CUMC to present musical comedy, ‘Nunsense’

The Farragut community is invited to attend the musical comedy, “Nunsense,” written by composer Dan Goggin in 1985 and performed by Concord United Methodist Church members.

The musical production, part of Concord Concert Series, will take place 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at CUMC, 11020 Roane Drive, Far-ragut, and is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students. Free daycare will be available for children age 6 and younger. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office, 865-966-06728 or visit

The concert series features local musicians and a variety of performers from around the world, Mike Stallings, CUMC musical director, said.

“This heavenly musical comedy features the Little Sisters of Hoboken, hungry for the spotlight, who find themselves in a bit of a pickle,” he said.

Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of her fellow sisters, and the nuns are in dire need of funds for the burials, he said. So, the sisters put on a variety show fundraiser.

“It is a small musical with a small cast,” Sarah Beth Coppage, CUMC associate musical director and cast member, said. “I think it’s hilarious. There are some light moments and moments that make you think.

“A bunch of the church members wanted to have the experience so we chose to do a musical.

“We believe in the arts, and some of us have music degrees — some have been in music our whole lives — so we wanted to create a fun evening and to celebrate the arts and our church.

“Our church has a very strong music program, and this is just one of the outlets of that,” Coppage said.

Cast members include Nancy Owens as Sister Regina Mother Superior; Claudia Stallings, Sister Robert Anne; Tami Bland, Sister Mary Hubert; Katie Bland, Sister Mary Leo; and Coppage, Sister Mary Amnesia.

The performance is directed by Amanda Thomas, stage production is by Haley Retterer and the program is under Mike Stalllings’ musical direction.