by Fredericksburg Theater Company

Oct. 10 - Oct. 11 (2020)

The Christmas musical Nuncrackers is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil and four of Mount Saint Helen's most talented students. Featuring all new songs, including "Twelve Days Prior to Christmas," "Santa Ain't Comin' to Our House," "We Three Kings of Orient Are Us" and "It's Better to Give than to Receive," the show is filled with wacky Nunsense humor, favorite carols, and a "Secret Santa" sequence featuring audience participation.


Auditions for FTC’s holiday musical Nuncrackers will be held Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. For auditions you will need to prepare a song about two minutes long. You may choose a song from the show, or another song that shows your vocal range and abilities. A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. A keyboard will be available if you’d like to bring your own accompanist. No a cappella auditions please. There will be dance/movement auditions, so please dress accordingly.


NOTE: Prior tap dance training is NOT a requirement to be cast in this show. Simple tap combinations will be taught at the audition.  Tap shoes will be available at the auditions for use.  If you have your own tap shoes, please bring them.  


Audition cuttings from the script may be picked up at the FTC Box Office starting Monday, August 17th.



A detailed schedule will be provided when the show is cast.   Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Fridays, starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending around 9:00 p.m. Rehearsals will not be held during the Thanksgiving weekend of November 26th through the 29th.

December 7th – 10th are Technical/Dress Rehearsals.

For the success of the production, attendance Tech/dress rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory for the entire cast and crew.


For any questions, email Executive Director Steve Reily at



Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (Preview) 

December 11th – 20th: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. 




*The age ranges listed – below - represent the age of the character:  NOT necessarily the age range of the actor playing the role.    We are looking for actors who have the ability to portray the age range listed.


SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR (age: 40’s-65’s, vocal range: B3-F5) A feisty, Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.

SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES (age: 30’s-65’s, vocal range: G3-F5) The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.

SISTER ROBERT ANNE (age: 20’s-45’s, vocal range: G3-D5) A streetwise character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.

SISTER MARY AMNESIA (age: 20’s-45’s, vocal range: Db4-C6) This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.

FATHER VIRGIL MANLY TROTT (age 30’s – 50’s) vocal range: G#3-G5) Sister Leo’s brother, who has to step in and help entertain the masses.


TWO YOUNG BOYS and TWO YOUNG GIRLS (varying ages) Mount St. Helen’s students.