June 7, 2010
Morningside College presents the musical comedy “Nunsense” at 7 p.m. on June 25 and 26 in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center, 3625 Garretson Avenue, on the college’s campus.
“Nunsense” follows the misadventures of five nuns who stage a talent show in order to raise money to bury members of their order who died from eating tainted soup prepared by one of the sisters. After the original production opened off-Broadway in 1985, “Nunsense” had a 10-year run with more than 3,600 performances.
Morningside’s production of “Nunsense,” which is free and open to the public, is part of the college’s Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series. Playing the roles of the five Little Sisters of Hoboken are Denise Heiman, Wendy Joy Bryce and Nancy Walker, all of Moville, Iowa, and Suzy Turnquist and Erin Nelson, both of Sioux City. Deanna Mumgaard of Lincoln, Neb., is the director, and Donny Short of Sioux City is musical director.
In the event of rain, performances will move to Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue, on the Morningside campus.
Randy Peters, artistic director for the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series, said the series is named for the late Betty Ling Tsang, a 1940 Morningside College music graduate, and is designed to bring free, quality music and theatre performances to residents of the Sioux City area.
Other performances scheduled for the 2010 Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series include Tahira, an African-American storyteller, on July 9 and 10; the children’s musical “The Elves & the Shoemaker” on July 30 and 31; and The Noteables, the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s jazz ensemble, on August 13. All performances are free and open to the public.