'Nunsense’ on parade at COM theatre

Take a seat and relax with toe-tapping tunes and witty wisecracks filling College of the Mainland Community Theatre’s hilarious musical spoof “Nunsense,” showing Jan. 28 to Feb. 14.

After their fellow sisters die from food poisoning, five nuns stage a fundraiser to earn the money to bury their dearly departed. Novices on the stage, the five – ballet-loving Sister Leo, streetwise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – unite to present fast-paced, spontaneous musical.

“We’re seeing women be top in comedy. We have Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy in the metroplex, Amy Schumer on cable, and a female-dominated Saturday Night Live. And in theatre, we have ‘Nunsense,’” said director Jonathan Gonzalez, who worked professionally as an actor, director and actor for 15 years in San Francisco before moving to Texas, where he has been involved with The Alley, Texas Repertory, Main Street Theatre and others.

“It has a fun soundtrack and witty jokes, and as in all good comedies it touches all the topics we dare not broach in polite society: Religion, death, sex and drugs. Its charming and funny ‘showbiz’ premise also gives five actresses the chance to let loose!”

With COM newcomer Rebeccah Bauerlein, COM music major Shealynn Goodwin, and theatre veterans Candy Howard, Andrea L. Richards and Patty Talley, the show is packed with talent, comedy and zest.

Shows are Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 28 to Feb. 14.

Tickets range from $11 to $23. Discounts are available for senior citizens and students.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.com.edu/theatre or call 409-933-8345 or 1-888-258-8859 ext. 8345.

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