St. Helens, OR — ShoeString Community Players Summer Musical “Sister Amnesia’s County Western Nunsense Jamboree”

ShoeString Community Players is celebrating 35 years with this hilarious musical, “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree”, is presented as a promotional tour for Sister Mary Amnesia’s newly released album, I Could’ve Gone to Nashville. After regaining her memory Sr. Amnesia realizes she is Sister Mary Paul, a former country singer. Reverend Mother, feeling that one should not waste God-given talent, gets Sister Mary Paul a recording contract and now she is on a national tour. Introducing two new characters, Sister Mary Wilhem (the convent nurse), and Father Virgil Manly Trott (Sister Leo?s real-life brother), this show is filled with hysterical one-liners and infectious comic tunes. Audiences participate in a rousing “Country Auction” and join with the cast as they sing We know that somewhere up in heaven you’re a saint, Patsy Cline! Will Sister Amnesia leave the convent for the Grand Ole Op’ry? You’ll have to wait till the finale, Do Unto Others to get the answer.

Our cast for the show: Joey Baker, Ellie Wieneke, Madison Vaerewyck, Anastasia Lantzseh, Stefani Weber, and David Wieneke. Musical accompaniment: Lynette Williams, Isiah Ebert, and Brady.

Shannon Vaerewyck and Bill Cade are directing this absolutely fantastic musical and have uncovered some real gems and talents for this show for you to enjoy. Shannon, “I have have a lot of fun working with this cast and the set is looking awsome!” Shannon is a charter member of SSCP and has been very involved over the years. “It is simply an amazing cast, they are going to blow you away!” Bill Cade commented. We want to welcome you to come see the show and enjoy it in air conditioned comfort, please buy your ticket today at Bertucci’s Chocolates at 2017 Columbia Boulevard, St. Helens or online at Tickets will be also available at the door. This is a show for the family to enjoy and don’t forget Grandma and Grandpa.

Show information:
When: Performance dates: July 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7pm
and July 23 at 2pm matinee.

Tickets: Adults $12, Students & Senior Citizens $10.
Where: St Helens High School Olmscheid Auditorium
2375 Gable Rd, St Helens, OR 97051

For More Information Contact: or call 503-366-4406
Tickets on sale at, Bertucci’s Chocolates, and at the door.

The ShoeString Community Players has been producing plays and other performances in Columbia County for over 35 years. Formed from a dedicated group of “Reader’s Theater” performers, SSCP was officially founded in 1982. The first production was Brigadoon, performed at the St. Helens High School Olmscheid Auditorium. SSCP has consistently produced productions and performances since that time, tapping into the rich and “undiscovered” talent Columbia County and its surrounding areas have to offer. We perform Revues, Musicals, Dramas, Comedies, Children’s Theater, and any other type of production that captures the attention of the community. In fact SSCP is recognized in the Cultural Inventory of St. Helens in the Columbia County Cultural Coalition Summary. ShoeString was also recently recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts for it participation in the “Big Read” with its performance of “The Persian” a Sam Spade radio play. We have been a long-standing, well-respected community group. SSCP is a fully non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, relying on volunteers for every aspect of our operation. Our mission is to support theater and arts through successful productions and participation of the community.