Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act
Kilkenny Musical Society’s eagerly awaited production of Sister Act will be staged in the Watergate Theatre in April 2018.
Rehearsals for Sister Act will commence in January and to this end the society will hold auditions for principal parts on Monday.
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that had audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
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.
The main characters are: Deloris Van Cartier - A loud brash character with great comedy timing, excellent singing voice and good movement required.
Eddie is a sweet nervous policeman who dreams of being confident and brave. Good vocals and movement are required.
Curtis is a gangster club owner who is very smooth and calculating. Good vocals and minimal movement required. High baritone.
Mother Superior - Firm but fair nun, very dignified and ladylike. Good vocals and minimal movement required.
Sister Mary Robert - A young, innocent postulant, shy and quiet until Deloris brings out the best in her. Excellent vocals and good movement required. Mezzo/soprano with belt.Monsignor O’Hara - A gentle, kind man who is a bored, uninspired preacher until he becomes more confident and more like a Las Vegas compere. Not a singing or dancing role.
Sister Mary Patrick - A fun and enthusiastic nun, larger than life character, known for enjoying every minute and, more importantly, every “food‟! Excellent vocals and good movement required.
Sister Mary Lazarus - An older, crabby choir mistress, snappy and seemingly grumpy. Has to rap and move quiet well.
Joey - One of Curtis’s thugs, a gentle giant, wants to please Curtis and be dangerous too but isn’t naturally capable. Good vocals and movement required.
TJ - Curtis’s nephew and part of the gang. A young, dumb character. Good vocals and movement required.
Pablo - Another of Curtis’s thugs. Speaks mostly Spanish. Thinks he’s a “love god‟! Good vocals and movement required.
Michelle & Tina
(Age Range: 20 – 30) - Backing vocalist in Cutis‟ club. Excellent vocals and movement required. Mezzo sopranos
Audition pieces for Sister Act can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking for Sister Act is now open at The Watergate Theatre Box Office 056-7761674 or on-line at www.watergatetheatre.com