Nuncrackers features both laughter and warmth

If you are looking for a great show to attend over the holidays, head over to the SCERA Theater in Orem for a family-friendly Christmas production. The SCERA Theater is showing its production of Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical, which is a sequel to the original Nunsense production.

Nunsense begins with Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally poisoning and killing 52 of her sister nuns. The remaining nuns proceed to figure out wacky ways to raise money in order to pay for the proper burial of their 52 deceased sisters. But they are left needing funds for a proper burial for two remaining nuns.

In Nuncrackers, the sisters of Nunsense are raising the money to give the last two a proper burial. This wild and charming production, written by Dan Goggin, is a must-see for the holiday season. The production of Nuncrackers at the SCERA Theater is directed by Howard and Kathryn Little.

“When Father Virgil has to step in for the nun named Sister Julia, Child of God, during a cooking segment of the nun’s Christmas special, he does a dead-on impression of Julia Child as he accidently keeps drinking the rum he’s supposed to be putting in the fruitcake. It is hysterical,” said April Berlin, operations manager and marketing and development manager at the SCERA Theater, speaking about her favorite part of the show.

“I think the holiday season should be merry and bright, and this show is a celebration of love and laughter, filled with lots of audience participation, including sing-a-long songs and a ‘Secret Santa,’” Berlin said. “It also has a beautiful warmth to it as well, with some sweet Christmas moments.”

Nuncrackers is showing every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Reserved tickets are available at $12 for adults and $10 for students, children and seniors. Contact the SCERA at (801) 225-2569 for more information.

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