by Dan Goggin
AUDITIONS: September 12 at 1pm
DIRECTED BY DARLENE SINGLETON
Vocal Director Paul Burnam
Orchestration Rick Gates
Choreographer Tamara Williams
Assistant Director Gene Fields
November 20 - December 6
(Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm)
With more than 5,000 productions worldwide and translated into 21 languages, NUNSENSE tells the story of when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and 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.
All five roles in this show are substantial – each actress has their own solo number(s).
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & NOTES:
Bring a headshot & resume to the audition
Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theater song prepared to sing. Bring sheet music. (Accompanist will be provided)
Be prepared to dance. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sneakers or jazz shoes).
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition
Bring all rehearsal/performance conflicts for Sept 13 through Dec 6 -- all conflicts must be listed on audition form.
SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR (Female, 50-60)
A feisty woman who uses her stature to ensure she’s the center of attention. Raised by circus performers. Should be a strong mover, dance experience a plus
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES (Female, 35-55)
Second in command. She is incredibly patient and kind, which helps in her interactions with the new nuns in her charge. With encouragement, she can really let loose and shine. Should be a strong mover, dance - tap experience a plus
SISTER ROBERT ANNE (Female, 30-45)
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. Should be a strong mover, dance experience a plus.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA (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). Should be a strong mover, dance experience a plus.
SISTER MARY LEO (Female, 20-30)
A former professional dancer, always eager to display her talent, impressionable, entered the convent to become the first ballerina nun; supporting. Should be a strong mover, dance experience a plus.
RCP is an all-volunteer community theater – no paid compensation for actors.