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 Sister Act, the musical

Auditions:  Sunday, July 11th and Monday, July 12th

Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Where:  Miller Center Theater, 301 Grove Street

Performances – Miller Center Theatre on September 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, and October 1 & 2, 2021

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Renaissance is pleased to announce auditions for Sister Act on Sunday, July 11th AND Monday, July 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Auditions will be held at the Miller Center Theater located at 301 Grove Street.  Parking is available at the back of the building, which is accessible from Wadsworth Street.  Please use the Wadsworth Street entrance at the back of the building – front doors will be locked. 

No experience is necessary to audition.  Readings will be taken from the script.  Please bring sheet music for the song you would like to sing for your audition (no songs from the show, please!).  An accompanist will be provided.  You only need to sing 16 bars of your audition song.

For everyone’s safety, we will follow Covid-19 guidelines during auditions and rehearsals (see below).  Renaissance is YOUR community theater, and all interested are welcome. If you have acting experience, please bring a copy of your performance resume. If you cannot attend either evening, please email us to schedule a virtual audition at: renaissancetheatrelynchburg@gmail.com

See below for synopsis and character descriptions.

Please note:

  • You may come to both nights of auditions, but it is not required.
  • Readings are taken from the script, so no need to prepare a monologue.
  • Please remember to bring your calendar so you can list your conflicts on the audition sheet.
  • For musicals: Follow detailed audition instructions. If there are no specifics, please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice – do not use a song from the show. Remember to bring your sheet music for the accompanist.
  • If you have questions or need to set up an audition time other than the dates above, please email RenaissanceTheatreLynchburg@gmail.com

Renaissance Theatre Company and Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department want to ensure the health and safety of those auditioning and cast in the play.

As such we will adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. We will adhere to the current gathering guidelines mandated by the State at the time of      auditions and during rehearsals.
  2. We will have designated screener(s) wearing approved PPE.
  3. All, including RTC representatives, will be screened prior to entering the building.   The building is only accessible through the back entrance on Wadsworth Street.
  • Temperature screening will be done with a no contact, handheld, medically approved device. If temperature is 99 or above at: 
    Auditions: If out of range, we will set up a virtual audition 
    Rehearsal: Cast member will join virtually from home or via phone.
  • To adhere to Covid-19 rules, screening questions will be asked at:
    Auditions: If any answers are “yes” we will set up a virtual audition.
    Rehearsals: If any answers are “yes”, cast member will join virtually from home or via phone.
  1. A mask is always required to enter the building and must be worn unless maintaining a      six-foot minimum onstage. Masks will be provided for any who do not bring with them.
  2. Individual pens and wipeable clipboards will be provided for auditions.
  3. Individual scripts and pens will be provided for cast.
  4. Hand sanitizer will be at audition welcome station and in the theatre.
  5. A six-foot minimum will be maintained while onstage and while in the audience waiting to audition.

    Synopsis:

    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 themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

    Nominated for five Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical.
    “Big, glitzy numbers are the toast of Broadway musicals. The only thing better? Big, glitzy numbers . . . with nuns! “Sister Act” has plenty of both….”   New York Post

    CHARACTERS:

    The ages range from 18 to 99…..anyone over 99 will be considered on a case by case basis 🙂

    Deloris Van Cartier – a disco diva that is forced to go into a convent under a secret identity as Sister Mary Clarence.
    Mother Superior – a rather stiff, rules count Nun
    Sister Mary Robert – a quiet, demure wallflower of a Nun until she becomes friends with Deloris
    Sister Mary Patrick – a perky, overly enthusiastic, terribly excitable Nun
    Sister Mary Lazarus – the deadpan, tone deaf choir director of the convent
    Monsignor O’Hara – head of the convent, always worried about money
    Curtis – a gangster who also happens to be Deloris’ boyfriend
    Eddie Souther – Desk Chief at Phily Police Department, also a former classmate of Deloris’
    TJ – one of Curtis’ thugs
    Joey – another one of Curtis’ thugs
    Pablo – yet another one of Curtis’ thugs
    Sister Mary Martin – Oldest living Nun in the world…or is she?
    Michelle – back up singer for Deloris
    Ensemble – more Nuns, waitress, bar patrons, a drag queen and homeless people…..