The Nunsense Christmas Musical, “Nuncrackers”, takes place in real time in the basement of Mount Saint Helen’s Convent. It is the first TV special being taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother with part of the prize money won earlier by Sister Mary Paul/Amnesia. An original ballet based on “The Nutcracker”, with Sister Mary Leo as the Sugar Plum Fairy, doesn’t go quite as well as expected when she is hit in the shin by a student’s baton and the nuns have to improvise to entertain the audience. Lots of laughs, surprises and interaction with the cast are yours when you join us for this delightful show.


  • Sister Mary Regina: Lisa Passonno Franklin
  • Sister Mary Hubert: Cheryl A. Glenn
  • Sister Robert Anne: Kristen Olochnowicz
  • Sister Mary Paul: Heather Haskins
  • Sister Mary Leo: Annie Fouhy
  • Father Virgil: Jeffrey P. Hocking
  • Stage Manager: Donna Z. Baxter
  • The Mount Saint Helen’s student ensemble:¬†Charles Franklin (as Billy), Emily Franklin (Louise), Ashley Markellos, Katelyn Markellos, Sarah McNally (Maria), Tommy Swimm (John), and George Franklin

Production Team

  • Director: Alan Angelo
  • Producers: Peter and Madeline Codella
  • Musical Director: Andrea Merrill
  • Choreographer: Donna Panzl
  • Set Design: Bob Farquharson
  • Set Decor: Brian Rogerson
  • Costumes: Jim Meyer
  • Set Construction: Richard Lenehan
  • Publicity: Joe and Mary Ann Concra
  • Props: Kit Goldstein
  • Makeup: Marcia Lenehan
  • Hair Design: John Fowler
  • Ticket Chairman Sue Culver
  • Stage Manager: Donna Z. Baxter

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December 2-4 & 8-11, 2005