NUNSENSE at SALT, Thinking Both Outside and Inside the Box to Put on a Pandemic Friendly Show! November 6 – 15, 2020

NUNSENSE

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts is excited to announce the hilarious hit musical, NUNSENSE — with an innovative pandemic-appropriate set and blocking — coming November 6 – 15.

NUNSENSE is a musical comedy with a book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin. Originating as a line of greeting cards, Goggin expanded the concept into a cabaret show and eventually into a full-length hilarious musical about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser for their convent, The Sisters of Hoboken. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. Our cast is made up of five powerhouse women with excellent comedy chops and heavenly voices. And in true SALT inventive fashion, we’ve thought outside of the box, and put our performers inside of a box. Our five amazing actresses will be performing the show from INSIDE of plexiglass confessional booths.

“Although my 2020 New Year’s resolution was to SIMPLIFY life, this year had other things in mind!” comments Lauren McComas, President and Artistic Director of SALT Performing Arts. “Since March, SALT has had to continually adjust programming in order to keep our community connected and SALT afloat. Granted, it isn’t easy to contain the INCREDIBLE talent of our 5 diva nuns, but we’re pretty proud of how we adjusted the set and blocking to ensure that pandemic safety protocols are met with each sister in her own plexiglass confessional booth! In accordance with pandemic guidelines, our theatre will be at partial capacity. Audience members will be seated in “pods” of patrons wishing to sit together.”

Cast and crew of Nunsense:

Cast: Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior: Alicia Huppman, Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices: Liana Henrie, Sister Robert Anne: Lisa Hendricks, Sister Mary Amnesia: Kathryn Tilley, Sister Mary Leo: Sara Helmers

Crew: Director: Lauren McComas, Music Director: Mike Toolan, Choreographer/Stage Manager: Chelsea Barnett, Assistant Stage Manager: Stephen Fisher, Technical Design Director: Rob Merow, Assistant Technical Director: David Craig, Costume Designer: Debbie Young, Props Master: Laurey Zoladz, Marketing Director/House Manager: Judy Elliott

Details for NUNSENSE are as follows:

  • Opening weekend $5 discount, $25/adult, $17/child (ages 12 and under), second weekend $30/adult, $22/child. Reservations may be made here.
  • Our audience will be sold at partial capacity and sat in pods spaced apart. Please fill out the questionnaire when purchasing a ticket to indicate with whom you would like to be sat.
  • Admission to the show will start 30 minutes before the event start time.
  • Show will last approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission. There are bathrooms inside the theatre.
  • If handicap assistance is needed, please contact Judy Elliott at [email protected]
  • SALT merch will be available on site for purchase.

Show schedule:

Friday, November 6: 7 PM

Saturday, November 7: 2 PM & 7 PM

Sunday, November 8: 2 PM

Friday, November 13: 7 PM

Saturday, November 14: 2 PM & 7 PM

Sunday, November 15: 2 PM

Ever since the shut-down in March, SALT has had to adapt to the pandemic restrictions and circumstances to keep their community connected and the arts alive. Despite the challenges through it all, SALT has brought the community connection via online Cooped Up Cabarets, Beyond the Walls outside drive-in concerts, outdoor performances of a Good Ol Fashioned Variety Show and The Last Five Years, Teen Karaoke Nights, as well as an upcoming sixth-anniversary fundraising event called Rise Up the night of Friday, November 27. Complete information for all our upcoming events can be found here.

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor, please email us at [email protected]

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status.

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