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.
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)
Yvette Guillaume (Music Director/Piano)
Elizabeth Varela (Percussion)
Matthew Krueger (Saxophone,flute,clarinet)
Kellie Nitz (Bass)
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
"... heavy on charm" and "an appropriate sugarplum for the season." It's a "lighthearted holiday show with nostalgic charm..."
"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."
"Hormel Girls" has an "Andrews Sisters" vibe, spotlighting singing women from a bygone era with Minnesota roots."
"Jen Burleigh-Bentz stands out as the girls' unofficial leader..."
"Tinia Moulder gives Betty a lot of verve..."
"Mark Rosenwinkel rarely gets a leading-man chance and he's quite good, both as a singer and as an easygoing, likable actor."
"Angela Timberman shows off her pitch-perfect comic instincts as the wise-cracking sidekick."
"Sondra Norland makes Billy a delightful Southern Belle..."