Gateway Continues Season with NUNSENSE

Gateway Continues Season with NUNSENSE

The Gateway season continues with the "habit forming" Nunsense running from June 8 until June 23at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport Village (Previews begin June 6.)

The hilarity of the show follows five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France. After losing most of their convent to an unfortunate food poisoning incident, the nuns hold a fundraiser to help pay the burial costs for their sisters. Their variety show of music, dancing and comedy will have Catholics and heathens alike falling out of their chairs before the evening is over.

The cast will be led by Kate Chapman as the Mother Superior Mary Regina. Ms. Chapman's Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, The Pajama Game, and SaturdayNight Fever. She also appeared in the Academy Award winning film, Chicago directed by Rob Marshall.

The remaining members of the convent are Tamara Della Anderson as Sister Mary Hubert, Alexa Jane Lowis as Sister Robert Ann, Caitlin Mesiano as Sister Mary Amnesia, andKrista Kurzberg as Sister Mary Leo.

Nunsense will be directed by Keith Andrews. Mr. Andrews' previous credits at Gateway include Little Shop of Horrors,Saturday Night Fever, the Regional Premiere of Rock of Ages,The Addams Family, South Pacific, Spamalot, My Fair Lady, 9 to 5- the Musical (starring Sally Struthers), The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (starring Joe Piscopo), The Wedding Singer, My Way (A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Cold as Ice, Urinetown, 2009 and 2016's Holiday Spectacular on Ice, Happy Days, and Avenue Q. Keith has directed the National Tours ofThe Full Monty and Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. Other recent directing/choreography credits include: Million Dollar Quartet, Sister Act, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, Dames at Sea, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Barnum, Pump Boys and Dinettes,The Pirates of Penzance, and Big River.

Musical Direction will be by Robert Felstein. Mr. Felstein just finished a full decade-long run as music director of Off Broadway's The Fantasticks (the "world's longest running musical".) He is on the faculty of the University of Hartford.

Nunsense was originally created by Dan Goggin and ran for 3,672 performances, becoming the second-longest running Off-Broadway show in history and its popularity has led to two films, six sequels, and three spinoffs.

Ticket prices range from $59-$89 per show. Student Rush seats and group rates are available. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website TheGateway.org, tickets on-line or through the box office at 631-286-1133.

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