Music Theatre West will stage the comedy evaluate “Nunsense” from July 23 by July 31 on the Ellen Eccles Theatre in downtown Logan.
LOGAN – Music Theatre West has introduced a combined cast of stage veterans and newcomers for its upcoming manufacturing of “Nunsense.”
The inconceivable premise of the musical comedy by Dan Groggin is that some surviving members of the Little Sisters of Hoboken are staging a range present to lift funds to bury their coreligionists who fell sufferer to an sadly deadly recipe mistake of their convent’s kitchen.
That might not sound humorous, however it’s.
Teresa Jones will play the convent’s fussy mom superior, Sister Mary Regina, who’s secretly a former circus performer who yearns to return to the highlight.
Ms. Jones has quite a few native stage credit, together with roles in MTW productions of “Jane Eyre” in 2012, “MTW on Broadway” in 2013 and “My Fair Lady” in 2017.
Julie Allen will play Sister Mary Hurbert, the convent’s second-in-command who’s bucking for a promotion.
Julie Allen is finest remembered for her main function within the 2017 manufacturing of “White Christmas” by the Four Seasons Theatre Company.
Celeste Baillio has been cast because the childlike Sister Mary Amnesia, who misplaced her reminiscence when a crucifix fell on her head.
Ms. Baillio is a favourite with native audiences. Most not too long ago, she delivered an over-the-top portrayal of the drunken Miss Hannigan within the 2020 MTW manufacturing of “Annie” and an equally memorable flip as a young person trapped in her mom’s physique within the Four Seasons manufacturing of “Freaky Friday” in 2019.
Ginny Teuscher will play Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn.
Finally, Chloe Allen has been cast a Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is set to be the world’s first ballerina nun.
Chloe Allen was one of the standout dancers within the MTW 2019 manufacturing of “The Music Man.”
“Nunsense” is wildly irreverent, however by no means out-right blasphemous. It’s all simply good clear enjoyable.
The comedy evaluate will debut July 23 on the Ellen Eccles Theatre in downtown Logan, with performances persevering with by July 31.
With solely 5 performers, Ms. Baillio says that “Nunsense” was ideally suited to a MTW manufacturing now, because the troupe will have already got a large-cast manufacturing of “The Sound of Music” in rehearsals through the summer time.
“Nunsense” initially opened as an off-Broadway cabaret present in 1985. Expanded to a full-length musical, the present ran for greater than three,500 performances to turn out to be the second- longest-running Off-Broadway present in historical past.
“Nunsense” has since been tailored for tv and spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs.