Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater | Book by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner | Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

Director: F. Portanova
Musical Director: S. Ferri
Choreographer: L. Frare


PAY: $342/week for AEA actors LOA CONTRACT (Pending Approval) | $1,080- $1,500 flat fee for non-union performers (based on role) + EMC Points


REHEARSALS: Daytime rehearsals (10 am – 5 pm) will begin in NYC then transfer to the venue for tech week when rehearsals switch to evenings (5 pm – 10 pm). Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions.

Rehearsals Begin: Week of November 21, 2016 (with a break for Thanksgiving)
Tech: December 10 – December 15
Performance Run: December 16-18, December 22-23, December 27-30, January 6-8 | (3-6 performances a week for a total of 14 performances)

AUDITION DATES & TIMES

Equity & Non-Equity Performer Auditions by APPOINTMENT:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

12 PM – 5 PM at at WPPAC in White Plains, NY

Equity & Non-Equity Performer Auditions by APPOINTMENT:

Wednesday,  November 2, 2016

10 AM – 4 PM at Shetler Studios, Penthouse 5

(244 West 54th Street, 12th floor –  b/w Broadway & 8th)

Equity Performer Auditions (EPA’s) by APPOINTMENT:

Friday, November 4, 2016

10 AM – 6 PM at CAP21

(18 W. 18th Street | Btwn. 5th & 6th Ave | NYC | 5th & 6th Floor | 212.807.0202 )

Lunch 1:30 – 2:30 pm

See all appointment-making & preparation instructions below.

SEEKING

All roles are open/available – Seeking both AEA and non-union performers. We are seeking a MULTI-ETHNIC cast of men and women with fantastic singing voices and dynamic personalities to play principal and ensemble roles (breakdown below.) NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING is strongly encouraged. ALL ETHNIC TYPES WELCOME.

Please note there is NO housing for this production.

Please see CHARACTER BREAKDOWN below for more information.

SYNOPSIS

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.

APPOINTMENT-MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

Appointment-Making Instructions: For a 5-minute appointment, please call 914-328-1600, x18 (M-F, 11-5 pm) or e-mail auditions@wppac.com beginning immediately. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE. Include name, phone #, approximate time you’d like to audition and union status. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits. Once you have been given an appointment time, it will be confirmed by email along with very detailed driving and mass transit directions using Metro-North from Grand Central.

Video Submissions: Please note that we will accept video submissions from actors who can not attend the audition dates above. You must be available by the first week of rehearsal to be considered. Those who attend in person will be given priority for all roles. Videos must have you singing from the show with accompaniment.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare 16-32 bars from a role in which you are interested FROM THE SHOW (preferred). Make sure the song shows vocal range. Contemporary Broadway songs in the style of the show/composer that can be fully interpreted with strong acting choices are also acceptable. Must bring sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are NOT acceptable, NO cd’s and NO unaccompanied singing.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

THEATER’S CASTING NOTE

Because of the short, intense rehearsal schedule, we are open and interested in seeing performers who may have done the show before. But it is NOT a requirement.

CALLBACKS

Wednesday, November 9 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Callbacks are by invitation ONLY. Performers will be notified by email if they are expected to return for callbacks. Sides and music will be distributed before and at callbacks. Please be as familiar with the show as possible if you are called back and be prepared to dance if asked.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

PLEASE NOTE: All ages listed are ideal. More importantly, we want people who can convincingly PLAY that age range should we not find age appropriate actors.

 

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 (African American)

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range: E3-F#5 (Belt)

 

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: 45 to 70

Vocal range: D3-E5

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: 18 to 30

Vocal range: F#3-A5 (Belt)

 

Sister Mary Patrick

A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 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’ soul music.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range: F3- B4

 

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: E3-G4

  

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: A2-Ab4

 

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: Ab2-B4

 

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: 18 to 30

Vocal range: Db3-Eb5

 

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: C4- F5

 

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 (+ensemble track)

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

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range: Bb3-F5

 

Tina (+ensemble track)

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

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range: Ab3-F5

 

Ernie (+ensemble track)

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 (4 men/5 women)

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