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Uptown Players announces auditions for the regional premiere of Nuncrackers a-MEN!,
which runs December 6 through 15, 2019 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. 

Nuncrackers a-MEN! stars the nuns you love, this time played by men, plus Father Virgil and four 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 wacky Nunsense humor as the sisters tape their first TV special in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. Certain to tickle your funny bone and likely to tug at your heartstrings, Nuncrackers A-men! is the perfect way to make your yuletide gay!

The adult roles are open to both equity and non-equity men. There are 4 youth roles available for boys and girls. There are three LOA/LORT principal equity contracts available for this production. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition for all roles. The production is under the direction of Dennis Canright, with music direction by Adam Wright & Michael Ptacin and choreography by Trevor Wright.   

Sister Mary Regina (Reverend Mother age 45+) 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 (age 30+) 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 (age 25+, also voices 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 (age 20+, 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 (age 30+, baritone/tenor) 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. The boys should be of an age where their voices have not yet changed.



Auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, September 22 from 5p to 10p at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas, 75219.

Please prepare 16-20 bar cuts of two contrasting selections in the style of the show.

You must bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided

A headshot and resume are required at auditions.

For an audition appointment, fill out the online request HERE or call 214-219-2718. 


Callbacks will take place on Monday, September 23 at 6pm.

Rehearsals will begin November 14.
The production runs December 6 through 15 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.

 

Other Audition Dates
  
Fun Home:
 
Saturday, December 7 – vocal auditions 10am-3pm (adults and kids).
Monday, December 9 – callbacks 6pm-10pm.