A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol
by Paul Olson, Phil Olson
Full Length Musical, Comedy / 3m, 2f
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"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.
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.
"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
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by Phil Olsen and Paul Olsen
April 30, 2012
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- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: 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.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock, Jazz, Country/Western, Folk
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Piano Only
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
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
- Ensemble cast
Music Material Rental Packages
6 Piano/Vocal Scores
Performance Tracks Available for production.
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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.