Auditions Thursday August 22 @ 7:00pm or Saturday August 24 @ 11am

Mainstage Musical
Directed by: Tom Conroy

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Character Breakdown

Deloris Van Cartier (African-American Female, mid twenties to mid thirties) 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.

Mother Superior (Female, 50+) 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.

Sister Mary Robert (Female, 16-25) 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.

Sister Mary Patrick (Female) A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

Sister Mary Lazarus (Female) 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.

Monsignor O’hara (Male, 45-60) One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.

Curtis (African-American Male, 30-40) A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.

Eddie Souther (Male, mid twenties to mid thirties) 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.

TJ (African-American Male,16-30) Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.

Joey (Male) One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.

Pablo (Latino/Hispanic Male) One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours (Female) A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

Sister Mary Theresa (Female, 60+) A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group, but secretly packs a punch.

Michelle (African-American Female) One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.

Tina (African-American Female) One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive.

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

EnsembleNuns; Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen; Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers

Auditions Thursday August 22 @ 7:00pm

Studio Play
Directed by: Robert Dirden


Please prepare a 1-2 minute sad or serious personal story to tell at auditions.


Casting Breakdown

6 men, 4 women (20-40 years)

Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.

How to Prepare:

  • You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue, do not prepare anything unless it is stated. 
  • For musicals you will be audition with music from the show usually posted online 2 weeks prior to show. Do not prepare anything else unless it is stated to do so.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
  • Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you’re not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
  • Character Breakdowns are listed above for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
  •  Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.

Rehearsals: Typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.

Performances: Main Stage Shows run for three weekends (Studio 2 weekends) including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates.

Cast Lists: Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.

If you have any questions, please email us at tickets@munciecivic.org