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If you enjoy nonsense, you will love NUNSENSE 2: THE SECOND COMING playing at TADA Theatre in the historic Creamery Building in Lincoln, Nebraska. Watch five nuns cavort, sing, and toss around zingers. Then afterwards, treat yourself to an ice cream downstairs.

NUNSENSE 2: The Second Coming To Open The TADA Theatre 2024 Season

Get ready for a heavenly and hilarious musical as Nunsense 2: The Second Coming opens the 2024 season at The TADA Theatre. Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken for a laugh-out-loud sequel filled with talent, comedy, and chaos.

Fountain Hills Theater Announces The Opening Of NUNCRACKERS: THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL!

Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of 'Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical!' book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggins.

NUNCRACKERS is Coming to Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret in November

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will present 'Nuncrackers' at the Stackner Cabaret from November 3 to January 7. Don't miss this festive musical comedy!

Holiday Comedy NUNCRACKERS to Open at Fountain Hills Theater in December

Fountain Hills Theater will present 'Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical' from December 8-24, 2023. Don't miss this holiday comedy!

The Saint Sebastian Players Perform NUNSENSE Next Month

The Saint Sebastian Players’ 42nd season opens with the hilarious musical spoof Nunsense by Dan Goggin. Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

Review: NUNSENSE At The Barnstormers Theatre

​​​​​​​Everything is pure fun in the production of Nunsense currently playing at The Barnstormers Theater in Tamworth as it enters its 93rd season.

NUNENSE II: THE SECOND COMING to be Presented at The Majestic Studio Theatre in August

Nunsense II: The Second Coming will be presented at The Majestic Studio Theatre on August 11 - 13!

Saint Sebastian Players to Present NUNSENSE, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, and More in 42nd Season

The Saint Sebastian Players have announced the company's 42nd season, featuring a musical with toe-tapping nuns, a political drama and a classic romantic comedy. Performances take place at SSP's home in the lower level of St. Bonaventure.


What did our critic think of NONNSENSE at TSCHAUNER BÜHNE? Let's get Tschaunern, Vienna's most famous impromptu stage, kicked off the 2023 season with Dan Goggin's Musical Comedy, Nonnsense.

RIDE THE CYCLONE, THE 39 STEPS & More Set for NextStop Theatre Company 2023/2024 Season

NextStop Theatre Company has announced its 2023-2024 season of professional theater in and for Northern Virginia.

Arlington Friends of the Drama Present NUNSENSE This Month

Arlington Friends of the Drama is presenting their 100th Anniversary production of NUNSENSE with music, lyrics, and book by Dan Goggin. The musical runs for three weekends May 5th - May 21st 2023 at Arlington Friends of the Drama in Arlington, MA.

Photos: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's NUNSENSE

“Nunsense” is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser, a talent show designed to raise money to bury their dearly departed sisters who have passed away due to an unfortunate culinary experience. The show has the distinction of being the second-longest running Off-Broadway show in history with 3,672 performances, Book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin, Cast: Reverend Mother - Caroline Harkness, Sister Hubert - Carolyn Hughes, Sister Mary Robert - Jessie Strait, Sister Mary Amnesia - Alexa Rybinski, Sister Leo - Laura Grondin Performances run April 21, 22, 28 and 29 @ 8PM and April 23 and 30 @ 3PM at Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/

NUNSENSE to Open at City Theater This Spring

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are coming to City Theater this Spring. Nunsense, written by composer and playwright Dan Goggin is a heavenly musical comedy featuring nuns, hungry for the spotlight, who find themselves in a bit of a pickle: their cook, Sister Julia - Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of their fellow sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials! What's a Sister to do? Put on a variety show, of course!

Review: NUNSENSE A-MEN! at The Winter Park Playhouse

Experiencing something familiar through a new lens can be particularly thrilling. Whether that be a story brought to the stage from a beloved book or film, an untold side of a familiar tale or a modern take on a classic – experiencing something old in a new and different way is exciting. That was my experience seeing The Winter Park Playhouse’s latest production, NUNSENSE A-MEN! – a mounting of the classic Dan Goggin musical comedy with a twist – all the Nuns that in“habit” the stage are played by men (thus the “A-Men!” in the title.) And as with so many productions of this audience favorite before it, The Winter Park Playhouse’s production of NUNSENSE A-MEN! delivers many laughs and a downright good time.

NEXT STOP BROADWAY Returns To DPAC, July 17- 21

DPAC has announced that one of the most anticipated community events of the year, Next Stop BROADWAY, will return July 17 – 21, 2023.

Rise Up Theatre Company Presents NUNSENSE Next Month

Rise Up Theatre Company will reprise the recent production of Nunsense, a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. The show will run from the weekend of February 3-5, 2023.

Special Offer: NUNSENSE at Lakeway Parks

Special Offer: Come see the Lakeway Players fall musical, Nunsense. Join the Lakeway Players in an evening of wholesome and zany fun for the musical comedy, Nunsense by Dan Goggin. Performance Dates are November 3, 4, and 5, 2022. Doors open at 6:30 pm; curtain rises at 7:30 pm.

Photos: First Look At NUNSENSE The Musical at The Majestic Studio Theatre, August 12- 21

Nunsense By Dan Goggin / 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.

Review: NUNSENSE A-MEN Proves to Be a Confession Full of Laughs, and Just What We Needed at Straz Center for The Performing Arts

Nunsense premiered off-Broadway in 1985 with music, lyrics, and a book by Dan Goggin. The show ran for 3,672 performances and became the second longest-running off-Broadway show in history. Nunsense was then adapted for television starring everyone’s favorite Golden Girl Rue McClanahan and has since produced six sequels and three spin-off adaptations. Nunsense A-Men, more recently produced at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, a “Straz Produced” production, brings to the stage a group of local bay area performers to tell the story of the Little Sisters of Hoboken. As the leader of the Merry Band of Nuns is none other than the Enigmatic, and truly Exceptional Matthew McGee as Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior. For the first time in 22 years, Matthew McGee makes his Jaeb stage debut as a performer in the musical. Dubbed a “Life-Long, bucket list opportunity”, Matthew is just downright Heaven-sent in the role. From his first entrance to the final bow Matthew, along with the rest of the cast present a side-splitting, laugh-filled evening that will make your cheeks hurt even the next day.


Dan Goggin has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Dan Goggin has not appeared in the West End.

Dan Goggin has been nominated for the Best Off Broadway Book and Music award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work on the show Nunsense.

Dan Goggin has won the Best Off Broadway Book and Music award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his show Nunsense.

Dan Goggin has written 8 shows including A One-Way Ticket to Broadway (Composer), Hark! (Composer), Broadway, Broadway (Composer/Lyricist), Nunsense (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Balancing Act (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Nunsense 2: The Sequel (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Nunsense Jamboree (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show (Creator).

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