Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stirling Club Members Are Up For Fun And Nunsense!

Nunsense in Las Vegas"A hail of fun and frolic ... Nunsense, like the holy mother church, is a bona fide institution." — New York Times

When Broadway is too big to visit The Stirling Club, Stirling members get together to look for Broadway. This weekend, members will find it at a special engagement in the Las Vegas Hilton Saturday, Nov. 13.

Nunsense, the award-winning, wacky musical comedy starring The Little Sisters of Hoboken, will present their hysterically funny musical that won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical during its 10-year run in New York.

A Quick Undressed Rehearsal Of The Delightful Show.

If you haven't heard of the story before, it begins when Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally poisons 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for burials. The remaining sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show.

Without a proper stage, the sisters do the only thing they can do. They take over the school auditorium, which is still set for the eighth grade production of “Grease.”

Fortunately, the sisters are not without talent. Reverend Mother Regina happens to be a former circus performer. Sister Mary Hubert is the mistress of novices. Sister Robert Anne is streetwise and smart. Sister Mary Leo is also a wannabe ballerina. And Sister Mary Amnesia is forgetful enough to be unforgettable.

Combined, these nuns will provide the perfect production to escape for a few hours, thanks to the talent and creativity of Dan Goggin, whose professional career began singing in the Broadway production of "Luther," starring Albert Finney.

Later, while appearing in a comic folk-duo called The Saxons, Goggin began writing the off-Broadway musical, Hark! By 1986, he was heralded all over the world for writing what can only be called a lot of Nunsense.

The Stirling Club Preshow Reception.

Stirling Club members and guests will meet at 3 p.m. in the Piano Lounge of The Stirling Club for a cocktail reception. Transportation will be provided to the Las Vegas Hilton and back. Reservations are required.

The show starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are only $32.50 per person and the reception, transportation, and premium seating are inclusive. After the performance, members will also enjoy a private meet and greet.
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