Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version

by  Dan Goggin

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 9f, 5m or f

Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Versionis here! All the fun of the original Nunsensehas been super-sized! 

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Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version

by  Dan Goggin

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 9f, 5m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version is here! All the fun of the original Nunsense has been super-sized! If you're looking for a large cast musical comedy, this award-winning show is the perfect choice. Mega-Nunsense, starring the original five nuns features five new (male and female) characters, including the never-before-seen infamous convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. In addition, there is a large chorus of men, women, and children. Nunsense, the winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, was called "A hail of fun and frolic" by The New York Times. And now it's bigger and better than ever! It would be a sin to pass up the opportunity to present it!
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Keywords

Friendship, Religion

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: The Present. Mt. St. Helen's School Auditorium.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Small

Song Samples

Nunsense Is Habit Forming
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A Difficult Transition
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Benedicite/Morning at the Convent
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The Biggest Ain't The Best
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Playing Second Fiddle
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So You Want To Be A Nun
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Turn Up The Spotlight
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Lilacs Bring Back Memories
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Tackle That Temptation
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Growing Up Catholic
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We've Got To Clean Out The Freezer
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Just A Coupl'a Sisters
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I Just Want To Be A Star
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The Drive In
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I Could Have Gone to Nashville
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Holier Than Thou
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Finale
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Casting

2m, 9f, 5m or f
REVEREND MOTHER MARY REGINA - Mother Superior
SISTER MARY HUBERT - Mistress of Novices
SISTER ROBERT ANNE - Streetwise nun from Brooklyn
SISTER MARY AMNESIA - Nun who lost her memory
SISTER MARY LEO - Novice who wants to be a ballerina
SISTER JULIA, CHILD OF GOD - Convent Cook
SISTER MARY BRENDAN - Novice
SISTER MARY LUKE - Novice
SISTER MARY WILHELM - Convent Nurse
FATHER (SISTER MARY) VIRGIL - Sr. Leo's Brother/Sister
CHORUS - Nuns, Brothers, Priests, and Students
FATHER (SISTER MARY) PATRICK - Musical Director/Conductor
SISTERS AND/OR PRIESTS AND BROTHERS - Musicians
SISTER MARY (BROTHER) SEBASTIAN - Stage Manager
SISTER MARY (BROTHER) TIMOTHY - Assistant Stage Manager
SISTER MARY (Brother) MYOPIA - Spotlight Operator
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

The parts of Brendan, Luke, Wilhelm, and Virgil can be "Sisters" or "Brothers." Sister Julia, normally played by a woman, can be played by a man impersonating Julia Child. The chorus can be made up of Sisters, Brothers, Priests, and male and female students as desired.

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Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Trumpets I & II
Trombone
Percussion (Temple Blocks, Wood Block, Cow bell, Small Triangle, Bell Tree, Mark Tree, Siren Whistle, Slide Whistle, Bird Whistle, Duck Call, BD, Snare Drum, Floor Tom, Hi-Hat, Crash, Ride, Splash)
Synthesizer
Violin
Bass

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Authors

Dan Goggin

Dan Goggin, a writer and director, came to New York from Alma, Michigan to study as a classical countertenor. He began his professional career singing in the Broadway production of Luther, starring Albert Finney. While appearing in a comic folk-duo called “The Saxons,” he began writing. This led to scores for the off-B ...

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