Texas Repertory Theatre Co. continues its tradition of summer musicals with Dan Goggin's classic musical, Nunsense, directed in a new production by Dan O'Brien. This "sister act" will convince you once and for all that nuns have a major funny bone.
The Little Sisters of Hoboken have a problem. The convent cook has accidentally served a bunch of the sisters a tainted batch of soup, and several of the sisters have met their maker. Prayers are nice, but the surviving sisters need to raise some dough for the burials. A bake sale isn't going to do it, so the sisters put on a talent show.
They cobble together a wacky and hilarious act at the Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium led by Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer. Jokes, songs and dancing nuns add up to one silly musical celebration.
The production features a cast of Texas Rep favorites, including Patti Rabaza as Mother Superior, Lori Callaway as Sister Hubert, Robin Van Zandt as Sister Robert Anne, Connor Lyon as Sister Mary Leo and Lendsey Kersey as Sister Mary Amnesia.