Audience Fave Nunsense Gets A Dose of Drag With Nunsense A-Men
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The last date listed for Nunsense A-Men was Saturday March 10, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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The Costa Mesa Playhouse celebrates its 50th season with a production of a play by one of American's… More
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My friend and I laughed all the way through the play. It was a lot of fun and the actors were really fantastic and very energetic as noted when they came out to the lobby after the show. They were still moping perspiration from their faces. We...continued
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This is an all-male version of the classic comedy. Costa Mesa Playhouse will also be staging the classic Nunsense, with an all-female cast.
Nunsense A-Men (All Male 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.
Nunsense A-Men_, the original show with all the characters portrayed by men in drag, was originally staged in Brazil before transferring to New York City in 1998. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.”