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AUDITIONS

Summit Theatre Group announces an open call audition for our Holiday Dinner Theatre Musical:

“NUNCRACKERS”
By Dan Goggin
Directed by Ben Martin
Musical Direction by Rozanne Martin
Choreography by Rachel Taylor

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:
December 14-17, 2017

 

AUDITION DATE:
Saturday, September 9

Auditioners are required to attend a one-hour audition time slot. Your audition will be complete wtihin this hour. Please email ginger@summittheatre.org to sign-up for your preferred time slot.

10:00-11:00 am
11:00 am-12:00 pm
BREAK
1:00-2:00 pm
2:00-3:00 pm
3:00-4:00 pm

If you are unable to attend on Saturday, you may request to attend a special auditon on Monday, September 11 from 5:00-6:00 pm prior to callbacks. This time is reserved only for those with Saturday scheduling conflicts.

Video auditions will be accepted, but only for those with schedule conflicts for both days. Please note that video auditions are at a competitive disadvantage. Video submissions can also be sent to ginger@summittheatre.org.

 

CALLBACKS (by invitation only):
Monday, September 11 6:30 pm

 

AUDITION LOCATION:
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center
Dance Studio
500 SW Longview Rd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

 

AUDITION INFO & REQUIREMENTS:
1. Dress comfortably and appropriately for choreography audition.
2. Bring a humorous song with sheet music in the appropriate key; accompanist will be provided. Your song may be cut short once directors have heard what they need.
3. Bring a headshot and resume of recent performance experience if available. Please include any unusual abilities (musical instruments, circus skills, etc.)
4. Cold readings with a mix of solo and duo work.
5. You may be asked to do some improv.
6. Songs from the show may be sent after Saturday to learn for Monday’s callbacks.

 

REHEARSALS: No permanent rehearsal schedule has been established at this time. Rehearsals are estimated begin around October 23.

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
Nuncrackers is the first “TV Special” taped by the sisters in their convent basement studio for Cable Access. It stars the nuns you love plus Father Virgil and some of Mt. Saint Helen’s most talented students. It features 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 “Nunsense” humor, some of your favorite carols, a “Secret Santa,” and an uproarious take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet.

 

AVAILABLE ROLES:

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.

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.

CHILDREN – Mount Saint Helen’s students are cast with two boys and two girls ranging in age from approximately 8-14 depending on talent and ability to handle the material.

 

QUESTIONS? You may contact the following:

Director, Ben Martin: brmbj3@gmail.com
Music Director, Roxanne Martin: roxannekmartin@gmail.com

For more information call us at: 816.463.2654

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