A Don't Hug Me County Fair
By Book and Lyrics by Phil Olson; Music by Paul Olson
Directed by Jim McMillan
It’s summer time and the Bunyan County Fair is approaching, the biggest thing that's happened in Bunyan Bay since the winter carnival snowplow parade. This year the Bunyan County Fair means one thing to Gunner and Clara Johnson, owners of a little bar called The Bunyan; The Miss Walleye Queen Competition. Bernice, the pretty waitress, sees this as her big chance to win Miss Walleye Queen, to be discovered and more important, to have her face carved in butter at the Minnesota State Fair. The stakes have never been higher in Bunyan Bay. The trouble begins when Gunner's wife, Clara, decides she also wants to win Miss Walleye Queen. Bigger trouble arrives when Gunner's estranged twin sister, Trigger, shows up to try to win the beauty pageant. Who will win Miss Walleye Queen?
Produced by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, 219 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam
Performances: October 18-26, 2013
Performance Times: October 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 pm and October 20 at 2:00 pm.
Ticket Prices: $16.00 and $14.00 early bird special. Tickets on sale beginning September 26 at Rechek's Food Pride in Beaver Dam.
Call 920-887-7675 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Cast of Characters:
GUNNER/TRIGGER JOHNSON – is the strong willed co-owner of a bar called The Bunyan. Gunner is like a north woods Archie Bunker. TRIGGER is Gunner’s twin sister, a forest ranger who doesn’t get along with her brother. She desperately wants to find a man to marry.
CLARA JOHNSON - Gunner’s wife is the strong willed co-owner of “The Bunyan,” and has been married to Gunner for a long time.
BERNICE LUNDSTROM – is a pretty, young, ex-waitress at “The Bunyan.” She dreams of going to Broadway.
KANUTE GUNDERSON – an oblivious, dense, harmless, full-of-himself business owner.
AARVID GISSELSEN – is a slick, fast-talking karaoke salesman. He’s a north woods “Music Man.”
The show features 18 original songs. Come prepared with a short a cappella vocal selection of your choice approximately one minute in length to perform for vocal director Cheryl Zeman. Show director Jim McMillan will have you read from the script. There are scripts available at the Beaver Dam Community Library for review. For questions, please contact Jim McMillan at 920-763-3922.
Please bring your scheduling calendar along to inform us of any rehearsals you may need to miss.