THEATRE 29 TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS FOR “SISTER ACT”

Get Ready to Raise Your Voice!

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the musical comedy “Sister Act” Monday, December 16 at 6:30pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage (73637 Sullivan Road, Twentynine Palms).

Making his directorial debut, Artistic Director, Musical Director, and Co-Choreographer Scott Clinkscales is looking to cast this zany musical with a cast of characters ready to raise their voices!

Based on the 1992 movie of the same name, Sister Act is the feel-good smash hit that has had audiences jumping to their feet for years. 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 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 moves in on her only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

All roles are open. The creative team is looking to cast fourteen women and six to eight men for the show. A complete breakdown of the characters can be found on the Theatre 29 website at theatre29.org/auditions. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a contemporary or pop/rock musical theatre song to be sung acapella, dress ready to move, and be prepared to read for any role. If you are unable to attend the auditions on December 16 but would still like to be considered for the show, contact the director.

For more information, contact Director Scott Clinkscales at (760) 464-5353 or by e-mail at [email protected]

“Sister Act” will run weekends at Theatre 29 from February 6, 2020 through March 1, 2020. For tickets, visit www.theatre29.org or call the Theatre 29 Box Office at (760) 361-4151.

 

ROLES SOUGHT:

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  Age: 25 to 35  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  Age: 50 to 70  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  Age: 16 to 25  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  Age: 35 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's soul music.

Gender: Female  Age: 50 to 70  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  Age: 45 to 60  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  Age: 30 to 40  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  Age: 25 to 35  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  Age: 16 to 30  Vocal range top: Eb5  Vocal range bottom: Db3

 

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 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  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

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

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30  Vocal range top: F5  Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Tina

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

Gender: Female  Age: 20 to 30  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  Age: 25 to 35

 

Ensemble

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