DIRECTED BY Richard Bowman
SHOW DATES: June 28 – September 1, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 6:30pm
When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet the sisters – Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR (REVEREND MOTHER) – A feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight. (Vocal range: B3-F5)
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES – The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior. (Vocal range: G3-F5)
SISTER ROBERT ANNE – A streetwise tough character (Vocal range: G3-D5 – belt)
SISTER MARY AMNESIA – This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. (Vocal range: Db4-C6 – belt)
SISTER MARY LEO – The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina. Dance/ballet experience a plus but not required. (Vocal range: G#3-G5)
*Male actors may be considered for any of the above roles. All roles must be portrayed as female.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & REHEARSAL INFORMATION
Arrive prepared to fill out an audition form or download an audition form to fill out and bring with you. Have your schedules and conflicts with you also. Everyone will read from pre-selected sides from the show. Please come prepared with a preselected music piece for the character(s) you are auditioning for. You can download the music sides below or your pick them up from the theatre. There will also be a movement audition so come dressed for movement.
NUNSENSE MUSIC SIDES
Please select a music side for the character you will be auditioning for including the listed harmony parts side for that character. If you are auditioning for more than one character, please select only one character’s side/part for the auditions and make a notation on your audition form that you are auditioning for more than one role. Accompaniment will be provided at auditions.
First read-through will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Music rehearsals will begin in April. Blocking and movement will begin the week of May 5. Rehearsal schedule is dependent on actor’s conflict calendars.