Center Stage Productions
August 10th 11th 12th at 8 P.M.
August 13th at 2 P.M.
Director and Choreographer: Patrick Murray
Music Director: Katie VanNewkirk
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Joanna Mignogna
Assistant Stage Manager: Connor Mullin
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
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 a 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 while discovering the true power of sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. The cast is chock full of amazing roles for women of all ages, making this a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!
Center Stage Productions is hosting auditions for its upcoming production of Sister Act, which will perform August 10th, 11th, and 12th at 8:00 P.M. and August 13th at 2:00 P.M. Tentatively our first rehearsal will be Thursday May 18th.
We are seeking a dynamic and diverse ensemble of actors for CSP’s production of Sister Act.
Center Stage Productions is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in its work and encourages performers of all ethnicities, races, backgrounds, gender expressions, and ages to audition.
Monday May 8th from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M.
Tuesday May 9th from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M.
Callbacks (if needed) Wednesday May 10th
The Thomas A. Bruder Jr. Life Center at Neumann University
1 Neumann Dr, Aston, PA 19014
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare 32 bars of a 70s Pop, R&B, or Disco song or a contemporary uptempo musical theater piece. We just want to see something that you love to sing and makes you happy. Please bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided.
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SISTER ACT CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
We are seeking a dynamic and diverse ensemble of actors of various ethnicities and backgrounds for CSP’s production of “Sister Act.” Center Stage Productions is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in its work and encourages performers of all ethnicities, races, backgrounds, gender expressions, and ages to audition.
Character descriptions are courtesy of Music Theatre International.
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.
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.
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.
Sister Mary Patrick
A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
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.
One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.
A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
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.
Curtis's nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.
One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower who constantly speaks in Spanish.
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
A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive.
One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.
We are seeking a diverse and dynamic ensemble of actors to play Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers.