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O.C.'s New Mysterium Theatre presents 'NUNSENSE' 5/13-6/19

Orange County's newest Black Box Theatre, Mysterium presents NUNSENSE with performances running from May 13-June 19.

NUNSENSE begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raised the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of GREASE.

Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.

Featuring star turns, tap, and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more that 5000 productions worldwide, NUNSENSE has been translated into 21 languages. 
 
The original five-woman production of NUNSENSE won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including best off-Broadway musical, best book and best music. A 1985 London cast recording was made, as well as a 1986 recording with the off-Broadway cast. The show opened on London's West End at the Fortune Theatre in March 1987.

NUNSENSE is directed by Carlos Martin with choreography by Carlos Martin and Kami Seymour. The cast includes Maureen Lawrence, Amber Snead, Jackie Levy, Lindsay Henkenius, Michelle Pierce, ShaRon Frazier, Lindie Renee and Alexis Stansfield (cast members appear during various shows in the run).

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Tickets to performances are available by calling 714-602-7975. The Mysterium Theatre is located at 3122 E. Chapman Ave. in Orange.


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