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Come help the Little Sisters of Hoboken save their convent in this musical comedy sensation!

Sept. 7-17, 2017


About the Show

When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

NUNSENSE was first produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City on December 12, 1985. It was directed by Dan Goggin.

Sources: Official Nunsense Website and Wikipedia


In The News

Cast and Crew

Director: Greg Kolack
Music Director: Kyle Anne Greer
Choreography: Chelsea Ward
Stage Manager: Cal Turner
Technical Director: John Baderman, Mike Huth, and Co.
Production Coordinator: Janet Venzon

Sister Mary Regina (Mother Superior): Lori D'Asta
Sister Mary Hubert: Tammy O'Reilly
Sister Robert Anne: Jennifer Torchia
Sister Mary Amnesia: Kelli Kopp
Sister Mary Leo: Emily Leatherwood


Assist. Stage Manager: Sue Wisthuff
Assist. Stage Manager: Tom Gess
Costumes: Michael-Colin Reed
Dramaturg: Pat Hettinger
Hospitality: Joe Mills
Lights: Kurt Lemke
House Manager: Cassandra Johnson
Makeup: Michael-Colin Reed
Program Editor: Ashley Kennedy
Props: Sharon Sobotka
Set Construction: John Baderman
Set Design: Margaret Nikoleit
Set Painting: Mary Kuhn
Sound: Pat Politano

Technical Director – 3 shows – Theatre of Western Springs

The Theatre of Western Springs (TWS) seeks a Technical Director with strong set design, CAD, and paint skills to provide technical direction and set design advisement for the first three productions of our season. We welcome applications for one, two or all three of these productions. There is pay. We are beginning a search for a full-time TD as well.

TWS is an 88 year old community theatre in Western Springs, Illinois. The theatre is a 20 minute drive from Chicago and a quick 5 minute walk from the Western Springs Metra train stop. Our mainstage is a wide thrust which seats 404 and our Cattell Theatre is a flexible black-box which seats 120.


  • Nunsense by Dan Goggin (Mainstage Theatre).
    • Pre-production begins on/around July 8; build begins August 7, tech week begins August 29; production opens September 7. Fee is $1,200 (negotiable).
  • Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl (Cattell Theatre).
    • Pre-production begins on/around July 29; build begins August 28; tech week begins September 19; production opens September 28. Fee is $1,400 (negotiable).
  • Miss Holmes by Christopher Walsh (Mainstage Theatre).
    • Pre-production begins on/around August 19; build begins September 18, tech week begins September 19, production opens October 19. Fee is $1,400 (negotiable).

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Reading and analyzing scripts
  • Meeting with volunteer designer to advise and guide set design
  • Meeting with director and production team
  • Producing all necessary drawings and elevations (CAD)
  • Ordering lumber and other materials
  • Scheduling and supervising volunteer crews for build
  • Buying and/or mixing all paint, developing paint treatments, producing paint samples and teaching treatments to volunteer crews
  • Attending tech rehearsals to finish, adjust and repair
  • Being available as needed during the run for repairs (with volunteer annual construction chair)
  • Attending and supervising strike

To apply, please send your design portfolio, cover letter, resume and two references to

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