Nuns, Priests, Disco Divas, and Thugs needed for the Milwaukee Comunity Theater Premier of this joyous musical at Sunset Playhouse!

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, August 21st – Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks (if needed): Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Rehearsals: Monday, September 4th – Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Performances: Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017

SISTER ACT will be directed by Diana Alioto with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script


 When disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank commit a murder at the grungy club where she’s performing, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community. Word of their success reaches Curtis and his mob, who arrive on the scene to settle their score with Deloris and find themselves battling not only her, but a gang of feisty nuns and the Mother Superior as well.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

MONSIGNOR O’HARA: One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: E3 (Age 30 – 70)


CURTIS: A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: A2 (Age 25 – 65)


EDDIE: 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. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2 (Age 22 – 40)


TJ: Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Db3 (Age 18 – 40)


JOEY: One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 (Age 18 – 40)


PABLO: One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4 (Age 18 – 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 18 – 40)


Female Characters


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 accept it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E3 Age 20 – 50)


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. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: D3 (Age 35 – 70)


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 personality has made her live a shell of a life. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: F#3 (Age 18 – 25)


SISTER MARY PATRICK: A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable. (Age 20 – 60)


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. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: F3 (Age 30 – 70)


SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. (Age 20 – 60)


SISTER MARY THERESA: A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.(Age 50 – 75)

MICHELLE: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3 (Age 18 – 30)


TINA: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3 (Age 18 – 30)


NUNS/ENSEMBLE – large group of singing and dancing nuns/ensemble will be needed for this show. Lots of great chorus music and fun, group dance. (Age 16 – 100)

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or with any questions.