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Company debuts at Everett theater with madcap 'Nunsense'

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By Theresa Goffredo
Herald Writer
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"Nunsense": If you like irreverence mixed in with some slapstick comedy and fun music, this is your kind of show.
And who doesn't like to poke fun at Catholics once in a while?
RogueTheatrics is making its Historic Everett Theatre debut with its production of "Nunsense" opening Friday night.
The nuns of "Nunsense" have become beloved over the years as this comedy has grown from a cabaret act in New York City to spreading its hilarious gospel internationally along with spawning six sequels and 3,672 performances off-Broadway.
"Nunsense," with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin, tells the story of the desperate situation that has overcome the Little Sisters of Hoboken.
The deal is this: The convent has lost a good portion of nuns after a freak 100-meter dash leprosy accident tragedy.
The remaining sisters return home from France only to learn that their cook -- Sister Julia, Child of God -- has accidentally killed an additional 52 sisters with an experimental dish.
The convent has enough money to bury just 48 of the 52 sisters. The leftovers are put on ice while the sisters stage a variety show to raise the money to bury the freezer-bound remainder of nuns.
The variety show has zany songs, dancing and a chance for the audience to become part of the action by participating in a quiz.
This show is put on by the RogueTheatrics, a troupe of actors whose members have vast stage experience.
Local Everett favorite L. Sam Samano directs and choreographs this ensemble show. Samano has played Sister Robert Anne in "Nunsense 1 & 2" a number of times.
"And getting a chance to direct an amazing cast of women has been very rewarding," Samano said.
Playing the nuns are Nancy McIntosh as Sister Mary Regina, otherwise known as Mother Superior; Tambre Massman as Sister Hubert, Mistress of Novices; Erin Mar-De Wise as Sister Robert Anne; Annie Peck as Sister Leo; and Jennifer Klouse as Sister Mary Amnesia.
"Nunsense" opens at 8 Friday night at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. The show performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19.
Tickets are $19.50 for adults, $16.50 for seniors/students/military. Call 425-258-6766 go to www.etix.com.
For more information on RogueTheatrics go to www. roguetheatrics.com.
"Rosie & Harry -- If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It": This is a new original play, described as a zany romp.
The show features Allison Burgwin as Rosie and Jeff Craggs as Harry.
The show also stars Anders Craggs Keith who is returning to his role as adopted grandson, Rich, who, in an out-of-this-world fashion, advises the now struggling couple in their pursuit of happiness.
Bill Huested as Marty also adds his two cents.
The show is set in the Marx Medical Building in Brooklyn, a place where the heroes attempt to get counseling and their lives back on track but a place most of us would avoid as it looks to be setting therapy back decades.
Will Rosie, Harry and Rich survive these counseling sessions? You'll have to attend to find out.
There are two performances Saturday and Sunday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish.
Saturday's show is a dinner performance; doors open at 5:30 with dinner at 6 and show at 7 p.m. The menu is spinach salad, flank steak, twice-baked potato, roasted vegetables, with grilled pound cake and fruit compote for dessert. Tickets are $25 and include one beer, wine or lemonade.
The performance Sunday is a lunch; doors open at 11:30 p.m., lunch is at noon with the show at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include chicken salad croissant, spinach salad and fruit ambrosia, followed by a grilled pound cake with cool fruit compote and one complementary beer, wine or lemonade. Mimosas are available for purchase.
For more information, visit the front desk or call the center to reserve your seat at 360-568-0934. For more information go to www.snohomishcenter.org.
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