A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol

By written by Phil Olson with the music by Paul Olson

Directed by Jim McMillan

“A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol” is a hilarious spoof of Charles Dickens' classic story, "A Christmas Carol." It's the smash hit sequel to the hit musical, “Don’t Hug Me,” which was performed to sold-out audiences at BDACT in the spring of 2008. “A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol” takes place on Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara. He tells her he’s skipping Christmas, and storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice on his skidoo and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dream where he's visited by folk legend, Sven Yorgensen, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Sven takes Gunner (Scrooge) on a journey similar to that in Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" only very different. Will Gunner come out of his coma and find redemption with Clara at The Bunyan? Find out.

Produced by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, 219 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Performances: December 3-12, 2009

Performance Times: Thursday, December 3 at 7:30pm; Friday, December 4 at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 5 at 7:30; Sunday, Dember 6 at 2:00; Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30; Thursday, December 10 at 7:30; Friday, December 11 at 7:30; and Saturday, December 12 at 7:30

Ticket Prices: All reserved seating $13.50 Tickets on sale November 9

Call 920-887-7675 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


“A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol” is Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s fall 2009 show. Auditions for will be held on October 7 and 8, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the BDACT, 219 N. Spring Street. If you have questions about auditions, contact Director Jim McMillan 763-3922, to get involved “behind the scenes” contact Producer Sue Voigt 296-4107. Scripts will be available at the library until October 6.

The characters: Clara Johnson – Gunner’s wife. Strong willed co-owner of a bar called “The Bunyan,” who’s been married to Gunner for a long time; Gunner Johnson – Clara’s husband. Strong willed co-owner of “The Bunyan.” A north woods Archie Bunker; Kanute Gunderson – Oblivious, full of himself business owner; Bernice Lundstrom – Pretty, young, dreamy ex-waitress at The Bunyan, and Sven Yorgensen – World famous folk legend. A ladies man.