Do you have an upcoming audition for Nunsense A-Men!? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Nunsense A-Men!, broken down by character.
Since Nunsense A-Men! is a early contemporary remake of a pre-contemporary musical, the songs below are from from 1990-2020. In addition there’s a simple/silly vibe to many of the following songs in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the Nunsense A-Men! cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide which character you’d like to audition for. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.
There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
Sister Mary Amnesia
“Electricity” – Billy Elliot
“Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House” – Nuncrackers
“The Delta Queen” – Nunsense Jamboree
“The Phone Call” – Lucky Stiff
Sister Mary Hubert
“I Miss the Music” – Curtains
“I Wanna Be a Producer” – The Producers
“Need to Know” – Weird Romance
“Stop” – Mean Girls
Sister Mary Regina
“Barry Is Going to Prom” – The Prom
“I’d Order Love” – First Date
“That Face” – The Producers
“Together Again” – Young Frankenstein
Sister Mary Leo
“Beautiful” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
“I Wanna be a Rockette” – Kicks
“Now I’ve Seen You” – Honk!
“What You’d Call a Dream” – Diamonds
Sister Robert Anne
“Edwina” – Dear Edwina
“I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity
“Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!
“Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Nunsense A-Men!:
• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “Agnes of God” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “All Kidding Aside” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “As Is” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “Once a Catholic” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Nunsense A-Men! Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Nunsense A-Men!, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.
“Nunsense is Habit-Forming” – Company
“A Difficult Transition” – Company
“Benedicite” – Sister Mary Leo
“The Biggest Ain’t the Best” – Sister Hubert, Sister Mary Leo
“Playing Second Fiddle” – Sister Robert Anne
“So You Want To Be a Nun” – Sister Mary Amnesia
“Turn Up the Spotlight” – Sister Mary Regina
“Lilacs Bring Back Memories” – Regina, Hubert, Leo, Amnesia
“Tackle That Temptation” – Company
“Growing Up Catholic” – Sister Robert Anne, Hubert, Leo, Amnesia
“We’ve Got To Clean Out the Freezer” – Company
“Just a Coupl’a Sisters” – Regina, Hubert
“I Just Want To Be a Star” – Sister Robert Anne
“The Drive In” – Robert Anne, Amnesia, Leo
“I Could’ve Gone to Nashville” – Sister Mary Amnesia
“Holier Than Thou” – Sister Mary Hubert, Company
“Finale” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Nunsense A-Men! did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.