Footlite Musicals announces open auditions for “Sister Act” the first main stage production of the 2017-2018 season. The staff is seeking an ethnically diverse cast of men and women ages 18-65+. Sister Act is based on the Whoopi Goldberg movie of the same name, but DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY OF THE SAME MUSIC.

Sunday – July 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. 
Monday – July 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Potential call backs – Tuesday – July 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Hedback Community Theater. 1847 N. Alabama, Indpls

If you are interested in auditioning, but cannot attend the formal auditions, please contact director Paula Phelan – phelanpaula@netscape.net as soon as possible.

Sept. 21 – 24, Sept. 27-Oct 1, Oct.5-8
Curtain times – 7:30 Thursday – Sat. 2:30 on Sunday

Please dress to impress. Please prepare a verse and chorus from any show that you are comfortable sing. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. NO A CAPPELLA SINGING.

Everyone will be required to participate in the movement audition. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to move. Basic choreography will be taught that will reflect the style of the show. High energy and disco-style.

Most dance rehearsals will be held at Dance Magic Performing Arts Center – 10605 Deme Dr. Indpls. 46236

Please bring all known conflicts with you to auditions.

Please, no conflicts after Sept. 5.

There will be no rehearsal Labor Day weekend but we will be working in the theater.

DeLoris Van Cartier – An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the word. Loud, sassy, and defensive, but ultimately caring. Must be able to sing beautifully, not just loudly. Gender -Female African American. Stage Age – 28-33. Vocal Range – F#5 –(top) – E3 (bottom).

Mother Superior – The head of the convent. Extremely protective of her community. A master of understatement and “the Look.”  Stage Age –Mature. Vocal range – E5 (top) – D3 (bottom).

Sister Mary Robert – A postulant (Learning to be a nun). Shy and soft-spoken. Stage age – early 20’s.  Vocal range – A5 (top)- F#3(bottom).

Sister Mary Patrick – A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, annoyingly enthusiastic, and easily excitable.  Stage age – mature.

Sister Mary Lazarus – A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. The least welcoming and most opinionated of any of the sisters.  Stage age – mature.

Monsignor O’Hara – Exhausted vicar of Our Lady of Angels, energized by the potential DeLoris brings to the church.  Stage Age – mature.

Curtis Somebody – A club owner, notorious gangster and DeLoris’ boyfriend.  Stage Age – 30+.  Vocal Range – A4 (top) – A2 (bottom).

Eddie Souther - The desk sergeant at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of DeLoris. He still dreams of being her hero.
Stage Age – 28-33.  
Vocal Range – B4(top) – A2 (bottom).

TJ – Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Not the brightest crayon in the box. Also is a Fantasy Dancer..  Stage Age – 18+. Vocal Range – E5 (top) – D3 (bottom).

Joey – One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies man. Also is a Fantasy Dancer.  Stage age – indeterminate.  Vocal range – E5 – B2.

Pablo – One of Curtis’s thugs. Speaks Spanish. Also a Fantasy Dancer.  Stage Age – indeterminate.  Vocal range – F5 – C4.

Sr. Mary Martin-of-Tours – A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has moments of surprising clarity and insight.  Age – indeterminate.

Sr. Jane Terese, the Little Flower – the oldest nun of the convent. Full of surprises.  Age – very mature.

Michelle – One of DeLoris' back-up singers and dancers. Also an ensemble nun and a Fantasy Dancer. Stage age – 20-30  Vocal Range – F5 -B3.

Tina – One of DeLoris' back-up singers and dancers. Also an ensemble nun and a Fantasy Dancer.  Stage Age – 20-30.  Vocal Range – F5 – A3.

Ernie – One of Curtis’s thugs. Turns out to be a police informant. This character will also be a Bar patron and the Cab Driver.  Age – indeterminate.

Ensemble – Women will be nuns. waitress, bar patrons, homeless people, and hookers.  Gentlemen will be altar boys, cops, bar patrons, bartenders and homeless people.



Footlite Musicals Announces open auditions for  “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.”  The happy-go-lucky Tony award winning musical is based on a real story of a bordello in LaGrange, Texas that operated for decades until a Houston TV newsman mounted a campaign to close it down in the 1970’s.

Director Jim Thorp is looking to cast about twenty six performers of varying race, age and body types to complete the production.

Date And Time

Sunday, September 24, 7pm.

Monday, September 25, 7pm.

Callbacks to be announced. 


Hedback Theatre, 1847 North Alabama Street, Indianapolis, Indiana  46202

Production Dates

November 24 thru December 10

Auditioners should bring a song in their key that best displays their vocal talents and comfortable shoes to dance in. 

Footlite Musicals productions are made possible, in part, with support from the Butler Jordan College of the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Arts Council of Indianapolis; the Summer Youth Program Fund; and others.



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