KVTA holding auditions for ‘Sister Act the Musical!’

January 6, 2019 GMT

Daily Journal staff report

The Kankakee Valley Theatre Association is holding auditions for “Sister Act the Musical!” on Feb. 2 at the KVTA Studios at 1 Stuart Drive (north side of the building) in Kankakee.

This feel-good musical comedy is based on the hit 1992 film of the same name. It features original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (“Newsies,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Little Shop of Horrors”), and it was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The musical is about disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder, and she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior.

Using her disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, “Sister Act” will leave audiences dancing in the aisles. The cast is full of amazing roles for men and women of all ages.

All audition information can be found at kvta.org. Those interested in auditioning need to visit the site to sign up for a time slot and to download the audition form. If one can’t attend any of the audition time slots, email the director at KVTASisterAct@gmail.com, and a suitable option can be arranged.

Auditions will consist of singing, acting and dancing. An optional dance workshop will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the KVTA Studios. A video can be viewed on the website to help prospective dancers learn this dance.

All who are going to audition need to try the dance, regardless of the role one is interested in. Each person who auditions will sing one of the song selections listed at kvta.org.

Auditions are open to men and women ages 16 and older, with the exception of two altar boys.

Show dates are April 27-28 and May 4-5. The director is Rhonda Stenzinger, assistant director Allie Haug, co-vocal directors Bruce Heyen and Barbi Brewer-Watson and the choreographer is Patricia Ferris.

For more information, email the director at KVTASisterAct@gmail.com.