The play wraps up the season's theme of “Let the Arts Transport You” by taking the audience to the convent and school of Mt. St. Helen’s, Hoboken, New Jersey.
“The silliness of this musical borders on the madcap antics of Inspector Clouseau of the Pink Panther movies or perhaps envisions a play if Mel Brooks decided to do a musical about singing and dancing nuns,” said CT-A Artistic Director Cris Skinner, who directs the play. “The nuns are trying to raise money after a catastrophic series of events has resulted in the burial of 52 of their convent. We wrestled with the serious subject of death in ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway?’ but in ‘Nunsense’ death is handled with humor as the nuns struggle with being under-staffed, under-funded and under-appreciated.”
Everyone in the audience will be able to relate to one of the characters, Skinner said, and the songs are diverse and border on nearly every genre. The production promises to end the 2012-13 season on a high note.
As a Main Stage production, “Nunsense” is appropriate for all ages, but some of the situations and language are more appropriate for those over 13 years of age.
“Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version” is presented by a special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. and sponsored by Magnolia Regional Health Center. Musical director is Anita Temple, choreographer is Crystal Sweeney Scarbrough and Anita Climer is the accompanist.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, at the Crossroads Playhouse. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. For tickets call 287-2995 or stop by the theater from 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
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