'Nunsense 2' Now Playing at CU
According to Cumberland Professor of Theatre Dr. Larry T. Menefee, who will direct the performance, CU alumni Emily Keene-Reyes (2008) will return to the stage for the upcoming production and reprise her role as Sister Amnesia.
"We're excited to have Emily back on our stage for this show. Her performance as Sister Amnesia won the hearts of our audiences in 2005 and kept them laughing throughout the show," Menefee said.
Conducted by CU Professor of Music Dr. Brian Kilian and choreographed by Pam Atha and Amanda McReynolds, Nunsense 2: The Second Coming takes place six weeks after the events of the original production. The sisters return to present a "thank you" show for past supporters but with a bit more razzle and dazzle, having been "bitten by the theatre bug." When the sisters learn that a talent scout is in the audience, hilarity ensues. From the hilarious duet "What Would Elvis Do?" to the rousing finale of "There's Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That's to Say Amen!," the show, its memorable music and uproarious cast, Nunsense 2 promises to leave the audience rolling in the aisles.
"We've had a great time working on this production," Menefee added. "It is best described as an interactive musical comedy, and it is filled with all of the puns, gags and tongue-in-cheek humor that made its predecessor a success on stages throughout the country. This is a show not to be missed!"
Show times are scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 2-4 and for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children age 12 and under. CU students, faculty, staff and CUFAC (Cumberland University Fine Arts Council) members will be admitted free of charge with a valid University ID. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact the Heydel Fine Arts Center Box Office at 615.547.1380. Reservations are highly recommended.
For Sunday's matinee performance, the Cumberland University Office of Advancement and the CU School of Music & the Arts will host a "Meet the Cast" reception immediately following the show. Slated to be held at the Catron Alumni House, the reception will include light hors d'oeuvres and drinks, as well as an opportunity to meet and mingle with the cast. Alumni who RSVP for the free reception will receive one free ticket to the performance. For more information or to RSVP for the reception, please contact Justin Bradford, Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, by April 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615.547.1253.