Northwestern State announces summer theatre schedule

Northwestern_State_University_of_LouisianaNATCHITOCHES – Northwestern Summer Dinner Theatre will present “Nunsense” June 11-14 and 18-21 and the murder mystery “A Prom to Die For” July 30 – Aug. 2 and Aug. 6 – 9 on the stage of the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (318) 357-4218 or (318) 357-4483.

“Nunsense” tells the story of a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook Sister Julia. The show has updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song.

“We did this show several years ago and thought it was a good time to bring it back,” said Scott Burrell, coordinator of theatre and dance. “It’s a funny show with great songs. Laypeople will enjoy it and Catholics will really love it.”

Michael Rorex will be the director and Pia Wyatt is the choreographer.

“A Prom to Die For” is set at a high school where the student expected to be named prom queen suddenly has competition from an unexpected fellow student.

“It’s a cheesy murder mystery with a lot of slapstick and improvisation,” said Burrell, who will direct the show. “There will be a lot of audience participation and the characters will move in and out of the audience.”

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