Diamonds and Gold and Festival Foods present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ all-new comedy musical, “Pennings from Heaven,” July 23-August 14, 2021, at the Meyer Theatre.
Our story takes us back to 1968 at Abbot Pennings High School. The all-boys school is known for its athletic skills, specifically basketball. Their superior record is partially due to the guidance of Baba Louie, the coach’s tough-as-nails and know-it-all son, and partially because of Timber, an all-star and all-conference player three years running. Timber may have skills on the court, but he doesn’t exactly have social graces with the ladies. The annual Abbot Penning’s Bone Dance is coming up, and his ability to secure a date isn’t looking promising. His buddies, Loafer and Tommer, are set with dates of their own with Barb and Karen, respectively. The ladies are given some guidelines and tips about behaving at the dance from Sister Bonaventure, the beautiful and devout nun from Abbot Pennings. When the night of the dance arrives, the guys spike the punch bowl, believing it will help them be a little smoother with the opposite sex. Does their plan work? Will it be a magical night full of love for high school sweethearts, or will the night end in disaster? You will have to see our brand-new musical comedy, “Pennings from Heaven,” to find out!
“Pennings from Heaven” opens Friday, July 23, with a benefit show for the Capitol Civic Centre Act Two project. For the opening night performance of “Pennings from Heaven,” $10 of every sold ticket goes to this valuable organization in N. E. WI.
“Pennings from Heaven” then runs:
Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Friday, July 30 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 31 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 5 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 6 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 12 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 13 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 14 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are available at meyertheatre.org, ticketstaronline.com, or by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401. Meyer Theatre safety protocols and regulations can be found at https://meyertheatre.org/keeping-you-safe/.
An out-of-town performance will be held at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 7:30 pm. Head to cccshows.org or call 920-683-2184 for tickets and more information.
Cast: Frank Hermans (Timber), Pat Hibbard (Tommer), Tom Verbrick (Loafer), Amy Riemer (Sister Bonaventure), Lisa Borley (Karen), Sarah Galati (Barb), Harrison Hermans (Baba Louie)
Band: Dennis Panneck (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Jeff Arnold (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).
Lights: Ross Loining
Sound: Kelly Klaus
Quando Quando Quando – Engelbert Humperdinck
Cupid – Sam Cooke
Little Town Flirt – Del Shannon
A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love) – Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
Broken Hearted Melody – Sarah Vaughan
Frankie – Connie Francis
Something’s Got a Hold On Me – Etta James (Christina Aguilera cover)
Sugartime – McGuire Sisters
Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Skeeter Davis (She & Him cover)
Oh No Not My Baby – Aretha Franklin
Secret Love – Doris Day (Mandy Moore cover)
Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) – Betty Everett
Bony Moronie – Larry Williams
Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun) – Del Shannon
The Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
Sixteen Tons -Tennessee Ernie Ford
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
Pennies From Heaven parody – Louis Prima
Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Blues Brothers