Auditions for "Sister Act"

Directed by Jenni Samuelson
Musically Directed by Dennis Brown
Choreographed by Corey Strauss

Auditions are by appointment beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 28th. To set up an appointment time, call the Playhouse Merced Box Office at (209)725-8587 or email boxoffice@playhousemerced.com.

Please prepare 16 bars of music from a musical for auditions.

Come on out to Playhouse and be a part of one of the most fun, inspiring, and enjoyable shows of the Season. It's a show about discovering yourself in unfamiliar waters, and finding new friends and inspirations where you never would have thought to look. Everyone is invited to audition, no matter your skill or experience level.

Synopsis: 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.

Characters:

Deloris Van Cartier - An aspiring performer forced to hid in a convent. Loud-mouthed and sassy, but caring. (Female age 25 - 35, vocal range E3 - F#5)

Mother Superior - Head of the convent, protective of her sisters, sarcastic and a bit stiff. (Female age 50-70, vocal range D3 - E5)

Sister Mary Robert - Shy and soft-spoken, she finds her voice through singing. (Female age 16 - 25, vocal range F#3 - A5)

Sister Mary Patrick - A nun, perky and easily excitable. (Female age 35 - 50)

Sister Mary Lazarus - A nun, head of the choir. (Female age 50 -70, vocal range F3 - B4)

Monsignor O'hara - Constantly concerned with finances, though soul music puts him in a good mood. (Male, Age 45 - 60, vocal range E3 - G4)

Curtis - Club owner and notorious gangster, always on the verge of violence. (Male, Age 30 - 40, vocal range A2 - Ab4

Eddie Souther - Police officer and friend of Deloris, dreams of being her hero. (Male, age 25 - 35, vocal range Ab2 - B4)

TJ - Curtis' nephew, a thug. (Male, 16 - 30, vocal range Db3 - Eb5)

Joey - One of Curtis' thugs, a ladies man. (Male, 30 - 40, vocal range Bb2 - Eb5)

Pablo - One of Curtis' thugs, speak in Spanish. (Male, 25 - 40, vocal range C4 - F5)

Sister Marty Martin-of-tours - A nun in her own world. (Female, 40 - 60)

Sister Mary Theresa - A nun, oldest but still feisty. (Female, 60-70)

Michelle - One of Deloris' back-up singers, always with a retort. (Female, 20 - 30, Bb3 - F5)

Tina - One of Deloris' back-up singers, naive. (Female, 20-30, vocal range Ab3 - F5)

Ernie - One of Curtis' thugs, seemingly mindless. (Male, 25 - 35)

Ensemble - Nuns, Bar Denizens, Homeless People, Fantasy Dancers

Please contact the box office at (209)725-8587 or boxoffice@playhousemerced.com with questions or for an appointment time, and we look forward to seeing you at auditions!