Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.

Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.


  • Sister Mary Cardelia (Mother Superior): Bonnie Williams
  • Sister Mary Hubert: Paula Ginder
  • Sister Robert Anne: Elisa Verb
  • Sister Mary Amnesia: Judi Merriam
  • Sister Mary Leo: Melissa Mason

Production Team

  • Producer: Thelma Zeh
  • Director/Choreographer: Orlando Pigliavento
  • Music Director: Bea McTighe
  • Stage Manager: Jill Coloney
  • Set Design: Ted Vickery
  • Artistic Design: Mary Kozlowski
  • Master Carpenter: Ted Vickery
  • Costumes: Linda Howe and Abby Knapp
  • Lighting Design and Execution: Greg Rucinski
  • Properties: Shakira Gafar
  • Make-up Design and Execution: Mary Ann Concra
  • Sound: Alan Angelo

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March 3-5 & 9-12, 1995