“Nunsense” Releases 30th Anniversary Cast Recording
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DAN GOGGIN’S INTERNATIONAL HIT MUSICAL
“N U N S E N S E”
RELEASES AN ALL-NEW 30th ANNIVERSARY CAST RECORDING
New York, NY (June 17, 2013) – The “Little Sisters of Hoboken” are proud to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the international musical comedy sensation, Nunsense with the release of a definitive recording of the beloved score with complete orchestrations. With book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin, NUNSENSE: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording features musical arrangements by Michael Rice, percussion arrangements by David Nyberg and musical direction by Leo P. Carusone.
The recording cast features Mary Stout as “Mother Regina;” Bambi Jones as “Sr. M. Hubert;” Christine Mild as “Sr. Robert Anne;” Jeanne Tinker as “Sr. M. Amnesia;” and Stephanie Wahl as “Sr. M. Leo.” The orchestra includes Leo P. Carusone on piano, Patrick Q. Kelly on synthesizers, Alexandra Jenkins on violin, Jason Ingram on trombone, John Trombetta and David Olsen on trumpet, Ron Kozak on reeds and David Nyberg on percussion.
NUNSENSE: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording is available on CD for $12.97 or $9.99 for digital downloads through CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and iTunes.
Nunsense is the creation of Catholic-school-educated author/composer Dan Goggin, and follows a fictitious order of merry nuns, the “Little Sisters of Hoboken,” as they put on a fund-raising show at their school, Mt. St. Helens (home of the Volcanoes). Nunsense premiered in NYC at the Duplex in 1983 in its first incarnation before presenting an expanded version at the Cherry Lane Theater in 1985, where it won four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, including “Best Off-Broadway Musical.” It transferred to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater on 42nd Street, where it ran for over 10 years, and has been presented all over the world in over 8,000 productions (and counting), grossing more than $500,000,000. During its New York run, Nunsense became the second longest running musical in Off-Broadway history, eclipsed only by legendary The Fantasticks.
Following the success of the original production of Nunsense, Dan Goggin went on to add to his franchise Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, Sister Amnesia's Country Western Nunsense Jamboree, Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical, Meshuggah Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue, Nunsense A-Men, Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class, and Nunset Boulevard.
Nunsense will receive an all new production with a divine cast of all-stars at The Muny, the nation’s oldest and loudest outdoor musical theatre, in St. Louis this July 1 – 7, 2013. Directed by Matt Lenz with choreography by Teri Gibson and supervised by Dan Goggin, Nunsense Muny Style! will feature Phyllis Smith from NBC’s “The Office” as “Sister Julia, Child of God;” Broadway favorite Dee Hoty as “Reverend Mother Mary Regina” and Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel as “Sister Robert Anne;” along with Tari Kelly as “Sister Mary Amnesia;” Sarah Meahl as “Sister Mary Leo;” Terri White as “Sister Mary Hubert;” Lara Teeter as “Father Virgil;” and Ken Page as “Sister Wilhelm.”
For more information, visit www.nunsense.com.
NUNSENSE: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording Track Listing:
1. Veni Creator Spiritus / Nunsense Is Habit-Forming
2. A Difficult Transition
3. Benedicite / Morning at the Convent
4. The Biggest Ain't the Best
5. Playing Second Fiddle
6. So You Want to Be a Nun
7. Turn Up the Spotlight
8. Lilacs Bring Back Memories
9. Tackle That Temptation With a Time-Step
10. Growing Up Catholic
11. We've Got to Clean Out the Freezer
12. Just a Coupl'a Sisters
13. I Just Want to Be a Star
14. The Drive-In
15. I Could've Gone to Nashville
16. Holier Than Thou
18. One Last Hope: Bonus Track
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