The Campbell High School Drama Club will perform Nunsense, the popular musical by Dan Goggin inspired by a line of humorous greeting cards. The show will run this Thursday November 15 and Friday November 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door.
Nunsense began in 1985 as a cabaret show based on the greeting cards, and was expanded into a musical, which became the second-longest-running Off-Broadway production in history.
The Drama Geeks website, where you can also buy tickets to the event, gives this synopsis of the musical:
“The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia-Child…of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters. While the deceased are delicately stored in the convent’s deep-freeze, the remaining sisters decide that the best way to raise the money to pay for their burials is to put on a variety show. It quickly becomes obvious that habits aren’t the only things these sassy sisters have worn. The convent features a former circus performer, a wannabe ballerina, a streetwise sista’ from Brooklyn, and a spacey sister who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. They all join forces and voices to entertain their way into your hearts. Don’t miss this divine musical comedy of superior mother proportions when CHS Drama Geeks bring it to the stage in Livingston Auditorium.”
Tony Waybright, president of the Campbell High School Drama Club Boosters Club, wrote in an email to the Courier, “The Campbell HS drama program is exploding and doubled the number of students this year. Even after adding a second drama teacher we knew we still needed additional professional theatre experience – especially with the choreography. We were very lucky (guest director) Monica (Malone) was available.”
Waybright wrote, “Campbell HS has a new Performing Arts Center on the way funded by SPLOST-V. The interest and excitement for performing arts is building.”
Monica Malone is guest director for the production. In a phone conversation with the Courier she commended the hard work of the cast. She told the Courier that she was called on to direct after the original director was unable to continue. She said that by the time she took over, casting had already taken place, the cast had learned their roles and that the students worked hard and made her transition into the director’s role smooth.
She said, “The play is really about sisterhood, and supporting each other when things go wrong.”
Malone provided the following biography:
Monica Malone is a Texas native actress and dancer. She studied Musical Theatre at Sam Houston State University with an emphasis in dance. While in school she was able to perform in such shows as Machinal, Cabaret, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Noises Off. She recently moved to Atlanta to study with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company where she was able to train for a year and performing in their production of Richard II. Monica has loved to choreograph ever since she was young and has been able to start working on her choreography resume with such musicals as 13 the Musical and this production of Nunsense. She is excited to make her directing debut with this show as well! To see Monica’s upcoming work, be sure to check out Working: A Musical at Out Of Box this summer where she will step into the role of choreographer once more.
The cast includes Jennifer Balcita, Chloe Campbell, Tina Dorr-Kapczynski, Morgan Jones, Kezia Kennedy, Lynese King, Maddie McLochlin, Sarah Panone and Karishma Tandon.