NUNSENSE Call for Submissions

New Bedford Festival Theatre announces a call for submissions for the
production of NUNSENSE.

NON-AEA performers can submit from Tuesday, April 2
through Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

In person callbacks will be held April 20, 2024.

Please prepare a short song in the style of the show.

NUNSENSE – Rehearsals will run from July 15 – August 8, Mon-Fri 6-10 pm, Sat
9-5. Performances will run from August 9 – August 24, 2024 at the Steeple
Playhouse in New Bedford.

Housing will not be provided for this contract.

Nunsense is an all-female show. NBFT encourages female-presenting performers
of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages to attend. Must be fully vaccinated
for COVID-19.

Email to submit or for more details.

Director – Elizabeth Bettencourt
Choreographer – Brooklyn Toli
Music Director – Jameson Ward
Producing Artistic Director – Elizabeth Bettencourt

Character Breakdown –

SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: Female, 40’s-60’s (Range: B3-F5)
A feisty overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: Female, Mid 30’s-50’s (Range: G3-F5)
The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, Mid 20’s-30’s (Range: G3-D5)
A streetwise character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, Late 20’s-30’s (Range: Db4-C6)
This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.
SISTER MARY LEO: Female, Early/Mid 20’s-30’s (Range: G#3-G5)
The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.
Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a
fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise
prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister
Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother
Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent
show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.