Though Reverend Mother isn't proud of what she and her sisters intend to do in Las Vegas, their only saving grace is knowing what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Or at least that's how the world works in Dan Goggin's naughty comedic musical "Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue," presented by the Second Street Players. The show opens Friday at the Riverfront Theatre.
Reverend Mother and her motley sisters have just discovered they have $10,000 worth of integrity. This became apparent when a parishioner offered to donate this sum to their school on one condition: the nuns must betray their beliefs by performing a concert at The Pump Lounge in Sin City.
Reverend Mother agrees and ventures to Sin City with her four sweethearts: Sister Mary Hubert (she has a very masculine appearance); Sister Robert Anne (an ex-gang member); Sister Mary Leo (a newcomer who dreams of becoming the first ballerina nun); and Sister Mary Amnesia (she lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head).
You'll see the colorful sisters earning every cent of that $10,000 as they sing Vegas-style show tunes by Goggin, meshed with whimsical and jazzy choreography, along with over-the-top costuming and props including feathered fans and gold top hats.
Adding to the fun, it should be mentioned "Vegas Revue" is pretty interactive as the nuns will play games with the audience and ask them questions like this risqué one: "Haven't you always wanted a Wayne Newton doll?" explained director Chris Clawson, of Milford.
"There's a Holy Rollers game and the performers] will pick people in the audience to play with them," he added. "It's like a Wheel of Fortune kind of thing, and they do it three or four times and everyone gets prizes."
'There's a huge following'
"Vegas Revue" is the fifth sequel out of six in the "Nunsense" series, which began in 1985 with "Nunsense." The series is loosely inspired by the popular film "Sister Act."
"There's a huge following for this particular thing," Clawson said. "It started with "Sister Act" and this is kind of a [spin-off] of that."
Without a doubt, Clawson is confident "Vegas Revue" will offer more than enough lightheartedness to keep patrons smiling from beginning to end.
"It's not your ordinary show," he said. "This is a lot of fun."
IF YOU GO
WHAT "Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue"
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday; 8 p.m., Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday; show dates run through May 5
WHERE Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut, St., Milford
Page 2 of 2 - COST $20
INFO secondstreetplayers.com or call 422-0220