Don’t Hug Me

At the top is the roof line of a cabin with a moose head on the gable. Below that is a drawing of the 5 characters from the show, 2 women and 3 men, in winter coats and hats
Don't Hug Me

Don't Hug Me

place Wadena VFW 213 1st St SE, Wadena, MN 56482, USA expand_more
Presented by arrow_forward_ios Madhatters Community Theatre

book by Phil Olson
music & lyrics by Paul Olson

It’s Fargo meets The Music Man (without the blood or the trombones).

Oh, for cryin’ in yer snow shoes! It’s the coldest day of the year in Bunyan Bay when a slick karaoke salesman arrives at the bar and turns the locals’ lives upside down. With its over-the-top songs and crazy characters, this Minnesota love story with singin’ and stuff will have you laughing until the spring thaw!

Don’t Hug Me takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson wants to sell the business and move to Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Bernice Lundstrom, the pretty waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiance, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It’s a battle of wills, and when a fast-talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring romance into their lives through the “magic” of karaoke, all heck breaks loose!

Presenting the cast of the Wadena Madhatters Community Theatre production of DON’T HUG ME!
Clara Johnson – Bronwynn Touchette
Gunner Johnson – Dan Touchette
Bernice Lundstrom – Maxine Junker
Aarvid Gisselsen – Ben Muchow
Kanute Gunderson – Forest Anderson
Performances will be January 12-14 and 20-21 at the Wadena VFW. Reminder, it’s dinner theatre!
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