‘Nunsense’ coming to Kilauea Theater


Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) announces the cast of its upcoming musical comedy production, Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense.”

The show will be performed Feb. 8-24 at KMC’s Kilauea Theater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 982-7344 or email kden73@aol.com.

Five talented actresses with extensive experience on the stages of East Hawaii have been cast by director Suzi Bond. Pedro Ka‘awaloa is the music director. Playing the part of Sister Mary Regina is Kathy Frankovic, who has been seen in a number of Palace Theater productions. Sister Mary Hubert, Sister Robert Anne and Sister Mary Amnesia will be played by Stephanie Becher, Erin Gallagher and Cristina Hussey, respectively.

“This trio played the hilarious step family to Cinderella in KDEN’s summer musical of ‘Cinderella,’” said Bond. Rounding out the cast as Sister Leo is Corey Yester, who starred as Marian the Librarian in the Palace’s “Music Man” and was most recently in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

“Nunsense” begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise.

Mother Superior has a vision in which she is told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials, but there is not enough money in the kitty to pay for the last four burials.

With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium to raise the necessary amount.

Participating in the project are Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer who cannot resist the spotlight; her competitive but dignified rival, second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert; Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is determined to be the world’s first ballerina nun, and wacky, childlike Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.

“The entertainment that they present includes solo star turns, madcap dance routines and an audience quiz,” said Bond, who guarantees the audiences will have a good time.

 

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