A Nun for All Seasons

Sister graces us with her presence in the '24–25 Season

Seasonal “Sister” performances, plus an all new comedy

Denise Fennell as Sister will grace us with her presence throughout the ’24–25 Season.

These limited performances are selling fast, so get your tickets today!

Sister’s Summer School Catechism:
God Never Takes a Vacation!

August 20–25, 2024

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It’s summer and Sister is not happy. It seems the diocese has decided to offer a summer school catechism course for those students who weren’t paying attention all year. Instead of three relaxing weeks at the motherhouse, Sister is stuck with her students this summer! And summer is already rough enough for Sister – try wearing 50 pounds of gabardine in 90-degree heat! Not one to despair, Sister engages the class in an interactive baseball game to explore such questions as, “Did Jesus have to go to summer school? Or “What is an appropriate summer vacation for a practicing Catholic?” Beat the Houston heat with Sister this summer, and if you know what’s good for you, don’t be late!
 

Sister’s Back to School Catechism:
The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales

October 29–November 3, 2024

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It’s that time of year again and Sister’s preparing her classroom for another long year of Catechism. Houston is in store for another hysterical lesson with Sister’s Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales. In this session, we find out the church’s take on all the familiar Halloween tales of ghosts and goblins. Full of Sister’s signature class participation, theater-goers will get hands-on experience in how to build a Catholic-appropriate Halloween costume.
 

Sister’s Christmas Catechism:
The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

December 3–22, 2024

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It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri—they were in a barn after all.”) Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen.
 

’Til Death Do Us Part:
Late Nite Catechism 3

February 4–9, 2024

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After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country’s feistiest couples counselor!
 

Denise Fennell’s
Lessons Learned

May 6–11, 2025

Written by and starring Denise Fennell-Pasqualone

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Comedian and storyteller Denise Fennell is bringing her brand new one-woman show to Stages! Having garnered rave reviews for her previous works, including the wildly successful The Bride and the hit series Late Nite Catechism, Denise is ready to captivate audiences once again with her unique blend of comedy and storytelling. Known for her ability to connect with audiences, Lessons Learned promises to be an unforgettable experience, filled with laughter, wit and heartwarming anecdotes. Drawing from personal experiences and observations, Fennell effortlessly weaves together hilarious tales of everyday life, showcasing her talent for finding humor in the ordinary. This highly anticipated show is a must-see event for comedy enthusiasts and fans of Denise Fennell.