Sister Act Opening Night Excitement!

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Another opening….another show….another chance for stage folks to say “Hello!”

Sister Act is ready and we want to share this wonderful production with you. Purchase tickets online now before seats run out.

North Rosedale Park Community House

Online Tickets Available

  • April 7   $30 – 8:00 pm
  • April 8   $30 – NRPCA Benefit, 8pm (doors 7:00 pm)
  • April 9   $25 – Vacant House Task Force, 3:00 pm
  • April 21   $20 – 8:00 pm
  • April 22   $20 – 8:00 pm
  • April 23   $20 – 2:00 pm

    Online Tickets Available

  • April 28   VIP Seating $20/Regular Seating $15 – 8:00 pm
  • April 29   VIP Seating $20/Regular Seating $15 – 8:00 pm
  • April 30   VIP Seating $20/Regular Seating $15 – 2:00 pm

[doors open 1/2 hour before showtime, except as noted]

Meet the Directors!

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the North Rosedale Park Community House.

The time has come to begin the journey to creating Sister Act for ourselves and our audiences. The Players’ will be meet on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Community House to discuss how it’s all going to work. Anyone who might be interested in auditioning for the play or working on the production itself is invited.

Our Directors will be there to give us information about the show and the audition process.

This meeting will be informal with limited beverages provided.

Audition notes for Sister Act

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Please note: there are small speaking parts as well as the ensemble members who may play multiple roles. 

The following is the principle character descriptions and our link to audition materials

Deloris van Cartier

  • A feisty, strong-willed, larger than life character. Curtis’ bit on the side. Brought up a Catholic and taught by nuns, she has rebelled against her upbringing. She has dreams of becoming the next big singing sensation, which Curtis keeps promising to make happen for her, but never will. She eventually finds what she has been seeking where she least expects it.
  • This is usually an African-American character but it could be played a Hispanic or Caucasian Bronx instead.
  • Alto/Mezzo
  • Age Range: 20-4
  • Take me to heaven (bb19-61)
  • Fabulous Baby (bb97-end)
  • Dialogue: pages 3-7, 15-18, 20-24

Mother Superior

  • Haughty, well spoken, stickler for rules and routine with a tough exterior, but she is not so confident when alone with God. We see a softer side to her by the end of the show.
  • She really doesn’t want Deloris in her convent.
  • Alto/Mezzo
  • Age Range: 30-70
  • Here within these walls (bb1-40)
  • I haven’t got a prayer (bb92-end)
  • Dialogue: pages 20-24 & 72-74

Sister Mary Robert

  • A small, postulant nun. Very timid and quiet, until she eventually finds her ‘voice’. She hasn’t chosen to be a nun; she is only there because she knows nothing else.
  • Mezzo/soprano with belt
  • Age Range: 16 –25
  • The life I never led (bb186-end)
  • Raise your voice (bb161-165)
  • Dialogue: page 97-100 (including song The Life I Never Led)

Sister Mary Patrick

  • Choir mistress who gets moved aside. Bit of a grump! Nothing fazes her, she takes everything in her stride, even rapping!
  • Age Range: mid 50s+
  • Sunday Morning Fever (bb119-131 AND bb166-187)

Monsignor O’Hara

  • A friendly, good natured gentleman. Always bright and positive, even though his parish is almost non-existent and faces closure. He loves the change that Deloris brings to his church.
  • Age Range: mid 40s+
  • Sunday Morning Fever (bb166-187)

Curtis Shank

  • Confident, chilled out, gangster. He is always in control of the people around him, his actions and any situation he finds himself in. He is untouchable, or so he thinks.
  • High baritone
  • Age range 20-45
  • When I find my baby (bb8-43 AND bb100-end)
  • Dialogue pages 3-6 & 11-12

Eddie Souther

  • He is a sweet nervous policeman who dreams of being confident and brave. Good vocals and movement are required.
  • Tenor
  • Age range 20-35
  • I could be that guy (bb39-55 and bb79-84)
  • Dialogue: pages 15-18

TJ

  • Youngest of Curtis’ henchman and his nephew, which is the only reason he has the job! He is naive, daft and childlike and easily manipulated. Finds humor in everything he can.
  • Age Range: 20+
  • Lady in the long black dress (bb33-49)

Joey

  • Curtis’ head henchman. Does what he is told without question. Thinks he is a cool ladies’ man, but he really isn’t.
  • Age Range: 30+
  • Lady in the long black dress (bb9-25)

Pablo

  • Curtis’ Hispanic henchman. He is quiet, moody and the toughest of the gangsters. Most of his dialogue is in Spanish. He is a slick smooth dude, but slow!
  • Age Range: 30+
  • Lady in the long black dress (bb60-67)

Tina and Michelle

  • Nightclub backing singers. Good time girls, been around the block a few times
  • Age Range: 20-35
  • Take me to heaven (bb54-66 and bb80-84)

 

Park Players Casting Call: Sister Act!

website2The Park Players will present Sister Act,the musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The auditions will be held on Wednesday, Jan 18, 7-10pm and Sunday, Jan 22, 1:30-4:30pm at the North Rosedale Park Community House. We hope that you will come to one or both of the auditions.

