Monday, October 10, 2011

Auditions for Reading Civic Theatre's 'Nunsense' Oct. 16th

Auditions October 16th, 2 p.m. @RCT Rehearsal Hall Front Room

126 N 10th St, Reading PA 19602

Under the direction of Debbi Silas
Show dates are December 16, 17 and 18, 2011.
Reading Civic Theater proudly announces open auditions for NUNSENSE, Dan Goggin’s original seriously funny story of the Little Sister’s of Hoboken.  Auditions will be held at the Rehearsal Hall on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00.  No music preparation necessary.  Please be prepared for a movement audition.  Sisters Hubert, Robert Anne, Amnesia and Leo MUST tap dance.  No tap shoes needed for audition, but footwear to dance is necessary.


Nunsense begins 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, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet 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 wholost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.

Character Descriptions

SISTER MARY REGINA is to the outside world a model Mother Superior-even if she is overweight. But to those who know her, she is an outrageous, quick-witted soul who knows how to get a laugh. She tries to convince you that she is strict, but everyone knows that her “bark is worse than her bite.”She can’t resist the spotlight. Her age 35+, vocal part is mezzo.
SISTER MARY HUBERT is a kind person who always tries to be understanding and diplomatic. She 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. Second in command she is always competing with Mother Superior. Her age is 35+, vocal part is alto.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE is a tough streetwise nun who has a heart of gold. All the kids adore her because she speaks their language. And she can hit a baseball “out of the park.” A constant source of aggravation for Mother Superior. Her age is 30+, vocal part is alto belt.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA is the picture of innocence. She lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. She can’t remember her past, and so she looks at each day with a childlike joy. Her age is 30+, vocal range is soprano.
SISTER MARY LEO was a professional dancer before she entered the convent, and she is always eager to display her talent. She is also impressionable because she is young and could easily be lead astray. She entered the convent to become the first ballerina nun. Her age range is 21+,vocal range is soprano.


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