Venue Details

Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 30 members
Review from Ben W.
Red Velvet 146 events 128 reviews

This was the 4th time I have seen a performance of Nunsense in the past 12 years and this one was by far the best. The acting and singing were excellent and I enjoyed the small live-music group that complemented rather than overpowered the...continued

reviewed Feb 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from StressKills
Red Velvet 24 events 8 reviews

Great event! Lot's of fun and entertainment!

reviewed Mar 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Dee K
64 events 41 reviews

Five talented, energized and enthusiastic women make up the cast and they are accompanied by three musicians that were great. They all worked well together.
The venue is small, newly refurbished and easy to find with plenty of parking. They are...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

This production is the classic version of the comedy, with an all-female cast. Costa Mesa Playhouse is also running an all-male version of the play, Nunsense A-Men


Nunsense (All Female Cast)

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Directed by Jason Holland

Musical Directed by Stephen Hulsey

Choreography by Michael Wallot

When the Little Sisters of Hoboken’s cook accidentally poisons 52 of the nuns with tainted vichyssoise, Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer, decides to raise funds for their burials by staging a variety show, performed by five of the remaining sisters and featuring madcap dance routines, solo star turns, an audience quiz and comic surprises.

The Nunsense concept originated as a line of greeting cards featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical slant. They caught on so quickly that writer Dan Goggin turned the concept into a cabaret show that ran for 38 weeks, then expanded it again into a full-length theater production which opened off-Broadway in 1985 and became the second-longest-running off-Broadway show in history, winning four Outer Critics Circle Awards including best book and music, and best off-Broadway musical. It has spawned six sequels and threespin-offs.

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