Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Sister Act

Auditions for Sister Act
on Saturday, January 13
and Sunday, January 14, 2018
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open calls for the musical Sister Act, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday, January 14, 2018, 6 - 9:30 pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday, January 15, at 7 PM. This is a non-union, non-paid production directed by Ben Lupejkis and produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete and Patricia Butler for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Music Theatre International (MTI).

Performance dates are March 16 - April 21 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

About Sister Act

Sister Act is an uplifting musical comedy hit based on the 1992 film, featuring music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), with the original Broadway production being nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The story takes place in Philadelphia in 1978, where disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle imposed by 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 themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly-found sisterhood. Filled with uplifting gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act is a sparkling musical tribute to the universal power of friendship.

If you want to Audition

Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts.

Seeking all ethnicities. All roles are open. All candidates prepare 16-32 bars of an uptempo Motown, Philadelphia, pop, r&b, soul selection (before 1990), or modern musical number (after 1967). Nothing from the show and no ballads. Microphones are not used during performances. Accompaniment will be provided (no recorded accompaniment allowed). Dress to move. If you have any questions or concerns, please email SisterAct@kentwoodplayers.org

Character Breakdown

(cast size: 24 - 27) All Ethnicities.
Deloris Van Cartier
(30 - 45, African American, range E3 - Gb5) - a star out of the light; her dreams of stardom are put on hold after she witnesses a murder. Think Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor for style of music.
Mother Superior
(45 - 60, range D3 - E5) - nun with a purpose who tries to protect her sisters from the evils of the world, which come through the door with Deloris; a slight Irish dialect desired.
Sister Mary Robert
(18 - 25, range Gb3 - A5) - lost novitiate who question her decisions and is looking for direction
Sister Mary Patrick
(25 - 35, range G3 - C6) - exuberant in her devotion and loud and proud about it.
Sister Mary Lazarus
(55 - 70, range G3 - A4) - Old bird with an acerbic wit, a funky side. And the ability to rap.
Monsignor O’Hara
(30 - 60) - Cheerleading man of God with a spirit fueled by reality; ability to pepper with Irish dialect and a 70’s DJ spiel.
Curtis
(30 - 50, any ethnicity, range A2 - Ab4) - one bad ass, mother--Watch your mouth! He is the heavy who will stop at nothing, including streaming in Lou Rawls to get what he wants.
Eddie
(30 - 45, any ethnicity, range Ab2 - B4) - or “Sweaty” Eddie; a high school worshipper of Deloris with active sweat glands and Luther Vandross styling.
TJ
(20 - 25, any ethnicity, range Db3 - Eb5, must move well) - One of the Three Hoodlums. Excellent backup singing/ harmonizing; He is one of the Pips released from backup duty.
Joey
(25 - 35, any ethnicity, range Bb2 - Eb5, must move well) - One of the Three Hoodlums. Excellent backup singing/ harmonizing; He is one of the Pips released from backup duty.
Pablo
(25 - 35, Latino, authentic dialect, range Bb3 - F5, must move well) - One of the Three Hoodlums. Excellent backup singing/ harmonizing; He is one of the Pips released from backup duty.
Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours
(50 - 80) - the oldest nun, somewhat deaf and addled, who rocks the piano in choral rehearsals.
Sister Mary Theresa
(60 - 80, range C4 - A4) - sharp witted and irascible
Michelle
(25 - 35, any ethnicity) - Deloris’ backup singer; will possibly double as nun.
Tina
(25 - 35, any ethnicity) - Deloris’ backup singer; will possibly double as nun.
Ernie
(25 - 40) - a stoolie who gets his (will double as Cop and TBD)
Nuns
(7) (20 - up, voice ranges F3 - G5 ) - will cover ensemble roles as well
Ensemble
(all ages 18 - up, all ethnicities) Ensemble will play multiple parts
  • Cop
  • Hooker
  • Bar patron
  • Waitress
  • Pool Player
  • Female Bar Patron
  • Drag Queen
  • Homeless People
  • Cabbie
  • Newscaster
  • Fantasy Dancers

To meet the Sister Act production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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