About the show
When a disco diva witnesses a murder, she goes into protective custody in the one place no one would expect…a convent! Based on the hit film of the same name and featuring new music by Alan Menken, Sister Actoffers a moving story and powerful gospel music that will raise the roof.
- Director: Matthew Bowland
- Choreographer: Breah Duschl
- Music Director: Dave Rains
- Monday, March 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (all ages)
- Saturday, March 30, from 1-4 p.m. (all ages)
Sister Act will be performed the weekends of August 9-11 and 15-18 (note: Thursday evening performance on the final weekend). The rehearsal commitment will be approximately six weeks.
Ages needed: Adult roles, adult 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. Female, to play 25-35, vocal range E3-F#5.
- 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. Female, to play 50-70, vocal range D3-E5.
- 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. Female, to play 16-25, vocal range F#3-A5.
- Sister Mary Patrick: A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable. Female, to play 35-50.
- 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. Female, to play 50-70, vocal range F3-B4.
- Sister Mary Martin-of-tours: A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. Female, to play 40-60.
- Sister Mary Theresa: A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch. Female, to play 60-70.
- 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. Male, to play 45-60, vocal range E3-G4.
- Curtis: A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Male, to play 30-40, vocal range A2-Ab4.
- 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. Male, to play 25-35, vocal range, Ab2-B4.
- TJ: Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Male, to play 16-30, Db3-Eb5.
- Joey: One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man. Male, to play 30-40, vocal range Bb2-Eb5.
- Pablo: One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Male, to play 25-40, vocal range C4-F5.
- Ernie: One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. Male, to play 25-35.
- Michelle: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Female, to play 20-30, vocal range Bb3-F5.
- Tina: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive. Female, to play 20-30, vocal range Ab3-F5.