Sister Strikes Again! Late Nite Catechism at Stages Theatre

Stages – “Late Night Catechism 2” 

Sister strikes again in “Late Nite Catechism 2” at Stages Theatre in Houston from January 2-14, 2018. In her zany and tongue-and-cheek strict catechism class, Sister, played by Denise Fennell, gives a closer look at the 10 Commandments as they apply to our lives today and critiques the effectiveness of social media vs. person-to-person socializing in our day. “Sister Strikes Again! Late Nite Catechism 2” is a must-see for the entire family. Be ready! You could get called on or called out!

Rating: 5 Stars! Best!

Late Nite Catechism 3: ‘Til Death Do Us Part at Stages Theatre

If you are looking to enjoy a memorable evening, we recommend Late Nite Catechism 3: ‘Til Death Do Us Part at Stages Theatre in Houston, Texas.  Written by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia , this play is enjoyable, enlightening, and humorous!  Sister offers lessons on love, marriage, life, and more. Denise Fennell (Sister) does a magnificent job of incorporating and engaging the audience throughout the production.  She is one of the most talented and amazing actresses we have ever seen.  You don’t want to miss it!

Rating: 5 stars!  Best

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Late Nite Catechism at Stage’s Theatre Houston 2014

Sister’s Christmas Catechism:
The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
by Maripat Donovan, with Jane Morris & Marc Silva

Denise Fennel returns as Sister

Photo by Claire Logue

Performance Dates: November 12 – December 28, 2014
Performance Times: Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30p, Fridays 8:00p, Saturdays 3:00p & 8:00p, Sundays 3:00p & 7:30p
Location: Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway
Run Time: This show is approximately 2 hours long including one fifteen-minute intermission.
Tickets: $21 – $65
To Purchase: 713.527.0123 or

Before tackling the iconic one woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life of the Universe at Stages in January, Denise Fennell returns for the holidays as Houston’s favorite nun – Sister, in Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold!

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold is the third installment to be released in the Catechism series, and this is the second time Stages has produced this highly successful holiday sequel. Stages also has produced Late Nite Catechism; Sister’s Back: Late Nite Catechism 2; Late Nite Catechism 3: Till Death Do Us Part; Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?; andLate Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
by Maripat Donovan, with Jane Morris & Marc Silva

Denise Fennell returns as Sister in this holiday mystery extravaganza! It’s CSI goes to Bethlehem as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages: On the night of that famous holy birth, what happened to the Magi’s gold? Forensic tools in hand, and assisted by a helpful flock of audience members, Sister hunts over manger and under camel hump in her relentless search for the culprit. Along the way, she gives her class a history lesson on the origin of nativity sets, provides line-by-line analysis of favorite Christmas carols, and creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With bundles of laughs, musical highlights, and wacky gifts galore, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is just the ticket for the holidays!

November 12 – December 28, 2014

Meet Denise!

DENISE (MARIE CHRISTINA) FENNELL Denise is originally from Boston, MA, where she grew up in a very strict Italian Catholic neighborhood, often attending mass with her Grandma Bianca on a daily basis. Denise currently calls both Los Angeles and New York City home. Some may recognize Denise from Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, in which she frequently appears in the title role of Tina. Maripat Donovan discovered Denise as Tina in her white wedding dress, blue eye shadow and her hair sprayed so high it almost reached heaven. Maripat apparently saw something that led her to believe there was a nun lurking somewhere behind the gum chewing, wise-cracking bride. All kidding aside, Denise would like to thank Maripat for believing in her and for being patient while Denise took the time to believe in herself. It is with great honor that she trades her wedding dress in for a habit, and instead of Tony chooses to marry God.