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Nuncrackers Auditions-Des Moines, IA - Casting ID # 1570730
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Des Moines, IA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 04-24-18
Audition Date 10-22-18 Submission deadline 10-21-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and some of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Featuring all new songs including Twelve Days Prior to Christmas, Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House, We Three Kings of Orient Are Us and It’s Better to Give than to Receive, this show is filled with typical NUNSENSE humor, some of your favorite carols, and a “Secret Santa” audience participation. We’re certain this NUNSENSE Christmas Show will make you laugh, and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It’s the perfect way to insure that your holiday season is merry and bright!

Role # 1 Mother Mary Regina
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mother Superior of the Little Sisters of Hoboken 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Sister Mary Hubert
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mistress of Novices, 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Sister Robert Anne
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(streetwise nun from Brooklyn, New York) Is one tough cookie but has a heart and soul of gold. She feels she has real theatrical potential and is constantly frustrated by Reverend Mother’s refusal to let her “star” in the
show.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Sister Mary Paul
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Aka Amnesia, nun who lost her memory) 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Sister Mary Leo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Novice in the first three shows who wants to be a ballerina) 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. Sister Mary Wilhelm is the Convent Nurse. Before entering
the convent, she had appeared in some Beach Blanket movies and personally knows Frankie Avalon.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Sister Mary Luke
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Also a teacher at Mount Saint Helen’s) Is grateful that Reverend Mother has allowed her to participate
in the festivities.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Sister Mary Celeste
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(A new novice) Has recently entered the Little Sisters of Hoboken Convent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Sister Julia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sister Julia, Child of God is the notorious .


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Convent Cook
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Who, in the original “Nunsense” show, was responsible for the accidental poisoning of fifty-two sisters when she served some tainted vichyssoise soup.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Virgil Manly Trott
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Sister Mary Leo’s “real-life” brother) 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Brother Brendan Jose
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a teacher at Mount St. Helen’s School and is thrilled to be part of the “Nuncrackers” cast.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 12 Louise
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Students of Mount Saint Helen's Catholic School who are chosen by their teachers to help out the Sisters with the Christmas Program.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 15

Role # 13 Maria
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Students of Mount Saint Helen's Catholic School who are chosen by their teachers to help out the Sisters with the Christmas Program.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 15

Role # 14 Frannie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Students of Mount Saint Helen's Catholic School who are chosen by their teachers to help out the Sisters with the Christmas Program.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 15

Role # 15 Margaret
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Students of Mount Saint Helen's Catholic School who are chosen by their teachers to help out the Sisters with the Christmas Program.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 15