**This show contains mild language, mild violence, adult themes, and brief drug use references**
Those auditioning must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of 19 years of age
- Not currently enrolled in high school
Location: Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas
Dates: December 12 & 13, 2016
Callbacks: December 14, 2016
Please prepare 16 bars from a Broadway piece in the style of this show. Selections from Sister Act are acceptable. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No pre-recorded accompaniment will be allowed. Dependent on time, the auditions may also include readings from the script. Please Note: Not all roles will require callback auditions. Those needed for callbacks will be notified by the directors. Printable audition forms will become available approximately 2 weeks prior to auditions.
Performances will also be held at the Campus Theatre weekends of February 24-26 & March 3-5, 2017. Individual tickets go on sale in December at www.musictheatreofdenton.com. Online ticket sales provided by TicketstotheCity.com. For more information regarding Music Theatre of Denton, contact David Pierce, Managing Director at or by calling 940-381-3562.
Director ... Eric B. Ryan
Producer ... Kristy Vivian
Music Director ... John Norine, Jr.
Choreographer ... Emily Leekha
Stage Manager ... Rob Stadt
Sound Design ... Danny Bergeron
Costume Design ... Hope Cox
Lighting Design ... Les Deal
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS & VOCAL RANGES
ROLES FOR MEN:
Monsignor O’Hara - Vocal Range: Baritone (E3-G4, Sings only in Ensemble) -- One of the heads of the convent. He’s constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. A gentle, kind man who is a bored, uninspired preacher until he becomes more confident and more like a Las Vegas MC. Stately but benevolent. Age: 45 to 60
Curtis Jackson - Vocal Range: African American Baritone who moves well (A2 to Ab4) – Notorious gangster and Deloris’ boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Age: 30 to 40
Eddie Souther - Vocal Range: African American Tenor who moves well (Ab2 to B4) - 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. Age: 25 to 35
TJ - Vocal Range: African American Tenor with Strong Falsetto who moves well (Db3 to Eb5) - Curtis' nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Age: 19 to 30
Joey - Vocal Range: Tenor who moves well (Bb2 to Eb5) – One of Curtis’ thugs. Large and masculine; he believes himself to be quite a ladies’ man. Age: 30 to 40
Pablo - Vocal Range: Latino Tenor with Strong Falsetto who moves well (D4 to Bb5) - One of Curtis’ thugs. A natural follower, but with a dangerous demeanor. He speaks mostly in Spanish. Age: 25 to 40
Ernie - Non Singing Role - One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. He gets killed by Curtis. Age: 25 to 35
ROLES FOR WOMEN:
Deloris Van Cartier - Vocal Range: African American mezzo-soprano with strong mix who moves very well (E3 to F#5). An aspiring vocalist, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. Loud-mouthed and sassy, but with a heart of gold. Accomplished comedic actress with star quality. Age: 25 to 35
Mother Superior - Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano (D3 to E5). The spiritual head of the convent, wryly humorous, but a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her fellow sisters away from the dangers of the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. Accomplished actress who sings well. Age: 50 to 70
Sister Mary Robert - Vocal Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice (F#3 to A5). A young innocent 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. Her shy personality masks a huge, show-stopping powerful singing voice. Good movement required.
Age: 19 to 25
Sister Mary Patrick - Vocal Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice (G3 to E6). Upbeat, fun, and filled with love and delight in God and friendship. She is the eternal optimist. She is always the head cheerleader ready for an adventure, a life experience, or between mealtime snack. Has a round, heavy physique. Strong comic. Age: 35 to 50
Sister Mary Lazarus - Vocal Range: Alto with strong legit belt (F3 to B4). An older, crabby choir mistress, snappy and seemingly grumpy. Tough, full of vinegar and humor, with twice the energy of anyone half her age. She’s quick on the wisecracks and always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in. The least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’ soul music. Must be able to rap and be a great comic. Age: 50 to 70
Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours - Ensemble Nun with featured dialogue – Soprano or Alto. A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. Age: 40 to 60
Sister Mary Theresa - Ensemble Nun with featured dialogue – Soprano or Alto. A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch. Age: 60 to 70
Michelle - Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano (Bb3 to F5). One of Deloris’ back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Doubles as a Nun. Age: 20 to 30
Tina - Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano (Ab3 to F5). One of Deloris’ back-up singers. A little thick and naïve. Doubles as a Nun.
Age: 20 to 30
Seeking a physically and ethnically diverse group of strong singer-actors who dance or are good movers.