Coronado Playhouse Announces Auditions for its Production of:


Book, Music & Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Directed by Angie Bitsko
Music Direction by Nina Gilbert

Show synopsis:

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, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. With catchy songs and cheeky comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep audiences rolling with laughter.

Audition and show information:

Rehearsals will begin on July 17th. The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal based on performer availability.

The production runs August 25th – September 17th, with performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. No conflicts with performance dates will be permitted.

All performers are guaranteed a $100 honorarium to cover the costs of transportation for rehearsals plus a $15 honorarium per performance. Note that this is strictly a non-union production.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 1st from 2-5pm and Monday, July 3rd from 4-7pm. Please prepare a 1-2 minute uptempo musical theatre selection. Piano accompaniment will not be provided so actors should use a non-vocal instrumental track (CD or audio link).

To be considered, please submit this form: The audition form collects your personal information — including any known conflicts with the rehearsal dates. Only the director and members of the creative team will have access to your submission materials. WHILE AUDITIONING IN PERSON IS PREFERRED, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT AN AUDITION VIDEO IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ATTEND AUDITIONS.

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, July 5th from 5-8pm. Auditions and callbacks will be held at the church hall of Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church. Location: 2235 Galahad Road, San Diego, CA 92123.

If you have any questions not answered in this announcement, you may email

Character breakdown:

Coronado Playhouse is committed to inclusivity, and encourages ALL members of our community to submit, particularly members of communities who have historically been excluded or underrepresented — including but not limited to artists of color, Native American and Indigenous artists, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities.

CASTING NOTES: Only adults over the age of 18 will be considered. The vast majority of roles require strong comedic instincts.

SISTER MARY REGINA (Reverend Mother/Mother Superior): Female, (Range: B3-F5)
A feisty-spirit whose bark is worse than her bite and eventually can’t resist the spotlight.

SISTER MARY HUBERT (Mistress of Novices): Female, (Range: G3-F5)
The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.

SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, (Range: G3-D5)
A streetwise character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.

SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, (Range: Db4-C6)
This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.

SISTER MARY LEO: Female, (Range: G#3-G5)
The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.

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