AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Day

9:15am Sunday 5th January 2020

St Peters Church Hall, Kinver, DY7 6HJ

The day will run as follows:

09:15 - Sign in

09:30 - Nuns Singing Workshop

10:30 - Nuns Dance Audition

11:30 - General Dance Audition (see choreography below)

13:00 - Individual Auditions

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Synopsis

Musical Numbers

Rehearsal Dates

Highlighted rehearsals are MANDATORY; if these cannot be attended for any reason please speak to a member of the production team before signing up to audition.

Please find below character descriptions & audition pieces:

Character Breakdown

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.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Lead

Age: 25 to 35

Singing Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Deloris Dialogue 1Deloris Dialogue 2Deloris Dialogue 3

Deloris Song 1 | Deloris Song 2

Take Me to Heaven (Deloris) Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven (Deloris) With Vocal Line


Fabulous, Baby! Backing Track
  
|   Fabulous, Baby! With Vocal Line

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.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Lead

Age: 50 to 70

Singing Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: D3

Mother Superior Dialogue

Mother Superior Song 1 | Mother Superior Song 2

I Haven't Got a Prayer Backing Track   |   I Haven't Got a Prayer With Vocal Line

 

Here Within These Walls Backing Track   |   Here Within These Walls With Vocal Line

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.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Lead

Age: 20 to 25

Singing Voice: Soprano

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Sister Mary Robert Dialogue

 

Sister Mary Robert Song

The Life I Never Led Backing Track   |   The Life I Never Led With Vocal Line

Sister Mary Patrick

A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 35 to 50

Singing Voice: Soprano

Sister Mary Patrick Dialogue

Sister Mary Patrick Song

Take Me to Heaven Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven With Vocal Line

 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.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 50 to 70

Singing Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: F3

Sister Mary Lazarus Dialogue

Sister Mary Lazarus Song

Lazarus Sunday Morning Fever Backing Track   |   Lazarus Sunday Morning Fever With Vocal Line

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.

Gender: Male

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 45 to 60

Singing Voice: Baritone

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Monsignor O'hara Dialogue

Monsignor O'hara Song

Sunday Morning Fever Backing Track   |   Sunday Morning Fever With Vocal Line

Curtis

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

Gender: Male

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 30 to 40

Singing Voice: Baritone

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Curtis Dialogue 1 | Curtis Dialogue 2

Curtis Song

When I Find My Baby Backing Track   |   When I Find My Baby With Vocal Line

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.

Gender: Male

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 25 to 35

Singing Voice: Tenor

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Eddie Souther Dialogue

Eddie Souther Song

I Could Be That Guy Backing Track   |   I Could Be That Guy With Vocal Line

TJ

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

Gender: Male

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 16 to 30

Singing Voice: Tenor

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Db3

TJ Dialogue

TJ Song

Lady In The Long Black Dress (TJ) Backing Track   |   Lady In The Long Black Dress (TJ) With Vocal Line

Joey

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

Gender: Male

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 30 to 40

Singing Voice: Tenor

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Joey Dialogue

Joey Song

Lady In The Long Black Dress (Joey) Backing Track   |   Lady In The Long Black Dress (Joey) With Vocal Line

Pablo

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

Gender: Male

Part Size: Supporting

Age: 25 to 40

Singing Voice: Tenor

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Pablo Dialogue

Pablo Song

Lady In The Long Black Dress (Pablo) Backing Track   |   Lady In The Long Black Dress (Pablo) With Vocal Line

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours

A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Featured

Age: 40 to 60

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours Dialogue

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours Song

Take Me to Heaven Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven With Vocal Line

Sister Mary Theresa

A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Featured

Age: 60 to 70

Sister Mary Theresa Dialogue

Sister Mary Theresa Song

Take Me to Heaven Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven With Vocal Line

Michelle

One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Featured

Age: 20 to 30

Singing Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Michelle Dialogue

Michelle Song

Take Me to Heaven Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven With Vocal Line

(Must also sing Nun Audition if wanted to be considered for a nun)

Tina

One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive.

Gender: Female

Part Size: Featured

Age: 20 to 30

Singing Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Tina Dialogue

Tina Song

Take Me to Heaven Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven With Vocal Line

(Must also sing Nun Audition if wanted to be considered for a nun)

Ernie

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

Gender: Male

Part Size: Featured

Age: 25 to 35

Ernie Dialogue

Ernie Song

 

Sunday Morning Fever Backing Track   |   Sunday Morning Fever With Vocal Line

Ensemble Nuns (10)

 

Ensemble Nuns Song

Take Me to Heaven Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven With Vocal Line

 

Ensemble

Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Customer, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Choir Boys; Fantasy Dancers.

Female Ensemble Song

 

Take Me to Heaven Backing Track   |   Take Me to Heaven With Vocal Line

Male Ensemble Song

 

Sunday Morning Fever Backing Track   |   Sunday Morning Fever With Vocal Line

General Dance Audition Video

Here is a video of Sam dancing the general dance audition. This will also be taught on the day but gives people the opportunity to learn the dance before audition day.

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