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Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, A - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, A

Phil Olson, Paul Olson

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573642432

Book and Lyrics by Phil Olson
Music by Paul Olson
"Best Musical of 2006!" - Reviewplays.com
"Non-stop laughs!...I loved it!" - LA Scene
A hilarious spoof of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It's the smash hit sequel to the award-winning musical, Don't Hug Me. It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, tells her he's skipping Christmas.
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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Christmas/Holiday, 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. North woods flannel shirts, jeans, sturdy shoes or boots.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups

A hilarious spoof of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It's the smash hit sequel to the award-winning musical, Don't Hug Me.

It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, tells her he's skipping Christmas, he storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice 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.

Featuring 17 original songs, including, "The Wheel is Turnin' but the Hamster is Dead," "Gunner Fell Into an Ice Hole," "Gramma Cut the Christmas Cheese," "I Love You More Than Football," "What Would Barbra Streisand Do?," and "I'd Rather be Naughty." Only 5 characters, a simple set, and it doesn't require a band, A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol is very inexpensive to produce.


REVIEWS:

"Best Musical of 2006!" - Reviewplays.com

"Non-stop laughs!... I loved it!" - LA Scene

"A wonderful, zany musical comedy!" - Irish News

"A crowd-pleasing holiday hoot! Book your seats today!" - Tolucan Times

"Big laughs!... A fun-filled holiday vacation!" - Studio City Sun

"Holiday amusement for the whole family!" - Valley Scene

"Hysterical!" - KCLA Radio

"A laugh a minute!" - Norway Times

"There were tears in my eyes with laughter!" - The Ticket Stub

"It's not a wonder that this enjoyable holiday musical has been extended more than once!" - National Jewish News

"Rib-tickling fun!" - St. Cloud Times


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER:

Don’t Hug Us, We’re Brothers
by Phil Olsen and Paul Olsen
April 30, 2012


A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol was first produced at the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in October 2006. It was directed by Sean Mulcahy.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

CLARA JOHNSON - Gunner's wife, strong willed co-owner of a bar called "The Bunyan," has 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
SVEN YORGENSEN - world-famous folk legend, a ladies man
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock, Jazz, Country/Western, Folk

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

6 Piano/Vocal Scores
Rehearsal CD
Performance CD
Song Samples

The Christmas Cheese Polka

It's Christmas Time so Please Give me Some

The Wheel is Turnin' But the Hamster is Dead

Gunner Fell into an Ice Hole

I Love You More Than Football

You Can Call Me Tiny

Me and My Baby Gonna Swing

Another Piece of Pie

I'd Rather Be Naughty

The Bunyan Beguine

What Would Barbara Streisand Do?

Yo Yo Yo!

Deep int he Closet

We Were Happy

The Christmas Cheese Polka [Reprise]

Videos
  • A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol

Author(s)
Phil Olson

Phil Olson

Phil Olson grew up in Edina, Minnesota, home of the first indoor mall. His father’s grandparents came over from Norway and homesteaded a farm north of Fargo, North Dakota. His mother’s grandparents also came over from Norway and ended up in Virginia, Minnesota; the iron range. Mr. Olson played varsity football, basketball, and track at Edina East High School, winning the Minnesota State High ... view full profile

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