NUNSENSE VANCOUVER PERFORMANCE DATES CHANGE FROM JANUARY TO MARCH

Boone Dog Productions in association with Metro Theatre presents this hilarious musical comedy March 11 to 27, 2022

We wanted to present this hilarious production at a time when theatregoers will feel more comfortable in an intimate setting like the Metro Theatre, especially with a production that involves audience interactions,” says Shel Piercy, producer of Boone Dog Productions. “Our team has been following provincial health orders and monitoring how other companies have been responding to the evolving pandemic. We felt moving our production to March was best for everyone involved.

 

Nunsense is a hilarious spoof created by Dan Goggin in 1985 and follows the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser; the ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and Mistress of the Novices Sister Mary Hubert. Together (mostly) they stage a talent show with large dreams and little talent. Laced with catchy, original songs, zany, irreverent, physical comedy and dancing from ballet to tap, Nunsense promises to keep audiences young and old rolling with laughter.

Nunsense stars Meghan Anderssen, Nancy Herb, Sarah Mercier, Caitriona Murphy, and Sheryl Anne Wheaton. Gillian Barber directs alongside Music Director Shawn Henry and Choreographer Shelley Stewart Hunt.

The production team includes Set Designer Shel Piercy, Costume Designer Christina Sinosich, Lighting Designer Les Erskine, Associate Choreographer Maddalena Acconci, Stage Manager Ashley Vucko and Assistant Stage Manager Taylor MacKinnon. Nunsense is produced by Maddalena Acconci, Shel Piercy and Theresa Piercy and is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Nunsense runs at the Metro Theatre from March 11th to 27th with Opening Night on March 12th. Show times are Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are priced from $40 and available through the Metro Theatre Box Office at 604-266-7191 or online.

    

      “I couldn’t think of a better time to bring Nunsense to Vancouver audiences,” says Shel Piercy, producer of Boone Dog Productions. “The actors in this show are five of the funniest women I know and under the brilliant leadership of director Gillian Barber, this production of Nunsense promises to be an unforgettable night of laughter.”

 

Director’s Talk

Join Director Gillian Barber and the cast of Nunsense  immediately following the show on Friday, March 18, 2022 for an informal chat about:
  • staging  a family friendly musical comedy

After which, Gillian  will open the session up for questions from the audience.

There is no additional charge for the Director’s Talk, just stay in your seats or move up a bit closer to the stage – allowing for social distancing at all times.
The session will last approximately 20 minutes.

Cast and Production Team Listing

CAST OF CHARACTERS

MOTHER SUPERIOR Nancy Herb

SISTER MARY HUBERT Caitriona Murphy

SISTER ROBERT ANNE Sheryl Anne Wheaton

SISTER MARY AMNESIA Meghan Anderssen

SISTER MARY LEO Sarah Mercier

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR Gillian Barber

CHOREOGRAPHER Shelley Stewart Hunt

MUSIC DIRECTOR Shawn Henry

PRODUCERS Maddalena Acconci, Shel Piercy, Theresa Piercy

SET DESIGN Shel Piercy

COSTUME DESIGN Christina Sinosich

LIGHTING DESIGN Les Erskine

SOUND DESIGN & EXECUTION

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER Maddalena Acconci

STAGE MANAGER Ashely Vucko

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Taylor MacKinnon

SET CONSTRUCTION John Bradbury

SET PAINTER

FOLLOW-SPOT OPERATORS

PUBLICITY Cynnamon Schreinert

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Susan Sullivan

MARKETING PHOTOGRAPHY Emily Cooper

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER

FOR METRO THEATRE

GENERAL MANAGER Les Erskine

PUBLICIST Debra Danny

HOUSE MANAGER Heather Stewart

 

 

FAST FACTS:
NUNSENSE

SHOW TIMES:

Evening Performances at 8 pm:
March 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26

Matinee Performances at 2 pm:
March 13, 20, 27

By order of the Provincial Health Officer:
* Proof of vaccination is required to enter the theatre
* Masks are required inside the theatre for all patrons

 

SHOW RUN:

March 11-27, 2022

The Director’s TalkBack  is Friday Mar 18, 2022.

The Preview is on Friday Mar 11, 2022 – it is the final dress rehearsal.

  • Running Time: approx 1 hour 45 minutes including the 15 minute intermission.
LOCATION:

1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC.  Next to the on-ramp to the Arthur Lang Bridge by Marine Drive and Granville .

TICKET PRICING:

From $40
The Preview is $25

~ GST and fees are additional

 

* Group Discounts available

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased on line TICKETS

 

BOX OFFICE WINDOWS HOURS:

BOX OFFICE OPENS 4:30pm on Performance Days 

Voicemail or email responses at other times
Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191
LICENSED LOUNGE HOURS:

Performance Evenings – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Performance Matinees – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PARKING:

There is plenty of easy parking – in the parking lot, on the street, even ‘All Evening Parking’ at the Value Liquor Store Lot just up the street from Metro – 1450 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9

BUS ROUTES:

We’re close to the Marpole bus loop and on the #10 route. Check out www.translink.ca for transit directions.

CONTACT:

Metro Theatre and Boone Dog Productions via the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information, publicity photos, and arrangements for interviews.


Boone Dog Productions is an artists’ collective dedicated to telling stories that lighten, empower and resonate within the human soul.

letter M with happy and sad theatre masksMetro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 58th (resumed) Season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences.