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Don’t Miss ‘Nunsense’ – The Next Top Theatre Production Coming to Cold Lake, Alberta

Apr. 04, 2018

It’s date night! Where are you going?

Forget the same ol’ dinner and a movie! Why not try a live theatre production of Nunsense? It’s showing at the Grande Parlour in Cold Lake, Alberta one of the premiere theatres in the surrounding area.

This cheeky comedy about a nun who accidentally poisons an entire convent — except five eccentric characters — will keep you laughing from start to finish.

To raise money to bury their sisters, the nuns first start a greeting card company with crude phrases. Yet, in light of all their success, the Reverend Mother splurges all their burial money on a big screen tv. While faced with the dilemma of how to pay for the services, the sisters decide to put on their own version of the classic musical Grease.

Hilarity ensues as the sisters let their personalities and dreams take over and bring the audience on a wild ride.

What’s All this Nunsense About?

First premiered as a theatre production in 1985 and the second-longest running off-Broadway show, Nunsense has been hailed by critics as “hilarious, irreverent and yet thankfully, not gratuitously offensive”.

Over six sequels and three spin-offs have spawned from this beloved event, and even a television adaptation starring Golden Girl’s Rue Mclanahan aired for several years.

This show follows five quirky nuns: Mother Superior Regina (a circus performer), Sister Mary Leo (a wannabe ballerina), Sister Robert Anne (a street-smart nun from Brooklyn), poor Sister Mary Amnesia (who can’t remember a thing), and the mistress of novices Sister Mary Hubert.

About the Grande Parlour Theatre

The Grande Parlour Theatre is the premier live entertainment destination in Cold Lake, Alberta for a reason. This intimate venue with 100 person seating and a luxurious interior, provides a top-notch experience without the long lines and crowds.

Instead of driving all the way to Edmonton, the Grande Parlour offers a community cultural experience right in your own neighbourhood!

The theatre production of Nunsense show dates is May 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th. We are proud to announce we will have 5 Grande Parlour Alumni performing in this show, it will be a family affair for all!

We will be opening up Beantrees for food and drinks a few hours prior to the show. Beantrees will be open at 5 pm, Grande Parlour doors for 7 pm, with the performance starting at 7:45 pm.

Impress a first date or a long time lover with the cozy seating and high-quality performances we have to offer at the Grande Parlour. Why drive all the way out of town? Get your tickets to Nunsense at the Grande Parlour Theatre in Cold Lake, Alberta, we have plenty of showings!

More Theatre Productions at the Grande Parlour

  • The Young Novelists – April 6th at 8 pm
  • Comedy Night with Kevin McGrath & Ken Hicks – April 7th at 8 pm
  • WCFW Exclusive Premiere Runway Event – April 14th at 8 pm

Have any questions or need directions to the venue? Review our FAQs for answers to most questions. For any other inquiries or to look into more events at the Grande Parlour, feel free to visit our Box Office.

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