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Baldwin Players Announce Cast for the Musical ‘Nunsense’

February 22, 2016

Cast members have been selected for “Nunsense,” the Baldwin Players’ upcoming spring production at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. “Nunsense” was expanded from a line of greeting cards by Dan Goggin, who turned it into a musical.  Goggin wrote the book, music, and lyrics for “Nunsense.”

Dr. Brian Ray, director of the theatre troupe, said the production dates for “Nunsense” are March 31-April 2 at 7 p.m. and a 3 p.m. performance on April 3 in Howard Auditorium.  Admission is free to ABAC faculty, staff and students. The ticket cost is $7 per person for the general public.

Cast members include Taylor Walker as Sister Mary Regina (Mother Superior), Krystina Braswell as Sister Mary Hubert, Caroline Kirkland as Sister Robert Anne, Juli-Ana Massey as Sister Mary Leo, and Lauren Lever as Sister Mary Amnesia.

Walker is a music-vocal major from Omega; Braswell is a music-vocal major from Covington; Kirkland is a biology major from Tifton; Massey is a psychology major from Fitzgerald; and Lever is a music major from Tifton.

“Nunsense” first opened in 1985 off-Broadway and was performed 3, 672 times making it the second-longest-running off-Broadway show in history. It was later adapted for TV and led to six sequels and three spin-offs.

The musical is about five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France. The five nuns discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally kills the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior has a vision in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials.

After the enormous success of the greeting cards – and thinking there is plenty of money – the Reverend Mother buys some items for the convent leaving her with no money to pay for the last four burials. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, the sisters decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium to raise the funds.

For more information on “Nunsense,” interested persons can contact Ray at (229) 391-4969 or via e-mail at bray@abac.edu.
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