3/1/2016 8:38 AM
I have been Director of Theatre here at Bishop DuBourg for 45 years, lots of shows for a myriad of students of all abilities. We did this show back in 1992 when everyone was closer to remembering the days of the nuns staffing Catholic Schools with intense precision and faith. It was a great show then, and it is now still. Why? First of all, the music is plain good-songs that provide lots of energy and fun for the cast. Second, most of the humor is still humorous, or at least beyond belief for today's folks who think these schools must have been on a different planet. And third, it is a great show when your theatre group's numbers are small and the experience limited. It is a show that is a great fit for such a situation. AND, in truth, it only makes sense at a Catholic school..
If this is where you find your group--go for it.
9/18/2014 7:09 PM
This is an interesting musical that can be produced fairly easily. I think there are more clever scripts out there these days, and it seems that Catholics would enjoy the inside-scoop references much more than others. That being said, I imagine this play can be easily produced and would be enjoyable if a theatre has an appropriate "slot" for it.
9/16/2014 12:28 PM
I absolutely LOVE this show! I direct high school theater, and it's a perfect show for high schoolers to perform. The themes are timeless and the audience loves it! My only critique is that the musical score is very old and hard to read, and the instrumental books don't match up with the conductor's score. It could really use some updating. Our orchestra was able to work out the issues and the show was a great success!