May the drinks be strong and the sun hot down in Punta Cana, we mean…Punta Kaukauna! Diamonds and Gold and Festival Foods present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ next show of our 2023 season, “Punta Kaukauna,” at the Meyer Theatre, April 7-29, 2023.
After 20 long years working toward earning their college degrees, Frank, Pat, and Paul of UWO’s Pi Sigma Old Guy fraternity are finally ready to graduate! As a graduation gift, Frank’s dad offers to send the guys down to Punta Cana for an all-expense paid trip. Since they’re accustomed to partying at Anduzzi’s in Kaukauna, this will be quite a change of scenery. Before leaving, they fill out dating profiles for The Club from Unda in Punta Cana. Meanwhile, three single-and-ready-to-mingle ladies — Amy, Lisa, and Sarah — are Thilmany employees who learn the company is offering an all-expense paid trip to Punta Cana. All they must do is find a winning tag under the wrapper of a Kaukauna Cheese Ball (which, of course, they do!). The ladies fill out their dating profiles before jet-setting off as well. We can’t possibly imagine what will happen when the guys and gals get to their vacation destination and realize a little matchmaking is in store. Tom, who runs the Club from Unda, isn’t quite sure what to make of these Midwestern folks and certainly has his work cut out for him. Hilarity ensues.
“Punta Kaukauna” opens at the Meyer Theatre Friday, April 7th, at 7:30pm with a benefit show for Discover Green Bay’s new visitors center; $10 of every ticket goes to this deserving organization in our community. The Discover Green Bay visitors center will be a destination that will inspire travelers – and residents – to explore our attractions, dine at our restaurants, shop our stores, stay at our hotels, or make Green Bay their home!
“Punta Kaukauna” then runs:
Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 13th at 7:30pm
Friday, April 14th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15th at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 20th at 7:30pm
Friday, April 21st at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22nd at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 27th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Friday, April 28th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29th at 1:00pm & 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 Wednesday, April 12th, at 7:00 pm. Head to cccshows.org or call 920-683-2184 for tickets and more information.
Cast: Frank Hermans, Pat Hibbard, and Paul Evansen as fraternity guys, Amy Riemer, Lisa Borley, and Sarah Galati as Thilmany employees, and Tom Verbrick as the runner of the Club from Unda.
Band: John Singer (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).
Lights: Ross Loining
Sound: Kelly Klaus
Sharing the Night Together – Dr. Hook
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems – Kenny Cheney
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – George Michael & Aretha Franklin
Conga – Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine
Rhythm of the Night – DeBarge
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffet
Rhythm is Gonna Get You – Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine
The Tide is High – Blondie
Guantanamera – Joan Baez
Get on Your Feet – Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine
La Isla Bonita – Madonna
Sway – Pussycat Dolls
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
Limbo Calypso – Geoffrey Holder