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Nunsense: Hilarious nonsense

Mary Ann Pence | 7/4/2013, 10:43 p.m.

— Going to Toby's Dinner Theater is a wonderful way to spend an evening or an afternoon. You are so warmly welcomed that you feel as though you are visiting a friend's home.

Toby's is synonymous with great service and is very well known for its fabulous buffet offering a large variety of main courses along with a full salad bar, fruit, an ice cream station and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). There is something to suit everyone’s tastes.

The main event, of course, is great theater productions. Playing now through July 14, 2013 is “Nunsense.” It is the tale of a group of nuns who through a series of crazy circumstances become The Order of the Little Sisters of Dundalk. While doing missionary work one of the nuns accidentally poisons fifty-two of the Sisters and the remaining ones need to raise money for burial funds by putting on a revue in the school auditorium.

The Sisters who have all come from different backgrounds also had dreams before becoming nuns that are presented during their dance or song routines.

Sister Mary Robert Anne (Heather Marie Beck) came from a poor background in Brooklyn and is more than a little street smart but under that tough exterior she wants to be a star. Sister Mary Amnesia (Beth Rayca) who lost her memory wants only to remember who she really is and Sister Mary Hubert (Celia Blitzer) the Mistress of Novices but now has only one novice, Sister Leo (Maura Hogan) who tells the Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina (Jane C. Boyle), that she will only take her vows if she is allowed to take part in the production.

Many memories of Catholic School days will resurface as the cast interacts with the audience causing bursts of laughter as participants answer quiz questions, but you don't have to be Catholic to enjoy the jokes and awesome music.

If you are ready for a night full of fun, good food and great talent do not miss seeing this production of “Nunsense.”

The Toby's at O'Donnell Street has not announced the upcoming show yet, but the next play to be offered at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia is “Les Miserables,” which will run from July 26 until November 10, 2013.

For additional information or tickets, call the Columbia location at 410-730-8311 or the O’Donnell location at 410-649-1660 or visit the website: www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.