‘Nunset’ writer: Fun show to attend

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 17, 2012


A bunch of “nunsense” is headed to center stage the last week of November, and writer and director Dan Goggin said it’s a show that will keep the audience laughing.

“Nunset Boulevard” is next on the Covington Arts Council’s 2013 line up, and will be held Nov. 27.

Goggin said the script is his seventh show in a series, but said each show stands alone. It also took him about a year to write it.

“If you’ve never seen one, you won’t miss out,” he said. “It’s all musical comedy. A group of nuns think they have been invited to the Hollywood Bowl, which is a bowling alley – the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama. Cindy Williams, from Laverne & Shirley is the star.”

But when they hear that a big-time producer is auditioning people for a new movie musical about the life of Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who became a nun, their spirits soar. Could this be their big break?

It features all new songs, audience participation and heavenly humor.

Goggin said the original company from New York City will be in Andalusia and he called them “a terrific group.”

“Everywhere we’ve been, they’ve received a standing ovation,” he said. “It’s really fun. We’re playing 53 cities all over the country.”

Goggin said “Nunset Boulevard” is just getting started.

“It hasn’t won any awards yet, but it’s up for some TV awards,” he said. “The Critics Circle said it’s the best one I’ve written.”

Advanced tickets are $15, and tickets at the door are $18, and students get in for $10.

The performance will be held at the LBWCC Dixon Center for Performing Arts.