Baumeister Sodas and Diamonds and Gold present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ all-new comedy musical, “The Hodag & Scooby Dude” this July and August. Zoinks! Scooby Dude and the Gang are back to solve another mystery – this time at the Hodag Festival in Rhinelander.
“The Hodag & Scooby Dude” opens Friday, July 19th with a benefit show supporting On Broadway. For Friday evening’s performance, $10 of every ticket goes to this deserving organization in our community. “The Hodag & Scooby Dude” then runs Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. July 19 through August 17. Matinee performances will take place on Thursday, August 15 and Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre. Tickets are available at meyertheatre.org or by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401.
A wrong turn lands rock enthusiasts Bill and Ted at the Hodag Country Festival instead of the Cadott Rock Fest. They can’t stand country music, but the beer is cold and readily available, so they stick around. Sheriff Smith, head of Hodag Country Festival security, lets them in on the rumblings of recent Hodag sightings. What is a Hodag? The Hodag is a legendary creature form Paul Bunyan lore. It’s said to have the head of a frog, the grinning face of an elephant, thick short legs set off by huge claws and the back of a dinosaur. Its tail has spears on the end and it smells of buzzard and skunk.
The monster sightings have skyrocketed in the past three years according to Rynder Rhinelander, owner of Rhinelander beer. Interestingly enough, beer sales have also gone through the roof in the past three years. Coincidence? Don’t be so sure.
Sheriff Smith enlists the help of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby Dude to help solve the mystery of the Hodag.
Is the Hodag real, or just an urban legend designed to attract tourists to the festival? Can Scooby Dude and the gang find the culprit? You’ll have to check out this all-original show to find out.
“The Hodag & Scooby Dude” features country hits of decades past and present! Every artist on the set list has performed at the Hodag Country Festival, meaning every song in our show has been sung at the festival. You’ll be tapping your toes and singing along to artists such as Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Glen Campbell, Clint Black, Faith Hill and Eric Church!
Cast: Frank Hermans as Fred, Amy Riemer as Daphne, Lisa Borley as Velma, Michael O’Malley as Shaggy, Tom Verbrick as Scooby Dude, Pat Hibbard as Sheriff Smith, Sarah Hibbard as Rynder Rhinelander, Blake Hermans as Ted and Zach Hibbard as Bill
Band: Dennis Panneck (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Jeff Arnold (keyboards), Adam Cain (drums).
Scooby Doo Theme Song Let Me Be Frank Band
Hicktown – Jason Aldean
God Bless Texas – Little Texas
Nothin’ but the Taillights – Clint Black
Gentle on my Mind – Glen Campbell
Giddy on Up – Laura Bell Bundy
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia – Reba McEntire
Ride – Martina McBride
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Creepin’ – Eric Church
Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band
Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton
If I Die Young – The Band Perry
Road Less Traveled – Lauren Alaina
How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes
The Way You Love Me – Faith Hill
Mama He’s Crazy – The Judds
Wanted – Hunter Hayes
Honey (Open That Door) – Ricky Skaggs