by Dan Goggin
Full Length Musical, Comedy / 5f
The show is a fundraiser 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.
- 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!
"A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!" - The New York 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
- No Special Cautions
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Present Day
- Setting: Mt. Saint Helen's school auditorium. The present.
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Medium
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
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.
- All Female
- Ensemble cast
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.
Music Material Rental Packages
6 Piano Conductor Scores
Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Trumpets I & II
Percussion (Temple Blocks, Wood Block, Cow bell, Small Triangle, Bell Tree, Mark Tree, Siren Whistle, Slide Whistle, Bird Whistle, Duck Call, BD, Snare Drum, Floor Tom, Hi-Hat, Crash, Ride, Splash)
SFTracks Available (Additional Fee)
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