Mama, I Want to Sing! is looking for talent!

Mama I Want to Sing! has been gracing stages since 1983 and is now returning in February 2023 for its 40th Anniversary Black History Month celebration! The classic Black Gospel musical is based on Mama Vy's sister, Doris Troy, and her journey to fulfilling her dream of becoming a singer.


Do you believe in the power of music? Do you have a passion for making a joyful noise? Become a part of this inspiring, legendary story by auditioning! See below for available roles:

Select the role in which you would like to audition for:

Hi there,  Thank you for registering for Mama, I Want to Sing! auditions! We have received your submission.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us at or 212-280-1045. A member of the Mama Foundation staff will be in touch with more details.

To register for an audition, please send an audition video and resume to, then complete the form below. 

Lead Role:


Doris Winter:

12 - 20+ years old

1st Soprano

Loves to sing R&B and Gospel

Principal Role:



30-40 years old


Principal Role:


Reverend Winter:

Mid 50s

Fiery preacher, loving father


Large presence

Principal Role:


Sister Carrie:

Star soloist of the church



Principal Role:


Minister of Music:

Directs the choir


Must also be a great dancer

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