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Maine Stage Music Theatre and Portland Stage Extend NUNSENSE


Maine State Music Theatre's collaboration with Portland Stage continues with a production of Nunsense by Dan Goggin beginning August 14th has been extended to September 2nd by popular demand. All performances are at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland. Purchase Tickets online or call the box office for more information at 207.774.0465.

Nunsense by Dan Goggin marks the third collaboration between Portland Stage and Maine State Music theatre. Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off-Broadway Musical, Nunsense is an over-the-top, utterly hilarious international phenomenon starring five nuns who decide to hold a fundraiser after their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, inadvertently poisons 52 sisters. With the remaining sisters in need of funds for the burial, the intrepid five take over the school gymnasium to hold a variety show to help their dearly departed find a final resting spot. Featuring belting, twirling, tap-dancing nuns, this show will restore your faith in the power of comedy. Join us as we get in the habit of laughing with the Little Sisters of Hoboken.All performances of Nunsense will be held at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave, Portland ME. Presented by MSMT and PS.

Dan Goggin, the show's creator, will be in town for rehearsals beginning August 1st. Curt Dale Clark, Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theatre, enthused "How often in theatre do you have the author of the play present for the entire run? This is a rare and unique opportunity for us and our audiences. Danny's connection with the founder of Maine State Music Theatre (Victoria Crandall) gives this production a sort of serendipitous feeling!"

Stewart, Executive Artistic Director of Portland Stage, had this to say "It is wonderful to have the creator of NUNSENSE, Danny Goggin, so personally invested in our production. His love for the show is amazing and he is such a hands on person, helping with everything from casting to fitting the nuns in there habits. I am so looking forward to his being present for the entire run. It really offers a special perspective for our audiences."

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