Delightfully Funny Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Musical at La Habra Depot Theatre
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The last date listed for Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Musical was Sunday December 16, 2007 / 2:30pm.
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Fourth in the series of Nunsense musicals, Nuncrackers follows the nuns as they tape a TV special in the convent basement. It stars the same delightful nuns, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students.
Characters sing out the uproarious lyrics of each song including: “Twelve Days Prior to Christmas,” “All I Want for Christmas,” “We Three Kings of Orient Are Us,” “Santa’s Little Teapot,” “Christmas Time Is Nunsense Time,” “The Christmas Box,” “Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House,” “A Carnival Christmas,” “Jesus Was Born in Brooklyn,” “It’s Better to Give” and more.
Nuncrackers also incorporates traditional Christmas carols throughout the musical as an underscoring and in the overture, plus some spoofs, including “Here We Come-a-Waffle-ing” and “The Holly and the Ivory.”
By Dan Goggin
Directed by John Francis
Musical direction by Dean Anderson
Choreography by Jennifer Brausuell
About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot TheatreThe La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.
At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.
Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.
In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.