Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Directed by Ann M. Ring

Music Direction by Lisa Zinck Taylor

Audition Dates:  August 7, 8 & 9, 2023  at 6:30 PM at the BCC

Casting Available for 5 Women of All Ethnicities
Rehearsals to start after Labor Day

​​Production Dates:  Opening, Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 PM to Sunday, November 19, 2023           
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM; Sun. at 2:30PM          

Actors will be asked to sing 32 bars/one-minute of a music theater song preferably in the style of the show or a song selection from NUNSENSE. Please bring sheet music in the correct key for the provided accompanist.  You may also find the accompaniment here.

Readings from the script and some group movement will follow the song auditions.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Perusal scripts are currently available at the Hyannis Public Library and Sturgis Library.

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, streetwise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert - stage a talent show to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.


Sister Mary Regina (Mother Superior): Female, 35-65 (Range: B3-F5)  The head of the convent, respected greatly by the sisters, while she is strict, she has a hard time keeping the craziness of the convent at bay, keeps her guard up in front of the nuns, but has an extroverted side, part requires some very physical humor, character may be played with an Irish accent; mezzo with strong belt.

Sister Mary Hubert:
Female, 30-50 (Range: G3-F5)  In charge of novices, but fancies herself a Mother Superior and is constant competition with Mary Regina, exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose; mezzo/strong gospel belt.  Moves well.

Sister Robert Anne: Female,30-50 (Range: G3-D5) Once a child delinquent herself, this rough tough nun is a jokester and constantly challenging authority, speaks with a thick Brooklyn accent and constantly displays her lack of refinement; mezzo with strong belt.  Dance ability a plus including tap. 

Sister Mary Amnesia: Female, 25-40 (Range: Db4-C6)   As the name suggests, she has lost her memory and does not know who she is except that she is a nun, spacey and incoherent, often slipping into displays inappropriate for a nun, must be able to sing in classical and country styles; soprano with strong belt.   Sings in classical and country styles. Puppetry and ventriloquism a plus; as well as tap ability. 

Sister Mary Leo: Female, 25-35 (Range: G#3-G5)  The novice nun, still learning the way and coming to terms with her decision to give up "civilian" life.  A  ballerina  who displays her talents through much of the show, also easily swayed to join in mischief; mezzo with strong belt. Dances well. Pointe work a plus. Tap dance ability as well. 

Tickets: $30 / $28 Seniors 65+ and Students

Box Office:  508.362.6333
NUNSENSE is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals   www.ConcordTheatricals.



Written by David Lindsay-Abaire  
Directed by Sonia Schonning

Audition Dates:  October 14 and 15 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Casting Available for 3 Men and 2 Women  ALL ROLES AVAILABLE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ABBY

Callbacks (if needed):  October 16 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Production Dates:  Opening on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 PM to Sunday, March 24, 2024
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM; Sun. at 2:30 PM

 Actors will be asked to read from the script.  Perusal scripts are available at the Sturgis Library and the Hyannis Public Library.

For 4 years, irritable and sarcastic Abby Binder has kept a room to herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, through sheer force of her rude personality. Nursing disappointment at the direction her life has taken, she has no room for distraction. When bubbly, bright, and unbearably cheerful Marilyn Dunne is placed in her room, Abby tries her usual tricks, but fails to scare her annoying new roommate away. She gets no sympathy from Scotty, the resident aide, who refuses to use any clout he may or may not have with management to remove Marilyn. Marilyn, for her part, loves the challenge of Abby’s bad attitude, and refuses to budge. Exercising her taste for competition and her love of pranks, Marilyn makes a bet: if Abby can break her endless patience and make her angry, she will move out. But if she can successfully frighten Abby, who claims never to get scared, she will get the bed by the window. In her favor, Abby has her wide mean streak, which gives her no qualms about filling in Marilyn’s Sudoku, tearing up her grandson’s pictures, or digging up police reports about her violent ex-husband. But Marilyn has a devoted family -- with a skydiving business -- on her side, as well as a the most dangerous thing of all, a genuine wish to see Abby happy… As this odd couple embarks upon increasingly emotionally and physically dangerous tricks in order to break each other, secrets are revealed, lives are jeopardized, and peach cobbler is enjoyed. David Lindsay-Abaire’s RIPCORD is an often slapstick, always surprising comedy, an enemies-to-friends story for a pair of excellently well-rounded, mature women.


Abby Binder:  Female, 60-89    She is a blunt, no-nonsense, stern resident at Bristol Place Senior Living; she uses her biting humor to prohibit people from getting close to her; her past has left her with a simmering bitterness; roommates with Marilyn; wants the room to herself and will get it by any means necessary.  This role in not available.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Marilyn Dunne:  Female, 60-89   Abby’s chipper, chatterbox roommate at Bristol Place Senior Living; a warm and pleasant personality who always means the best; her strength lies in her ability to always keep her chipper cool, even in extreme situations; ultimately, she is looking for a friend.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Benjamin/Lewis/Clown:  Male, 30-49     The estranged son of Abby; reclusive and shy; rough around the edges; a former addict who has relapsed many times; he is trying to make a better life and comes to make amends with his mother. Lewis: Marilyn's son, who is also a skydiving instructor; knowledgeable and lively. Clown: An actor in a haunted house who plays an evil clown that tries to steal and eat a baby.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Scotty:  Male, 20-39     A bright, dedicated, and committed resident aide at Bristol Place Senior Living; an aspiring actor; he is trying to do his job to the best of his ability and make Marilyn and Abby, but he will not shy away from putting his foot down with Marilyn when needed.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Colleen/Woman in White:  Female, 30-49     The bright, sunny, lighthearted, perky, quirky, and caring daughter of Marilyn and wife of Derek; high-energy like her mother, but with more fierceness; will go to extreme lengths to help her mother win the room and to gain a friend. Woman in White: An actress in a haunted house who is trying to save her baby from the Clown.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Derek/Zombie Butler/Masked Man:  Male, 30-49     Colleen’s other half, literally and figuratively; more realistic and reserved than his wife; always cautious and worried. Zombie Butler: An actor who is leading the haunted house tour. Also plays Masked Man.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


Tickets:  $25 / $23 Seniors 65+ and Students

Box Office:  508-362-6333

RIPCORD is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatist Play Service collection


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