Final show of the season…Nunsense! What better way to ring in the holidays than with some side-splitting comedy! Originating as a line of greeting cards featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical slant, the cards caught on so quickly that the creator decided to expand the concept into a cabaret show called The Nunsense Story, which opened for a four-day run at Manhattan’s Duplex and remained for 38 weeks, encouraging its author to expand it into a full-length theater production.
We join the convent as five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo with a group of Maryknolls. The story unfolds and the hilarity abounds as the Little Sisters of Hoboken put on a fund raiser in order to bury the sisters accidently poisoned by Sister Julia, Child of God.
The original production of Nunsense opened on December 12, 1985 at the Off-Broadway Cherrly Lane Theatre, moving to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater for the majority of its ten year run. It ran for 3,672 performances, and at the time was the second-longest running Off-Broadway show in history (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change currently holds the title). The five-woman production won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including best Off-Broadway musical, best book and best music. Goggin adapted both Nunsense and Nunsense 2 for television productions with Rue McClanahan as the mother superior.
Show Dates: November 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 & December 4-6, 2015
Show Times: 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 4:00 pm Sunday
General Admission: Adults $22; Students/Seniors (60+) $18. Currently available through the Box Office (262) 560-0564, online, at Fox Bros. Piggly and at Books & Co. (beginning 10/26).
General Admission is open seating; first come-first serve
VIP Signature: Reserved cabaret seating. Includes show ticket, 2 beverages, snacks at table and wait staff. Adults $34; Students/Seniors (60+) $30. VIP Signature seating available only online or through the Box Office (262) 560-0564.
Group Rate Reserved Seating (parties of 10 or more): Adults $20; Students/Seniors (60+) $18
To arrange for your group’s outing, please call the Box Office at (262) 560-0564.
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