Jan 24 - Feb 24, 2019
Broadway Rose New Stage
12850 SW Grant Ave
Tigard, OR 97223
Join the Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them, that is) for a hysterically haphazard variety show to raise emergency funds for the convent. After a bad batch of Sister Julia Child of God’s vichyssoise killed off all but five of the nuns, the survivors emptied the coffers to bury the deceased but ran out of cash before the last few bodies could be laid to rest (don’t worry – they’re in the kitchen freezer). Will their prayers be answered before the health department discovers their secret? With hilarious talent acts, tongue-in-cheek musical numbers, and help from the audience, Nunsense has blessed theatregoers worldwide for over 30 years and is the second longest-running Off-Broadway show in history.
Directed by SHARON MARONEY
Book, Music, and Lyrics by DAN GOGGIN
Run time is approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: SHARON MARONEY
You don’t have to be Catholic to get a kick out of Nunsense. What started as a line of greeting cards inspired a cabaret show that ran for 38 weeks before the concept was eventually expanded into a full-length musical, all created by Dan Goggin. When the original Off-Broadway production opened in December of 1985 it ran for 3,672 performances and became the second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history (after The Fantasticks).
I was living in New York in 1985 when it opened and I volunteered to usher so I could see it for free. I was raised Catholic and was really curious about a wacky musical about nuns. It was so much fun. Fast forward to 1992, our first summer season at Broadway Rose, and I played Sister Robert Anne in our production of Nunsense. I had a blast performing as a nun that summer, making people laugh, and I also enjoyed the poignant moments, like the lyrics “but then the rules began to change and many lost their way, what was set in black and white was turning shades of grey.”
This time around I’m delighted to be sitting in the director’s seat, and we’ve got a ton of talent working on this show. I have no doubt that you’ll have a great time and leave the theater chuckling and smiling at the end of the show.