• Timber Lake Playhouse Presents Comic Musical, Nunsense

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    July 25, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will continue their summer season with the comic musical, Nunsense written by Dan Goggin and directed and choreographed by Anthony C. Daniel. Nunsense opens on July 28 and continues through August 7. Nunsense is the second-longest running Off-Broadway production, and its popularity has led to two films and six sequels.

    When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned fifty-two of the sisters, they find that 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. A serious problem for sure, and a great reason why this show will have you absolutely roaring with laughter.

    Since its debut, Nunsense has delighted audiences with more than 5,000 productions worldwide and has been translated into 21 languages. Goggin named the characters in honor of nuns from his school days and for whom he maintains an affection. TLP’s powerhouse cast of nuns includes Mia Gimenez as the Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Aria Evans as Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; Isabella Abuan as the streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Kimmy Sessions as Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and Emily Chaviano as the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.

    Nunsense is directed and choreographed by Anthony Christian Daniel with musical direction by P. Blake Moran. Scenic and Light Design is by Cameron Strandin, Costume Design by Terrie Miller, Props Design by Callie Hester, and Sound Design by Abirami Senthil.  Chelsey Steinmetz is the Production Stage Manager.

    On Friday, August 5, stick around after the show for the Page to Stage talk back series. You can meet the cast of Nunsense and ask questions about the show and get a glimpse of behind the scenes. On the weekends before each show, The Deck Bar opens two hours before curtain with a variety of food options and beer and wine for purchase. One hour before show time, members of the Resident Company come down to The Lake Stage to entertain as you enjoy food and a drink before the show. No reservations are necessary for this free show.
    TLP’s Annual GALA will be held on August 20 at the Playhouse. The GALA is TLP’s biggest fundraiser and features food, live and silent auctions, and entertainment provided by the company. Tickets are available on the TLP website.

    Information and tickets for all Timber Lake events are available online at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or by calling the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. The Box Office is open daily from 10:00 until intermission on show days and until 5:00 on days without shows.

    The Little Sister of Hoboken are ready to sing and dance their way into the hearts of their audiences. Join Reverend Mother and four Sisters of the order in this hilarious spoof, as they put on a show that is sure to be “habit-forming.
    Timber Lake Playhouse – Where you Come for the Show, Stay for the Experience

    Dan Danielowski, Executive Director
    dan@timberlakeplayhouse.org, (815) 244-2048