New Jersey Stage
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Shore Repertory Theatre Presents Nunsense
Nunsense opened off-Broadwa y in 1985 and became the second longest running off-Broadway show in musical theatre history, winning Outer Critic Circle Awards for Best Book, Best Music and Best Production. The show is a musical review staged by five nuns seeking to raise money for the burials of departed sisters who have been poisoned by a tainted batch of vichyssoise. Desperate for funds, the sisters co-opt a local high school stage for their review, handily performing star solo turns, dance routines and audience quizzes on a set that remains from the school's recent production of the musical Grease. Nunsense stars stage veteran Maureen Ilmensee from the Broadway National Tour of Chicago and features local favorite Lynne Truex from Brielle as Reverend Mother. The cast is rounded out by Gina Lupi of Freehold as Sister Amnesia, Karen Ficarra of Ocean as Sister Robert Anne and Katie Lee of Ocean as Sister Leo. Nunsense is directed by Joseph Ficarra of Ocean and musically directed by Anthony Didia of Toms River.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays July 8, 9, 15 & 16th @ 8 pm and Sundays July 10 & 17th @ 3 pm. To order tickets, go online at www.algonquinarts.org, call 732-528-9211, or stop by the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office at 173 Main Street in Manasquan. Ticket prices are $27 for adults and $25 for senior citizens and $18 for students.