2020-2021 Season Auditions
May 17-18 from 7-10pm
Callbacks May 19
“Nunsense” will be Directed and Choreographed by Karen Buchheim with Musical Direction by Nancy Whitfield.
Nunsense is a musical with a cast of 5 singing and dancing characters. Each role is considered a lead with special numbers for each character.
Auditions will be by appointment at Zeider’s at Town Center in Virginia Beach on May 17 and 18 at 7pm with callbacks May 19, 2021 at 8pm.
Rehearsals will begin immediately and are scheduled mainly evenings and Saturdays during the day.
Those wishing to audition should prepare a 16 bar vocal selection. A pianist will be available to accompany you.
You may bring recorded background music without vocals or sing acappella.
Cold readings from the script will be requested.
Dance auditions will be done at callbacks. Tap dance experience will be a plus.
The show opens July 16, 2021 and runs through August 8, 2021 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:30pm
NUNSENSE CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5)
A feisty, Sophie Tucker-type who can't resist the spotlight.
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: Female, mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5)
The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior. She exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, Mid 30’s (Range: G3-D5)
A streetwise tough character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior. Once a child delinquent herself, this rough tough nun is a jokester and constantly challenging authority. She speaks with a thick Brooklyn accent and constantly displays her lack of refinement.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, Late 30’s (Range: Db4-C6)
this nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet. As the name suggests, she has lost her memory and does not know who she is except that she is a nun. She is spacey and incoherent, often slipping into displays inappropriate for a nun and has a puppet alter ego named Sister Mary Annette (ventriloquism and puppet experience are a plus but not required.) Must be able to sing in classical and country styles.
SISTER MARY LEO: Female, Early/Mid 30’s (Range: G#3-G5)
Leo is the novice nun, still learning the way and coming to terms with her decision to give up "civilian" life. She is a ballerina and displays her talents through much of the show. She is also easily swayed to join in mischief.
Covid protocols will be followed to protect your safety.