NUNCRACKERS, THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL - Montgomery Theater Auditions

Posted: July 2, 2019

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NUNCRACKERS, THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL - Souderton, PA EPA

Montgomery Theater

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm (EDT)

APPOINTMENTS
Please email Artistic Director Tom Quinn if you expect to attend. NO appointments. This is a first come, first serve basis. However, please email or call the theatre so they know to expect you at: tq@montgomerytheater.org. Or call at 215-206-8452

CONTRACT
SPT (Tier 4) $381 week/minimum

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together, even if you have sent one. Prepare a brief comedic (contemporary) monologue and a prepared song (16 bars, bring sheet music). Please email if you know you are coming to tq@montgomerytheater.org so that the theatre can expect you.

LOCATION
Montgomery Theater
124 N Main St
PO Box 64033
Souderton, PA 18964-1710

PERSONNEL
By Dan Goggin
Director: Tom Quinn
Choreographer: Stephen Casey

The auditions are expected to be attended by the Director, Tom Quinn, Stephen Casey (Choreographer) and John Lehr Opfar (Musical Director).

OTHER DATES
Rehearsal schedule: October 21 thru November 13. Runs: November 14 thru December 8, 2019
Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 11am to 5pm, Sunday 4pm to 10pm
Performances: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 3pm

There are 2 Thursday Matinees: November 21 and December 5 @3pm.
No Thanksgiving Day performance

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
The following 6 parts will be considered for 3 principle AEA contracts:
Sister Mary Regina — (Reverend Mother) is the Mother Superior of the Little Sisters of Hoboken. She tries to be strict and keep order, but things often get out of her control. She grew up in a circus family, and her “showbiz” background and sense of humor always shine through her attempt at creating a tough exterior.
Sister Mary Hubert – is the Mistress of Novices. She is second in command to Mother Superior. She wanted to be a nun all her life and at times finds it difficult to deal with problems she firmly believes are created by Mother Superior’s ineptness. She is very practical. She and Mother Superior have a healthy and humorous rivalry.

Sister Robert Anne — also voice of the puppet nun, Sister Mary Annette – is a streetwise nun from Brooklyn, New York. She is one tough cookie but has a heart and soul of gold. The students love her because she “speaks their language.” She feels she has real theatrical potential and is constantly frustrated by Reverend Mother’s refusal to let her “star” in the show

Sister Mary Paul — (also known as Amnesia) was hit on the head with a crucifix and for a long period didn’t remember who she was. Now, everyone knows she is Sister Mary Paul, a country singer who jump-started her recording career as the first nun to appear at the Grand Ole Opry. Even though she has her memory back, she always seems to be a “little vacant” but innocently endearing.

Sister Mary Leo — (optional role), a novice in the first three shows, now has her black veil. She is very excited to be in the Christmas show because Reverend Mother has allowed her to dance in the Nutcracker Ballet. Sister Leo has dedicated her life to becoming the first famous nun ballerina.

Father Virgil Manly Trott - is Sister Mary Leo’s “real-life” brother. He is a Franciscan Father of Fort Wayne and grew up in the Mississippi Delta where he and his sister were part of the Trott Family Singers. He now has his own radio show, and the sisters invited him to participate in the Christmas program because they knew he could give them pointers on presenting a good show.
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Non-Equity Children
Mount Saint Helen’s Students are cast with two boys and two girls ranging in age from approximately 8-14 depending on talent and ability to handle the material.
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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