NOVEMBER 23rd - DECEMBER 30th 2007

THE HISTORY THEATRE

 

Buffalo Gal Productions has teamed up with the History Theater in St. Paul to develop, produce and present the world premiere of Hormel Girls, a new musical conceived by Perrin Post. 

 

Hormel Girls toured the country 1947 to 1953 selling Spam luncheon meat and introducing Hormel's new products as well as performing live radio broadcasts in each region. 

The show features book & lyrics by Laurie Flannigan Hegge, composer Hiram Titus, directed by Sari Ketter & choreography by Broadway veteran, Linda Talcott Lee. 
 

 

CAST

Jen Burleigh-Bentz* (Meredith) 
Richard C. Grube* (Bud) 
Tracie Hodgdon (Ruby) 
Stacey Lindell (Adele) 
Tinia Moulder* (Betty) 
Sondra Norland (Billy) 
Mark Rosenwinkel* (JC Hormel/Stewie) 
Angela Timberman* (Viola) 

 

*Actors Equity 
 

BAND

Yvette Guillaume (Music Director/Piano) 
Elizabeth Varela (Percussion) 
Matthew Krueger (Saxophone,flute,clarinet) 
Kellie Nitz (Bass) 
 

CREATIVE STAFF

Artistic Director: Ron Peluso (History Theatre) 
Director: Sari Ketter 
Playwright & Lyricist: Laurie Flanigan Hegge
Composer: Hiram Titus 
Dramaturg & Script consultant: Perrin Post 
Choreographer: Linda Talcott Lee 
Set Design: Nayna Ramey 

Lighting Designer: Marcus Dillard 

Properties Designer: Ian Commins 
Costume Designer: Amanda Hunter 
Sound Designer: C. Andrew Mayer 
Stage Manager: Janet Hall 
Photographer: Richard Trombley & Pat Carney

HORMEL GIRLS
REVIEWS

 

"... heavy on charm" and "an appropriate sugarplum for the season." It's a "lighthearted holiday show with nostalgic charm..." 


-Pioneer Press

 

 

"As Campy Caravan show, 'Hormel Girls' shines..."

 

"...this pieces truly sings in the ensemble- big campy music and dialogue reminiscent of an old TV variety hour.  Titus crafts nice period melodies for Flanigan's witty lyrics."

 

-Star Tribune

 

"Hormel Girls" has an "Andrews Sisters" vibe, spotlighting singing women from a bygone era with Minnesota roots."

 

-TwinCities.com

 

"Jen Burleigh-Bentz stands out as the girls' unofficial leader..."

 

-TwinCities.com

 

"Tinia Moulder gives Betty a lot of verve..." 

 

-TwinCities.com

 

"Mark Rosenwinkel rarely gets a leading-man chance and he's quite good, both as a singer and as an easygoing, likable actor." 

 

-Star Tribune

 

"Angela Timberman shows off her pitch-perfect comic instincts as the wise-cracking sidekick."

 

-Star Tribune

 

"Sondra Norland makes Billy a delightful Southern Belle..."

 

-TwinCities.com

CONTACT:

(612) 203-5521

Perrinpost@aol.com

perrinpostsweetlandthemusical@gmail.com​

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