Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Glenn Slater


Directed/Choreographed by Michael Serrecchia

Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert



Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm


NOTE: Auditions will now be held at the Irving Arts Center, Suite #200 (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062)



Please check the link below to book an appointment if any appointments have been canceled.


Otherwise, please email info@irvingtheatre.org to be added to our Wait List.

We will notify you if any slots open up, in order of those Wait List requests.



#1 Curtis & Deloris

#2 Deloris, Michelle, Tina

#3 Ernie, Curtis, Joey, TJ, Pablo

#4 Deloris, Eddie, Cop

#5 Mother Superior, O'Hara

#6 Mother Superior, Deloris

#7 O'Hara


Callbacks / Dance Call:

Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:00pm - (dress to move)


Rehearsals are set to begin early October.

Performances:  November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 2017

(Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm – Sunday performances are at 2:30pm)


Audition Requirements:

Prepare 2 contrasting songs in the style of the show (16 bars each). Accompanist provided. Please bring a headshot/resume. Auditions may include readings from the script. Depending on turnout, those readings may be reserved for the Callbacks/Dance Call round of auditions.




About the Show:

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she’s thrown into protective custody in the one place she’d never be spotted—a convent! Her loud, abrasive nature doesn’t mesh well with the rigid, uptight nuns, but that won’t stop her from breathing new life into the church and, in the process, blowing her cover. This divine musical comedy is inspired by the smash hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. A divine musical comedy!


Available Roles:




DELORIS VAN CARTIER: 25–35 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano with strong mix – E3 – F#5) - African American who moves very well - an aspiring vocalist, trying to find both fame and a place in the world - loud-mouthed and sassy, but with a heart of gold - accomplished comedic actress with star quality.


MOTHER SUPERIOR: 50–70 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – D3 – E5) – The spiritual head of the convent – wryly and humorous, but a bit stiff – extremely protective about keeping her fellow sisters away from the dangers of the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings - accomplished actress who sings well.


SISTER MARY ROBERT: 19–25 (Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice – F#3 – A5) - A young innocent 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 and her shy personality masks a huge, show-stopping powerful singing voice. Good movement required.


SISTER MARY PATRICK: 35–50 (Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice – G3 – E6) - Upbeat, fun, and filled with love and delight in God and friendship. She is the eternal optimist. She is always the head cheerleader ready for an adventure, a life experience, or between mealtime snack. Has a round, heavy physique. Strong comic timing required


SISTER MARY LAZARUS: 50–70 (Range: Alto with strong legit belt – F3 – B4) - An older, crabby choir mistress - snappy and seemingly grumpy. Tough, full of vinegar and humor, with twice the energy of anyone half her age. She’s quick on the wisecracks and always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in. The least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’ soul music. Must be able to rap and be a great comic.


SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: 40–60 (Range: Soprano or Alto) - Ensemble Nun of the convent with featured dialogue - clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.


SISTER MARY THERESA: 60–70 (Range: Soprano or Alto) – Ensemble Nun of the convent with featured dialogue – the oldest of the group – decrepit at first glance, but secretly packs a punch.


MICHELLE: 20–30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – Bb3 – F5 – One of Deloris’ back-up singers – lippy and always quick with a retort – doubles as a Nun.


TINA: 20–30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – Ab3 – F5) - One of Deloris’ back-up singers - a little thick and naïve - doubles as a Nun.




MONSIGNOR O’HARA: 45–60 (Range: Baritone - E3-G4, sings only in ensemble) - One of the heads of the convent. He’s constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. A gentle, kind man who is a bored, uninspired preacher, until he becomes more confident and more like a Las Vegas emcee. Stately but benevolent.


CURTIS JACKSON: 30–40 (Range: Baritone - A2 – Ab4) - African American who moves well – Notorious gangster and Deloris’ boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.


EDDIE SOUTHER: 25–35 (Range: Tenor - Ab2 – B4) - African American who moves well – 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: 19–30 (Range: Tenor with strong falsetto - Db3 – Eb5) – African American who moves well – Curtis’ nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact – constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.


JOEY: 30–40 (Range: Tenor – Bb2 – Eb5) – One of Curtis’ thugs – large and masculine – must be able to move well – he believes himself to be quite a ladies’ man.


PABLO: 25–40 (Range: Tenor with strong falsetto – D4 – Bb5) – Latino who moves well – one of Curtis’ thugs – a natural follower, but with a dangerous demeanor – he speaks mostly in Spanish.


ERNIE: 25–35 – Non-singing role – one of Curtis’ thugs – initially thought to be a mindless “yes man”, but he turns out to be an undercover police informant. He gets killed by Curtis.




Ensemble Roles: Seeking a physically and ethnically diverse group of strong singer-actors who dance or are good movers. They will play a variety of characters including: Ensemble Nuns, Altar Boys, Cop, Hooker, Bar Patrons, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen, Homeless people, Cab Driver, Newscaster and Fantasy Dancers.


MainStage is a non-union theatre that offers actors a gas allowance.


MainStage Irving-Las Colinas supports the City of Irving's efforts to improve the quality of life for its citizens by providing:


  • Quality theatre to the Irving Community through the organization of qualified individuals.
  • Affordable theatre to the Irving Community as a result of MILC’s all-volunteer organization.
  • Entertaining theatre to the Irving Community through careful selection of material presented.
  • Opportunities for involvement by the community in all areas of theatrical production through open auditions, mentoring, special project support, and formal classes.
  • The Irving Community with the benefit of top local volunteer and professional expertise in all areas of theatrical production and arts management through the ability to involve participants from many disciplines.


MainStage holds open auditions about two months prior to the opening date of each production. For specific information call 972-594-6104.


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All auditions are held at the Rudy Seppy Studio (corner of Rochelle and Story in Irving).


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Funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.

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