A musical raising money for Habitat?

Published 12:22 am Thursday, March 5, 2009

This weekend, a musical about raising money will itself help raise money for a local cause.

The First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia will present Nunsense Sun., March 8, and Mon., March 9, at 6 p.m. each night in a dinner theater setting. The musical comedy concerns the Catholic Little Sisters of Hoboken and the variety show they put on in order to raise money to bury four of their recently deceased sisters.

“It’s a very tongue-in-cheek musical comedy,” said Ronda Ricks, a church member and one of the performers in the show. “We’ll be performing 10-11 songs and they have choreography as well.”

Admission for the show is $10 per person, with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity of Covington County. Tickets may be purchased from the church office or by calling 222-5352. Additional donations to HFHCC will also be accepted during the performances.

“It’s important that people support Habitat because it does so much to help those who are less fortunate,” Ricks said. “I just think it’s a wonderful, charitable organization to get behind and help. So many of our local churches are involved, so it’s nice to do something ecumenical.”

Those who attend the show will not only be entertained by the comical performance, but also enjoy soup and dessert. Tickets should be purchased as soon as possible, since only 64 seats are available for each night’s show.

Cast members are: Sam Fairley — Mother Superior; Bradley Browder — Sister Hubert; Ava May — Sister Mary Amnesia; Savannah Ricks — Sister Robert Ann; Lauren Powell — Sister Mary Leo; Roger Powell — Monk; Darien May and Ronda Ricks — Sisters; John David Thompson, Jackson Thompson, Stephen Caton, Hope Caton, Anna Locklear, Maggie Jones and David May — Nuns; Adeline Fischer — “The Littlest Nun.” Kathy Powell is directing the show, Angie Sasser will provide the music and Kelly Faulkner is in charge of the dinner.

Ricks said the church has been working on this musical for about two and half months and is excited to get a chance to put on the show.

“We’d been planning it for quite a while but never could find the time available,” she said. “We finally found a block of time that worked for everyone. We’ve been working very hard and I think it’s going to be a really good show.”

Ricks added that there is nothing offensive about the show.

“People won’t be offended,” she said. “We’ve already gone around and asked a lot of our Catholic friends about it and they have no problem with it. It’s not meant to offend; it’s meant for people to come see it and get a chuckle out of it.”