Last weekend to catch Main Street Player’s “Nunsense Boulevard”


Get ready to laugh your habit off with Main Street Players’ new production of “Nunset Boulevard,” the final show of the 2016-2017 season.

This riotously funny musical comedy features catchy songs, memorable characters and even some audience participation.

The play is one of many sequels to the popular Broadway musical “Nunsense,” which introduced the world to the hilarious misadventures of the Little Sisters of Hoboken.

No knowledge of the previous shows (which include a Christmas show, a Vegas-themed show, a country music-themed show and several others) is required to enjoy this story, however, which finds the Little Sisters heading to Hollywood for a performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Alas, after they arrive, they discover that they have actually been booked at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama, a humble bowling alley.

Even so, an opportunity for Hollywood stardom may be just around the corner: auditions are being held for for a new movie musical about actress-turned-nun Dolores Hart, and the Little Sisters see a grand opportunity.

All of the Nunsense shows – songs included – are written by Dan Goggin, who was educated by nuns during his early years and spent time in seminary before going on to find success on Broadway. He has devoted nearly his entire career to this series, delivering a new show every few years for audiences to enjoy.

“Nunset Boulevard” is the most recent installment of the series, and debuted in 2009. Goggin met Dolores Hart personally several years earlier, and his friendship with her served as the central point of inspiration for this particular Nunsense adventure.

Main Street’s production of Nunset Boulevard is directed by Norma Richardson, Main Street’s artistic director. Richardson has directed many shows at Main Street, including a production of “Inherit the Wind” earlier this season.

Kelly Jackson serves as the show’s music director, and also plays the role of Sister Robert Anne. The show’s other key stars are Virginia Church as Reverend Mother, Sister Mary Regina, Tawana Parker as Sister Mary Hubert, Alison Kirkland as Sister Mary Amnesia and Heather Shepherd as Sister Mary Leo.

The set was designed by BJ Hughes, while Jenna Snidemiller and Nick Clark respectively serve as assistant director and rehearsal stage manager.

“Nunset Boulevard” runs June 1-11, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee performances at 3 p.m.

Tickets for this show are expected to sell quickly, so advance reservations are encouraged. You can make your reservations by calling the Main Street box office at 770-229-9916, though remaining tickets will also be sold at the box office the evening of the performance.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

Don’t miss this hilarious new production!


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