Auditions for Sister Act

Sister Act IS PRESENTED THROUGH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI)

ALL AUTHORIZED PERFORMANCE MATERIALS ARE ALSO SUPPLIED BY MTI

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BOOK BY
Cheri and Bill Steinkellner

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
Alan Menken and Glenn Slater

Details

Quick As A Wink Theatre Society is holding open auditions for their upcoming production of Sister Act.

Sister Act will be presented in January/February 2020.  Director Susan Spence-Campbell is looking for fun, enthusiastic singers and dancers.

No experience necessary.  Quick As A Wink prides itself on taking actors of all skill levels, from first timers to experienced actors, and teaching skills required to perform for a live audience.  Our mission includes the education of community members in theatre and performing arts!  

When: Auditions will be held the following times:

Tuesday, September 17th at 6pm
Thursday, September 19th at 6pm

Where: King’s-Edgehill School Theatre

Contact the Production team to arrange an alternate audition if you are not available for these dates. Please email the director, Susan, directly and she will organize an alternate audition arrangement - sspence@qaaw.ca

What is Expected: Please plan to attend the entire audition time on your evening of choice. Those interested in a speaking role will be asked to perform cold readings with others. Monologue not required.

Please prepare a 30 second singing audition. Please choose any song from “Sister Act - The Musical”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2yHPvSH7Co&list=PL54909C5E5DFCF560

There are many ensemble roles, however all roles are adults. Only those who are 15 years and older are eligible to audition for this production.

All auditions should be prepared acapella (without accompaniment)

 

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  • Director Susan Spence-Campbell. Produced by Joel Dauphinee per Quick As A Wink Theatre Society.

  • Rehearsals will be held in Windsor and are scheduled for Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting in October

  • "Tech Week" rehearsals will be Saturday, January 25th to the first show date Thursday, January 30th.   

  • Show dates will be January 30, 31, February 1, 7, 8 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees Feb 1, 8, and 9.

  • There may be one rehearsal between the two show weekends.  

  • Full attendance during the rehearsal process and during production week is a requirement.  Attendance concerns should be brought to the attention of the production team well in advance of the conflict date.

  • All participants will be given a rehearsal schedule.  Conflicts should be brought to the attention of the production team immediately upon receipt of this schedule.

  • Questions can be addressed to the producer, Joel Dauphinee, at jdauphinee@qaaw.ca

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Roles Available: Sister Act is a large production with 18-20 parts available, with a mix of all vocal ranges and abilities. Several roles require physicality & dance experience.

Deloris Van Cartier (Mezzo-Soprano): An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring.
Mother Superior (Mezzo-Soprano): The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff.
Sister Mary Robert (Mezzo-Soprano): Must appear 16-20 The youngest nun in the convent.
Monsignor O’Hara (Baritone) He will try anything to raise money to save the convent.  Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.
Curtis Jackson (Baritone) A slime ball club owner and gangster and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
Eddie Souther (Tenor) 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 (Tenor) One of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies, also his nephew. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
Joey (Tenor) One of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. He thinks very highly of himself. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.
Pablo (Tenor) Spanish Speaking Male. One of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
Sister Mary Lazarus (Mezzo-Soprano) One of the more experienced nuns 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.
Sister Mary Patrick (Soprano , Mezzo-Soprano) One of the more boisterous nuns. Young or just young-at-heart, she is consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours  A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
Sister Mary Theresa  Mary Theresa is the oldest of all the nuns at the convent. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
Michelle (Mezzo-Soprano) One of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
Tina (Mezzo-Soprano) Tina is one of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. A little thick and naïve.
Ernie (Speaking role) Ernie is one of Curtis Jackson's cronies. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. 
Ensemble: Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Dancers

Volunteer Positions Available:

Costume Team - We are need of several volunteers to help sew and design costumes, as well as go shopping at second hand stores looking for specific items.
Props Master - We are looking for someone to gather and create props
Scenic Painters - We are in need of several painters for set scenes
Set Construction - We are always looking for new volunteers to help the team build the set.
Front of House - Volunteers needed to work with our FOH Manager.
So much more... - email info@quickasawinktheatre.ca if you can help in any way!

Note: It is the policy of the QAAW Board of Directors to not discuss casting decisions with outside persons.

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