About Let Me Be Frank Productions

We like to think of ourselves as theater for non-theater people. If you combine an episode of Saturday Night Live with a pop concert, you might have an idea of what a Let Me Be Frank Productions show includes. Let Me Be Frank Productions has been entertaining N.E. Wisconsin for nearly two decades. Since beginning in 2000, we have shared over 120 different shows to over 300,000 audience members  – and we’re still going strong! We are fast becoming people’s most favorite theater destination in Wisconsin. Our all-original musicals will have you wowing at the talent, laughing in the aisle and singing a tune of yesteryear on your way home. With titles like, “Something Stinks in Kaukauna” and “Shaken Not Stirred Clintonville” we invite you to come and join in on the fun at the historic Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay. See you at the show!


Frank Hermans

This is a reality because of our fantastic cast, and Frank is humbled to work with you all! Frank was named N. E. Wisconsin Tourism person of 2018 and was awarded the Tim Quigley award from the Green Bay Area Convention Bureau. Frank was honored to be named Best of the Bay musician by the Green Bay Press Gazette for eight years in a row; 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. You can catch Frank as a fill in co-host of Local Five Live on WFRV TV channel 5. Check out Frank’s monthly magazine Frankly Green Bay and catch Frankly Green Bay on TV 5 every Thursday at 9am on Local 5 Live. This year will mark Frank’s 15th year as co-host of the CP Telethon March 7th and 8th on WBAY TV 2, where he currently serves as President of the CP Board of Directors. Frank and Andrew Kruse (Frankly Green Bay editor) published their first book “Simply Frank”, the story of how it all started. To order a book call Frank at 920-371-4070. Frank thanks his dream girl, Amy, and his wonderful kids; Josh, Austin, Blake, Katrina, Harrison, Jack, Vivian, and stepson Darien for their support. We hope to make a memorable experience for you at a Let Me Be Frank performance! Get your laugh on with Franks! Drop Frank a line at 920-371-4070 or
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Amy Riemer-Hermans

Amy Riemer-Hermans has been performing with Let Me Be Frank Productions since 1999 and has been Vocal Director for 13 years! Before that, she graduated from St. Norbert College, where she was involved in Swinging Knights, Summer Music Theater, Knight Theater and Chamber Singers. Amy has sung with the Allouez Village Band, Pamiro Opera and Green Bay Chamber Choir. She also taught general music in Texas for 5 years. In addition to LMBFrank’s, Amy performs with Frank’s Tribute (as Reba, Dusty Springfield, & Brenda Lee) and Project Pink: Pink Floyd Tribute Band. Many thanks to her family for all their support- Mom, (this incredible woman babysits my kids, makes most of my costumes, & helps me keep my sanity!) Dad, Nate, Kathi, Jillian, Logan & Mason and step-kids Austin, Blake & Katrina. Amy dedicates all her performances to her amazing children-Darien, Harrison, Jack and Vivian! Special thanks to my husband Frank, for making all my dreams come true -Love You!


Pat Hibbard

Hello, 2020! I cannot believe how fast time flies. I’ve been doing this for two decades. I’ve been in over 100 different shows and nearly 2000 performances, and it seems like we’re just getting started! I want to thank Frank for giving me this opportunity all those years ago. I am grateful and proud to be part of this crazy adventure, and I never take it for granted. My hat is off to our hard-working cast and crew. I love you guys! Speaking of love, special thanks goes to my wife Tina, and my amazing kids, Zach & Abbie, for their never-ending support and understanding. I know I say this every year, but I want to sincerely thank our fans and supporters. You are truly the reason we’re still here. Stop by and say hello after the show, or drop me a line at phibbard@new.rr.com. I’m looking forward to meeting more of you this year. Enjoy the show, and God bless.


Lisa Borley

Lisa Borley is pleased to be joining Let Me Be Frank Productions in her eleventh year! Working with this incredibly talented group of characters has been a dream come true. Lisa grew up on a small pig farm in Casco and started fully pursuing her music career at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she graduated with a double major in Music-Vocal Performance and Arts Management. Through the years, music has taken her to great lengths from singing opera arias in Florence, Italy, to rocking out with Project Pink: Pink Floyd Tribute Band. Lisa performs as Barbra Streisand in the LMBF Tribute group, loves singing for weddings (check out my PlayFrank ad!), and performs with John Kelley and the Fusion Express Orchestra. When she isn’t on the stage, Lisa is the proud mommy to her spunky sidekick son, Leo, and kindhearted adventurous daughter, Hazel. Lisa would like to thank her most special audience supporters, including her husband-Cody, parents-Perry, and Lori Andre, sisters-Sara, and Kayla, along with many wonderful friends and family.

 


Tom Verbrick

Tom is pleased to be performing with Let Me Be Frank Productions for over 18 years now. Before LMBF, Tom worked with the Milwaukee Rep., First Stage Theater Academy Milwaukee, was a stuntman at Great America, and once doubled for Jay Leno. Currently, Tom is employed at Associated bank. “It has been a very exciting journey with my LMBF family, and I look forward to another fun-filled year. I would like to thank God for my talents and opportunities, and I would especially like to thank my wife, Tammy, for all of her support and understanding.”


