Welcome to The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, producing “Good Plays, Done Well... Since 1944.” Please support your 100% volunteer theatre by enjoying one of the best live venues in the Walla Walla Valley. See you at the LT!
By Steven Dietz
Directed by Nancy Simon
Produced by Jan Torland
April 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 (matinee), 18, 19, 20 (Easter matinee)
About the Show:
"When a woman says she wants a new car, what she really wants is a new life," says Becky Foster. Jump in with her for a hilarious and touching trip as a chance encounter sets her off on a joy ride that will jeopardize and alter everything she holds dear.
(A musical comedy)
By Dan Goggin
By permission of Samuel French
Directed by Eric C. Rohde
Musical Director Stefanie Flerchinger
Produced by Barbara McKinney
May 23, 24, 30, 31, June 1 (matinee), 6, 7, 8 (matinee), 13, 14
March 25 & 26, 7pm at the Little Theatre
Roles needed: 5 women (ages 16-66).
All roles must be able to sing. Vocal ranges are from high soprano to alto. Please come prepared with a song to sing for auditions, and bring a copy of your sheet music. Those wishing to audition should prepare a song 16 bars to 2 minutes in length. An accompanist will be provided, but singers are asked to provide their own sheet music. Auditions will also consist of a brief dance audition, so please wear movement friendly clothing (Cold readings of the script will be held). Ballet training is also preferred for the role of Sister Mary Leo. (SEE SPECIFIC ROLE INFORMATION LISTED AFTER "ABOUT THE SHOW" DESCRIPTION)
About the Show:
The Little Theatre is looking for a few good nuns...five, to be exact. Auditions for the zany musical comedy "Nunsense" Roles available are: Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior, a soprano, a feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can't resist the spotlight; Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of the Novices, an alto, the second in command who is always competing with the Mother Superior; Sister Robert Anne, a soprano, a streetwise tough character from Brooklyn, who is a constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior; Sister Mary Amnesia, a soprano, a sweet nun who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head; and Sister Mary Leo, a soprano, the novice of the group, who wants to become the first nun ballerina. "Nunsense" is the story of five nuns who must put on a variety show to raise money so they can bury several of their sisters who were accidentally poisoned by the cooking of Sister Julia, Child of God.
Roles are available for five woman, aged 16 to 66, who can sing, dance, act and want to have a good time. Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production, Nunsense is about a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God).
Specific Role Information:
SISTER MARY REGINA is to the outside world a model Mother Superior-even if she is overweight. But to those who know her, she is an outrageous, quick-witted soul who knows how to get a laugh. She tries to convince you that she is strict, but everyone knows that her “bark is worse than her bite.” She can't resist the spotlight. Stage age: 45 to 55.
»» Vocal range: F(3)-D(5) Mezzo or Alto range, Jazz/Swing style
SISTER MARY HUBERT is a kind person who always tries to be understanding and diplomatic. She teaches the Novices the ground rules, and is supposed to be dignified. But with the slightest bit of encouragement, she is ready to kick up her heels. Second in command she is always competing with Mother Superior. Stage age:35 - 45..
»» Vocal range: F(3)-C(5) Mezzo or Alto range, Gospel style
SISTER ROBERT ANNE is a tough streetwise nun who has a heart of gold. All the kids adore her because she speaks their language. And she can hit a baseball “out of the park.” A constant source of aggravation for Mother Superior. Stage age: 35 -40.
»» Vocal range: F#(3)-F(5) Mezzo or Alto range, Show Belter/ballad styles
SISTER MARY AMNESIA is the picture of innocence. She lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. She can't remember her past, and so she looks at each day with a childlike joy. Also has a puppet alter ego named Sister Mary Annette (ventriloquism and puppet experience are a plus but not required) Stage age: 30-40.
»» Vocal range: G(3)-D(6) High Soprano range, Broadway and Country style
SISTER MARY LEO was a professional dancer before she entered the convent, and she is always eager to display her talent. She is also impressionable because she is young and could easily be lead astray. She entered the convent to become the first ballerina nun. Stage age: 21 -40.
»» Vocal range: F(3)-G(5) Mezzo or Soprano range, Flexible show style
"A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!" - N.Y. Times
"You don't have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!" - Entertainment Tonight
"Inspired madness! Go see it!" - Jewish Post and Opinion
"Guaranteed to lift your spirits...Very, very funny." - National Catholic News
Missoula Children’s Theater Returns!
Alice in Wonderland
More information about the show coming soon
June 27 7pm
June 28 3pm and 5:30pm.
Regular ticket prices for performances are $5 (babes in arms are free).
For more information, please contact KateVanCleave at 301-8000.