RL-B presents ‘Nunsense’ this weekendROUND LAKE — Get ready to laugh along with a crew of scheming nuns and a male Julia “Child of God,” as Round Lake-Brewster High School presents “Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school’s Round Lake gymnasium.
By: Laura Grevas, Worthington Daily Globe
ROUND LAKE — Get ready to laugh along with a crew of scheming nuns and a male Julia “Child of God,” as Round Lake-Brewster High School presents “Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school’s Round Lake gymnasium.
In Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense,” the Little Sisters of Hoboken’s trouble begins when their cook makes some bad soup — some really bad soup.
“The sisters are found face down, not breathing,” explained Shari Nelson, who serves as the drama director along with music director Melissa Morris. “They had to spend the money to bury the sisters, but they were a little short. … so they have sisters in the freezer, and they’re doing a fundraiser.”
The surviving sisters contribute their talents to the fundraising show at Mount St. Helen’s School, all the while singing songs like “We Have to Clean Out the Freezer” and “I Just Want to be a Star.”
Nelson said the show was chosen to accommodate an almost all-female cast, although senior Josh Heidelberger entertains as Sister Julia, Child of God.
“I like to cook. There’s a stereotype about the male not being able to cook at all, but it’s still pretty fun,” he said. “I get to liven up the scenes with … jokes that aren’t quite appropriate.”
The show also stars Breanna Spartz as Sister Amnesia.
“I’m this brainless character who just walks around and does whatever she pleases,” Spartz said. “Most of the time she doesn’t know what she’s doing.”
Senior Ally Cross, who plays Sister Robert Ann from Brooklyn, said she isn’t too much like her character, “except for the over dramatization.”
“She’s the rebel of the convent. She’s supposedly talented but the Reverend Mother doesn’t want her to take the spotlight away from her, so the whole show I’m angry at the fact that I didn’t get a solo,” Cross explained, adding with a smile, “I corrupt the novices, I guess.”
The spoof on Catholicism opens on Friday the 13th, of all days, and drama director Shari Nelson plans to celebrate with a surprise treat for audience members. Tickets are available at the door, and attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the school’s collection for the Christmas basket program.
“The one thing that is fun about this show is (the performers are) out in the audience,” Nelson said. “It’s just a fun, fun show.”