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Nunsense - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Nunsense

Dan Goggin

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

5f

ISBN: 9780573689185

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Faith-based

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Mt. Saint Helen's school auditorium. The present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Winner! Four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production, this hilarious international hit was revived in New York with a male cast Nunsense A Men!
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). Up dated 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.

"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

NUNSENSE was first produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City on December 12, 1985. It was directed by Dan Goggin.

Characters

CASTING

5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast

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. 

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR - a feisty overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can't resist the spotlight.
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES - the second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE - a streetwise tought character from Brooklyn. A constatnt source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA - this nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.
SISTER MARY LEO - the novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina. 

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

6 Piano Conductor Scores
1 Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
1 Percussion
1 Synthesizer
1 Trombone
1 Violin
1 Trumpets 1 and 2
1 Bass

Samphony Available! Rehearsal Tool and Performance Tracks

Media

Song Samples

Nunsense is Habit Forming

A Difficult Transition

Benedicite/Morning at the Convent

The Biggest Ain't the Best

Playing Second Fiddle

So You Want To Be A Nun

Turn Up The Spotlight

Lilacs Bring Back Memories

Tackle That Temptation

Growing Up Catholic

We've Got to Clean Out the Freezer

Just A Coupl'a Sisters

I Just Want To Be A Star

The Drive-In

I Could Have Gone to Nashville

Holier Than Thou

Finale

Author
Dan Goggin

Dan Goggin

Dan Goggin, a writer and director, came to New York from Alma, Michigan to study as a classical countertenor. He began his professional career singing in the Broadway production of Luther, starring Albert Finney. While appearing in a comic folk-duo called “The Saxons,” he began writing.  This led to scores for the off-Broadway musical, Hark! (in which he also appeared), the Broadway ... view full profile

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