NUNSENSE: A MUSICAL COMEDY
This show follows the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who find themselves in a financial panic when the convent cook inadvertently poisons 52 sisters. To raise the funds for their internment, the remaining sisters put on a variety show. This multi-award winning musical, including Best Off-Broadway Musical, has become an international phenomenon."
Character Breakdown (All characters in the show are female, but males are welcome to audition with the understanding that if cast, they would be playing female characters.)
Sister Mary Regina (Supporting): Female, 45-55
Mother Superior, overweight, outrageous, quick-witted, knows how to get a laugh, tries to convince you that she is strict, but everyone knows that her “bark is worse than her bite”, Vocal range: F(3)-D(5) Mezzo or Alto range, Jazz/Swing style.
Sister Mary Hubert (Supporting): Female, 35-45
Kind, always tries to be understanding and diplomatic, teaches the Novices the ground rules, and is supposed to be dignified - but with the slightest bit of encouragement, she is ready to kick up her heels, Vocal range: F(3)-C(5) Mezzo or Alto range, Gospel style.
Sister Robert Anne (Supporting): Female, 35-40
A tough streetwise nun who has a heart of gold, adored by kids because she speaks their language, a constant source of aggravation for Mother Superior, Vocal range: F#(3)-F(5) Mezzo or Alto range, Show Belter/ballad styles.
Sister Mary Amnesia (Supporting): Female, 30-40
The picture of innocence, lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head, can't remember her past, and so she looks at each day with a childlike joy, has a puppet alter ego named Sister Mary Annette (ventriloquism and puppet experience are a plus but not required), Vocal range: G(3)-D(6) High Soprano range, Broadway and Country style.
Sister Mary Leo (Supporting): Female, 21-40
A former professional dancer, always eager to display her talent, impressionable, entered the convent to become the first ballerina nun.
Audition Date: Sunday, April 14 by appt
Callbacks: Monday. April 15, 2019, 6 pm
Rehearsal Dates: Primarily weeknight evenings, May 5 - June 5
Performance Dates: June 6-9, 2019
Please bring a headshot (or recent picture we can keep), resume (if you have a performance resume), and sheet music to your audition. Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show for which you are auditioning. If you have one, please also bring an alternate song with sheet music (in a contrasting style or tempo). If you are asked to return for callbacks, please bring dance shoes and wear clothes you are comfortable moving in. Additional auditions and/or callbacks may be scheduled as needed.
Character Actor Cast Sister Mary Regina Chanda Graham All Sister Mary Hubert Shannon Cochlins All Sister Robert Anne Maura McMurray All Sister Mary Amnesia Phoebe Butts All Sister Mary Leo Catherine Etter All Father Celeriac Keegan Buckaloo All