Join us for a beloved Northeast Wisconsin tradition! Get in the holiday spirit with our 23rd annual Christmas show. Diamonds and Gold and Festival Foods present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ all-new comedy musical, “A Frank’s Christmas,” at the Meyer Theatre, November 25-December 23, 2022.
You may have heard of the Elf on the Shelf, and you may have heard the story of the elves and the shoemaker. But have you ever heard the two tales combined? Probably not, so let us explain. There was once a shoemaker and his wife. They owned Don’s Shoes on University Ave. They worked very hard but still could not earn enough to stay afloat. One evening, the shoemaker cuts leather to make one final pair of shoes, wishing aloud that his Elf on the Shelf could help him out. That night, the Elf on the Shelf is wildly surprised when he discovers more elves pop into the workshop. Franky Fruitcake, Patty Cakes, Amy Angel Food, and Pauly Pockets come together with the Elf on the Shelf to assist the shoemaker. When the shoemaker arrives in his shop the next morning, he finds a miracle of miracles! A pair of shoes have been made with high-quality craftsmanship. The miracle happens again and again, bringing the shoemaker more financial success than he could have imagined. But the magic can’t last forever, right? And the Elf on the Shelf begins to wonder if he belongs next to his fellow shoemaking elves, or in the home he’s had forever with his shoemaker family. You’ll laugh out loud and sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes as you watch this story of friendship, family, and miracles of the season!
“A Frank’s Christmas” opens at the Meyer Theatre Friday, November 25th, at 7:30pm with a benefit show for C.P. Innovation – Compassion – Purpose. For our opening night performance, $10 of every sold ticket goes to this valuable organization in our community.
“A Frank’s Christmas” then runs:
Saturday, November 26th at 7:30pm
Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 7th at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 8th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 14th at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 15th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Friday, December 16th at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 17th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 21st at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 22nd at 7:30pm
Friday, December 23rd at 7:30pm
Tickets are available at meyertheatre.org, ticketstaronline.com, or by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401.
An out-of-town performance will be held at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc on Tuesday, December 6th, at 7:00 pm. Head to cccshows.org or call 920-683-2184 for tickets and more information.
Cast: Frank Hermans as Franky Fruitcake, Pat Hibbard as Patty Cakes, Amy Riemer as Amy Angel Food, Tom Verbrick as The Shoemaker, Lisa Borley as The Shoemaker’s wife, Blake Hermans as the Elf on the Shelf, and Paul Evansen as Pauly Pockets.
Band: Dennis Panneck (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).
Lights: Ross Loining
Sound: Kelly Klaus
Christmas Eve – Kelly Clarkson
Winter Wonderland/Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Idina Menzel
Secret of Giving – Reba McEntire
Christmas Shoes – Caleb and Kelsey
Unwrap You at Christmas – The Monkees
On a Snowy Christmas Night – Elvis
The Happy Elf – Harry Connick, Jr.
You Make It Feel Like Christmas – Neil Diamond
Jingle Bells? – Barbra Streisand
Everyday is Christmas – Sia
Blessed – Kelly Clarkson
Like It’s Christmas – Jonas Brothers
I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight – Keith Urban
Cheer For The Elves – Gwen Stefani
Joy To The World – Neil Diamond
Xmas Time of the Year – Green Day
Rock and Roll Christmas – George Thorogood
We Are Santa’s Elves – from the film “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”