Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Nunsense logo 001NUNSENSE: The Musical Comedy

WHEN: July 19 – August 12; Wednesday August 8 @ 7:30 PM; Thursdays at 2 PM & 7:30 PM; Fridays And Saturdays @ 8 PM; Sundays at 2 PM; Saturday, July 28, @ 2 PM
The Bickford Theatre in the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township
TICKETS: Reserved seats are $45 for the General Public; $40 for Senior Citizens; $38 for Morris Museum and Bickford Theatre Guild Members; $20 for Students (18 or under or with valid college ID); and $30 Groups (10 or more)
For tickets or more information, please contact the Bickford Theatre Box Office at 973.971.3706 or visit

nunsense-gwenjones12The story begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show with music, dance, laughter and an audience quiz as they take over the Bickford Theatre this summer.

The Bickford Theatre’s Artistic Director, Eric Hafen, is directing this production. Commenting on the show, Hafen says, “I have produced Nunsense many times. To me, it is the perfect summer entertainment for the entire family, full of laughs, great songs and the most unforgettable collection of nuns you will ever meet.” (Right: Gwendolyn F. Jones in Nunsense, Photo credit: Blue Bend Photography)

When it opened in New York, the show won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical and Best Music. Nunsense’s book, music and lyrics are by Dan Goggin. The New York Times called Nunsense “A hail of fun and frolic!” and “A lively, ‘nun-stop’ musical.” Nunsense is recommended for audiences age 12 and over.


  • Gwendolyn F. Jones- (Reverend Mother Mary Regina) Broadway:  Radio City Christmas Spectacular; NYC:  Sophie Tucker (Sophie, Totie & Belle), Stella (Light Up the Sky); NJ Regional:  Paper Mill   Playhouse; Other Regional: Flat Rock Playhouse, Bristol Riverside Playhouse,  Beef & Boards DT, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Candlewood Playhouse
  • Geraldine Leer- (Sister Hubert) Broadway: The Country Girl and Member of the Wedding (Roundabout Theatre); Regional: LaJolla Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, Westport Country Playhouse, Dallas Repertory Theatre; Film & TV:  Lorna (Mystic Pizza), Mary Pat (As the World Turns), guest star in Law & Order, Nash Bridges, Take Me Home Again (MOW)
  • Kristen Michelle- (Sister Mary Amnesia) National Tour: Theatreworks USA; NJ Regional:  Premiere Stages; Other Regional:  Waterfront Playhouse, Red Barn Theatre, Cohoes Music Hall
  • Amanda Yechechak- (Sr. Mary Leo) NYC:  Union Square Theatre, Vital Theatre, Theatre for a New City; NJ Regional: Garage Theatre, Yates Musical Theatre, Hackensack Theatre Company

  • Katie Mott
    - (Sr. Robert Anne) NJ Regional Credits :  Gloria Thorpe (Damn Yankees), Jack’s Mother (Into the Woods), Nellie Forbush (South Pacific); graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory


  • Director:  Eric Hafen, Artistic Director, Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
  • Music Director: Wayne Mallette of Plainfield, NJ
  • Choreographer:  Laurie Piro of Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Set and Lighting Designer:  Lewis Perlmutter of Madison, NJ
  • Costume Designer:  Andrea Dante of Ridgefield, NJ
  • Properties Designer:  Danielle Pietrowski of Long Valley, NJ
  • Production Stage Manager:  Yumi Matsuura of Madison, NJ

About The Bickford Theatre

The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase and Blues at the Bickford. Eric Hafen celebrated his 10th anniversary as the Bickford Theatre’s Artistic Director this season.

The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theatres throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance. 

The Bickford Theatre is conveniently located within the Morris Museum and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Walk-up hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM.