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2013-08-22 / Community News

MCT Gets Into More Nunsense Nonsense

Auditions for Milam Community Theater’s next show, “Nuncrackers,” the Nunsense Christmas musical, will be held 7 p.m., Sunday and Monday, Aug. 25 and 26, at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.

“Nuncrackers” will be on stage Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10, the first two weekends in November, and is the final show in MCT’s 20th anniversary season.

The script calls for four women of various ages who aren’t afraid to dance and sing. The fifth central character is a Franciscan monk (a brother of one of the sisters), who delivers a hilarious monologue, among other things.

“Come prepared to sing something and wear clothing that will allow you to move easily,” said Richard Stone, who has been asked to direct the show. “We typically, rehearse four times a week and rehearsals will begin pretty much right away.”

“Nuncrackers” tells the story of a group of nuns who have built a television studio in the basement of their convent, and have launched a Catholic Shopping Service on public access TV as a way to raise money for a new school … and their first Christmas production is a musical variety show in the style of the Carol Burnet Show.

The script also calls for four young actors, two boys and two girls (elementary-junior high school aged), to play Catholic school students.

“We will also need a brace of people to help back stage and running the lights and sound, and some help building hand puppets and props,” Stone said.

He pointed out that this is the last chance to work in an MCT musical until 2015. “The board has selected some good stuff for next year, a great season, but there won’t be a musical. So, if you were part of ‘South Pacific,’ or wished you had been, don’t sit this one out. We won’t produce a musical next year.”

For more information, contact Stone directly at 512-760-5748 or via email at richard.2456@gmail.com.

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