Audition Information and Character Breakdown

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Auditions:  Audition Sign-Ups will be available by March, 2017
Character Breakdown Below

Sunday April 30 4-9 pm
Tuesday, May 2 5-9 pm

Sunday, May 7 4-9 pm
Tuesday, May 9 6-9 pm if needed

Rehearsals begin June 5

August 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

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Character Breakdown


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.    Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range:   top: G4     bottom: E3

A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.        Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range:   top: Ab4    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.   Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range:    top: B4    bottom: Ab2


Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.       Age: 16 to 30
Vocal range:  top: Eb5   bottom: Db3

One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.  Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range:  top: Eb5     bottom: Bb2


One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.  Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range:      top: F5    bottom: C4


One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

Age: 25 to 40


Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waiters, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers


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.      Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range:   top: F#5    bottom: E3

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.    Age: 40 to 70
Vocal range:   top: E5   bottom: D3

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.  Age: 16 to 35
Vocal range:   top: A5   bottom: F#3

Sister Mary Patrick

A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.     Age: 25 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.     Age: 40 to 70
Vocal range:   top: B4     bottom: F3

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours

A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.  Age: 30 to 60

Sister Mary Theresa

A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.  Age: 50 to 70


One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.     Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range:   top: F5     bottom: Bb3


One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive.     Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range:      top: F5     bottom: Ab3


Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers

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