Harbor Lights Theater Company Presents
The International Musical Hit: NUNSENSE
July 29th to August 14th
Hilarious Musical directed by award-winning Broadway Veteran Bill Castellino and starring Broadway veteran and Helen Hayes Award Winner Patti Mariano as Mother Superior!
The Harbor Lights Theater Company brings this hilarious musical sensation to Staten Island’s Snug Harbor this summer starring a cast of Broadway veterans. See the show and….. Create your very own STAYCATION!
“Why not make a day or evening of it! Purchase tickets to NUNSENSE and build a fun-filled day around it,” encouraged Tamara Jenkins of Harbor Lights.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens is home to the Staten Island Museum, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, the Noble Maritime Museum, Snug Harbor’s own art galleries, namely Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, several gardens including the Staten Island Botanical Garden, the Chinese Scholar’s Garden, the Tuscan Garden, the Connie Gretz Secret Garden, as well as the two-acre Heritage Farm. http://snug-harbor.org/
“All of these wonderful cultural and entertaining organizations on the grounds of Snug Harbor offer something for everyone. You and your family, friends, or significant other, can explore all it has to offer AND see a professional theater production too. All in one day! Harbor Lights is also offering a dinner or brunch package at select performances, in coordination with Celebrate at Snug Harbor, to go along with your theater ticket purchase. All bases are covered for your Staycation, “ said Tamara.
Nunsense takes place July 29 to August 14 at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. Tickets are $35- $45. Visit www.hltc.org or call 866-811-4111 to purchase your tickets or inquire about the ‘Dinner and a Show’ options catered by ‘Celebrate at Snug Harbor’.
The show, which started as a line of greeting cards by Dan Goggin, has become a cottage industry for Goggin, with thousands of productions worldwide, several successful spin-offs and an upcoming Television series.
Nunsense presents The Little Sisters of Hoboken who ran a leper colony on an Island south of France. They have returned, only to find themselves in a bit of a financial pickle. With a variety of personalities and talents to tap into, the nuns are staging a variety show to raise money for the cause. Will Sister Amnesia get her memory back after the terrible accident with the crucifix? Will Sister Mary Leo be the first Nun ballerina? Will Sister Hubert ever get her star turn?
Nunsense will be directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney) and stars Broadway veteran and Helen Hayes Award winner Patti Mariano as Mother Superior. Gayle Turner, who replaced Stephanie Mills in the original Wiz on Broadway, portrays Sister Mary Hubert, second in charge.
Broadway veteran and Helen Hayes Award Winner Patti Mariano (Full Monty 42nd Street) plays Mother Superior Mary Regina. Mariano is best known to Harbor Lights audiences for her show stopping turn as ‘Mazzeppa’, the trumpet playing stripper in last Season’s Gypsy.
Harbor Lights is the first and only professional Equity Theater Company in Staten Island’s history. Since founding the company in 2010, Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founding Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, have begun building a bridge from Broadway to Staten Island, bringing the nation’s best to work with their community’s finest. In six seasons of producing plays and musicals, Harbor Lights has presented over 75 Broadway professionals, including Tony, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Drama Desk, and Obie award-winning and – nominated artists, in sixteen productions at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. www.hltc.org.