Kentwood Players - Coming Soon
Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard
Directed by Ben Lupejkis
Produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete and Patricia Butler
March 16 – April 21, 2018
SISTER ACT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

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.

The Character Breakdown is: (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
Watch the Audition page for audition details.


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