“NUNCRACKERS, The Nunsense Christmas Musical” is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Featuring all new songs including “Twelve Days Prior to Christmas,” “Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House,” “We Three Kings of Orient Are Us” and “It’s Better to Give than to Receive,” this show is filled with typical NUNSENSE humor, some of your favorite carols, and a “Secret Santa” audience participation.
The cast includes Cheryl Troillett, Roben Sullivant, Courtney Speyer, Miki Thompson, Liz Turner, Harold Dean, Drew Clark, Molly Kate Fuller, Matthew Lamb, Adelyn Eilere and Skye Sebring. It is co-directed by Jerry Woods and Michael Henderson, with Jo Murry and Dawne Carroll serving as co-music directors. Jerry Woods and Liz Clark were the producers.
The performance is at 2pm.
The Community Theatre of Little Rock is presenting N. Richard Nash’s classic play The Rainmaker. This is the final weekend to catch this Tony-nominated play of redemption. Performances are Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. The Rainmaker is performed at The Studio Theatre at 328 West 7th Street.
At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch.
Claiming to be a “rainmaker,” the man promises to bring rain, for $100. It’s a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents, banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky. Meanwhile the rainmaker also turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. She believes it, just as her father believes the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love.
Jerry Woods as H.C. CURRY
Chris Boggs as NOAH CURRY
Chris Miller-Marshall as JIM CURRY
Rachel Bland as LIZZIE CURRY
Harold Dean as FILE
Jeffery Lewellin as SHERIFF THOMAS
David Montieth as BILL STARBUCK
Frank O. Butler – Director
Robert Warner – Stage Manager
Liz Turner and Chris Boggs- Producers
The season kicks off on August 22 with a one weekend only series of one acts. Directed by Liz Turner, Lisa Luyet, Mark Troillett and Chris Boggs, the one acts are: “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang, “Private Wars” by James McLure, “Ways and Means” by Noel Coward and “30 Minutes to Charlie” by Nick Zagone.
In October, N. Richard Nash’s classic play The Rainmaker will be performed from October 3 through 19. For the holidays the musical Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical by Dan Goggins will take the stage from November 28 through December 20. The backstage thriller Rehearsal for Murder kicks off 2015 from February 13 through March 1.
A new play will be premiered. Written and directed by S. Christopher Boggs, The Winning Numbers will play from April 24 through 26. The season will conclude with the musical Sister Act from June 5 through 28.
The Community Theatre of Little Rock now performs at the new Studio Theatre in downtown Little Rock.