Steel River Playhouse Presents ‘Nunsense A-Men!’


Christopher Yingling, Tyler Macready, Eric Crist, Adam Dienner -- performers in the play "Nunsense A-Men!"
Image via John Daggett.
Steel River Playhouse presents the comedy play "Nunsense A-Men!" — a gender-bending twist on the original "Nunsense" — from Apr. 12-28.
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The nuns have returned to Steel River Playhouse, but this time with a twist. In Nunsense A-Men! all the characters are portrayed by men.

Nunsense A-men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” This show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.”

First performed in Brazil as Novicas Rebeldes, this version of Nunsense premiered in New York in 1998. Receiving rave reviews and standing ovations, subsequent productions have boasted such stars as Laugh-In’s Arte Johnson as Mother Superior and Olympic Champion Greg Louganis as Sister Robert Anne. A new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote The New York Times, “a change of habit, boy, oh, boy!”

Dan Goggin wrote the book’s music and lyrics. Amanda Morrell, Interim Artistic Director of the Playhouse, directed the stage and choreographed the performances. John Williams is the Music Director.

Morrell stated that “Nunsense A-Men! is a riot of a good time! From start to finish, you will be laughing at the crazy antics of the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they put on a show to raise money to bury some of their fellow sisters who died due to an unfortunate soup accident and are currently being stored in the freezer. Sure to entertain you, the cast is filled with some familiar faces, but you’ve never seen them like this before, in a habit that is. I am so excited to share our show and make our audiences laugh because we could all use a little more laughter in our lives and in the world.”

Nunsense A-Men! will run from Apr. 12-28. Performances will be at 7:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, 2:00 PM on Saturday, Apr. 20 and 27, and 2:00 PM on Sundays. The performance at 2:00 PM on Saturday, Apr. 20 will be a relaxed performance. We invite individuals with ADD, ADHD, Dementia, Autism, sensory sensitivities, or any patron who would enjoy a performance where they can freely express themselves to join us. Find more information on the relaxed performances at Steel River Playhouse.

The running time for this two-act show is approximately two hours with one intermission. Tickets are $29 for adults, $24 for seniors (65+), and $17 for students. The opening night sponsors are W. Scott Roberts and Paul Sgambato. The 2023-2024 Season is proudly sponsored by Scott and Susan Bentley.

You also won’t want to miss bingo night with the nuns on Thursday, Apr. 18. Doors will open at 6:00 PM, and your $20 ticket includes 20 bingo games with great prizes. Concessions will be available, and it promises to be a great fundraiser. Tickets are limited, so don’t delay — the nuns are waiting to welcome you.

For more information on upcoming shows, educational offerings, or volunteer opportunities visit Steel River Playhouse. Steel River Playhouse is a non-profit (501c3) theatre and education organization dedicated to sharing stories that reflect our collective humanity by providing a nurturing and empowering environment to represent and serve our diverse community.

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