The hilarious musical comedy, “Nunsense” will open Friday, February 3, at the Dayton Playhouse and will run through February 19. The play is published by Samuel French, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin.
“Nunsense” will be directed by well-known, local director, Greg Smith. Nancy Perrin is musical director for the production with Kristin Sutter serving as choreographer.
“Nunsense” is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors of the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining sisters parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried. “Nunsense” offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun! This warm and funny musical is a great way to take your mind off of the cold winter weather.
The cast is made up of Tina McPhearson, as Mother Superior; Ellen Finch as Sister Mary Hubert; Sherri Sutter, as Sister Mary Amnesia; Amy Askins, as Sister Robert Ann; and Kelli Locker as, Sister Mary Leo.
Performances will be Friday through Sunday, February 3-19. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. except Sundays, which are at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for students.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.daytonplayhouse.com, or through the box office, 937-424-8477, which is staffed Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:00 -5:00 p.m.. Messages may be left for the box office at any time. The Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414.
A special Dayton Playhouse Benefit Night will take place from 5:00–9:00 p.m., on Sunday, February 19, at bd’s Mongolian Grill, 4488 Glengarry Dr., Beavercreek (directly across from the movie theatre at The Greene). A percentage of all checks, accompanied by a Dayton Playhouse flyer, will go to the theatre’s fundraising efforts. Flyers will be distributed at “Nunsense” performances, on Facebook and at the threatre. Call 937-424-8477 for more information.
The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre providing outstanding theatrical productions to Miami Valley audiences of all ages for more than fifty years. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for “FutureFest,” a festival of new plays.