Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center's NUNSET BOULEVARD
The latest addition to the hilarious NUNSENSE series of musicals is Playwright and Composer Dan Goggin's NUNSET BOULEVARD, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW. Making its Chicago area premiere April 28, with press opening Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m., NUNSET BOULEVARD will run through May 29 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. NUNSET BOULEVARD follows the irrepressible Little Sisters of Hoboken as they receive the news that they have been invited to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize they are booked at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama instead. The comedy mounts when the nuns learn that a famous movie producer is across the street auditioning actresses for his new movie musical, "NUNSET BOULEVARD: A Song from the Hart," about the life of Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who became a nun.
Directed and Choreographed by Stacey Flaster, this side splitting production stars Felicia Fields as "Sister Hubert" (A Joseph Jefferson Award recipient and Tony Award Nominee for Best Featured Actress in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, also earning her a 2006 Theatre World Award, a Clarence Derwent Award, two Broadway.com awards, an NAACP nomination and a Denver Post Ovation Award. Fields was a 2006 Drama League honoree.); Alene Robertson as "Reverend Mother" (Broadway and National Tour of ANNIE, nine-time Joseph Jefferson Award recipient); Mary Robin Roth as "Sister Robert Anne" (Jeff Award Winner, Broadway's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and SENATOR JOE, the National and International companies of EVITA and the Toronto company of SUNSET BOULEVARD); Nicole Miller as "Sister Leo" (Theatre at the Center's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, THE PRODUCERS, CRAZY FOR YOU, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR) and Lauren Creel as "Sister Amnesia" (Theatre at the Center's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CRAZY FOR YOU, A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE PRODUCERS, OKLAHOMA! and SHE LOVES ME.)
NBC Television News raves, "Talk about a happy habit. The "nuns" have done it again. Sinfully funny laughs for the entire two hours."
Led by Artistic Director William Pullinsi, the Musical Direction is by Bill Underwood. The design team for NUNSET BOULEVARD includes Scenic Designer Stephen Carmody, Lighting Designer Denise Karczewski, Sound Designer Barry G. Funderburg, Costume Designer Brenda Winstead, Wardrobe Supervisor Alice Broughton, Wig Designer Kevin Barthel and Props Designer Libby Fandrei. The Stage Manager is Rebecca Green and Technical Director is Ann Davis.
Theatre at the Center offers some Nunsensational Special Events for a great way to enhance the theatre-going experience. A Wine Tasting & Theatre event will be held on Friday, April 29. Enjoy delectable wines from all over the world right in The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, while chatting with members of the Theatre at the Center artistic team. An assortment of hors d'oeuvres will be served to complement each of the wines. The tasting will take place at 6:30pm with the performance at 8pm. This package may be conveniently added to your theatre ticket for only $15.
A Hollywood or Bust Dinner/Theatre event will take place on Thursday, May 19. The dinner will be served from 5pm - 7pm with a 7:30pm performance. This total night out includes a sumptuous dinner with lots of surprises and may be added to each theatre ticket for $20 per person.
Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theater at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is Located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, and has free parking.
Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; and select Thursday evening and Tuesday and Saturday matinees. Individual ticket prices range from $36 - $40. 4-Pack subscriptions are now available. Each 4-Pack subscription is good for one ticket to each of Theatre at the Center's remaining 2011 productions. At only $128, it fits into any budget and makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day. To purchase season tickets and/or individual tickets call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com at 800.511.1552. Group discounts are available for groups of 11 or more and gift certificates, perfect for all special occasions, are also available by calling the Box Office at 219.836.3255. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
Photo Credit: Brett Beiner