Join us for a performance of our all-original comedy musical, “Sputnik Manitowoc” at the Rahr-West Art Museum (Ruth West Gallery) on Saturday, September 11, 2021, as part of Sputnikfest. The show begins at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm. General admission only, tickets $35/person. Tickets available now at www.manitowoc.org/LMBFsputnik. For more information visit rahrwestartmuseum.org or call (920) 686-3090.

Here’s the story of “Sputnik Manitowoc”…

In 1962, 13 pounds of Sputnik fell on 8th Street in Manitowoc. That fact is true, but we’re here to share a made-up story about espionage and intrigue. As a JFK doppelgänger, the Mayor of Manitowoc, DFK, and his Marilyn Monroeish secretary try to convince Russian proteges Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale that Manitowoc should keep the space gem. It is Boris and Natasha’s hope that they can come to a peaceful negotiation for the return of Sputnik 4 without any funny business — good luck with that, especially with officers Toody and Muldoon in charge of the exchange. The music of the early 1960s was out of this world, and the Cold War was too.

Cast:  Frank Hermans (DFK John Kenndy, Mayor of Manitowoc), Pat Hibbard (Boris Badenov), Amy Riemer (Natasha Fatale), Lisa Borley (Marilyn Monroeish), Tom Verbrick (Car 54 Toody policeman), Paul Evansen (Car 54 Muldoon policeman)

Song List:
If I Were a Rich Man — Fiddler on the Roof
North to Alaska — Johnny Horton
Bring it on Home to Me — Morgan James (Sam Cooke)
Stand By Me — Skylar Grey cover (Ben E. King)
Tell Him — The Exciters
Town Without Pity — Mandy Barnett (Gene Pitney)
Gone — Joey Heatherton (Ferlin Husky)
You Send Me – Aretha Franklin (Sam Cooke)
The Wanderer – Dion
Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel
Chances Are – Johnny Mathis
Slow Twistin’ – Chubby Checker & Dee Dee Sharp
Sputnik Dance -The Equadors
Sheila -Tommy Roe
Love Letters in the Sand – Pat Boone
Young Blood – The Coasters
Keep A Knockin’ -Little Richard
Beep Beep – Louie Prima

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