VIDEO: Hilarity rules when nuns get in the Christmas mood

Introducing The Kids to the ‘studio audience’ at Nuncrackers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Introducing The Kids to the ‘studio audience’ at Nuncrackers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
’Christmas Time is Nunsense Time’ opens this fun musical. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)’Christmas Time is Nunsense Time’ opens this fun musical. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Sister Hubert starts to tell the story of The Nutcracker. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Sister Hubert starts to tell the story of The Nutcracker. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
’Santa’s Little Teapot’ by The Kids is a sweet number in the first act. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)’Santa’s Little Teapot’ by The Kids is a sweet number in the first act. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Sister Hubert and Sister Mary Paul have some fun in the Twelve Days Prior to Christmas. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Sister Hubert and Sister Mary Paul have some fun in the Twelve Days Prior to Christmas. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House’ sings Sister Amensia, with chorus. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House’ sings Sister Amensia, with chorus. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The finale of Sister Amnesia’s big number includes almost everyone. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The finale of Sister Amnesia’s big number includes almost everyone. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Mother Superior shows her song and dance talent in ‘A Carnival Christmas’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The Mother Superior shows her song and dance talent in ‘A Carnival Christmas’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Father Virgil has to take the place of Sister Julia in the cooking segment of the show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Father Virgil has to take the place of Sister Julia in the cooking segment of the show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The first acts ends with the Nutcracker Ballet: quite a sight to see. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The first acts ends with the Nutcracker Ballet: quite a sight to see. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
’In the Convent’ is a hilarious number in the musical, Nuncrackers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)’In the Convent’ is a hilarious number in the musical, Nuncrackers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Sisters Hubert, Mary Paul (Amnesia), and Robert Anne present a cool rendition of the Three Kings. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Sisters Hubert, Mary Paul (Amnesia), and Robert Anne present a cool rendition of the Three Kings. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Mother Superior makes Father Virgil close his eyes while she advertises sexy lingerie from St. Victoria’s Secret on the Catholic Shopping Channel. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Mother Superior makes Father Virgil close his eyes while she advertises sexy lingerie from St. Victoria’s Secret on the Catholic Shopping Channel. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Sister Robert Anne is joined by Sister Leo and Sister Amnesia in ‘All I Want for Christmas’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Sister Robert Anne is joined by Sister Leo and Sister Amnesia in ‘All I Want for Christmas’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Sister Robert Anne sneaks a few moments with Sister Mary Annette. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Sister Robert Anne sneaks a few moments with Sister Mary Annette. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

This is a Christmas special like you’ve never seen before.

The Mercury Players production of Nuncrackers provides goofy, ridiculous, and truly hilarious family fun to get you in a holiday mood.

Yes, those crazy sisters from Nunsense are back, and they’re filming a TV Christmas show. Yes, that’s right. They’re performing live, while the cameras are rolling, and you get to be the studio audience.

The show is light and lively in parts, sweet and thoughtful in others, and overall is just great entertainment.

A whole crowd of people have put their backs into making this event and it received roaring applause last week.

They’re back on stage again Nov. 24, 25, and 26 but if you haven’t got your tickets yet, run, don’t walk to Ten Old Books or First Chiropractic or call 250-746-6897. Last Friday, when we were there, it was packed to the doors. Also, if you need to park near the theatre, arrive early to secure a place.

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