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Monday, July 17, 2017
Nuns in the Park!
Beauty and the Beast has wrapped up its run, so now it's time for the second show to take over the stage, as Dave Lavender tells us in this story from the Herald-Dispatch:
Brother Eddie Harbert and the Little Sisters of Hoboken are ready to take the spotlight as HART in the Park presents the comedy musical Nunsense II: The Second Coming at 8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 21-23 and July 28-30 at the Ritter Park Amphitheater.
Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and children. To purchase advance and group tickets, call 304-696-5954 or go online at www.ghprd.org.
Harbert, who has directed, musical directed or played in nine shows since 1993, said it has been wonderful to reunite with so many of the local all-star actresses with whom he has performed the "Nunsense" shows over the years.
In this version of "Nunsense," the sequel to HART in the Park's first show in 2014, local stars Mary Olson, Linda Reynolds, Jane Modlin, Cindy Westbrook and Annie Wolfe star as The Little Sisters of Hoboken. We pick up their story six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting a "thank-you" show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they're a bit slicker, having been "bitten by the theater bug."
Musical numbers include "Winning Is Just the Beginning," "There's Only One Way To End Your Prayers," "What Would Elvis Do?," "The Padre Polka" and "A Hat and Cane Song."
Harbert, who is doing "Nunsense II" for the third time, said they've also got some fun cameos lined up, including Sister Helga Thorn (who also appeared in a "Nunsense" in 2005) as well as some guest Franciscans lined up from community celebrities including Mayor Steve Williams.