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Auditions: Sister Act

October 24th, 2018

The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions for the Main Stage production of Sister Act on Monday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 PM.

Auditions: Monday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 PM. Open call, no appointment required.
Callbacks: Monday, December 17th at 6:30 PM.
Rehearsals: M/W – 7:00-10:00 PM, Sunday – 7:00-10:00 (Rehearsals begin on February 3rd)
Tech Week: April 14th – April 17th
Show Dates: April 19th – May 4th (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun) 10 Performances. Double performance on April 20th (2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, No show on April 21st, Easter Sunday)
Any Questions: Please email Director, Brian Walsh, brian.walsh83@gmail.com
Audition Requirements: Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Accompanist provided. Songs from the show are encouraged. Be prepared to dance at initial audition. Readings from the script will be at callbacks. Please download and complete the PCS audition form the Auditions Page prior.
About the Show: When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she’s thrown into protective custody in the one place she’d never be spotted-a convent! Her loud, abrasive nature doesn’t mesh well with the rigid, uptight nuns, but that won’t stop her from breathing new life into the church and, in the process, blowing her cover. This divine musical comedy is inspired by the smash hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. A divine musical comedy!

Available roles

DELORIS VAN CARTIER: 25 – 35 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano with strong mix – E3 – F#5) – African American who moves well – an aspiring vocalist, trying to find both fame and a place in the world – loud-mouthed and sassy, but with a heart of gold – accomplished comedic actress with star quality.
MOTHER SUPERIOR: 50 – 70 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – D3 – E5) – The spiritual head of the convent – wryly and humorous, but a bit stiff – extremely protective about keeping her fellow sisters away from the dangers of the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings – accomplished actress who sings well.
SISTER MARY ROBERT: 19 – 25 (Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice – F#3 – A5) – A young innocent 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 and her shy personality masks a huge, show-stopping powerful singing voice. Good movement required.
SISTER MARY PATRICK: 35 – 50 (Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice – G3 – E6) – Upbeat, fun, and filled with love and delight in God and friendship. She is the eternal optimist. She is always the head cheerleader ready for an adventure, a life experience, or between mealtime snack. Has a round, heavy physique. Strong comic timing required
SISTER MARY LAZARUS: 50 – 70 (Range: Alto with strong legit belt – F3 – B4) – An older, crabby choir mistress – snappy and seemingly grumpy. Tough, full of vinegar and humor, with twice the energy of anyone half her age. She’s quick on the wisecracks and always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in. The least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’ soul music. Must be able to rap and be a great comic.
SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: 40 – 60 (Range: Soprano or Alto) – Ensemble Nun of the convent with featured dialogue – clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
SISTER MARY THERESA: 60 – 70 (Range: Soprano or Alto) – Ensemble Nun of the convent with featured dialogue – the oldest of the group – decrepit at first glance, but secretly packs a punch.
MICHELLE: 20 – 30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – Bb3 – F5 – One of Deloris’ back-up singers – lippy and always quick with a retort – doubles as a Nun.
TINA: 20 – 30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – Ab3 – F5) – One of Deloris’ back-up singers – a little thick and naïve – doubles as a Nun.
MONSIGNOR O’HARA: 45 – 60 (Range: Baritone – E3-G4, sings only in ensemble) – One of the heads of the convent. He’s constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. A gentle, kind man who is a bored, uninspired preacher, until he becomes more confident and more like a Las Vegas emcee. Stately but benevolent.
CURTIS JACKSON: 30 – 40 (Range: Baritone – A2 – Ab4) – Notorious gangster and Deloris’ boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
EDDIE SOUTHER: 25 – 35 (Range: Tenor – Ab2 – B4) – African American – 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: 19 – 30 (Range: Tenor with strong falsetto – Db3 – Eb5) – Curtis’ nephew and one of his thugs. Daft and cognizant of the fact – constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
JOEY: 30 – 40 (Range: Tenor – Bb2 – Eb5) – One of Curtis’ thugs – large and masculine, he believes himself to be quite a ladies’ man.
PABLO: 25 – 40 (Range: Tenor with strong falsetto – D4 – Bb5) – Latino who moves well – one of Curtis’ thugs – a natural follower, but with a dangerous demeanor – he speaks mostly in Spanish.
ERNIE: 25 – 35 – Non-singing role – one of Curtis’ thugs – initially thought to be a mindless “yes man”, but he turns out to be an undercover police informant. He gets killed by Curtis.
Ensemble Roles: Seeking a physically and ethnically diverse group of strong singer-actors who dance or are good movers. They will play a variety of characters including: Ensemble Nuns, Altar Boys, Cop, Hooker, Bar Patrons, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen, Homeless people, Cab Driver, Newscaster and Fantasy Dancers.

Please note: PCS is an all-volunteer organization, all roles are unpaid.

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