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Production recap of HDO's 20th-season show

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Thank you for your support of NUNSENSE

The 20-year mark is here - two decades of providing professional, high-quality opera and musical theater to the Grand Valley by High Desert Opera. And to celebrate our 20th Season, we returned to the Avalon Theatre and performed NUNSENSE on Dec. 31st, 2022

2 hilarious shows at the Avalon

The Nuns of Hoboken

Hundreds of patrons took advantage of the two opportunities given to attend NUNSENSE at the Avalon Theatre, and they were not disappointed.

The nuns of Hoboken filled the theater with laughter with their mesmerizing performances, and Scott Betts conducted a small but poignant orchestra in bringing the musical score of this funny show to light.

Both the matineé and evening performances entertained from start to finish, and made for a pleasingly lighthearted way to welcome the year of 2023 - on the eve of Avalon's 100th-year Anniversary. Thank you in volumes to Stephen Doyle and the Avalon Theatre Foundation for its support of NUNSENSE.

Principal Cast

Additional cast

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What is this NUNSENSE?

A plot summary of this hilarious show...

"The nuns of the Little Sisters of Hoboken have decided to put on a fundraising show to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook - Sister Julia Child of God."

A word from one of the (toe-tapping) nuns

"Nunsense is a classic comedy you will find hilariously entertaining the entire time, with fabulous music, fun lyrics, comedic choreography, touching moments and amazing talent performing on the historical Avalon Theatre Stage. You will be escorted thru an amazing theatrical experience!" ~ Lana Rogal (Sister Mary Leo)

Special thanks to the Avalon Theatre Foundation

Steve Doyle, President of the Avalon Theatre Foundation, is no stranger to High Desert Opera. He has been in numerous shows with the troupe and has been one of HDO's biggest donors and contributors throughout the years.

His introduction to both showings of NUNSENSE in celebration of the Avalon's 100th-year Anniversary was nothing short of wonderful, and HDO couldn't be more grateful for his support - both on AND off the stage. Thank you Steve!

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