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Auditions began 14 days ago
Monday, July 10, 2017: 7 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017: 7 pm - 10 pm
(auditionees need come only on one day)

Callbacks Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 7 pm - 10 pm
Callbacks Thursday, July 13, 2017: 7 pm - 10 pm
(you may be requested to attend one or both callbacks)

Rehearsals begin January 2, 2018
Performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays March 3, 2017 - March 31, 2017

 

Roles for Sister Act
CharacterDescription (note: C4 is middle C)
Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence
Female: mid 30s
Vocal: E3 - F#5

African-American. She is a brash, loud person with great comic timing, excellent singer and must move well.

Mother Superior
Female: late 40s-70
Vocal: E3 - D5

Devoted to the church. Stern and in command. Intelligent. Loving and very dignified and ladylike.

Curtis Shank
Male: late 30s - mid 40s
Vocal: Ab4 - A2

Gangster Club owner. Deloris' lover. He's smooth and calculating. Must move well.

Lt. Eddie Souther
Male: 30s
Vocal: Ab2 - B4

Good looking. Kind of awkard. In love with Deloris. Sweet kind of guy. Policeman who dreams of being confident and brave.

Sister Mary Robert
Female: 20s
Vocal: F#3 - A5

Shy. A postulant. Young, innocent and quiet.

Sister Mary Patrick
Female: 20s
Vocal: G3 - E6

Spunky. Overly enthusiastic about everything. Larger than life.

Sister Mary Lazarus
Female: 50s
Vocal: F3 - B4

Head of the choir. Sarcastic and dry humor. Needs to 'rap'.

Monsignor O'Hara
Male: 50s
Vocal: E3 - E4

Kind and with humor. Uninspired preacher until he becomes more confident.

Pope
Male: 60s
Vocal: n/a

Regal and warm.

T.J.
Male: 20s
Vocal: Db3 - Eb5

Curtis' nephew and part of the gang. Young and dumb.

Joey
Male: 20-40
Vocal: Bb2 - Eb5

Thug for Curtis. Gentle giant. Wants to please Curtis and be dangerous but isn't naturally capable.

Pablo
Male: late 20s
Vocal: C4 - F5

Thug for Curtis. Speaks Spanish. Thinks he's a gift to women.

Ernie
Male: 30s
Vocal: n/a

Thug for Curtis. Stool pigeon on Curtis.


Delioris Backup Singers
Michelle
Female: 30s
Vocal: Bb3 - F5

Smarter than Tina. Been around the block a few times. Street Savvy.

Tina
Female: Late 20s
Vocal: Ab3 - F5

Not too bright or well educated.



Ensemble
Vocal: G3 - G4 (male)
G3 - C6 (female)

Cop, hookers, Sister Mary Martin (out of it), Mary Theresa (oldest but cheerful), Sister Mary Celeste, Sister Mary Irene, lawyer, waitress, Alan (pool player), drag queen, Mary Stephen, cab driver, nuns (all different personalities which we will develop in rehearsal)


The Staff
DirectorBill Starr
Music DirectorRon Bowman
Vocal DirectorD. Asa Stern
ChoreographerJillian Cummings
Costume DesignerJudy Pincus
Scenic DesignerAndy Duprey
Sound DesignerDan Singletary
Lighting DesignerMichael Muñoz
ProducerEarl Masuda
Assistant ProducerLiz Dale
Associate ProducerNancy Kwong
Stage ManagerDawn Johnson
Tech/Construction DirectorEd Hand
Props CoordinatorLiz Dale
Props MistressNancy Dean
Publicity/MarketingCynthia Rust-Greaves
Staff PhotographerEdmond Kwong
Program and TicketsMarge Hand
House ManagerJudy Pincus
Videographer

Questions?

Email auditions@wvlo.org

Auditions and Thursday callback location:
Saratoga Civic Theater
13777 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA
Wednesday callback location and most rehearsals at
WVLO Rehearsal Hall
500 E. McGlincey Ave
Campbell, CA
Performances at
Saratoga Civic Theater
13777 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA

Audition Guidelines & General Information

Auditionees, you have won our hearts and minds just by reading this audition form! So don't be nervous or hesitant to come join us. We welcome you to come on down and have some fun with us. We cannot wait to see your amazing talents!!

The audition will include:

  1. Singing— 16 bars of a contemporary Broadway song which best shows your vocal range and dramatics, with the option for the music director to ask for more of the song if needed.
    • Do NOT audition with a song from the show.
    • PLEASE bring sheet music in your key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided.
    • NO impromptu vocal, acapella, or recorded accompaniment PLEASE!
  2. Dancing— you will be shown a short routine and asked to perform.


N O T E S

  • Roles open to all races & ethnicities
  • No roles are pre-cast.
  • Auditions will close promptly at times stated.
  • All actors to play age appropriate
  • No AEA (Actors Equity Association)- no actor stipend or subsidy.
  • Headshot: Bring a headshot if you have one. Don't worry if you don't, we'll take an audition photo on audition day.
  • Rehearsals: Generally, rehearsals are Monday through Thursday evenings 7pm - 10pm, and Sundays 6:30pm - 9pm. Some Saturday rehearsals may also be scheduled. Not everyone needs to attend all rehearsals. After casting, the specific rehearsal dates for each actor (role) will be established.
  • Conflicts: You will have an opportunity at auditions to indicate your conflicts so please bring your personal calendar for the show rehearsal and production window.
  • Click here for the audition form and here for the production calendar.
Questions: email auditions@wvlo.org
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