Auditions for NUNSENSE:

The Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison will host auditions for its upcoming production of Nunsense from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Callbacks and additional audition times will be Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. There will be a movement callback at 7:30 on this evening as well. Please be prepared to stay the whole time if necessary.

Nunsense is the winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production. The New York Times called it "A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!" 

Creative Team: Jenn Lee, Christine Bokhour and Todd Hulet

Performances beginning May 17 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for four weekends.

Rehearsals start Feb. 21 with a tentative schedule of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday days. Additional rehearsals as needed and during tech week. This schedule could change due to the cast conflicts.

Character Breakdown:

SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: A feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight. She’s the boss.

SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.

SISTER ROBERT ANNE: A streetwise tough character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.

SISTER MARY AMNESIA: This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet and slightly scattered. (Ventriloquism a plus!)

SISTER MARY LEO: The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina. (Must go on pointe briefly.)

An additional ensemble of six nuns will also be cast. All nuns must sing, move and be FUNNY.

Email a headshot, resume and preferred audition times to jenn@silentcrow.com. You will be given an 10 min slot. 

Prepare:

  • You will be asked to sing a song in a comedic style not to exceed two minutes in length. If possible, a comedic song from a musical is recommended. You may sing a cappella or may bring sheet music in the correct key for the provided pianist. Singing to a recording of any kind will not be permitted.

  • Sides will be available on this site on Jan. 21. Please be familiar with the parts you would like to be considered for and be prepared to read for additional characters. Bring your own sides, and we will have additional copies at the audition.

  • If you are called back, please bring clothing you can move in, tap/character shoes (if you have them) and pointe shoes if you are auditioning for SISTER MARY LEO.

  • While we are not looking for imitations, feel free to peruse the many productions of Nunsense on YouTube for more information about the nature of the show and its characters

  • Most importantly, have fun!