MRT is hosting auditions for the summer musical,
"Sister Amnesia's Country Western Nunsense Jamboree"
directed by Aaron Adair!
In NUNSENSE, Sister Mary Amnesia (so-called because a crucifix had fallen on her head and she couldn't remember who she was) finally realized that she was Sister Mary Paul, a nun who had always wanted to be a country singer. In NUNSENSE II: THE SEQUEL, Reverend Mother secured a recording contract for Sister Mary Paul (still affectionately known as Amnesia). Now, in NUNSENSE JAMBOREE (officially titled SISTER AMNESIA'S COUNTRY WESTERN NUNSENSE JAMBOREE) Sister Amnesia has made her first album and is on a tour promoting her new recording. She is touring with Sister Robert Anne, Sister Mary Leo, and two new friends: Father Virgil Trott (Sister Mary Leo's brother, a Franciscan priest with his own country radio show), and Sister Mary Wilhelm, the Superintendent of Nursing. (Reverend Mother and Sister Mary Hubert are back at the convent.) The show takes place in real time in whatever venue it happens to be booked.
(Must be at least 20yrs old to audition)
5 Female roles can be either SOPRANO or ALTO
1 Male role can be a TENOR or BARITONE
(F) Sister Mary Paul aka Amnesia - The daffy nun who was hit on the head with a crucifix and for a long time didn’t remember who she was. Still called Sister Amnesia, she turned out to be Sister Mary Paul, a Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes winner who had once been a country singer.
(F) Sister Mary Wilhelm - Superintendent of Nursing for the Diocese of Newark. She appears rather severe but turns out to be lots of fun. As a teenager she appeared in a movie with Frankie Avalon.
(F) Sister Robert Anne - The streetwise tough kid from the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for superiors, but loved by the kids she teaches. She is the voice of the puppet, Sister Mary Annette.
(F) Sister Mary Leo - The young novice who hopes to dedicate her life to God as a ballerina, but who is constantly frustrated by Reverend Mother’s refusal to let her perform in a tutu. She is soon to take her vows and receive her black veil.
(M) Father Virgil Manly Trott - A Franciscan priest who is Sister Mary Leo’s real-life brother. He is very handsome and well aware of it. He is an authentic country singer originally from Mississippi.
(F) Sister Mary Regina - Mother Superior of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, We hear from her in this show via “voice-over” on the telephone.
AUDITION DATE: Monday, June 7, 6:30 – 9:30pm
(Auditions in Room: Noble Hall)
111 N. Tennessee St - McKinney, TX 75069
To Sign Up for IN PERSON Audition:
· Auditions accepted by appointment and walk-in.
· Specific audition appointments must be requested no later than June 6th by emailing: auditionsMRT@gmail.com
· Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your designated appointment time.
· Headshot/Resume preferred but not required.
· VOCAL: Sing 1-1.5 min of classic Country song from the 1960’s-1980’s. Please bring audio track (streaming or CD)
· ACTING: Cold readings as needed
To Sign Up FOR ONLINE Audition:
· SEE “VOCAL” above.
· Email “unlisted” YouTube link to auditionsMRT@gmail.com no later than June 7 @ 6pm
Sundays, 3-6pm July 11 & 18 ONLY
Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm (June 21, 28 and July 12, 19) no rehearsal on Mon, July 5
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm (June 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20)
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm (June 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22)
LOAD IN: Saturday AM, July 17
SET BUILD: 1-6pm Sunday, July 25
TECH WK REHEARSALS: 6-10pm Mon-Wed, (July 26-28)
DRESS REHEARSAL: 6-10pm Thursday, July 29
PICK UP REHEARSALS: 6-10pm Thursdays, Aug 5 &12
9 shows over 3 weekends:
Friday, July 30 @ 8pm
Saturday, July 31 @ 2pm & 8pm
Friday, August 6 @ 8pm
Saturday, August 7 @ 2pm & 8pm
Friday, August 13 @ 8pm
Saturday, August 14 @ 2pm & 8pm
If you want to audition for MRT, please read the following document.
You will be asked to sign the agreement page, during the first week of rehearsals.