History meets fiction with Hysterical (Historical) Players of Green Bay. Performers of Let Me Be Frank Productions present local history of Northeastern Wisconsin with musical parodies of the times and hysterical family comedy. There is always a little history and a lot of fiction in these all-original shows written by Frank Hermans. Music in all shows is either original pieces or taken from genres of decades past.

This summer, a 3-show season will be presented at Heritage Hill State Park. All shows take place at 1 pm in the Moravian Church at Heritage Hill. Entrance will be through the Education Center; however, the performance will take place a short walk down the hill in the Moravian Church. Please plan accordingly or call Heritage Hill at least two days in advance at (920) 448-5150 for special accommodations. Tickets are $25/per person and can be purchased by visiting www.heritagehillgb.org. Seating is not reserved – doors open at noon.

SHOW UPDATE 4/28/22 —
 
We originally planned to share “The Life of Ebenezer Childs” show at Heritage Hill State Historical Park on Sunday, May 8th, as part of our Hysterical Historical summer series. We are postponing it because we want to spend May 8th with our moms for Mother’s Day! “The Life of Ebenezer Childs” is now set for Sunday, August 14th (replacing the “General Jacob Brown, The Namesake of Brown County” show). Thanks for understanding at we hope to see you at a show this summer!

Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 1 pm —“The Wake of Johnny Blood”

Johnny Blood was a polarizing figure of Green Bay Packer lore. We take you back to a train ride to Los Angeles in 1929. When one of his gal-pals parked on the railroad track so Blood wouldn’t miss the train, is Johnny dead or just dead drunk? Curly does a quickie funeral to get back on the track. Music from the 1950s. Tickets for this show can be found by following this link. 

Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 1 pm — “The Death of Al/Alice Capone”

It’s a comedy/mystery/musical set in Green Bay in the 1930s. Al Capone takes a little getaway on the Chicago Northwestern railroad to the Northland Hotel. Unbeknownst to Al, three other gangsters are on the same train; John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, the insignificant character, and Elliot Ness. Is it a who-dun-it…could it be you? Tickets for this show can be found by following this link. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 1 pm — “The Life of Ebenezer Childs”

Ebenezer Childs was one of our forefathers of La Baye, or Green Bay. He loved to tell everyone of his many accomplishments, even if they weren’t true, but these were! He made the first ox yoke for plowing in the territory, built a store for Daniel Whitney, was the first plaintiff to win a trial in Wisconsin, built the first road east of Green Bay to Kaukauna, built the first frame house in Wisconsin for Judge Doty and built the first sawmill in Indian Territory. All original songs from Frank Hermans.

 

Hysterical (Historical) Players of Green Bay featuring Let Me Be Frank Productions performers can play to groups of 50 to 1000. To book Hysterical (Historical) Green Bay, call Let Me Be Frank Productions at 920-371- 4070 or email Frank at frank@letmebefranks.com.

 

 

 

Diamonds and Gold and Festival Foods present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ all-new comedy musical, “Baxters – Where Everybody Knows Your Name” June 10-25th at the Meyer Theatre.

Welcome to Baxters restaurant, where everybody knows your name! Mr. Broberg manages the establishment with the assistance of the cooks, Pat and Tom. Waitresses Amy, Lisa, and Sarah, keep customers happy with their innovative “team serving” strategy. With this crew of characters, Baxters is definitely the place to be in the 1980s. The restaurant features new dishes never seen in Wisconsin, like cheese and bacon skins, zucchini sticks, and even margaritas. Are they original recipes or rip-offs of another establishment…perhaps TGI Fridays? Like everything else in the world, the best ideas are the ones that are stolen. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? It may only be a matter of time until Baxters is called out for corporate espionage.

One fateful evening, Paul and Kasey Friday enter the doors of Baxters. The couple snoops in undercover, posing as customers, to research Baxters. Where are they from, what do they want, and when will their cover be blown? You’ll have to find out in this hilarious all-new comedy!

“Baxters – Where Everybody Knows Your Name” opens Friday, June 10th, 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!

“Baxters – Where Everybody Know Your Name” then runs:

Saturday, June 11th at 7:30pm

Thursday, June 16th at 7:30pm

Friday, June 17th at 7:30pm

Saturday, June 18th at 7:30pm

Thursday, June 23rd at 1:00pm and 7:30pm

Friday, June 24th at 7:30pm

Saturday, June 25th at 1:00pm and 7:30pm

Tickets are available at meyertheatre.org, tickestaronline.com, by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401, or at the door (the Meyer Theatre box office opens one hour before each performance).

Cast:  Frank Hermans, Pat Hibbard, Tom Verbrick, Paul Evansen, Amy Riemer, Lisa Borley, Sarah Hibbard, and Kasey Schumacher

Band: Dennis Panneck (guitar), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).

Lights: Ross Loining

Sound: Kelly Klaus

Song selections:

Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers Theme) – Gary Portnoy

Help Is On Its Way – Little River Band

No Time – The Guess Who

You Really Got Me – Van Halen

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

Turn to Stone – Electric Light Orchestra

Find Another Fool – Quarterflash

Call Me – Blondie

Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

Dreamboat Annie – Heart

It’s a Heartache – Bonnie Tyler

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

Because the Night – Patti Smith

Jack & Diane – John Mellencamp

Stray Cat Strut – Stray Cats

“Lady” Medley, including Lady by Little River Band, Lady by Kenny Rogers, Lady (You Bring Me Up) by the Commodores, Dark Lady by Cher, Shallow by Lady Gaga, The Lady is a Tramp by Ella Fitzgerald, She’s a Lady by Tom Jones, Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyoncé

2022 Let Me Be Frank Productions Flex Pack tickets are still available for the 2022 season for $290. A Let Me Be Frank 10 show flex pack is a pack of 10 vouchers to use in any combination for our remaining 2022 season of shows. One voucher equals one ticket. You can save more than 20% on ticket prices. Tickets can be redeemed at Ticket Star for the date, show, and seat of your choice.

To purchase fee tickets, contact Cindy at (920) 676-8883 or cindy.rasmussen@pmiwi.com for more details.