Baumeister Sodas and Diamonds and Gold present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ 20th all-original Christmas musical, “A Frank’s Christmas” this December. You don’t want to miss this annual holiday show that has become a favorite Northeast Wisconsin tradition!
Our story takes us to Fleet Farm this year. Corporate says Amazon has been killing sales the past couple of years that the store needs to create a more inviting shopping atmosphere. Apparently getting employees to dress up as famous Christmas characters are going to accomplish this task.
Store Manager Scrooge lets everyone know Fleet Farm also wants us them to spruce up their end caps in each department, and especially focus on Toyland. The employees divide and conquer to put together the best end caps using toys. The best end cap, judged by Natural Beauty of Denmark, will receive $1500 to keep, and $1500 to donate.
Will a little teamwork and an attitude adjustment turn Fleet Farm into a winter wonderland? Can everyone, even Scrooge, experience the holiday magic? Will they discover it’s better to give than to receive? You’ll have to find out.
The show runs December 6 through December 28, Wednesday-Saturday evenings at the Meyer Theatre (8 p.m.). Matinees are December 6, 12, 19, and 21 at 1 p.m. Tickets available through meyertheatre.org or by calling (920) 494-3401.
Two performances of “A Frank’s Christmas” will be fundraiser shows for local organizations. Opening night’s performance will benefit CP (Friday, December 6). Wednesday, December 11 will be a fundraiser show for the Meyer Theatre Foundation. On each respective night, $10 of every ticket sold will benefit these organizations in our community.
Out of Town Performances:
Dinner and a show performance at Waverly Beach Bar and Grille, Menasha, Saturday, November 30 at 7pm. Tickets at waverlybeach.com or by calling (920) 733-9721.
Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at cccshows.org or by calling (920) 683-2184.
Cast: Frank Hermans (cart coraller and Elvis), Pat Hibbard (Buddy the Elf), Amy Riemer (Suzy Snowflake), Tom Verbrick (Store Manager Scrooge), Lisa Borley (Sugar Plum Fairy), Sarah Hibbard (Mrs. Claus), Zach Hibbard (Snowmiser), Blake Hermans (Heatmiser)
Band: Dennis Panneck (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Adam Cain (drums).
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
Christmas Wrapping – Waitresses
Santa Baby – Gwen Stefani
Last Christmas – Taylor Swift
Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
Oh Come All Ye Faithful – Katharine McPhee
Little Bit of Heaven Everywhere – Francesca Battistelli
The First Noel – Glee
This Is My Wish – Jordan Sparks
Happy Happy Christmas – Ingrid Michaelson
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
It’s Christmastime Again – Tom Petty
Here We Go A-Wassailing – Under The Streetlamp
In The Bleak Midwinter – David Phelps
We All Need Christmas – Def Leppard
Merry Christmas I Don’t Want to Fight – Ramones
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shaken Stevens
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem – Elvis
I Believe in Father Christmas – U2
Medley of Christmas songs including Suzy Snowflake, Mrs. Santa Claus, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Blue Christmas, Snow Miser, Heat Miser, and Baby It’s Cold Outside
Tickets available here.