Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard

Director: Bentleigh Nesbit
Assistant Director: Jarrett Self
Music Director: Ashley Green
Choreographer: Lena Moralez
Stage Manager: Devon Kleine

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.

Sister Act Is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Audition Start:
Jun. 26, 2022 at 7:00am
Audition End:
Jun. 26, 2022 at 11:30pm
Audition Details:

Video auditions due June 26, 2022, at 11:59pm

Audition Location:

Granbury Theatre Company
133 East Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Callback Dates:

June 30, 2022, from 6-9 pm

Rehearsal Dates:

Beginning July 5, 2022.

Performance Dates:

Aug. 5 – Sep. 5, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

To Signup:
  • Please complete this Google Form by June 26, 2022, at 11:59 pm
  • Please submit a video file of you singing 32 bars from a song in the style of the show with track or accompaniment.
  • You will need to upload a headshot and acting resume in addition to your video file.
  • This is a simplified version of the usual GTC audition form. You will complete a longer form if you are selected for callbacks.
Roles Available:

Director is seeking a diverse cast for this production. Unless specified, roles are open to performers from all races/ethnicities and gender identities.

Strong vocalists are needed for the choir and ensemble.

  • 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 | Age: 25 to 35 | Vocal range top: F#5 | Vocal range bottom: E3
    Director seeks a Woman of Color for this role.
  • 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 | Age: 50 to 70 | Vocal range top: E5 | Vocal range bottom: D3
  • Sister Mary Robert – A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.
    Gender: Female | Age: 16 to 25 | Vocal range top: A5 | Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Sister Mary Patrick – A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
    Gender: Female | Age: 35 to 50
  • 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 | Age: 50 to 70 | Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: F3
  • 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 | Age: 45 to 60 | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: E3
  • Curtis – A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
    Gender: Male | Age: 30 to 40 | Vocal range top: Ab4 | Vocal range bottom: A2
  • 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 | Age: 25 to 35 | Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: Ab2
  • TJ – Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
    Gender: Male | Age: 16 to 30 | Vocal range top: Eb5 | Vocal range bottom: Db3
  • Joey – One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.
    Gender: Male | Age: 30 to 40 | Vocal range top: Eb5 | Vocal range bottom: Bb2
  • Pablo – One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
    Gender: Male | Age: 25 to 40 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: C4
  • Sister Mary Martin-of-tours – A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
    Gender: Female | Age: 40 to 60
  • Sister Mary Theresa – A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
    Gender: Female | Age: 60 to 70
  • Michelle – One of Deloris’s backup singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
    Gender: Female | Age: 20 to 30 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: Bb3
  • Tina – One of Deloris’s backup singers. A little thick and naive.
    Gender: Female | Age: 20 to 30 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: Ab3
  • 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 | Age: 25 to 35
  • Ensemble – Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers
  • Housing,
  • Stipend,
  • Comp tickets and/or other perks
Originally Posted:
2022-05-30 10:13
Todd Barrow Music