“It would be a sin to miss this show!”
Ocean City, NJ – The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company is presenting the international musical comedy sensation, NUNSENSE today, October 8 at 7:30 PM and tomorrow, October 9 at 2:00 PM. The show is being directed/choreographed by acclaimed regional theatre director Dann Dunn (director of OCTC’s WEST SIDE STORY and DAMN YANKEES) with Musical Direction by the talented Andrew Hink.
NUNSENSE, the perennial crowd-pleaser and second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history is the perfect fall family entertainment featuring five outstanding and professional actresses, and one puppet as the wacky Little Sisters of Hoboken.
Playwright/Composer/Lyricist Dan Goggin’s story of five desperate nuns trying to raise enough cash to bury four sisters who died of food poisoning and are being kept on ice, has been called “habit forming.”
What could be lighter theatrical fare than five dancing, singing nuns in a sweet farce of a musical? But there are more poignant issues at the core of this wonderful and wacky musical. Each nun reveals, to the audience – not to their Sisters – long held aspirations or personal stories they’ve kept to themselves. Playwright and composer Dan Goggin said that each of these characters is based on a nun he knew growing up Catholic.
The original production of Nunsense opened in 1985 at the Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre, moving to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater for the majority of its ten year run. It ran for 3,672 performances, becoming the second longest running Off-Broadway show in history (after The Fantasticks). By the time it closed, it had become an international phenomenon translated into at least 26 languages with more than 8,000 productions worldwide.
Just like the tagline says, Nunsense is habit forming; so anyone who wants to be a part of the fun should immediately call the Box Office at 609-399-6111 or visit ocnj.us/boxoffice. Tickets range from $15-$20.