An Important Message Regarding Nunsense & Nunsense A-Men!
Due to the rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections in our Community, the Board of Directors, along with the Production Team, have made the difficult decision to postpone our productions to a future date. We are prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved in our show and in the Community. Current ticket holders will be contacted separately with options for next steps. We are saddened by having to make this decision just weeks before opening, but will continue to monitor the environment and hope to remount these wonderful shows when it is safe to do so.
We wish all members of our Community good health.
Nunsense & Nunsense A-men! (in rep)
Directed by Brian Jones
Assistant Directed by Sara Smith
Music Direction by Roger Hutson
Choreographed by Schuyler Phoenix
Produced by Ashley Morrison
Nunsense (female cast)
Jan 21, 29 (7:30), Jan 23, 29 (3:00)
Nunsense A-men! (male cast)
Jan 22, 28 (7:30), Jan 22, 30 (3:00)
Postponed until further notice
The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this musical has become an international phenomenon.
Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” First performed in Brazil as “Novicas Rebeldes,” this version of “Nunsense” premiered in New York in 1998. Receiving rave reviews and standing ovations subsequent productions have boasted such stars as “Laugh-In’s” Arte Johnson as Mother Superior and Olympic Champion, Greg Louganis as Sister Robert Anne. A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”