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Nunsense II: The Second Coming
February 22 – March 15

Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers



The Southwest Florida Theatre Company Presents Nunsense II: The Second Coming.
Taking place six weeks after the hilarious events seen in Nunsense when the sisters
present their first benefit to help bury their dearly departed sisters killed in a tragic
cooking accident, the sisters are back to present a “thank-you” show for all the
people who supported them in the past. 
Things get to off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the Magic Word, but
before long chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who
has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the same
time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff.   

From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia, to the hilarious duet What Would
Elvis Do?, to the rousing finale, There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That’s
to Say Amen!, this show will have you rolling in the aisles!  

Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers

Meet the Cast of Nunsense!

Melody, a NJ native, is excited to be making her Gulf Coast Symphony debut! National Tour:
Ice Queen (Cirque Dreams Holidaze). Notable Regional: Alice Beane (Titanic, Fireside), Mrs.
Squires (The Music Man, Fireside), The Mayor (The SpongeBob Musical, ABT), Magenta
(Rocky Horror Picture Show, Roxy Regional), Sara Jane Moore (Assassins, Roxy Regional),
Minnie Marx (Minnie’s Boys, Broward Stage Door).   Two-time Winner, NY Mets National
Anthem Search (2007 vs Atl. Braves, 2016 vs NY Yankees).  Much love to Mom & Dad,
Jeremy and Rachel for their constant support. @miss__melody

 As a product of Alabama State University’s esteemed Department of Theatre Arts, Chayning
Jenkins is delighted to share her professional debut with Gulf Coast Symphony as Sister Hubert
in Nunsense II. Although Chayning elected Political Science as her confirmed field of study dur-
ing undergraduate matriculation, she was no stranger to the Leila Barlow stage, landing principal
roles in productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar, The Color Purple, Black Nativity, & Dream
Girls. She also represented the department at the Kennedy Center American College Theater
Festival, winning the top award in her region for 2 consecutive years: the Irene Ryan award. As
Chayning embarks upon this serendipitous post-graduate venture, she looks forward to maturing
as an artist and the refinement that working alongside her talented fellow thespians will bring. 

LAURA MCKENNA a native of Sarasota, Florida, is thrilled to be returning to the Gulf
Coast Symphony in Nunsense II! She was most recently seen with the GCS in Snowbird
Follies. Other regional credits include Evelyn Nesbit in RAGTIME with American Stage
in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sister Mary Leo in NUNSENSE (Mountain Playhouse) and THE
MUSIC MAN (St. Petersburg Opera Company). Collegiate credits include: Celia in AS
YOU LIKE IT, Helga in CABARET, PATIENCE (title role), and Woman 2 in SONGS FOR
A NEW WORLD. Laura is a graduate of Florida Southern College with degrees in BM
Vocal Performance & BFA Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance. Special thanks and
love to Mom, Dad, and Lindsay. Website:,
Instagram: laura_mckenna_

Kimberly Suskind is a professional performer, director, choreographer and teaching artist
who is thrilled to call Fort Myers her new home! She made her Off-Broadway debut last
fall starring as Sarah in the new musical, Brilliant, and has been fortunate enough to per-
form at several wonderful regional theaters across the country, including New York,
Philadelphia, New Jersey, Florida, Delaware, Seattle and Boston. Kimberly can also be
heard on the demo recording of Brilliant, a new musical as Sarah. 

Whitney Grace, a Punta Gorda native, has been giving audiences the old Bazazz
since she was 5 years old. Whitney’s journey has taken her across the vibrant stages
of Florida’s regional theaters. She was most recently seen at the Barbara B. Mann
singing with the Gulf Coast Symphony for their Broadway Divas concert. Whitney’s
star has also shone brightly at esteemed venues like Palm Beach Dramaworks in
The Science of Leaving Omaha (Ruth Ellen), the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Hairspray,
Mamma Mia, and How to Succeed.., Gablestage in White Guy on the Bus (Molly),
The Wick Theatre in Milk and Honey (Barbara), Cinderella (Gabrielle), Brigadoon,
Crazy For You, and West Side Story (Minnie), TheatreZone in The Secret Garden
(Martha), and many others.

Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers

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