Schenectady Light Opera Company Auditions for “Sister Act”

Schenectady Light Opera Company


Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Book by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner

Audition Dates and Times:

Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Sign in begins at 6:30, auditions begin at 7:00

Callbacks (by invitation) Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm


Schenectady Light Opera Company Education Building

418 Liberty Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

Performance Dates and Times:

May 4-6 and 10-13, 2018

Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm


Rehearsals will be MondayWednesday and Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. The first rehearsal/read-through is currently scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2018.

Director: Michael Camelo

Music Director: Adrienne Sherman

Choreographer: Trish Scott-Dembling

Producer: Jill E. Ross

Those auditioning should prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a Broadway show, in a style similar to the show or from the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. There will be a dance audition and everyone should be prepared to dance, so please dress accordingly. Readings from the script will be provided. PLEASE BRING ALL CONFLICTS TO THE AUDITION.

If you have any questions please contact the producer Jill E. Ross ( or the director Michael Camelo (

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film, 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. 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.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship,Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

Character Breakdown:

Deloris Van Cartier – vocal range E3-F#5

Mother Superior- vocal range D3-E5

Sister Mary Robert- vocal range F33-A5

Sister Mary Patrick

Sister Mary Lazarus- vocal range F3-B4

Monsignor O’Hara- vocal range E3-G4

Curtis- Club owner and Deloris?s boyfriend, vocal range A2-Ab4

Eddie Souther- Police detective, vocal range Ab2-B4

TJ- Curtis’s nephew, vocal range Db3-Eb5

Joey- One of Curtis’s thugs, vocal range Bb2-Eb5

Pablo- One of Curtis’s thugs, vocal range E3-G4

Sister Mary Martin-of-tour

Sister Mary Theresa

Michelle – One of Deloris’s back-up singers, vocal range Ab3-F5

Tina- One of Deloris’s back-up singers, vocal range Ab3-F5

Ernie- One of Curtis’s thugs, but really an undercover police informant

Ensemble: Nuns, bar folks, homeless people, dancers, etc

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