'Nunset Boulevard' to be performed on Palace Stage in Lockport
The story of the Little Sisters of Hoboken has been brought to life by a group of local actresses for the past 21 years. For three, they have been performing in their role since the beginning.
Kathy Dick of Lockport plays the role of Sister Mary Hubert. She has been performing her character since 1991, when she was 21 years old.
Carol Blumrick of Middleport, who plays the role of Sister Mary Amnesia, and Bonnie Fox Garrity of East Amherst, who plays to role of Sister Mary Leo, have also been performing as their characters for 21 years.
“We grew up with this show,” said Dick. “We are our own little family. Sisters through and through.”
In 1991, the Lake Plains Players, a theater group based in Niagara and Orleans County, held an open audition for the first production of “Nunsense.”
Dick, Blumrick and Garrity auditioned and got the parts. Since then, the group has been traveling around to different venues in the county, performing the different adventures of “Nunsense.”
“We know our characters so well,” said Dick, who believes they have grown a strong relationship over 20 years. “It’s a different bond than shows just put together.”
Joining them is Theresa Werth of Lockport, who will play the role of Sister Robert Anne. She has been performing in “Nunsense” for three years. Debbie Rey of Lockport is in her second season with the group. She will play the role of Mother Superior.
“Nunset Boulevard” is the seventh and newest chapter is the Dan Goggin series, and the group of five is excited to perform again at the Palace.
“We try and do a new one each year,” said Dick. “You never know where you will find the five of them.”
In the past, the “Nunsense” saga has taken the characters to Las Vegas, on a cruise ship and on many other adventures.
This newest show in the series has never been performed on the Palace stage before. According to Dick, audiences can expect the same characters but their journey will now take them to Hollywood, where they think they are going to perform at the Hollywood Bowl, but learn they are really booked at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Roma.
“It’s a comedy,” said Garrity. “It is intended to be funny.”
“There is a lot of Catholic humor,” said Rey.
“Nunset Boulevard” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and up and $13 for students with ID. Group discounts available.
“We just love what we do,” said Dick. “We want people to come and have a good time. That is our main goal.”
To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.lockportpalacetheatre.org or visit the box office, 2 East Ave., Lockport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.