Dec. 18 & 19
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center
147 N. Broadway, Albert Lea
Part of the smash hit “Don’t Hug Me” musical comedy series, this show takes place in a small north woods bar in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Gunner and Clara Johnson are owners of the bar, they’ve been married “a long time,” the romance has left the marriage and Clara would like to get it back. When Gunner finds a pamphlet that Clara was hiding for Divorce Fantasy Camp, he realizes he needs to do something. Meanwhile, Bernice, the waitress, gets engaged to Aarvid, a karaoke salesman. Gunner’s twin sister, Trigger, comes to town and proposes to Kanute, the local business icon. It’s a double wedding. Will anyone get cold feet? What could possibly go wrong?
WHAT WILL AUDITIONS BE LIKE?
You will sign in and fill out an audition form to tell us about yourself. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before — experience isn’t required. A script will be given to you at auditions. You will be asked to read from the script and sing, along with others who are auditioning. You do not need to attend both audition nights.
WHAT ROLES ARE AVAILABLE?
- Clara Johnson – Gunner’s wife. Likeable, playfully sarcastic, not mean spirited.
- Gunner Johnson – Clara’s husband. A north woods Archie Bunker.
- Bernice Lundstrom – Pretty, young, wholesome, innocent, waitress at the bar.
- Kanute Gunderson – Oblivious, dense, harmless, full of himself business owner.
- Aarvid Gisselsen – Slick, fast-talking karaoke salesman.
- Trigger Johnson – Gunner’s twin sister. Played by Gunner.
WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Beginning in January, rehearsals will be scheduled weeknights, with some weekend involvement closer to the performance dates, which are Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, March 1, 2 and 3.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
ACT is a non-profit, volunteer organization providing quality theatre and entertainment for our community. If you’re not interested in being on stage, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in other ways, such as backstage crew, building and painting sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, usher or in the box office. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about auditions, contact email@example.com.