AUDITIONS

“SISTER ACT”

February 5, 2019

6:00pm-10:00pm

 

We are seeking male actors and singers of all, types, ethnicities, for all male principle and ensemble roles.

AND

We are seeking female actors and singers for the roles of Deloris and Mother Superior.

 

***WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY MARISSA FOLLO PERRY, A MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST***

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

 

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 but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found 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!

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

 

MARISSA FOLLO PERRY – Marissa is a Broadway star best known for her portrayal of Tracy Turnblad, Broadway’s favorite, fearless, dancing-machine, underdog in Hairspray. She was also one of the fierce and sassy, high belting nuns in the original Broadway cast of Sister Act. Marissa originated the role of Maria in the Off Broadway hit, My Big Gay Italian Funeral. Marissa’s other credits include originating the role of Kit in Princesses (David Zipple- Pre Broadway Run), Maria in My Big, Gay, Italian Wedding (Off Broadway), Tony And Tina’s Wedding (Off Broadway- Original Revival Cast), Kim in How The Nurse Feels (NYMF), Toby in Romy and Michele’sReunion, Trudie in Empire (NYC), Ellen in Sounds Like Love (Lincoln Center), Anabel Glick in Lucky Stiff (Laguna Playhouse), Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Seven Angels Theater) and many others. Marissa is a JEFF Award (Chicago) and IRNE Award (Boston) Nominee for Best Principle Actress in a Musical. She has sung under the world renowned conductor Jack Everly with the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras and has been a featured performer in many cabaret (54 Below, Birdland) and fundraising events (Defying Gravity: Stephen Schwartz Benefit Concert, Broadway Diva Fest, Mr. Green’s Opus). She credits her parents for instilling in her such tremendous drive, confidence, humility and ability to thrive by way of raising someone else higher, for with these “special powers” she has gained such incredible success as a human being. “Ya gotta think big, to BE big!”

 

SEEKING FEMALE PERFORMERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

 

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.

Age: 25 to 35

 

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.

Age: 50 to 70

 

SEEKING MALE PERFORMERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

 

Curtis

A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.

Age: 30 to 40

 

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.

Age: 25 to 35

 

Tj

Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.

Age: 16 to 30

 

Joey

One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.

Age: 30 to 40

 

Pablo

One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.

Age: 25 to 40

 

Ernie

One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

Age: 25 to 35

 

 

PRODUCTION DATES:

 

Rehearsals ​begin Monday February 11 – Thursday February 14, 6:30-10:00p

Rehearsal Week 2 – ​Sunday February 17 – Thursday February 21, 6:30-10:00p

Rehearsal Week 3 – ​Sunday February 24 – Thursday February 28, 6:30-10:00p

Rehearsal Week 4 – ​Sunday March 3 – Thursday March 7, 6:30-10:00p

TECH WEEK – ​Sunday March 10 – Thursday March 14, 6:00-11:00p

 

Performances
Opening – ​Friday March 15 ​– 7:30

Saturday March 16 – 5:00 + 8:15

Sunday March 17 ​– 4:30

Friday March 22 ​– 7:30

Saturday March 23 – 5:00 + 8:15

Sunday March 24 ​– 4:30

Friday March 29 ​– 7:30

Saturday March 30 – 5:00 + 8:15

Sunday March 31 ​– 4:30

Thursday April 4 – 7:30

Friday April 5 ​– 7:30

Saturday April 6 – 5:00 + 8:15

Closing​ – ​Sunday April 7 ​– 4:30

 

AUDITIONS:

**This is an open call audition. No appointments necessary**

 

When:
Tuesday February 5

6:00p – 10:00p

Sign-ins begins at 5:00p, open call sign-ups end at 9:00p

Actors will be seen in order of arrival

 

Where:
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
263 Golden Hill St. Bridgeport CT 06604

 

What to prepare:
All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience.

 

Please prepare 2 selection/short songs (approx 1 min/16 bars) from a musical or pop song in the style of the show (singing from the show is ok). Preferably (1) ballad and (1) uptempo. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. A cappella singing is highly discouraged- please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unpaid community theatre production.

 

If you are unable to attend auditions, but would still like to be considered, please submit your headshot and resume to submissions@mycabaret.org

 

Questions?:
contact submissions@mycabaret.org

 

Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization entering its 43rd season. For more info about DCT or their 2018/19 season visit www.MyCabaret.org

 

UPCOMING

“THE FULL MONTY” 

 February 26th – February 28th, 6:00pm-10:00pm

FOR ALL AUDITIONING:
Please read the info below in detail.  Specifically please take note to the ‘WHAT TO PREPARE’ section

WHERE:

Downtown Cabaret Theatre

263 Golden Hill St. Bridgeport CT 06604

WHAT TO PREPARE:

All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience. Details on additional materials you will be asked to prepare will be released soon.

REHEARSALS

The rehearsal schedule for Main Stage Theatre is generally Mon-Thurs from 6:30pm-10pm and for most productions, Sunday evenings 5-9pm or some afternoons, based on cast and directors’ schedules.

PLEASE NOTE: These are unpaid community theatre productions.

 

If you are unable to attend auditions, but would still like to be considered, please submit your headshot and resume to submissions@mycabaret.org

Questions?

contact submissions@mycabaret.org

Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization entering its 43rd season. For more info about DCT or their upcoming 2018/19 season visit www.MyCabaret.org