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Nunsense
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Played 24th August 2001 – 15th September 2001 at The Actors Studio, Bangsar
Directed by Richard Harding Gardner Produced by Chae Lian
Musical Direction by Holland Jancaitis Choreography by Joseph Gonzales
 
Nunsense For the musical comedy NUNSENSE, Gardner & Wife brought in American musical director, Holland Jancaitis. With choreography by Joseph Gonzales (Head of Dance, Akademi Seni Kebangsaan), the musical comedy broke every then-existing box-office record by playing to 6,500 people over the course of three-and-a-half-weeks. The set was courtesy of Cinematic, the producer of Malaysia’s longest-running sitcom Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu.
 
CAST
Sister Mary Regina - Shanthini Venugopal
Sister Mary Hubert - Suzan Manen
Sister Mary Anne - Mary George
Sister Mary Amnesia - Cheah Siew Oui
Sister Mary Leo - Zoë Christian

Lai Foo Yuen (Percussionist)
 
CREW
Costume Designer - Akma Suriati
Sound Designer - Wong Pek Fui
Lighting Designer - Chris Jacobs
Stage Manager - Gan Hui Yee
Asst. Stage Manager - Winnie Tan
Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu set courtesy of Cinematic Productions
 
REVIEWS
The Malay Mail28/08/2001 The Malay Mail by Wilson Henry
EXCUSE ME, SISTERS, YOUR DRAWERS ARE SHOWING!
a successful staging… Shanthini Venugopal… sang the roof off and gave some of the night's most exciting performance… had the audience roaring in laughter… Individually, each of them showed an astonishing singing range… Cheah Siew Oui did not just have a face to go with it, she played Mary Amnesia to the hilt… This is a must-see + more

The Star02/09/2001 The Star by Rubin Khoo
FUN BEHIND THE HABITS
crowd-pleaser Shanthini Venugopal… induces smiles just by simply walking onto the stage… carried most of the show… + more

The SunThe Sun by Sherry Siebel
WHEN NUNS TAKE TO FUNNY HABITS
that firecracker of an actress, Mary George… Zoë Christian redeems herself big-time… It's classic… Shanthini Venugopal, too, puts in a robust and most realistic performance… worth the price of admission + more

10-16 September 2001 Day & Night by Jacobus Raj
RISQUE NUNS AND THEIR SAVING GRACE
a load of laughs and definitely great fun to watch… Joseph Gonzales… choreographer… should be congratulated for the cohesive and tight dance moves… these women can sing + more

Kakiseni28/08/2001 Kakiseni by Antares
HOLY PAP! BURLESQUE NUNS!
Gardner & Wife found themselves the perfect cast… Shanthini's well-honed talent shines through like a lighthouse… ably aided by feisty dancer-singer Suzan Manen… vibrantly abetted by winsome stage veteran Mary George… mellifluous mezzo-soprano voice of Cheah Siew Oui… tantalizing appeal of terpsichorean Zoë Christian… + more

Klue30/08/2001 KLue by Juliana Choo
YOU GO, SISTER!
many audience members guffawing and slapping their knees in uncontrolled mirth… priceless to see the usually regal Mother Superior (played excellently by Shanthini Venugopal) rolling on the floor, high on Feng Tao airplane glue… Mary George… stands out as the most fun… + more