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AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 Sister Act

Auditions for “Sister Act,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Spring 2017 musical comedy will be held on Sunday, February 12 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. The production will be directed by Evan Pappas.

Rehearsals for "Sister Act" begin on April 4, and performances run from April 26-May 21, 2017. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in character shoes (both men and women). Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.  

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Available:

Deloris Van Cartier (African-American Female, 25-40) - A disco diva wannabe with a dream of Donna Summer-esque glory. Mouthy, ballsy, brassy and quick on the quip. She has no faith in anything but herself. Needs a powerhouse disco diva voice with a huge range.

Mother Superior (Caucasian Female, 45-65.) - An old school catholic mother superior with a spine of steel, a will of iron, and an acid tongue, but underneath a hidden heart. Strong, unwavering voice - alto or mezzo.

Sister Mary Robert (Caucasian Female, 18-25.) - A young timid novitiate, She is torn whether to take her final vows or leave the convent to rejoin the world that intimidates her so. Her shy personality masks a huge, show stopping powerful singing voice. Sings a big Act II solo, “The Life I Never Led.” Needs a strong belt and legit voice.

Sister Mary Patrick (Caucasian Female, 25-45.) - Upbeat, fun, and filled with love and delight in God, and friendship. She is the eternal optimist. She is always the head cheerleader ready for an adventure, a life experience, or between meal-time snack. Has a round, heavy physique. Strong comic. Needs a strong belt and legit voice.

Sister Mary Lazarus (Caucasian Female, 45-65.) - Tough, full of vinegar and humor, with twice the energy of anyone half her age. She’s quick on the wisecracks and always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in. Strong belt and legit a plus, but needs to be able to rap and be a great comic.

Monsignor O'Hara (Caucasian Male, 55-65.) - Stately but benevolent, with an Irish twinkle. Strong character actor with a strong baritone voice.

Curtis (African-American Male, 35-55.) - A super cool, super confident, smooth bad guy with soul. He is a tough narcissist with sex appeal, and charisma. He is elegant and dangerous. Needs extremely strong voice. Low baritone or high baritenor – a strong falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons).

Eddie: (African-American Male, 25-45.) - A desk cop. He is charming and straight forward. He should have theatrical flair for the dream sequence when he imagines himself as hip and sexy. Has charm and must be appealing. Must have a beautiful high baritone or tenor.

TJ (African-American Male, 20-46.) - Curtis’ nephew. An undersized, or oversized overeager young man. He is well-intended, but doesn’t always have the brain power to think ahead. Must have comic chops. Very strong tenor, with a strong disco falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons.).

Pablo (Hispanic Male, 20-35.) - Curtis’ bodyguard who keeps mouthing off in Spanish. Must have comic chops. Strong baritone or tenor, with a strong disco falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons).

Female Ensemble (Characters are ages 18-64, All Ethnicities.) - Great singers and strong movers of all types, shapes and sizes. Should have style and the ability to play various characters- including nuns and blue collar Philadelphians – and understudy principal roles. Seeking women to play Sister Mary Martin-of Tours (an out-of-it nun who’s in her own little world); and Tina and Michelle (Deloris’s back-up singers; low-rent, but sexy, a la The Pointer Sisters, with sassy attitude); They need to move very well and cover the role of Deloris. There are two additional strong dancers among the female ensemble. All need very strong legit and belt voices.

Male Ensemble (Characters are ages 18-64, All Ethnicities.) - Great singers (with disco falsetto, a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons) and strong movers of all ethnic types, shapes and sizes. Should have style and the ability to play various small roles- including blue-collar Philadelphians- and understudy principal roles.

 

AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

Mamma Mia!

Auditions for “Mamma Mia,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Summer 2017 musical will be held on Monday, February 13 from 12:00 noon – 7:00PM. The production will be directed by Casey Colgan, well known to the Arts Center for directing “Mary Poppins” and “Gypsy” among others.

Rehearsals for "Mamma Mia!" begin on May 23, and performances run from June 14-August 6, 2017. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a pop song from the 70’s or 80’s in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in character shoes (both men and women). Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.  

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Available:

DONNA (late 30s-early 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl) - Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.

SOPHIE (18-25) - A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano.

TANYA (Late 30s-Early 40s) - A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty.

ROSIE (Late 30s-Early 40s) - Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings.

SAM (35-45) - May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone.

HARRY (35-45) - May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor.

BILL (35-45) - May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man.

SKY: (Late 20s) - Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s tavern and marry Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.

LISA (18-25) - Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.

ALI (18-25) - Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.

PEPPER (20S) - Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.

EDDIE (20S) - Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.

ENSEMBLE (20S-40S) - ) Quirky and offbeat; male and female actors who sing (with a rock sound) and move well. Seeking all races and ethnicities for these roles.


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