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MAY 15-16, 2021

2PM

[SHOW DATES: JULY 22-25, 2021]

No prior experience necessary.

Roles for ages 16+

 

Please have 16 bars of a musical number

(preferably from SISTER ACT but not required) prepared

to sing. Bring sheet music for our accompanist

or a cd.

 

Wear comfortable clothing & shoes you

can dance/move in.

Please arrive at least...

15 minutes early to get checked in.

 

Upstairs Old City Hall

314 E. Main Street

Adjacent to the Ned

 

Rehearsal times are Mon/Tues/Thurs

6:30p-8:30p

Please note any conflicts.

 

 

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.

 

 

ROLES:

 

Cast Size:  (21 or more performers)

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

Dance Requirements: Standard

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Db3

 

Joey

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

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Pablo

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

Gender: Male

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

 

Sister Mary Theresa

A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

Gender: Female

 

Michelle

One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Tina

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

Gender: Female

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

 

Ensemble

Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers

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