Rehearsals are generally held on Tues and Wed evenings as well as Sunday afternoons. We will work with your conflicts.

Performance dates are Apr 7-9, 21-23 & 28-30.

Curious? Want to preview some of the script? Want more information? Please contact us at:

parkplayersauditions@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you at the auditions.

Tickets on Sale Now for It’s A Wonderful Life: On The Air!

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North Rosedale Park Community House

Tickets: (313) 835-1103

  • November 11   $22 – 8:00 pm (doors 7:00 pm) **
  • November 12   $30 – NRPCA Benefit, 8pm (doors 7:00 pm)
  • November 13   $17 Adult ($15 Seniors/Students) – 2:00 pm
  • November 18   $17 – 8:00 pm
  • November 19   $17 – 8:00 pm
  • November 20   $17 Adult ($15 Seniors/Students) – 2:00 pm

[doors open 1/2 hour before showtime, except as noted]

Join Park Players as we set the radio dial for a dose of holiday nostalgia. This unique spin on a traditional movie favorite hearkens back to the golden age of radio when studio actors employed their vocal talents and live radio sound effects to re-imagine George Bailey’s journey of self-worth.

** Featuring Opening Night Dessert Buffet and 1940’s Costume Contest

A Park Players Official Announcement Casting Call for the Fall 2016 Production

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Join The Park Players as we set the dial for a dose of holiday nostalgia. This unique spin on a traditional movie favorite hearkens back to the golden age of radio when families gathered together for inspirational broadcasts and wholesome entertainment. Studio actors employ their vocal talents and live radio sound effects to re-imagine George Bailey’s journey of self-worth.

The show is set in a mid- 40’s radio studio. The script very closely mirrors the classic movie.

  • Actors will play dual roles- a 40’s radio actor and then their various characters
  • People of all ages and levels of experience welcome, including teens
  • In most cases, roles will be cast close to age, as indicated in script
  • Several roles can be interchanged female for male, and open to all ages
  • Style relies heavily on actor’s ability to speak very clearly and show variety in expressing different character voices
  • Several actors will have the opportunity to be cast in multiple roles
  • There will be a vocal music team selected to reproduce authentic commercials
  • Foley artists (sound effects people) will be cast to create all the radio sound effects. These artists will be onstage as actors in the studio

Actor preparation: “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the Liberty film is a good resource

Also visit our dropbox to see the script, example radio dramas and vintage commercials.

The auditions will be held on Wednesday evening (7-10pm), Sept. 7 and Sunday afternoon (1:30-5:00pm), Sept. 11, at the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, Detroit, MI 48223.

Want more information? Visit our Facebook group at Park Players. Or contact the Producers, Mary Davis & Archie Lynch at parkplayersauditions@gmail.com
We look forward to welcoming you at the auditions.

Park Players Performing At the Sidewalk Festival

Sidewalk Festival
The Artist Village Detroit
17405 Lahser Rd
Detroit, Michigan 48219

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Park Players is excited to perform at the Sidewalk  Festival on Saturday, August 6th from 5:30pm to 6:15pm on Stage Alley 2. Some cast from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 will reprise their roles.

Sidewalk Festival is back for its 4th annual celebration of Detroit landscape and culture through performance and interactive installation! Featuring over 50 performances over 2 days, Sidewalk Festival presents radical artworks in alleys, storefronts, sidewalks, community gardens, parking lots, and the street itself.

Beginning, with Friday evening performances and installations for the dark on August 5th from 7-11 pm and continuing Saturday the 6th from 2-10pm

Park Players Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: On The Air”

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Turn back the clock to the 1940’s and set the dial for a dose of holiday nostalgia. This unique spin on a traditional movie favorite hearkens back to the golden age of radio when families gathered together for inspirational broadcasts and wholesome entertainment. Studio actors employ their vocal talents and live radio sound effects to re-imagine George Bailey’s journey of self-worth. Perfect for the whole family, revisit this celebration of simple goodwill, community, and perseverance in the face of hardship.