Gaslight Theater has auditions in February for 2 new shows. The musical “Nunsense” by Dan Googin Directed by Bill Haley with Musical Direction by Marcia Gallagher and the play “Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell directed by Lucy Rioux.
AUDITIONS: Saturday February 3rd and Sunday February 4th, at 1:00 pm
SHOW DATES: June 6th through the 9th
“Four Old Broads”
AUDITIONS: Monday Feb 12th and Tuesday February 13th, at 6:00pm
SHOW DATES: April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
All auditions held at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, located at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell.
“Nunsense” the Musical by Dan Googin
Directed by Bill Haley with Musical Direction by Marcia Gallagher
Bring a song to sing and be ready for cold readings from the show.
Rehearsals expected to take place on Sundays with one midweek evening, dates to be announced. Come join us as we mount Gaslight’s first musical since 2017! Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. When the majority of the sisterhood dies from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God, the remaining nuns stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.
With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep audiences rolling with laughter.
Sister Mary Regina – The Mother Superior, a feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.
Sister Mary Hubert – The Mistress of Novices, the second in command, is always competing with the Mother Superior.
Sister Mary Amnesia – The sweet but befuddled Sister who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head.
Sister Mary Leo – The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.
Sister Robert Anne – The street-wise, tough character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
“Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell
Directed By Lucy Rioux
Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her.
Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.
BEATRICE SHELTON – A former burlesque star with an attitude – Senior Citizen
EADDY MAE CLAYTON – A former nurse and “religious” lady – Senior Citizen
IMOGENE FLETCHER – The newest resident at Magnolia Place – Senior Citizen
PAT JONES – A rude and pushy nurse – 40s–50s
MAUDE JENKINS – A funeral and soap opera obsessed frump – Senior Citizen
SAM SMITH – Retired Elvis impersonator and Casanova – Senior Citizen
RUBY SUE BENNETT – A quiet, romance novel loving nurse – 30s
Note: Although written with senior actors in mind, the roles of the four old broads and Sam can be played by any adult aged actor through the magic of theatrical make-up.