‘Nunsense II' opens on Friday

Nunsense II cast perform a walkthrough of their production.

Nunsense II cast perform a walkthrough of their production.
Christi Tolbert | Special to The R-C

Seven years after performing “Nunsense,” the Carson Valley Community Theatre is presenting “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.”

With 18 songs sung by an all-female cast, the show opens Friday night at the CVIC Hall.

“It is really fun to do it with an all-female cast,” said cast member Tori Polly. “There is only five of us, so there is not a whole lot of time that one of us is offstage.”

The sisters of Hoboken are back to present their “thank-you” show to their supporters after completing a show six weeks prior.

Chaos erupts quickly for the sisters as Franciscans are claiming Sister Mary Amnesia as being one of theirs. This comes after news breaks that Sister Amnesia had won the Publisher Clearing House Sweepstakes.

When the sisters hear a rumor that a talent scout is in the audience, they all show their special skills.

The family friendly show is full of crowd interaction and jokes for the audience as the sisters work to try and keep their prize money and Sister Amnesia.

As with the first “Nunsense,” the music, book, and lyrics are all written by Dan Goggin.

This production will be directed and choreographed by Ann Delahay along with assistant director, Penny Puente. The pianist will be 14-year-old Christian Valenzuela Gonzalez. The technical director for the show is Mike Haskins and the stage director is Dick VanBuskirk. The props are done by Carolyn Michiels.

Meet the “Nunsense II” cast

Barbara Golden is portraying Reverend Mother. She is delighted to perform in a second production with the Carson Valley Community Theatre. She works in accounting for the Nevada News Group and she and her husband have made Nevada their home for the last 11 years.

Tori Polly grew up in Southern California and has been in the Carson-Tahoe area for almost five years. She has a theater degree from Cal Poly and has been doing musicals since she was 13 years old. Polly is playing Sister Amnesia.

Fiona Settles is playing Sister Mary Leo. She was born and raised in San Francisco and has been performing from an early age. She started ballet at age 3, and then expanded into singing and acting during grade school and high school.

Jennifer Keim moved to the Carson Valley in 1995 and spent most of her years at Douglas High dancing and acting on stage. Jennifer is married to Preston, and they have two children together. Jennifer has fulfilled her dreams of becoming a labor and delivery nurse. This is Jennifer’s second production with the Carson Valley Community Theater. Keim is playing Sister Mary Hubert.

Harriot Cummings is portraying Sister Robert Anne. Cummings is new to community theater. She was kept very busy through the decades with her career, motherhood, volunteering, but she kept theater on her bucket list and decided to try it out.

Show Times 

Opening Weekend 7:30 p.m. July 15 and July 16 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. Advanced General Admission $22, $25 at-the-door. $20 seniors/students.

Additional Showing 

7:30 p.m. July 22 and July 23 

2 p.m. Sunday Matinees July 17 and July 24 

Tickets will be available at the Box Office, located at 1572 U.S. Highway 395 N in Minden open Tuesday and Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or at cvct.ludus.com


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