Nuns raising money for funeral expenses may not sound amusing, unless it’s the plot of the 1985 hit musical-comedy “Nunsense.” The show was the second-longest running Off-Broadway production in history. “Nunsense the Mega-Musical” version, featuring more songs and characters, will come to Volunteer State Community College in March, performed and produced by Vol State students.
The story begins with a dangerous batch of soup that leads to the death of many sisters in a convent in France. To pay for burials, the surviving sisters must raise funds. They start with selling greeting cards and wind-up putting on a stage show. The jokes and songs created by Dan Goggin carry the plot along, but it’s the quirky nun characters that bring the comedy home.
“Nunsense” will be presented on March 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:30 p.m. It will be held in the Wemyss auditorium at Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door to fund student scholarships. For more information call 615-230-3201.