Full Length Musical
Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - A little bar in northern Minnesota. On the walls are stuffed animals, stuffed fish, and beer signs. Photos of the original set can be seen on www.DontHugMe.com. Costuming is simple as well. North woods flannel shirts, jeans, sturdy shoes or boots. Bernice will wear a sexy outfit for her talent event.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage
A Don't Hug Me County Fair is the summer sequel to the smash hit musical comedies Don't Hug Me and A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol!
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, (played by Gunner) shows up to try to win the beauty pageant.
Featuring 18 original songs including, "My Campfire is Burnin'," "I'm a Bunyan Woman," "If I Could Win Miss Walleye Queen," "Pontoon Ladies,", "I'm Just a Pretty Forest Ranger," and "Our Butter Face Queen." Only 5 characters, a simple set, and it doesn't require a band... A Don't Hug Me County Fair is very inexpensive to produce.
"It's wonderful!" - Dick Clark, TV Icon
"GO!" - LA Weekly
"Riotously funny!" - Norwegian American Weekly
"A fun romp that is bound to be a popular superhit!" - Grigware Talks Theatre
"I love to laugh, and I did!" - LATheatreReview.com
"A howl-a-minute hoot!" - Tolucan Times
"I laughed so hard my sides hurt!... I loved it!" - American Radio Network
"You won't want to miss the fun of this third trip to Bunyan Bay!" - Stage Happenings
"I laughed so hard and so often that I might have damaged some of my sturdy Norwegian innards!" - LA Comedy Examiner
"Thigh slapping fun!...Go see it!" - LA Taco
"100% Sweet!" - Bitter-Lemons.com
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Don’t Hug Us, We’re Brothersby Phil Olsen and Paul OlsenApril 30, 2012
A Don't Hug Me County Fair was first produced at the Lonny Chapman
Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in February
2009. It was directed by Doug Engalla.