Full Length Musical
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Late June at The Bunyan, a little bar in a small northern Minnesota town called Bunyan Bay.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married
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 to convince his wife he’s a good husband. At the same time, Bernice, the pretty waitress, gets engaged to Aarvid, a karaoke salesman. Gunner’s twin sister, Trigger (played by Gunner) comes to town and proposes to Kanute, the local business icon. It’s a double wedding. Will anyone get cold feet? Would someone try to derail the wedding? Will Clara go to Divorce Fantasy Camp? What could possibly go wrong? Everything. Rest assured, nothing will go as wedding-planned in Bunyan Bay.
Featuring 16 original songs including, “The Marriage Test,” “Marriage is Forever,” “Lower Expectations,” “I’m Gettin’ Hitched,” “The Day That Bob Dylan Was Here,” “It’s All Comin’ Together” and “We’re All Gonna Die.”Don't Hug Me, We’re Married
is the fifth in the smash hit Don't Hug Me series of musical comedies. The others include Don’t Hug Me
, A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol
, A Don’t Hug Me County Fair
and Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant
, also available from Samuel French! The Don’t Hug Me
musicals are all stand alone musicals. You do not have to see them in any particular order to fully enjoy them.
"It has it all…romance, sidesplitting comedy, great musical numbers, and just down right good fun. " - NoHoArtsDistrict.com
"Its high point is entertainment with a barrel of laughs..." – B'way World
"The entire cast is SHEER COMEDIC PERFECTION… " – Tolucan Times
"…a wonderful montage of song, dance, humor…" LA Examiner
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by Phil Olsen and Paul Olsen
April 30, 2012
Don't Hug Me, We're Married was first produced at The Lonny Chapman Group Rep Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in October 2014. The artistic directors were Larry Eisenberg and Chris Winfield, the president was Bert Emmett, it was directed by Doug Engalla, the choreography was by Stan Mazin.