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Full Length Musical, Comedy
A zany, wholesome, hilarious musical revue presented by the Little Sisters of Hoboken, Nunsense is a heavenly delight!
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Winner! Four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off Broadway Musical
Nunsense was first produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City on December 12, 1985. It was directed by Dan Goggin.
SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5)A feisty overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can't resist the spotlight.
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: Female, mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5)The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, Mid 30’s (Range: G3-D5)A streetwise taught character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, Late 30’s (Range: Db4-C6)This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.
SISTER MARY LEO: Female, Early/Mid 30’s (Range: G#3-G5)The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.
In the Original New York Production the Mother Superior was named SISTER MARY CARDELIA. In all subsequent productions the Mother Superior is named SISTER MARY REGINA, while SISTER MARY CARDELIA is the nun who modeled for the convent greeting cards.
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"A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!" - The New York Times
"You don't have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!" - Entertainment Tonight
"Inspired madness! Go see it!" - Jewish Post and Opinion
"Guaranteed to lift your spirits [...] Very, very funny." - National Catholic News
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The Creation of Nunsense
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Dan Goggin, a writer and director, came to New York from Alma, Michigan to study as a classical countertenor. He began his professional career singing in the Broadway production of Luther, starring Albert Finney. While appearing in a comic folk-duo called “The Saxons,” he began writing. This led to scores f ...
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