Stage 9 will be holding auditions for the fourth production of its 2016 Season, Nunsense, the musical! a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. Auditions will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Stage 9, located at 9 S. Main in Hutchinson’s downtown business district.
Nunsense follows the antics of the Little Sisters of Hoboken. The Sisters have had a run of bad luck. After being pushed out of their missionary work assisting lepers in France, 52 sisters succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise soup prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. A greeting card fundraiser ended just short of the finish line and now the sisters must raise the money that is required to bury the remaining four sisters, who are currently on ice.
Stage 9 will be auditioning for the following roles:
SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5)
A feisty overweight 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.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, mid-30’s (Range:G3-D5)
A streetwise taught character from Brooklyn who is a constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, late-30’s (Range: Db4-C6)
This sweet nun has lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head.
SISTER MARY LEO: Female, early/mid-30’s (Range: G#3-G5)
The novice who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.
Auditions will consist of a dance/movement sequence, readings from the script, harmony and vocal range evaluation and either a prepared song or sighting reading of a song to be taught at auditions. If actors choose to perform a prepared selection, please bring either an accompanist or CD. A brief selection from another musical has been selected for attendees who do not bring a prepared piece. Interested actors who cannot attend the auditions on July 9th or 10th, please contact Director Charles Johnston for alternate arrangements.
All interested actors should bring their schedules and conflicts to let the director know when they are available to rehearse. If actors have previous acting experience, they may choose to bring a headshot, resume and/or experiences to share with the director.
A cast list will be posted online, on Facebook and at Stage 9 on Monday, July 11, no later than noon. Rehearsals will commence the week of July, 11, based on cast availability. If you have any questions, please contact Charles Johnston, Director for Nunsense at [email protected] or by phone at (646)628-4353
Performances for Nunsense are September 22-24, 2016 and September 29 – October 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm with matinees on September 25 and October 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for ages 8-14. Children must be eight years old to attend Stage 9 productions. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at stage9hutch.com as well as at Apron Strings, located at the intersection of Sherman and Main Street in downtown Hutchinson three weeks prior to opening. Patrons may also purchase tickets at the door one hour prior to a performance. Nunsense is performed by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
All seating is general admission. The house opens at 7:00 p.m. for evening performances and 1:30 p.m. for afternoon performances. Stage 9 seats 85 people and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. To check performance availability, please contact Stage 9 by email at [email protected] or by phone at 316-350-PLAY (7529).
For more information about Nunsense, performances or to schedule interviews with the director, contact Charles Johnston at 646-628-4353 or [email protected]. You may also contact Johnston for information about program advertising or sponsorship for Stage 9’s 2016 Season.