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151 Star Starred
Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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4.6 average rating
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128 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

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

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5 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

It was very funnny. They did a great singing job. They also did some interacting with the audience.

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8 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Great event! Lot's of fun and entertainment!

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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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