Dave Derby, Robert Turner, Wendy Kenworthy, Annie Buresh, Priscilla Ruemping, Anders Herfindahl-Quint, Liz Olive, Sarah Asprey and Melanie Dobson sing the finale. Photos by Larry Dobson
By Ruth Hanson
The Mantorville Theatre Company production of the Nunsense Christmas musical "Nuncrackers" brought down the nearly full house Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Mantorville Opera House.
It was the first weekend of a four weekend run of the popular musical.
The exuberant cast, made up of four nuns, a priest and four children was a happy way to start the holiday season for the crowd.
The talk over coffee and cookies at intermission included their liking of the extremely talented adults as well as the amazing talent of the children on stage.
"That pianist is something else," one man said. "And the drummer adds a nice touch. They certainly all work well together."
"The grownups have been extremely nice to those kids," one of their mothers commented as she walked up the sidewalk after the play. "It's been a good experience for them."
The chatter after the play included comments on the extraordinary voices of the nuns and the priest. And how darling the nuns looked with tutus over their habits. And the acting of the young people and what major contributions they made to the whole production.
All in all, it had been a delightful evening, full of laughter, and would give them something fun to share with their friends through the week.
For tickets call Mantorville Theater at 635-5420 or go to www.mantorvillain.com. The curtain will go up for two more weekends on "Nuncrackers" on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through December 15.