Varla Jean Merman in The Divine Sister: Charles Busch's Send-up of Nuns in Hollywood
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The last date listed for The Divine Sister was Saturday November 19, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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This new children's show combines stories, poems and music in a light-hearted look back at some of the great women who changed the course of history, including famed nurse Clara Barton, who founded the Red Cross. With profiles spanning different historical periods and regions, the original score features everything from soulful spirituals and fife and drum tunes to hip hop, rap and even some fun musical-theater parodies. Diamonds in the Sky is aimed at all ages and stars a talented cast of four. Learn More
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Quite simply, ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL ! But of course, would we expect anything less from both Charles Busch and Varla Jean Merman ?!
But, equally as impressive and hysterical was the 'Boston talent' whose performances just added 'topping' to the delicious farce of the entire play.
Really, a 'Don't Miss !'
Varla Jean Merman, Paula Plum and Kathy St. George star in The Divine Sister, an inspired homage to nearly every Hollywood film ever made about nuns. Written by Charles Busch, the comic genius behind such classics as Die, Mommie, Die!; Psycho Beach Party, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, this gleefully twisted tale tells the story of an indomitable Mother Superior trying to cope with a young postulant experiencing visions, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows.
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