Venue Details

101 Star Starred
Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-650-5269
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Member Tips

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Casual, go to relax and enjoy
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It is actually at a school- but it is not hard to find. parking was great and easy.
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If you like community theatre, this is the place!
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Avoid the coffee unless you like it VERY strong!
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The small theater has no bad seats
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We wore jeans and a jacket...very comfortable seating.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.6 average rating
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78 events
69 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

This play was one of the best musicals Ive seen in years!! Those ladies could sing,act, and tap dance so well.I highly reccommend this for anyone who wants lots of laughs... continued

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3 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
3 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Great event! Lot's of fun and entertainment!

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More Information

Website

http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org

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.

Description

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse is a 73-seat, not-for-profit, Community Theater that has been serving greater Orange County for over 40 years. The Playhouse is dedicated to presenting affordable, quality, live theater in a comfortable and intimate setting, and to offering the talented actors, singers, dancers, and stage craftspeople of Orange County a welcoming environment in which to practice their craft. With a season running from September through June and five productions per season, the Playhouse offers a diverse array of plays and musicals to our theatergoing public.