"Nunsense," A Madcap Look at Convent Life, Comes to Kelsey Theatre Feb. 4-13

1/13/05

Meet the Little Sisters of Hoboken, the zany, irresistible order of nuns who star in "Nunsense." Stars in the Park presents this hilarious musical comedy at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer’s West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception follows the Feb. 4 performance to give audience members a chance to meet the cast and crew.

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are a comically quirky group. Starring as Sister Mary Regina, the feisty, scene-stealing Mother Superior, is Elaine Fydrych. Kristin Heiser is Sister Mary Hubert, the second-in-command who shares a healthy rivalry with the Mother Superior. Streetwise Sister Robert Anne is played by Angela Marchetti, while sweet, forgetful Sister Mary Amnesia is played by Kyla Mostello. Jaimy Taylor appears as novice Sister Mary Leo, who aspires to be the first ever nun-ballerina. The show is directed by Diane Wargo of Ewing.

After a difficult relocation from a leper colony, the sisters have settled in Hoboken, New Jersey, where they run the Mount Saint Helen's School. One day the cook, Sister Julia, accidentally poisons 52 of the sisters with her tainted soup. Five sisters, who spent the evening at another parish, escape this dreadful fate, but are left with the burial costs. They decide to put on a show to raise money to bury the dear departed.

Presenting the Little Sisters of Hoboken: (back row, l. to r.) Jaimy Taylor, Sister Mary Annette (puppet), Kyla Mostello; (front row, l. to r.) Kristin Heiser, Elaine Fydrych and Angela Marchetti.

With special appeal to parochial school alumni everywhere, “Nunsense” has also proven popular with a broad audience. Written by Dan Goggin, “Nunsense” is the winner of four Outer Critics Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical. The original production, first performed in th early 1980s, spawned a series of Nunsense shows including “Nunsense Jamboree,” “Nuncrackers” and “Nunsense A-Men!”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.  For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

For more on events at Kelsey see:

2004-05 Kelsey Performance Schedule
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Kelsey Kids Playshops
Audition Information

 

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