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Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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"Nunsense A-Men"
42 ratings
4.3 average rating
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43 reviews
31 stars
attended Mar 09 2012

This performance of Nunsense with the men as nuns was excellent, singing, dancing and acting. If it were still playing I would recommend it highly. Alas its last performance was this past weekend.

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42 reviews
25 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

Fun night - even if uou are not a Catholic, you will enjoy this show.

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38 reviews
43 stars
attended Mar 10 2012

Fun show. I had seen it years ago, with women. This adds a whole new flavor! :)

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Quotes & Highlights

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.”

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