Diamonds and Gold and Festival Foods present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ summer show of our 2023 season, “Bayfest,” at the Meyer Theatre, June 16-August 5, 2023.
For 29 years, BayFest was the premier music festival in Northeast Wisconsin. We go back to the 1985 event where two competing food stands are ready to duke it out to serve attendees. On one side, we’ve got the Italian father and son duo (Frank and Harrison) of A Taste of Grease food stand, and on the other side, we’ve got the Australian father and daughter duo (Pat and Amy) of Outback Jack Roadkill food stand. Why serve brats at a Wisconsin music festival when you’ve got gyros and pita pockets?! Meanwhile, musical act Vince Vance (Tom) and The Valiant’s (Lisa and Sarah) are back for another year entertaining crowds at Bayfest, much to the frustration of Pat from Outback Jack Roadkill. Vince and his gals are looking for the next big thing to add to their set and skyrocket their fame. Will one of the food stand workers possess a secret talent or two that could be a game-changer for the musical act? And will we discover why there’s such animosity between Pat and Vince Vance? You’ll have to see this one-of-a-kind, hilarious show!
“Bayfest” opens at the Meyer Theatre Friday, June 16th, at 7:30pm with a benefit show for Destination De Pere, Let’s Jam; $10 of every ticket goes to this organization in our community. Redbird Vocal Music is the annual host of the Destination De Pere, Let’s Jam show choir competition, where over 15 groups from around the Midwest for a fun-filled day of music and performances for all ages.
“Bayfest” then runs:
Saturday, June 17th at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 22nd at 7:30pm
Friday, June 23rd at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 24th at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 29th at 7:30pm
Friday, June 30th at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 1st at 7:30pm
Thursday, July 13th at 7:30pm
Friday, July 14th at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 15th at 7:30pm
Thursday, July 20th at 7:30pm
Friday, July 21st at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 7:30pm
Thursday, July 27th at 7:30pm
Friday, July 28th at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 29th at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 3rd at 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Friday, August 4th at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 5th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Doors open one hour prior to each performance. 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 Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 pm. Head to cccshows.org or call 920-683-2184 for tickets and more information.
Cast: Frank Hermans and Harrison Hermans as father and son proprietors of A Taste of Grease food stand, Pat Hibbard and Amy Riemer as father and daughter proprietors of Outback jack Roadkill food stand, Tom Verbrick as Vince Vance, and Sarah Galati and Lisa Borley as Vince’s backup singers, The Valiant’s.
Band: John Singer (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).
Lights: Ross Loining
Sound: Kelly Klaus
Did It In a Minute – Hall & Oates
Sussudio – Phil Collins
These Dreams – Heart
Wild Wild West – The Escape Club
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
When I Think of You – Janet Jackson
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
So Emotional – Whitney Houston
Why Me – Irene Cara
Breakout – Swing Out Sister
Do You Believe in Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Straight Up – Paula Abdul
Need You Tonight – INXS
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
Freeze-Frame – The J. Geils Band
All Around the World – Lisa Stansfield
Joyride – Roxette
New Attitude – Patti LaBelle