Auditions for Summer 2019 Production

Audition:
Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the VOS Hall in Esquimalt. Be prepared to stay for approximately 1 hour. The audition will consist of an individual vocal audition followed by a group dance audition. Individual audition times are not being used.

To register for an audition, please send your resume and head shot to the VOS office (admin@vostheatre.ca) AND the show producer (nunproducer@vostheatre.cabefore 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 23.

Video auditions will be accepted for those who are unable to attend in person. Please ensure your video is received BEFORE 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Late submissions may not be considered by the production team. Your audition video should include a short demonstration of both your vocal and dance abilities. 

Vocal audition:
Please prepare 16 bars or a verse/chorus. Bring music with you for the accompanist.
 

Dance audition:
Wear comfortable clothing and bring tap shoes with you, unless you are only auditioning for the role of Mother Superior. All roles have tap, except the Mother Superior.

If you have any questions about auditions or the show, email the show producer at: NunProducer@vostheatre.ca.
 
Rehearsal: 
Tuesday & Thursday evenings – 7-10pm
Sunday – Time TBD
 
Performance: 
Wednesday, July 10 – tech/rehearsal
Thursday, July 11 – tech/dress rehearsal
Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13 – Evening performance
Sunday, July 14 – Matinee performance
 
Show synopsis
The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity.

Character Descriptions

Sister Mary Regina (Mother Superior): The head of the convent, she is respected greatly by the sisters. While she is strict, she has a hard time keeping the craziness of the convent at bay. She keeps her guard up in front of the nuns, but she has an extroverted side. Part requires some very physical humor. The character may be played with an Irish accent.
 
Sister Mary Hubert: Hubert oversees novices, but she fancies herself a Mother Superior and is constant competition with Mary Regina. She exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose.
 
Sister Robert Anne: Once a child delinquent herself, this rough tough nun is a jokester and constantly challenging authority. She speaks with a thick Brooklyn accent and constantly displays her lack of refinement.
 
Sister Mary Amnesia: As the name suggests, she has lost her memory and does not know who she is except that she is a nun. She is spacey and incoherent, often slipping into displays inappropriate for a nun. Must be able to sing in classical and country styles.
 
Sister Mary Leo: Leo is the novice nun, still learning the way and coming to terms with her decision to give up “civilian” life. She is a ballerina and displays her talents through much of the show. She is also easily swayed to join in mischief.