The Front Porch Players
October 12th & 13th, 2014 & Callbacks on October 14th, 2014
Location – The First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro
1842 Lake Jodeco Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30248
LIST OF CHARACTERS
Reverend Mother: Age 50-60: Reserved, in charge, but with a sense of humor that always shines through.
Sister Hubert: Age 30-50: Second in command (which she takes very seriously) and in charge of the novices; sometimes shows frustration with decisions of Rev. mother; often seems to think she’s the one who should be in charge.
Sister Robert Anne: Age 25-35: Street smart (came from Brooklyn and a tough life); great voice; though totally dedicated to God and the convent, she has a not-so-secret wish “to be a star,” and the Reverend Mother seems determined to frustrate that wish. Tough but has heart of gold.
Sister Amnesia: Age 20s-30s: She had a severe blow to the head (which was discussed in the original show, NUNSENSE), and though she’s recovered some of her memory, still is forgetful and an innocent, and blunders often—but always endearingly (and amusingly).
Sister Mary Leo: Small part in beginning of show, played by Stage Manager—age determined via auditions
Father Virgil – Brother of Sister Leo, Age 30′s to 40ish: Has agreed to help sisters and is Master of Ceremonies. Has his own radio show. Must be ready to do a lot of physical comedy.
Four children, ages 8-11 to 14, 2 boys 2 girls—really looking for middle school age, but might go as young as a MATURE 8.
Be prepared to sing traditional Christmas carols (i.e., “We Three Kings”; “Jingle Bells”; “The First Noel”; “Silent Night”, among others) to show your range and ability. Actual songs from the show will be played and you’ll want to be able to pick up on them at callbacks; no monologue required. Be prepared to do cold readings, and also to learn the variations on the Christmas carols which are used in the show. You can go tohttp://www.allmusic.com/album/nuncrackers-nunsense-christmas-musical-mw0000669631 to listen to samples of the actual songs.
Callbacks Tuesday, October 14; rehearsals begin October 20. We will be rehearsing 3 days a week: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, until we get closer to time for the show, at which point count on being there nearly every weeknight. Rehearsals will run 2-2.5 hours typically, but may expand if there is a need for more work.
All roles available.
Auditions are OPEN.
Show dates are December 5th – 14th, 2014.