There are six (6) Principal/Supporting/Solo roles, and a children’s ensemble of four (4) between the ages of 8 and 14.
PRINCIPALS (5 female; 1 male)
Sister Mary Regina — (Reverend Mother) ) is the Mother Superior of the Little Sisters of Hoboken. She 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.
Sister Mary Hubert – is the Mistress of Novices. She 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.
Sister Robert Anne — also voice of the puppet nun, Sister Mary Annette – is a streetwise nun from Brooklyn, New York. She is one tough cookie but has a heart and soul of gold. The students love her because she “speaks their language.” She feels she has real theatrical potential and is constantly frustrated by Reverend Mother’s refusal to let her “star” in the show
Sister Mary Paul — (also known as Amnesia) 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.
*Sister Mary Leo — a novice in the first three shows, 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.
Father Virgil Manly Trott is Sister Mary Leo’s “real-life” brother. He 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.
Mount Saint Helen’s Students are cast with two boys and two girls ranging in age from approximately 8-14.
Their names are: Louise, Maria, John & Billy.
ALL auditionees should prepare 16 -32 bars from an appropriate musical theatre song.
PLEASE NOTE: Legible sheet music must be provided for the rehearsal pianist/music director. No recorded accompaniment, chord charts or acappella auditions please.
Open auditions for all roles in NUNCRACKERS will be held at the theatre on Sunday, September 16 at 7 pm and Monday, September 17 at 7 pm. Dance callbacks will be held on Tuesday 9/18, with final callbacks on Wednesday 9/19 as needed.
As an incentive to sign up with Auditions Manager, the first hour of each open call will be given over exclusively to those who pre-register and schedule an audition time through this service.