January 24 – February 24, 2019

Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them, that is) for a hysterically haphazard variety show to raise emergency funds for the convent. After a bad batch of Sister Julia – Child of God’s vichyssoise killed off fifty-two of the nuns, the survivors emptied the coffers to bury the deceased but ran out of cash before the last few bodies could be laid to rest (don’t worry – they’re in the kitchen freezer). Will their prayers be answered before the health department discovers their secret? With hilarious talent acts, tongue-in-cheek musical numbers, and help from the audience, Nunsense has blessed theatregoers worldwide for over 30 years and is the second longest-running Off-Broadway show in history.


Book, Music, and Lyrics by DAN GOGGIN

Run time is approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR


Show Sponsor
Bonnie Conger


Photo of Antonia Darlene.

Antonia Darlene

Laura McCulloch headshot

Laura McCulloch

Photo of Dan Murphy.

Dan Murphy

Headshot - Malia Tippets - circle

Malia Tippets

Danielle Valentine - headshot

Danielle Valentine

Show Dates

Thursday, January 24, 7:30 PM PREVIEW—SOLD OUT
Friday, January 25, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHTSOLD OUT
Saturday, January 26, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT

Thursday, January 31, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Friday, February 1, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 2, 2:00 PM—Post-show talk-back*—SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 2, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 3, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 7, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Friday, February 8, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 9, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 9, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 PMAdded performance!SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 14, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Friday, February 15, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 16, 2:00 PM—Audio description available—SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 16, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 17, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 PMAdded performance!—SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 21, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Friday, February 22, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 23, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT

*Talk-backs are free and open to the public. They begin immediately following the first Saturday matinee performance of the mainstage production and are held in the theater. You do not have to attend the Broadway Rose production in order to attend the talk-back.


Directed by Sharon Maroney
Music Direction by Jeffrey Childs
Choreography by Dan Murphy
Set Design by Larry Larsen
Light Design by Jeff Forbes
Prop Design by Liz Carlson
Costume Design by Grace O’Malley
Sound Design by Brian Moen
Stage Manager Jessica Junor

Director's Note


You don’t have to be Catholic to get a kick out of Nunsense. What started as a line of greeting cards inspired a cabaret show that ran for 38 weeks before the concept was eventually expanded into a full-length musical, all created by Dan Goggin. When the original Off-Broadway production opened in December of 1985 it ran for 3,672 performances and became the second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history (after The Fantasticks).

I was living in New York in 1985 when it opened and I volunteered to usher so I could see it for free. I was raised Catholic and was really curious about a wacky musical about nuns. It was so much fun. Fast forward to 1992, our first summer season at Broadway Rose, and I played Sister Robert Anne in our production of Nunsense. I had a blast performing as a nun that summer, making people laugh, and I also enjoyed the poignant moments, like the lyrics “but then the rules began to change and many lost their way, what was set in black and white was turning shades of grey.”

This time around I’m delighted to be sitting in the director’s seat, and we’ve got a ton of talent working on this show. I have no doubt that you’ll have a great time and leave the theater chuckling and smiling at the end of the show.


Jefferey Childs Piano
Amy Roesler Bass
Mitch Wilson Drum

News, Reviews, and Buzz

BWW Review: Great Cast Makes NUNSENSE Funsense, at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver
BroadwayWorld.com, Feb. 1, 2019
The whole thing is pretty silly, so its success depends on an amazing cast, who can land the jokes and the songs. Fortunately, that’s exactly what Broadway Rose hasRead more.

Nunsense–a rollicking good time!
by Judy Nedry
Judynedry.com, Jan. 29, 2019
Be prepared for excellent singing, dancing, and plenty of jokes of the ecumenical persuasion, not to mention a ballerina, and a trash-talking puppet… Read more. 

Broadway Rose’s Nunsense – Glorious Nonsense!
by Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Jan. 28, 2019
Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s production of Nunsense is a really, really good show… utterly charming, witty, and flat-out hilarious…Read more. 

If laughter is good for the soul, ‘Nunsense’ is your salvation
by Lee Williams
The Oregonian, Jan. 28, 2019
…there’s so much joy, joy, joy in the heart of “Nunsense” it’s still as deliriously intoxicating as undiluted communion wine… Read more.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company: Nunsense
AM Northwest, KATU channel 2
Nunsense co-stars Dan Murphy and Antonía Darlene sat down on AM Northwest to discuss the show that will keep you laughing from start to finishWatch now.


With ‘Nunsense,’ add mother superior to Broadway Rose’s Dan Murphy’s résumé
by Ray Pitz
The Tigard Times, Jan. 17, 2019
This isn’t the first drag performance for Dan Murphy; maybe it’s becoming a habit… Read more.

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