Manchester opens auditions
Feb. 4-5 for spring Nunsense
Manchester University invites women of the community and campus to try out for the spring production of the musical comedy Nunsense.
Auditions are 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 4-5 on the North Manchester campus. The Monday auditions are in Wine Recital Hall; Tuesday auditions are in Cordier Auditorium. Rehearsals begin in early March; the show opens for a three-day run on April 26 in Cordier.
Nunsense brings actors of varied ages to the stage to portray five nuns who must raise funds for their convent: Mother Superior Mary Regina (a former circus performer), the dignified Sister Mary Hubert, the streetwise Sister Robert Anne, the childlike Sister Mary Amnesia and would-be ballerina Sister Mary Leo.
Those who audition should prepare 16 to 32 measures of a musical theatre song and familiarize themselves with the show. Scripts may be checked out for 24 hours at Funderburg Library before the auditions. Those with a background in dance or ballet should bring tap shoes (although a dance background is not required).
The musical debuted off-Broadway in 1985, and the nuns’ antics have been entertaining U.S., London and TV audiences ever since. For more about the productions, visit www.nunsense.com.
Direct questions about auditions to Jane Frazier, MU coordinator of theater productions at email@example.com or 260-982-5330.