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Theatre gearing up for first show of season

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Community Theatre of Clay County has begun preparations for its first musical comedy of the 2009-10 season.

"Nunsense, The Musical," will be performed at the Lark Theater, 8 E. National Ave., Brazil.

The musical begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover 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 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."

Along the way, the audience will meet Rev. Mother Regina, a former circus performer, Sister Mary Huber, the Mistress of Novices, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne, Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a "wannabe" ballerina, and 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, the show has become an international phenomenon.

With more than 5,000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

Community Theatre's production of "Nunsense, The Musical," includes performances by veteran actresses of the local stage.

Rev. Mother Regina will be played by Sandy Gibbens, while Sister Mary Hubert will be portrayed by Carol McConnell. Sister Robert Anne is played by Michelle McCrea and Sister Mary Leo is played by Elaine Clarke. Sister Mary Amnesia is also played by Julia Kapke.

Rounding out the performers are musician and pit director Marilyn Burdsall, musician Kevin McCrea, director Lee Reberger, assistant director Keri Fagg and staging manager Carl McKinney.

The performances will take place Sept. 24-26. The evenings will begin with a dinner buffet at 6:30 p.m., with performances beginning at 7:30.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. To make reservations, call Lisa Beyers at 442-6909.

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