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Nunsense

  • Dan Goggin
  • Full Length Musical, Comedy, Present Day
  • 5F
  • ISBN: 9780573689185

A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical 'anything goes' sense of fun!

The New York Times

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Senior, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups, Senior Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical
The show is a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song, this zany musical has been videotaped for television starring Rue McClanahan as the Mother Superior.

NOTE: Nunsense A-Men (#56080) is a rented version available in manuscript only and not for purchase.

REVIEWS:

A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!

N.Y. 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
Premiere Production: Nunsense was first produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City on December 12, 1985. It was directed by Dan Goggin.
  • Casting: 5F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, All Female
  • Casting Notes: 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.

  • 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.
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