AUDITION NOTICE: Nunsensations!

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AUDITION NOTICE: Nunsensations!

The Auditions

Auditions are Monday, April 10th & Tuesday, April 11th at 7:30pm at the William A. Lehnerd Performance Hall & Production Center in Butler Memorial Park. Participants must prepare a 32 bar vocal selection in a Broadway style. There will also be a cold reading and movement/dance at all in-person auditions. Please bring printed music or tracks for your selection – an accompanist will be provided. Video auditions may be submitted to MTGButler@centurylink.net until noon on April 11th. If you choose to submit a video audition, please include a vocal selection in a Broadway style, a short reading of your choice, a resume, and any schedule conflicts. If needed, callbacks will be held at 7:30 Thursday, April 13th. Feel free to download our audition form to complete ahead of time.

The Production Staff

Producer: Barb Osche  |  Director: Patrick Erkman  |  Music Director: Chris Savannah  |  Choreographer: Jade Bowers

The Schedule

Production dates are June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm.
A tentative rehearsal schedule will available at in-person auditions. If you are submitting a video audition, please include your conflicts.

The Synopsis

Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue takes the sisters on a brand new adventure. When a parishioner volunteers to donate $10,000 to the sisters’ school if they will perform in a club in Las Vegas, Mother Superior is hesitant to accept. However, after being convinced by the other sisters that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” Reverend Mother agrees. What follows is the most feather-filled, sequin-studded, fan dancing Nunsense show ever! Performing in “The Pump Room” at the Mystique Motor Lodge, the sisters experience “show-biz” like never before. You’ll meet Sin-City Sue, find out who’s Black and White with Her Money on Red, and try to win a new car with the “Holy Rollers Giant Slot Machine.” Taking a line from another show, a critic pointed out, “It’s a whole lot funny and a little bit naughty, but there ain’t nothin’ dirty goin’ on!”

Character Breakdown

There are five roles for female identifying individuals, ages 18+.

Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior is 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.
Mezzo or Alto, Jazz/Swing style

Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices is 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.
Mezzo or Alto, Gospel style

Sister Mary Robert Anne is 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.
Mezzo or Alto, Show belter/ballad style

Sister Mary Amnesia is 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).
High Soprano, Broadway and country styles

Sister Mary Leo is a former professional dancer, always eager to display her talent, impressionable, entered the convent to become the first ballerina nun.
Soprano