Nov. 17 - 18, 2021

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Dan Goggin+

Directed by Michelle Lauto*

Music Directed by Kailey Rockwell*

Choreographed by Jenna Schoppe*

Porchlight Revisits launches its 2021-2022 season with this heaven-sent musical. Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken for a wholesome variety show to raise emergency funds for the convent. After 52 of the nuns met an untimely end from Sister Julia – Child of God’s vichyssoise, the surviving sisters need to throw the fundraiser to pay for their burials. This funny foray has blessed theatregoers worldwide for more than 30 years and has had six sequels, three spin-offs and a TV special starring “Golden Girl” Rue McClanahan as “Mother Superior!”


DIRECTOR

MICHELLE LAUTO* (she/her, Director) is an award-winning Chicago actor, singer, and educator. She has been seen at Porchlight in In The Heights and Sunset Boulevard. Other credits include: Spamilton: An American Parody (for which she received the Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Revue), HAIR, Oklahoma, Grease, Seussical, and more at various Chicago theatres. Michelle’s staging work has been seen at Porchlight in 1776 and in youth productions around Chicago. michellelauto.com; @michellelauto

 

 

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR

KAILEY ROCKWELL* (she/her, Music Director) is thrilled to be working on Nunsense! She earned a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music from Columbia College Chicago. Now she works all over the Chicagoland area music directing, performing, arranging, and teaching. Notable companies Kailey has worked with include: Music Theatre Works, Goodman Theatre, Skokie Theatre, Mercury Theater, Highland Park Players, Stagedoor Fine Arts, Glenview Theatre Guild, Music on Stage, Columbia College Chicago, Porchlight Music Theatre, American Theatre Company, Pride Films and Plays, and Tiffany Lawson Dance. Much appreciation to the Nunsense team and love to her family and Michael.

 

 

Choreographer

JENNA SCHOPPE* (she/her, Choreographer) is back for another round of Porchlight Revisits, after choreographing Call Me Madam and Do Re Mi. On the Porchlight stage, she has appeared in Sophisticated Ladies, End of the Rainbow, Mack and Mabel, and Pal Joey.  Other performance credits include Miracle (Royal George Theatre), Dames At Sea (TATC), The Baltimore Waltz (Brown Paper Box Co.), Bye Bye Birdie (Drury Lane Oakbrook), and Hey! Dancin!, Hey! Musical! (Factory Theater). As a choreographer, her work was featured in Yank: a WW2 Love Story (Pride Films and Plays – Jeff Award, Best Choreography 2018), Bobbie Clearly (Steep Theatre), and The Producers (Nightblue Performing Arts- Jeff Nomination).

 

 


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Getting Here

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Directions

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn St.  Chicago, IL 60610
(2-1/2 blocks south of Division St. and 4-1/2 blocks north of Chicago Ave.)

Public Transportation

The Ruth Page Center is easily accessible by bus (#22, #36, #70 and #156*) and “L” train (Red Line Clark & Division stop), visit the CTA website to plan your trip and for the most up-to-date information! *Please note the #156 LaSalle does not operate after 7:30/8:10pm, or on weekends or holidays.

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