A whole lot of Nunsense

PHOTO COURTESY CHARYL HYNDMAN

Now in their 55th season, the Lakeshore Players of Dorval are taking on their first ever musical production, called Nunsense, The Musical. Looking skeptical over a deadly serving of soup, the Little Sisters of Lachine are (left to right) Julia Lemire (Sister Mary Amnesia), Ashley Dunn (Sister Mary Leo), Sylvia Mauri (Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina), Candace Holder (Sister Mary Hubert), and Stephanie von Roretz (Sister Robert Anne).

Lakeshore Players Dorval is proud to present the first production of their 55th season of community theatre and this time around they are taking on their first ever musical. Nunsense, The Musical is coming to the theatre at Lakeside Academy with performances from November 14 to 23. Uplifting and fun, Nunsense won ‘Best Off-Broadway Musical’ in its original New York production.

Written by Dan Goggin, Nunsense, The Musical is the tale of the hilarious fundraising show staged by five nuns of The Little Sisters of Lachine. The fundraising effort is made necessary by the fact that the rest of the sisterhood all succumbed to botulism, following the consumption of an unfortunate vichyssoise served up by convent chef Sister Julia, Child of God.

The performance will feature a stellar and energetic cast, including Ashley Dunn (Sister Mary Leo), Candace Holder (Sister Mary Hubert), Julia Lemire (Sister Mary Amnesia), Sylvia Mauri (Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina), and Stephanie von Roretz (Sister Robert Anne). Audiences will be a delighted by their performances.

PHOTO COURTESY CHARYL HYNDMAN

The Little Sisters of Lachine spy the gruesome contents of the nunnery freezer after a few fatal doses of Vichyssoise.

“The cast deserves so much credit,” says Co-Producer Charyl Hyndman. “There are only five of them and they carry the whole show seamlessly. At the beginning, only one of them knew how to tap dance, so the other four had to have a crash course and they’ve all worked incredibly hard to pull it off. On top of that, the show involves some improv where the ladies are working off the audience, and they are so up to the task – it’s going to be a ton of fun.”

The creative team behind the production is led by Corey Castle (Director/Choreographer) and Corina Vincelli (Musical Director) and includes J.C. Olivier (Set Designer), Bill Fletcher (Set Construction), Linda Sheshko (Stage Manager), Melanie Desjardins (Assistant Stage Manager), Eric Sauvé (Sound Design), Adam Walters (Lighting Design), Karen Pearce (Costume Design), Rebecca Cavanagh (Property Mistress), Liana Navrozidis (Board Operator), Charyl Hyndman (Co-Producer), and Jim Voysey (Co-Producer).

The opening night gala for this musical event will be held November 14 at 7:30 p.m, followed by a run of seven more performances on November 15-16 and 22-23 at 8 p.m., November 21 at 7:30 p.m., and two matinees November 17 and 23 at 2 p.m. The shows will be held at Lakeside Academy, 5050 rue Sherbrooke, Lachine (which is a wheelchair-accessible venue).

Adult tickets are $24-$26, while Student/Senior/QDF Member tickets can be had for $20-$22. The box office opens November 4, so book early and don’t miss out on all the Nunsense.

You can call (514) 631-8718 for tickets or reserve online at www.lakeshoreplayersdorval.com.

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