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‘Nunsense’ premieres Sept. 18

By Christian DiMartino and Connor Lopp

With school being back in session for a month now, the Theatre Department has started to prepare to perform their first show of the year,  Nunsense.

“’Nunsense’ is about a group of crazy, unique nuns who have to put on a fundraiser show to raise money to bury sisters that were poisoned by stew,” said sophomore Morgan Prentiss. “Not many people have heard of the show, but it’s wonderful.”

The show starts running on Thursday, Sept. 18 and goes through Sunday, Sept. 21.

“They started rehearsing the first day of school and we casted in May,” said theatre director Robbie Steiner.

The play has been performed at FC before, but it first premiered off broadway in 1985.

“FC performed ‘Nunsense’ about five years ago, I knew several girls in it and I came to see it most of the nights,” said senior Anna Nungester.

The characters add character to the story as well.

“My favorite part is when Sister Mary Amnesia interacts with the audience, and that interaction is just fun,” said Steiner. “It’s a lot of fun to see.”

The cast has high expectations for the upcoming show.

“’Nunsense’ is going to be so much fun and entertaining,” said senior Bethany Smith. “We have a great cast, and we are looking forward to performances.”

One challenge for this play’s cast is the double casting.

“Some of the roles are double cast so it takes a little while to go back and forth with both casts,” said Steiner.

“Nunsense” draws people to the theatre to come and see the first play of the season.

“I would consider it a hidden gem in theatre,” said Prentiss.

Upcoming Louisville concerts

KFC Yum! Center

Arcade Fire– March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25-695

George Strait and Vince Gill -March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $67-1988

Billy Joel– April 6 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $56-1750

Miley Cyrus– April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $77-4149

Cher with Cyndi Lauper– June 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $70-1989

Headliners

The word of Mouth Tour featuring: Aer – Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: 14 and over; $15 in advance; $18 day of

Moonface- March 7 at 9 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; $15

ZZ Ward with Linus Young and The O’ My’s– March 19 at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; advanced $15; day of $17

American Authors with Wild Club– April 17 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; $15

Katie Herzig– April 26 at 9 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; $15

A Cappella Choir joins Louisville artists

by Caitlin Fien and Connor Lopp

All eyes on the director, members of the A Cappella choir watch carefully, with binders ready, as they are conducted in one of the many pieces they have been preparing.  Music stops, and pencils fly as imperative corrections are given. Students have been working in order to prepare for their upcoming performance with the Louisville Chorus. The choir has been learning a plethora of new music at an accelerated rate.

“We have been preparing for this concert since practically the first day of school. We also used our yearly choir retreat to further prepare the material,” said junior Jake Zurschmiede.

With the Louisville Chorus, String Players of Louisville Philharmonia, and professional soloists, A Cappella members will be performing the “Schubert Mass in G”, and “Lauda Jerusalem” by Vivaldi.

The choir will also perform “O Magnum Mysterium” arranged by David N. Childs and “Bogoroditsye Dyevo” without the aid of the Louisville Chorus.

This unique performing experience presents a challenge for the choir. “It is stretching us musically this early in the year.  Because it is such a high profile performance, it is important to get our music as polished as possible.” said choir director Angela Hampton.

The A Cappella Choir received the opportunity after the executive director of the Louisville Chorus, Therese Davis, came to one of their spring concerts and asked them to join in a performance in the future.

“They are one of the best choruses around,” said Daniel Spurlock, music director of the Louisville Chorus. He has worked with the choir at school rehearsals on two occasions on the two pieces being sung with the other choir.

“I feel that performing with [the Louisville Chorus] will really help the A Cappella choir be able to work out more complex music and perform it more professionally than we normally would,” said sophomore Jody Jansa.

The concert will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Brigid Cathedral in Louisville. General tickets cost $20, seniors citizens $15, and students are $5.