Cindy Williams Stars in NUNSET BOULEVARD at the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1/25
The Little Sisters of Hoboken have gone Hollywood in the highly anticipated, latest installment of Dan Goggin's international smash-hit "Nunsense" franchise: "Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show," which arrives at the Gallo Center for the Arts for one performance only on Friday, January 25 at 8 pm.
Tickets range in price from $29 to $89. Groups of 15 people or more qualify for a 15% discount. Tickets are available online at GalloArts.org, by phone at (209) 338-2100, or at the ticket office, 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.
Cindy Williams, who gained fame in the television hit "Laverne & Shirley" and had one her earliest roles in the Modesto-themed George Lucas box office sensation "American Graffiti," stars in this raucous comedy.
"Nunset Boulevard" follows the latest exploits of The Sisters, who have been invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize that they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama, a bowling alley with a cabaret lounge, and not the famed "Bowl" they were imagining. Things do not go as planned, as The Sisters must contend with announcements from the bowling alley public address system as well as the activity on the lanes. However, The Sisters catch wind of the fact that the movie producer, James Todd, is across the street auditioning for roles in his new movie musical about the life of Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who became a nun. The Sisters, thinking they are naturals for parts, race off to audition during their show's intermission. Will Hoboken lose The Sisters to the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown?
"Nunsense," the creation of Catholic-school-educated author/composer Dan Goggin, premiered in New York City at the Cherry Lane Theater in 1985, where it won four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, including "Best Off-Broadway Musical." It then transferred to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater on 42nd Street, where it ran for over 10 years, and has been presented all over the world in over 8,000 productions, grossing more than $500,000,000. During its New York run, Nunsense became the second longest running musical in Off Broadway history, eclipsed only by The Fantasticks.
"Nunset Boulevard" is sponsored by Wells Fargo. Boyett Petroleum is the Gallo Center's 2012-2013 Premier Partner.