Theater 29 holding auditions for “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT”

By | March 11, 2016 at 12:38 am | No comments | Columns, Theatre

Director Marty Neider and Musical Director Kathryn Ferguson are looking for 3 males and 2 females for the Musical Comedy, “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” The third show of the Theater 29 2016 Season. All actors must be able to manage and/or be willing to learn a Minnesota accent. Auditions will be held Monday, March 14th, at 6:30 pm at the Theatre 29 building at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.

All roles are open including:

CLARA JOHNSON – age 25 to 40 – Gunner’s wife, strong willed co-owner of a bar called The Bunyan, has been married to Gunner for a long time; Clara is 8½ months pregnant with their first child, very hormonal, but sympathetic.

GUNNER JOHNSON  – age 25 to 40, Clara’s husband, strong willed co-owner of The Bunyan, a north woods Archie Bunker.

BERNICE LUNDSTROM, approximate age 20-30, soprano, pretty, young, wholesome, innocent, ex-waitress at The Bunyan; dreams of going to Broadway

KANUTE GUNDERSON approximate age 20-30, oblivious, dense, harmless, full-of-himself business owner

ARVID GISSELSEN, same age as Clara and Gunner, slick, fast-talking karaoke salesman, a north woods “Music Man”, who once wooed Clara

In “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT”, it’s early October in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called “The Bunyan,” owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8 ½ months pregnant with their first child, and today she’s looking forward to her baby shower, getting lots of presents, and taking a break from her raging hormones. Suddenly, a freak snow storm, a “tsnownami,” hits Bunyan Bay and they find themselves snowed in. All roads are closed. No one can get in or leave. Gunner’s worst nightmare comes true when Clara goes into labor and he realizes he’s going to have to deliver the baby in the bar.

The hilarious Musical-Comedy Features 17 original songs including, -Babies and Beer- If I Only Had a Boy- Bun in the Oven- If Men Had Babies, and We’d All Be Extinct.

“DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” will run from May 6 through June 4th with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm. Sunday matinees will be held at 2:30 pm May 15th, and 20th.  Tickets are available at www.theatre29.org or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.

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