"Nunsense" opens on Aug. 25 at The Coronado Playhouse. Art courtesy of Coronado Playhouse.

“Nunsense,” a familiar musical comedy that lives up to its name while continuing with the year’s theme of fun and farcical shows comes to the Coronado Playhouse from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10.

The original Off-Broadway production premiered on Dec. 12, 1985, and went on to run for 3,672 performances. It even earned the title of the second-longest-running Off-Broadway production in history.

In the performance, the Little Sisters of Hoboken face the deadly dilemma of burying dozens of fellow nuns on a budget.

Naturally, the most logical move is to stage a variety show against a backdrop of “Grease the Musical,” right?

Zany sisters use past talents

The zany sisters work their way through organizing a Vaudevillian-esque production, utilizing their past talents – the Rev. Regina was a former carnie – and current circumstances – Sister Mary Amnesia’s memory loss makes for great conversation.

This small cast is tasked with carrying the uniquely twisted humor of this wild musical. They have a challenging task of carrying the unique and twisted humor of the show, but they do it with ease and leave the audience in stitches, according to Coronado Playhouse officials.

Irreverent, but blessed with heart, you won’t want to miss the surviving talents of Little
Sisters of Hoboken in Nunsense.

Showtime details

Here are the showtimes details:

Run date: Aug. 25 to Sept. 10.

Times: Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Location: All performances are held at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way in Coronado.

Tickets: Single tickets start at $24 with group discounts available for parties of eight or more. Student, military, and senior discounts are available. For more information, contact the box office at (619) 435-4856 or visit www.coronadoplayhouse.org.

About Coronado Playhouse

Established in 1946, Coronado Playhouse is the oldest arts organization in Coronado. And according to the Los Angeles Times, the longest continuously running playhouse on the West Coast.

The Playhouse’s mission is to produce theatrical works that entertain, engage, and enlighten the mind and spirit by fostering an appreciation of the performing arts in Coronado.

The intimate 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre, overlooks Glorietta Bay and is part of the Coronado Community Center.

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