Nunsense II – The Second Coming could easily be subtitled “the rest of the story.” The sequel to the international hit musical Nunsense takes place approximately six weeks after the first “benefit performance.”
The same five main nuns are back on stage at Mt. Saint Helen’s School, along with an assortment of others from the convent, for what is billed as a “Thank You Program” for their supporters. Since their first time out was such a success, they have decided that they should stick to their successful variety show formula. This time they are forced to work around the set dressing of “The Mikado” which is being presented the following week by the Hoboken Music Society on the Mt. Saint Helen’s stage.
Likewise, the Theatre Company of Saugus has had great success with its previous productions of two Nunsense shows. So we are sticking to the formula, and presenting the next show in the series!
Featured musical numbers include “Nunsense: The Magic Word”, “Winning is Just the Beginning”, “The Biggest Still Ain’t Best”, “The Padre Polka”, “A Hat and Cane Song”, “We’re the Nuns to Come to When You Go”, “What Would Elvis Do?”, “I Am Here to Stay”, “What a Catastrophe”, “No One Cared Like You”, “There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers”.
There is a roller-skating number, a Bingo game, country music, circus acts, rock and roll, gift book sales, a nun in jail, and a conflict with the Franciscans who want take back the Sister that belongs to them.
We are presenting the Large Cast Edition of Nunsense II. Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin. Nunsense II is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.
Our production is directed by our Nunsense expert, Becky Rush, who also directed our previous shows in the series, Nuncrackers and Nunsense The Mega Musical. Our musical director, Joe Nuccio, returns to us from Nunsense Mega.
Also returning are some cast members from the previous production. Robin Linehan will be Mother Superior Sister Mary Regina, Amanda Allen as Sister Mary Hubert, Kathleen Tringale as Sister Mary Paul (Amnesia), Stephen Russo as Father Virgil, Phyllis Scalia-D’Eon as Sister Julia, Child of God, Andrew Quinney as Brother Donald, and Sherri Raftery as Sister Mary Luke (Sister Myopia).
New cast members (but TCS veterans) include Bridget Conway as Sister Robert Anne, Sabrina Ornae as Sister Mary Leo, and Kathy Rapino as Sister Mary Brendan.
We also have four girls portraying the students of Mount Saint Helen’s School, some of whom have been in our previous shows: Mary D’Eon, Kate Petipas, Lydia Simpson, and Mia Tringale.
This production will be choreographed by a team including Amanda Allen, Becky Rush, and Kathleen Tringale. The stage manager is Damien LaCount.
Performances of Nunsense II are scheduled for the third and fourth weekends of June 2017: Evening performances are on Fridays and Saturdays, June 16, 17, 23, 24, starting at 7:30 PM.
The first Sunday show on June 18, 2017 (Fathers Day) is dinner theater, with dinner at 5:00 PM and the show starting at 6:00 PM. The final performance is a matinee on Sunday, June 25, starting at 2:00 PM.
Tickets that are paid for in advance are $21 for adults, or $19 for seniors, students, and children. Tickets that are paid for at the door (whether reserved in advance or not) are $25 for adults, or $23 for seniors, students, and children. You save $4 per seat by purchasing in advance!
Groups of eight or more save even more. The group rate per seat is $20 paid at the door, or $16 paid in advance, which is $5 less than the adult price. Tickets must be paid for all together to get the group rate.
For the show on Sunday 18 June, the ticket price is an additional amount to be determined, which includes dinner. Tickets for this show will be on sale in May. See our Tickets page for complete info on purchasing seats.
The venue for the show is the new Theatre Company of Saugus home at the Saugus American Legion Post 210 / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts 01906. See our Directions page for how to get there. The upstairs hall is not wheelchair accessible.
The venue features a cash bar. Alcoholic and soft drinks and snacks are available before the show and during the intermission.