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‘Nunsense’ at WWCA in Port Orchard | Kitsap Week

Samantha Camp, Jenifer Gillis Rifenbery, Sylvia Shaw, Courtney Turnley and Christine Usher star in “Nunsense” at the Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard. - Contributed
Samantha Camp, Jenifer Gillis Rifenbery, Sylvia Shaw, Courtney Turnley and Christine Usher star in “Nunsense” at the Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard.
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PORT ORCHARD — “Nunsense,” the second-longest-running off-Broadway show in history, is being staged through Feb. 26 at the Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard.

“Nunsense” is a musical comedy with a book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin. Originating as a line of greeting cards, Goggin expanded the concept into a cabaret that ran for 38 weeks and eventually into a full-length musical.

The original off-Broadway production opened Dec. 12, 1985, running for 3,672 performances. It won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off-Broadway Musical. It was produced as a TV movie in 1993 starring Rue McClanahan.

“Nunsense” is about a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia.

The Western Washington Center for the Arts production is updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a new song.The center is located at 521 Bay St., Port Orchard. For tickets and show times, call (360) 769-7469 or visit www.wwca.us.

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