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A Musical Comedy
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Nunsense is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. a Concord Theatricals Company.

Director – Len Lifchus
Music Director – Bill Crane
Production Managers – Marilyn & John Robinson

Performance dates: September 18 thru October 2, 2020

Audition date: Sunday, February 2, 2020 – 1:00 t0 3:00 pm;
Monday, February 3, 2020 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
(no appointment necessary)

Callbacks: Sunday, February 9, 2020 – 1:00 pm

Preparation: Bring a song with music that demonstrates your vocal range (a pianist will be available). You will also be asked to participate in a movement exercise.

Place of Auditions: Peterborough Theatre Guild (Check in at the Green Room when you arrive.)
364 Rogers Street,
Peterborough (East City)

NUNSENSE begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.


Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior (Reverend Mother) – a feisty overweight Sophie Tucker type who cannot resist the spotlight – age 45+

Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of the Novices – the second in command, she is always competing with Reverend Mother – age 30+

Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise tough character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior – age 30+

Sister Mary Amnesia – this nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet – age 30+

Sister Mary Leo – the novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina – age 20 – 30


Music – The Music Director will be arranging music rehearsals in May/June and providing each actor with a rehearsal stick of their songs.

Acting – There will be 6 weeks of rehearsals starting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Rehearsals are planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided. Actors are required to attend all rehearsals unless otherwise agreed to.

For more information please contact the Director, Len Lifchus, at 705-313-6022.



Audition Dates 

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If appointments are necessary you will be informed in advance. Generally auditions are drop in at beginning of audition session – Peterborough Theatre Guild – Stage Door

Callbacks: to be determined (TBD) – sometimes the directors do not need call backs

Performance dates: – these are the dates of the show. Please do not audition if you are not available on these dates or the week before a show opens

Director: – the name and contact information for the director are usually given. If not, please use contact information at the bottom of the audition notice

Play Description:  – usually some short description of the type of play is given. It’s a good idea to read the play in advance of auditions if you can get hold of a copy. Sometimes Production Managers can make copies available in advance.

Roles required:
Number of Actors required: – this gives an idea of how many will be needed for the cast
a number of Male, Females and suggested ages is given

Audition Preparation:

Directors run auditions differently. Some may say, “Please come prepared with a monologue” and others may not. Musicals may require auditioners to have a song prepared and bring sheet music. It’s a good idea to come prepared as requested.

Auditions are usually on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at the scheduled start times as auditions will end when the last person has been seen. Some auditions are done privately and some in groups.


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