By Dan Goggin
Directed by Brian Jones
Assistant Directed by Sara Smith
Music Direction by Roger Hutson
Choreographed by Schuyler Phoenix
"Tapography" by Jodie Mowrey
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)
Meet the Cast!
Nicole Bright is thrilled to be back on stage with Circle Players! Nicole was last seen with Circle in Into the Woods as Cinderella's Stepmother. Favorite stage credits include Harispray (Tracy), Grease (Jan), and Sister Act (Ensemble). When not on stage, Nicole is a nine-to-five corporate storyteller and devoted cat-parent to Bradley Cooper and Chandler Bing. Nicole would like to thank Brian, Roger, Sara, Schuyler, Robyn and Ashley for their time, support, and leadership. Thank you to Jordan, Alexa and her friends and family, and her Mom who smiles the biggest at every show. Turn up the spotlight!
Chelseai began her artistic voyage at the tender age of three, singing on a tree stump in her great-grandmother's front yard for her family at every gathering. Throughout her grade school matriculation, she tried sports and other extracurricular activities, but nothing quite made her feel the way music did. She made the decision She went on to attend the Stax Music Academy, where she found her love for performing! Chelseai Cunningham arrived here in Nashville to attend the illustrious Fisk University in 2016. Her freshman year she auditioned for the world-renowned ensemble The Fisk Jubilee Singers. That year she made the group as an apprentice, but after re-auditioning her sophomore year she spent the rest of her college career as a traveling singer. During her time at Fisk, she was a Jubilee Singer, but she also starred in several theatre productions, including Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, The Wiz, and The Colored Museum. She finished her undergraduate education with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance in December of 2020. Chelseai is currently teaching preschool with plans of getting her master’s degree in the spring. This is Chelseai’s second show with Circle Players.
Sr. Robert Ann
Lauren Proctor is so excited to be back on the Circle Players stage! Lauren graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Austin Peay State University in 2017 and since then has been living and pursuing acting in Nashville. Favorite roles include Mrs. Bumbrake (Peter and the Starcatcher), Madge Larrabee (Sherlocke Holmes: The Final Adventure), Erma (Anything Goes), Fairy Mae (The Curious Savage). Lauren would like to thank her friends and family for their loving support!
Allison is very excited to make her return to the circle players stage after having the joy of being in their production of Rocky Horror two years ago. Nunsense holds a special place in her heart as it is the first show she ever saw her mother perform in, roughly 23 years ago. She is very proud and excited to play the role of Sister Leo, which is the same role her mother played. This is also Allison’s first stage production she’s been in in roughly 6 years that ISN’T Rocky Horror…trading the fishnets for a habit certainly is...a difficult transition (don’t worry you’ll understand that joke by the end of the show)!
Sawyer Latham is an actor native to Nashville. He’s excited for the opportunity to work with Circle Players again. His past work with Circle included Newsies and Priscilla! Queen of the Desert! He hopes you enjoy the show and he hopes everything goes well so you don’t have to see him on stage.
Jim Manning teaches Technical Theater and Film Studies at University School of Nashville and designs sets for several theater groups in the area. He also directs shows like 'Angels in America," 'Newsies," 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," "Dog Sees God." and "All Shook Up." HIs original works include an immersive theater experience entitled "The World's a Stage" and a dance-based version of Romeo and Juliet featuring the music of local bands. Onstage, some favorite roles include Howard from "Moon Over Buffalo" (Best Featured Actor), Will Parker from "Oklahoma!" (Best Supporting Actor), and Puck from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Best Actor). It's been over a decade since Jim did a musical, and he's hoping he still remembers how.
Leon Blandon, III
Leon Blandon is excited to be on stage again with Circle Players! Although it’s been over 3 years for a performance with this company, he was last seen in Civil War, the Musical as Benjamin with Street Theatre Company. Other Theater credits include musicals and plays: Shakespeare in Hollywood (Daryl), Take me Out (Davey Battle), Memphis the Musical (Wailin Joe), Bare, A Pop Opera (Lucas), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the Musical (James Monroe), & One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Anthony Martini). The production is special in this season as we are a part of Nashville Art’s community opening back up. This cast (both) is amazing and I hope you find this production uplifting as we get back to normal!
Sr. Robert Ann
Barrett has been #blessed to appear in a dozen shows in Nashville, including faves Legally Blonde (Warner), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), and last season’s The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter). Performing is a leap of faith, and Barrett would like to thank the holy trinity of encouragement: his family, his sisters/misters in the habit, and the entire Rocky fam.
Micheal Walley is excited to be back on stage and making his Circle Players debut! Some of his recent credits include Esther: A New Musical (Chaffin’s Barn), Minnie Pearl: All the News from Grinder’s Switch (Chaffin’s Barn), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Nashville First Baptist Church), and Smoke on the Mountain (Three Rivers Theatre Company.) A native Mississippian, Micheal now calls Nashville home with his wife, Anne Marie, and their dachshund, Edley. He’s a writer, a producer, a voiceover artist, and grateful to be a member of the incredible theatre community in Nashville!
Clint Randolph is so happy to be returning to the stage in Circle Players’ production of Nunsense. Clint holds a degree in Theater from Middle Tennessee State University. He now teaches middle school drama for the Metro Nashville Public School system. He has previously been seen with Circle Players, performing in shows such as Beauty and the Beast (LeFou), Avenue Q (Rod), Hair, If/Then, and directing The Rocky Horror Show. He sends thanks to Brian, Roger, Schuyler, Robyn and the whole creative team for an astounding opportunity and challenge. And, of course, many thanks to all of his friends, family, and loved ones for their continuous support.
Special Thank You To Our Supporters
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin. Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals (www.concordtheatricals.com)