OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Command Performances series will present “Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show” Monday, Nov. 5 at 7:45 p.m.
The Little Sisters of Hoboken have gone Hollywood in the latest installment of Dan Goggin’s international hit Nunsense franchise. The 2012-13 National Tour stars beloved TV icon Cindy Williams of “Laverne & Shirley,” who played the Mother Superior in the wildly successful Meadow Brook Theatre presentation of the original Nunsense.
Nunset Boulevard follows the latest exploits of The Little Sisters of Hoboken, who have been invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize that they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama – a bowling alley with a cabaret lounge – and not the famed “Bowl” they were imagining. Things do not go as planned, as The Sisters must contend with announcements from the bowling alley public address system as well as the activity on the lanes. However, The Sisters catch wind of the fact that the movie producer, James Todd, is across the street auditioning for roles in his new movie musical about the life of Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who became a nun. The Sisters, thinking they are naturals for parts, race off to audition during their show’s intermission. Will Hoboken lose the sisters to the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown?
Nunsense, the creation of Catholic-school-educated author/composer Dan Goggin, premiered in New York City at the Cherry Lane Theater in 1985, where it won four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, including “Best Off-Broadway Musical.” It them transferred to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater on 42nd Street, where it ran for over ten years, and has been presented all over the world in over 8,000 (and counting) productions, grossing more than $500,000,000. During its New York run, Nunsense became the second longest running musical in Off-Broadway history, eclipsed only by The Fantasticks.
Following the success of the original production, Dan Goggin went on to add to his franchise Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree, Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical, Meshuggah Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue, Nunsense A-Men, Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class, and now, Nunset Boulevard.
Curtain time is 7:45 in George Hall Auditorium at Ogdensburg Free Academy, 1100 State Street. Preshow chats (before most performances), conducted by a representative of the touring company to enhance your enjoyment of the evening’s production, begin at 6:45.
For tickets $17 to $37 (discount for senior citizens, students, groups of 15 or more, and "Friends") call 393-2625, email [email protected], or visit ILoveTheatre.org
This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.