A Musical Comedy!

Director: Vita Monteleone     Producers: Carolyn and Crystal Keene

Show dates: April 15,16,17 & 22,23,24

Showtimes are 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday and 2:00 PM Sundays

Performance site is the (PAC) Chelan Performing Arts Center at the High School/Middle School.

Tickets available now at the Chelan Chamber of Commerce
Chelan Chamber: 800-424-3526 / 509-682-3503 / 102 East Johnson Ave. Reserved Seating for all shows. Tickets not sold will be available at the door.
Ticket prices: Adults $12  Seniors and Students $10  Family of four $35

Meet The Nuns

Dan White

 Mother Superior
(Sister Mary Regina)

Dan is not new to Chelan Valley Players  productions. Last fall he played Billus in South Pacific and was incredible as brother Daniel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Before that he was Ali Hakin in "My Fair Lady" as a multi talented linguist desperate to prove Eliza Doolittle a fraud. Dan lives in Manson with his love Meg and works in Omak as a Network Administrator.


Dave Moore

 Sister Robert Anne

Dave holds a position on the executive board of CVP and has been an active player for years. Dave and his wife Laura (our costumer) live in Manson; have two daughters one a senior at Manson High and the other a junior at Whitworth College. He is owner of DM Consulting and Laura owns The Dressmaker. Some of Dave’s acting credits are, brother Ephram in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” the Cockney Quartet in “My Fair Lady” and chorus of “Annie Get Your Gun”. Dave was also the Assistant Director in “South Pacific”.

John Ryan

Sister Amnesia

John is the newest Chelan Valley Player. He and his wife Louise and
their two children (Dylan and Olivia) moved here less than a year ago. And
already they are a vital part of the community. John a music teacher by
profession has acted directed and works almost every aspect of the
theater. He brings Sister Amnesia and her side kick Sister Mary Annette to a
whole new level.

Frants Holm-Neilson

 Sister Leo (The Ballerina nun)

Frants is new to the CVP musical but has been acting with us for the last few years. He has been in “Il Fornicaizone”, “No Sex Please We’re British” and “My Son Is Crazy But Promising”. He is originally from Denmark and met his wife Terri, in Europe when she was studying culinary art. Frants and Terri own Columbia Furniture and work together at the shop, being the only furniture store in Chelan they keep busy with sales and design work. They Live in Manson with their two daughters Chelsea and Keara.


Sister Hubert
(In Charge Of The Novices)

Bruce has been a long time member of CVP since his first show, "The Pajama
Game"(Willie) in 1993.  He has been inspired by several people, one of
the most influential was Leah Sluis.  He has not only acted on stage, but
wasmost recently the director of "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers".  He has
also directed other shows such as "Over the River and Through the Woods,
Moon Over Buffalo, You Can't Take It With You, My Son Is Crazy But
Promising, and That's The Spirit".  His roles on stage include, "The
hotel owner in Annie Get Your Gun, a Protean in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and Henry in Lend Me A Tenor".  Bruce has also held
several positions on the board of C.V.P. the last few years.  Bruce lives in
Chelan with his wife, Carolyn and daughter Crystal (who both happen to be
Co-Producers and Choreographers on our show).  Bruce works for Northwest
Wholesale when he is not at the theater.

Synopsis: The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken was founded in the seventh century by Saint Wilfred, a bishop of England. He established the first convent and school known as the Wilfred Academy. His motto was “We don’t teach beauty—we radiate it!” Many years later a small group of pioneering sisters set out for America to establish a motherhouse in Cleveland. But they got off the plane in Newark by mistake. The order was “found” by the Newark Airport Police and the new motherhouse was established in Hoboken, New Jersey. It was at that time that the order of St. Wilfred elected to change the name to the Little Sisters of Hoboken and they have been affectionately known as the “Little Hobos” ever since. It was from this convent that Sister Mary Regina, Sister Mary Hubert, and Sister Robert Anne set sail for the Mediterranean to establish their leper colony. Today the order has both nuns and brothers as members—all doing various good works in the Diocese of Newark. They also operate Mount Saint Helen’s School in Hoboken.

One day their cook, Sister Julia -- Child of God, unwittingly served some tainted vichyssoise soup and 52 sisters died of botulism. Fortunately a few of the sisters were off playing bingo with some Maryknolls and so were spared. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision -- it was either Saint Catherine of Siena or Saint Thomas Aquinas in drag (she's not sure) -- in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials of the 52. The greeting cards were an enormous success and thinking there was plenty of money, Reverend other bought a VCR for the convent. When she realized there was only enough money left to bury 48, she decided to stage a talent show to raise the money to bury the last four sisters who were put on ice in the convent deep freeze.

The program begins with a prayer an opening song, followed by a brief history describing their difficult transition from the leper colony to Hoboken. Sister Mary Leo then describes a typical mourning at the convent after which she is admonished by Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices, to be humble. Reverend Mother is confronted by Sister Rober Anne with the fact that she is unhappy Playing Second Fiddle as the understudy and wants a solo of her own. Reverend Mother insists that her decisions are final and brings out Sister Mary Amnesia to tell the audience what it's like to be a nu. To everyone's surprise, Sister Amnesia has brought her puppet, Sister Mary annette to help out. Reverend Mother is shocked at their behavior and asks that the spotlight be turned up as she takes center stage herself. Unexpectedly, flowers arrive from the Ladies' Alter Society. The fragrance of the lilacs brings back memories and Sister Leo has an idea this could help sister Amnesia. When it doesn't work, Sister Mary Hubert leads everyone in a rousing tap number. Reverend Mother gets a little carried away and they decide to take a break. Reverend Mother and Sister Hubert perform Just a Coupl'a Sisters. Finally Reverend Mother allows Sister Robert Anne to sing a solo explaining that she just wants to be a star. This is followed by The Drive-in sung by the Saint Andrew's Sisters of Hoboken. Sister Amnesia is then left alone on stage to tell a story. When she is telling the audience that she could've gone to Nashville and become a country singer she suddenly remembers who she is -- Sister Mary Paul! Reverend Mother recalls that Sister Mary Paul was the name of the nun who won the Publishers' Clearing House Sweepstakes and no one could ever find her. There is much joy as the sisters realize they have all the money they need. Sister Hubert gives some last minute advice on becoming a saint. And then the finale is sung leaving no doubt that everyone will live happily ever after!

Musical Numbers

Act I
Nunsense is Habit Forming Cast        
A Difficult Transition Cast        
Benedicte/The Biggest Ain't The Best Sr. Hubert & Sr. Leo        
Playing Second Fiddle Sr. Robert Anne        
So You Want to Be A Nun Sr. Mary Amnesia        
Turn Up the Spotlight Reverend Mother        
Lilacs Bring Back Memories Cast        
Tackle That Temptation with a Time Sr. Hubert & Cast        
Growing Up Catholic Sr. Robert Anne & Cast        
We've Got to Clean Out the Freezer Cast        
Act II
Just a Coupl'a Sisters Reverend Mother & Sr. Hubert        
I Just Want to be a Star Sr. Robert Anne        
The Drive-In The Saint Andrew's Sisters        
I Could've Gone to Nashville Sr. Mary Amnesia        
Holier Than Thou Sr. Hubert & Cast        
Finale Cast

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