Baumeister Sodas and Diamonds and Gold presents Let Me Be Frank Productions’ all-new comedy musical, “Frank Fontaine’s Bandstand USA” this September and October. This year marks 20 seasons of Franks and this is a special reunion show to celebrate the occasion! We’re reviving a fan-favorite production from years ago and guarantee you’ll love it all over again.

A bit of backstory — Frank Hermans and Joe Kiedinger co-founded Frank’s Dinner Theatre two decades ago with their first production being, “The Temp” performed at the Sports Corner in De Pere. Flash-forward to 2004 and Frank’s Dinner Theatre put on, “Frank Fontaine’s Bandstand USA” at the SC Grand. It was the first full-scripted show written by Frank Hermans and Pat Hibbard. The show was so successful that it was revived in 2006. And now it is the perfect choice to bring back as LMBF’s anniversary show.

Join us for a taping of America’s hit show, Frank Fontaine’s Bandstand USA. As a live studio audience member, you’ll get to see Frank Fontaine himself host an evening of top songs by stellar stars. The Teen Council, announcer Pat Pierce and Rate-it-Girl Amy Angel are ready to wow you with hit after hit. Want to be a part of the show? Call in during our rate the record segment and your high school can qualify for Frank Fontaine’s Bandstand USA to come and broadcast live right from your high school gym!

Pat La Pierre from Escanaba, Michigan calls in and ends up winning the contest for Escanaba High School! On the day of the taping in Escanaba, the Frank Fontaine Teen Council gets snowed in and are stuck in Fargo! The Escanaba High School Glee Club comes to the rescue and steps in to help put on the live broadcast. Nothing could possibly go wrong…er, no?

“Frank Fontaine’s Bandstand USA” opens at the Meyer Theatre on Friday, September 20 with a benefit show for the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc. Our performance on Thursday, October 3 will benefit the Redbird Vocal Music Booster Club at De Pere High School. $10 of every ticket goes to these deserving arts organizations. In addition, “Frank Fontaine’s Bandstand USA” then runs Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. September 20-October 12.  Matinee performances will take place on Thursday, October 10 and Saturday, October 12 at 1 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre. Tickets are available at or by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401. An out-of-town performance will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at The Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc at 7:30 p.m. Head to or call 920-683-1937 for tickets and more information.

Original cast members are back to reprise their roles for this special anniversary show. Paul Evansen and Jennifer (Kanzelberger) Polera will be back on the Let Me Be Frank stage for the entire run of the show.

Each weekend of performances will also feature former cast members making cameo appearances in the show:

Suzan Teofilo Sherman – September 19, 20, and 21

Dan Rafferty – September 19 and 20

Maggie (McGinn) Dame – September 21

Jack Janowicz – September 26, 27 and 28

Kasey (Corrado) Schumacher – September 26 and 27

Co-founder Joe Kiedinger – October 3 and 4

Kelly (Haddad) Gusloff – October 3 and 4

David Gusloff – October 3 and 4

Emily Terrell Paulsen – October 10, 11 and 12

Cast:  Frank Hermans (Frank Fontaine), Pat Hibbard (Pat Pierce and Pat La Pierre), Amy Riemer (“Rate it Girl” Amy Angel), Jennifer Polera (Jennifer Jansen and Jenny Jeez Em Crums), Paul Evansen (Paul Pencil Neck and Paul Leo Vaccine) Tom Verbrick (Tommy Tonsils and Tom Spitz), Lisa Borley (Lisa Lovely and Lisa LeRoy), Michael O’Malley (Makeup artist Michael Magic).

Band: Dennis Panneck (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Adam Cain (drums).


Song Selections:

Do You Wanna Dance –  Bobby Freeman

Locomotion – Dee Dee Sharp

Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee and the Starliters

The Twist – Chubby Checker

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker

Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke

Poetry in Moiton – Johnny Tillotson

Blame it on the Bossa Nova – Eydie Gorme

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes – Bobby Vee

Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals

He’s So Fine – The Chiffons

I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March

Goin’ Out of my Head – Little Anthony and The Imperials

Name Game – Shirley Ellis

Land of a Thousand Dances – Wilson Picket

Medley of Duane Eddy

Simple Simon – Fruitgum

Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals

You’re Sixteen – Johnny Burnette

Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis

Run Around Sue – Dion

Dancin’ in the Streets – Martha and the Vandellas

Be Bopa Lula – Gene Vincent

Devil with the Blue Dress – Shorty Long

Go Away Little Girl – Bobby Vee

Who’s Sorry Now – Connie Francis

Wild One – Bobby Rydell

Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson

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