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Musical Audition for Production of "Nunsense"

Russell, ON, Canada
ID: 256698Exp: 3/7/2024

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Directors are currently in need of performers for "Nunsense" play. Please, see the details below. About the project: "Nunsense" is a hilarious musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep audiences rolling with laughter. Additional information: Please arrive warmed up and ready to audition at your specified date and time. You will be asked to sing a part of your song first (approx 32 bars) and a scale to determine your vocal range. Please bring your own backing track (karaoke style). Should you choose to sing a song from the show, directors have the track that you will need and they will provide a Bluetooth speaker to connect to. After your song, you will be asked to do a reading or two. You will not be asked to do a dance but you will be asked about any dance background you might have. There is no expectation that you already know how to tap dance. If cast, you will be taught a tap number and directors would ask that you provide your own tap shoes. If auditioning for Sister Leo, you may be asked to do a short ballet combination and if you have pointe shoes, please wear them for the audition. While all characters are female-presenting nuns, directors invite all genders and all ethnicities to audition. Male-presenting individuals who are cast will be asked to be clean-shaven. For more details regarding this opportunity, please see the attachments. When applying, please indicate whether you would like to audition on March 7th or March 8th. The Director will provide an audition time and answer any of your questions.

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6 roles

SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIORBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A feisty Sophie-Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight. She is the head of the convent and she is respected greatly by the sisters. While she is strict, she has a hard time keeping the craziness of the convent at bay. She keeps her guard up in front of the nuns, but has an extroverted side that she shares with the audience. This role requires some physical humour. An Irish accent would be a plus. Voice part: Mezzo-Soprano (B3-F5) with belting. Dance: mover

SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF THE NOVICESBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The second in command, she is often competing with the Mother Superior. She exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose every now and then. Voice part: Mezzo (G3-F5) with belting. Dance: mover and tap

SISTER ROBERT ANNEBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A streetwise tough character from Brooklyn. She is a constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior. Once a child delinquent herself, this rough around the edges nun is a jokester and likes to challenge authority. She speaks with a thick Brooklyn accent (if possible) which displays a lack of refinement. Voice part: Mostly Mezzo (G3-F5) with a few moments in soprano tonality as well as belting. Dance: mover and tap.

SISTER MARY AMNESIABoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A nun who has lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is especially sweet – and confused. She is spacey and incoherent, often slipping into displays inappropriate for a nun. Must be able to sing in a variety of styles. Voice part: Soprano (C#4/Db4 – C6) Belting, Legit, Operatic and Country Dance: mover and tap. Special skills: puppetry and ventriloquism a plus.

SISTER MARY LEOBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The novice, has entered the convent with the desire to become the first nun ballerina. Still learning the way and coming to terms with her decision to give up civilian life, she deems herself quite the ballerina and displays her talents through much of the show. She is easily swayed to join in mischief due to her naiveté. Vocal part: Soprano (G#3/Ab3 – G5) with belting. Dance: mover, tap and ballet (pointe is a bonus).

"SWING” SISTERSBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ttwo nuns as understudies. Besides filling in if needed, these swings will assist with scene changes and will participate in most of the group numbers.