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by Dan Goggin

Production May 5-21, 2023

Auditions February 2, 2023, 7-10pm | February 4, 3-7pm | Callbacks February 5, 7pm

Celebrating the fourth quarter of our 100 years! 1948-1973

Jason Hair-Wynn - Director  |  Allie Winer Brown - Stage Manager

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Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards--including Best Off-Broadway Musical--Nunsense is an over-the-top, utterly hilarious international phenomenon starring five nuns who decide to hold a fundraiser after their cook, Sister Julia (Child of God), inadvertently poisons 52 sisters. With the remaining sisters in need of funds for the burial, the intrepid five take over the school gymnasium to hold a variety show to help their dearly departed find a final resting spot.


Roles: All roles open to any identifying gender, age, and race. These nuns should represent the world around us. The director is specifically looking for a multi-ethnic and diverse cast


Actors will be asked to learn their scripts as soon as possible upon casting. 


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Mother Superior: A feisty, Sophie Tucker-type who can't resist the spotlight. Moves well and has excellent comic timing.  Former circus performer, head of the order. Range: B3-F5.

Sister Mary Hubert: Mistress of novices: the second-in-command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior. She exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose. Moves well. Range: G3-F5.  


Sister Robert Anne: A streetwise, tough character from Brooklyn, a constant source of irritation for the Mother Superior. She speaks with a Brooklyn accent and constantly displays her lack of refinement. movement ability including tap. Range: G3-D5.


Sister Mary Leo: The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina. Moves well. Pointe work a plus. Some tap ability. Good singer. Range: G#3-G5.


Sister Mary Amnesia: This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head; she is very sweet. She is spacey and incoherent, often slipping into displays inappropriate for a nun. Sings in classical and country styles. Puppetry and ventriloquism a plus; as well as some tap ability. Range: Db4-C6. 


Ensemble: There may be an opportunity for some ensemble members


Please prepare two contrasting 16/32 bar pieces. Cold read and movement call will be at callbacks. 

AFD has a non-discriminatory, open casting policy, except for this: all actors must be COVID vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccination and wear a facemask to auditions.  

Everyone who comes to audition will need to show proof of their Covid-19 vaccination. 

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