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Black Cat Theater

South Hadley, Massachusetts

 

Mailing Address: c/o 60 Pembroke Pl, Chicopee, MA 01020

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR

The auditions for this multi-generational show directed by Dawn Larder and Dick Matteson as Music Director are open to all genders starting at ages 10. Auditions are scheduled as follows

 

Named roles only: Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 pm

Ensemble roles: Monday, June 19th at 6:00

All auditions will be in the Auditorium at South Hadley High School.

 

Each named role will have a specific song they will be required to sing (see below) and there will be short readings from the script. Those auditioning for the Ensemble may sing a Broadway song of their choice; a cappella is also acceptable.

 

All candidates under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Applicants should bring with them a short write-up of previous theater experience.

 

“Nunsense II” is expected to be produced at South Hadley High School in mid-November. Rehearsals are primarily on Monday and Thursday evenings (with occasional Wednesdays) starting September 11th.

 

 

SONG LIST FOR NAMES ROLES FOR AUDITIONS

Reverend Mother - "Look Ma, I Made It!

Sister Mary Leo - "Prima Ballerina"

Sister Robert Anne - "I'm Here to Stay"

Sister Amnesia  - "No One Cared Like You"

Sister Mary Hubert - "There's Only One Way to Say Your Prayers"

Father Virgil - "We're the Nuns to Come to When You Go"

All Other Nuns - either "Winning is Just the Beginning" or "Nunsense, The Magic Word"

 

SYNOPSIS

   NUNSENSE II: THE SECOND COMING could easily be subtitled “the rest of the story.” The sequel to the international hit musical NUNSENSE takes place approximately six weeks after the first “benefit performance.”

     The same five nuns are back on stage at Mt. Saint Helen’s School for what is billed as a “Thank You Program” for their supporters. Since their first time out was such a success, they have decided that they should stick to their successful variety show formula. This time they are forced to work around the set dressing of “The Mikado” which is being presented the following week by the Hoboken Music Society on the Mt. Saint Helen’s stage.

   The show opens with the musical production number Nunsense: The Magic Word. The song is followed by a high-speed recapitulation of what happened at the first show, narrated by Sister Mary Hubert and acted out silent-film-style by Sisters Robert Anne, Mary Paul (Amnesia) and Leo. This is capped off by the upbeat Winning is Just the Beginning.

The program proceeds with Sister Mary Paul-(she is the nun who had been hit on the head with a crucifix and was known as Sister Amnesia. She had remembered that she was a former country singer who had won the publishers’ Clearing House Sweepstakes and made the nuns instantly rich at the end of NUNSENSE I)-running a bingo game in which something goes wrong and the entire audience wins at once.

     The variety show continues with Sister Leo; now on roller skates, with Sister Hubert once again warning Sister Leo of the pitfalls ahead in The Biggest Still Ain’t Best, and with Sister Robert Anne grabbing a couple of props from “The Mikado” production and appearing as Madame Butterfly.
These irritations aside, Reverend Mother feels confident that everything is going well as she presents Sister Mary Paul, the newest country-singing sensation. Sister Mary Paul comes complete with sequined scapular, cowboy boots and Sister Mary Annette (her Puppet)

     Then the telephone rings. Sister Leo answers only to discover that the Franciscans are on their way to the convent to claim Sister Mary Paul as one of their own!

     Reverend Mother dispatches Sister Robert Anne to the convent to try to reason with the Franciscans while the other Sisters try to calm Sister Mary Paul. Reverend Mother continues center stage with stories from her days in the circus. The others follow Reverend Mother with The Padre Polka calling for women priests.
Sister Robert Anne returns, telling the sisters that she has convinced the Franciscans to take only the prize money and leave Sister Mary Paul. Hearing this news, Reverend Mother faints. A Hat and Cane Song rounds out the action in Act I.

     The second half of the program begins with Sister Robert Anne (by popular demand) performing some new impressions with her veil. Meanwhile, the Franciscans have arrived backstage to retrieve Sister Mary Paul. The sisters present a plan to make back the soon-to-be-lost money in We’re the Nuns to Come to When You Go.

     But, trouble mounts as word comes that Sister Julia, Child of God (the convent cook) is in jail! Srs. Robert Anne, Leo and Mary Paul head off to bail her out, while Sister Hubert says “If only it were 1962, I’d know exactly what to do.” Impersonating a rock’n’roll star, she sings What Would Elvis Do?
Reverend Mother decides to try to hawk the convent’s latest book, The Catholic Guide to Gift Giving. She is interrupted by news of the Franciscans’ return. As Reverend Mother leaves the stage, Sister Robert Anne remains, stealing the spotlight with I Am Here to Stay.

     With Reverend Mother off dealing with the Franciscans, the other sisters come back on stage to lead the audience in a sing-along aptly titled What a Catastrophe. A defeated Mother Superior returns. The Franciscans want everything including Sister Mary Paul. Sister Mary Paul accepts her fate, singing a beautiful ballad, No One Cared Like You.

     Then without warning, a birdhouse, which is part of “The Mikado” set, falls on Sister Mary Paul’s head and jogs her memory. The “Franciscans” are none other than the Health Inspector and his assistant (the sisters’ nemesis in the first show) trying to steal the prize money by masquerading as monks. Realizing that Sister Mary Paul and the money are safe, the sisters give thanks with the rousing gospel finale There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers, and that’s to say, Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 2017
   

 

November 2016

Oliver!

June 2016

Moon Over Buffalo

April 2016

Disco Inferno

 

November 2015

Hello Dolly!

 

June 2015

A Little Quickie

 

 

November 2014

Bye Bye Birdie

 

 

June 2014

Don't Drink the Water

 

April 2014

Grease (School Edition) 

 

December 2013

Selling Christmas

 

Fall 2013

Meredith Wilson's The Music Man 

 

Spring 2013

Love, Sex, & the I.R.S.


 

Spring 2012

Playing Doctor


 

Fall 2011

Cast Party!

 

Spring 2011

Murder Can Be Habit Forming


 

Fall 2010

Lucky Stiff

 

Spring 2010

Sex Please, We' Sixty

 

 July 2009  the return of

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

   

Spring 2009

Lend Me A Tenor

Fall 2008 

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed - Cast & Crew Photo 


For further information please contact:

Dawn Larder

blackcattheater@gmail.com

 413-563-6023

 

Donald Beach

redraider01089@aol.com

 

Mailing Address:

c/o 60 Pembroke Pl, Chicopee, MA 01020

 

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