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Jul 12

Casting Call for “Sister Act” Community Theatrical Production at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 8:10 AM by Communications Department

Local Performers Wanted for 25th Anniversary of Musical Film Turned Broadway Hit

Calling all actors! The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is hosting open auditions for their production of the musical “Sister Act”. Aspiring actors, singers, and performers from across Southeast Virginia are invited to try out. Individuals of all ages and theater experience are encouraged to audition. Auditions are scheduled from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on the following dates: July 14, 15, 17 and 26, 27, 28.
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“Sister Act” will run in the Ella Fitzgerald Theater at Downing Gross during February 2017, marking the 25th anniversary of the original film starring Whoopi Goldberg. The hit musical, inspired by the film, made its Broadway debut in 2011 after sold-out performances in Pasedena, CA in 2006, Atlanta, GA in 2007, and London, UK in 2009.

“Our experience putting on The Wiz this past spring really inspired us to continue growing and developing our Downing Gross Main Stage program for community theater. When ‘Sister Act’ became available, we jumped on the opportunity to license it for our signature February production. The roles and music from this show are certain to have the audience dancing and singing in their seats.” said Michelle Gilliam, Director of the Ella Fitzgerald Theater for the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center.

To set up an audition appointment slot, contact 757-247-8950.