Kasey Schumacher

Kasey is thrilled to make appearances with Let Me Be Frank Productions again in 2020! In addition to LMBF, Kasey is part of Frank’s Tribute (portraying Karen Carpenter). Kasey currently works as marketing director for Let Me Be Frank Productions. You can find her byline in Frank’s monthly magazine, Frankly Green Bay, where she contributes a social media column entitled Social Cues. She also performs with The Pink Floyd Tribute Band: Project Pink, sings for weddings and special events, and assists co-hosting the annual C.P. Telethon. Kasey graduated summa cum laude from St. Norbert College in 2013, where she studied Communication and Media. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Communication from Purdue University. Her favorite role to date, though, is wife to Ross and mom to their adorable son, Wilson. Kasey would like to give a shout out to her Corrado and Schumacher families for their continual love and support.


Adam Cain

Adam has been immersed in music since the very beginning. He grew up in a musical household with his father, Gerry Cain, playing and teaching guitar in various settings throughout his life. Adam received his first drum set as a Christmas gift at the age of 4 and hasn’t looked back since. He has received accolades, awards, and achievements throughout his musical career. He currently teaches drums and percussion at Heid Music in Green Bay and is always accepting new students. Adam would like to thank his friends and family for all of their continued support and his wife Jessica and step-son Dylan for their love, encouragement, and patience. Lastly, a huge thank you to the Let Me Be Frank family for allowing him to be part of such a talented group! “I’m looking forward to seeing you at the shows in 2020.


Tony Pilz

Tony has been a musician for over thirty years, and a member of the Let Me Be Frank’s cast for 19 years. Performing at the Meyer Theatre has been both exciting and rewarding, and he feels truly blessed to work such talented actors and musicians. Tony would like to thank his wife, Sue, and children Myranda, Justin, and Madeline, for all the support they give him. “A big thank you to all of you for supporting live theater in Green Bay!”


Dennis Panneck

Dennis happily joins the Frank’s crew for his 13th year and is honored to be the troupe’s Band Director. He is a two-time State of Wisconsin WAMI winner, has been in successful area bands including Juke Box Hero and High Risk, and has played all over the United States. Dennis teaches guitar at Kidz Wanna Rock and is accepting new students. Let’s have a great year!


Blake Hermans

Being a part of Let Me Be Frank Productions has been a lifelong goal for Blake. Blake is more than happy that the day has finally come. Blake has grown up with Let Me Be Franks due to the fact that Frank is, in fact, his father. His first show with Let Me Be Frank Productions was “Through Curly’s Eyes: The Packers Heritage Trail” back in 2013. In 2018, Blake qualified for callbacks for the hit NBC show, The Voice. Prior to LMBF, Blake performed in many school performances and portrayed such characters as Pugsley Addams in the musical The Addams Family, and the king in the play The Three Musketeers. Blake is very excited to see what this year with Let Me Be Franks has in store for him.


Sarah Hibbard

Sarah is thrilled to be joining the Let Me Be Frank cast for her second season. Working with the incredibly talented group is a dream come true. She began taking music and theatre lessons at a young age and later continued her love for performing at Edgewood College and St. Norbert College. While at St. Norbert, Sarah performed as a principle for Knights on Broadway, The Abbey Singers, and Knight Theatre. Sarah has also performed with Project Pink – the WAMI award-winning Pink Floyd tribute band, Allouez Village Band, St. Norbert College Summer Stage (Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins), and individually at weddings and special events. In addition to performing, Sarah loves her job teaching voice lessons at Studio 12 in Green Bay. She would like to give a special thank you to her family for standing proudly by her side with encouragement and endless love.

 


Zach Hibbard

Zach Hibbard is excited to be in this season of Let Me Be Frank Productions! After graduating from West De Pere High School, he received his B.A. in Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. While attending West De Pere, Zach was a member of more than a dozen productions and enjoyed playing several lead roles during that time. In addition to the theater stage, he has been performing with bands for 10 years. Zach is very thankful for the opportunity to be involved with Let Me Be Frank Productions. He is also grateful for the warm welcome from the Let Me Be Franks family. Lastly, he would like to thank his entire family for all their support.


Kelly Gusloff

Kelly is thrilled to be a member of Let Me Be Frank Productions for her tenth year. She is a 2010 graduate of St. Norbert College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in music. Kelly has performed in numerous shows in the Green Bay area and is a full-time working mom. Kelly gives special thanks to her Frank’s family for their endless friendship and love; her family for their outstanding support; her husband, David Gusloff, for being so wonderful and their children, Vincent, Henry, and Millie.


David Gusloff

David is honored to be a member of the Let Me Be Frank’s family for his tenth year. He joined Frank’s after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from St. Norbert College in 2011, and later received a second degree in Education at UWGB. David has been featured in many local shows and is currently a teacher at Bayview Middle School. David would like to thank his family, beautiful wife (Kelly Gusloff), awesome sons (Vincent & Henry), and wonderful daughter (Millie) for all of their love and support.


Paul Evansen

Paul Evansen is excited to be back and performing with the LMBF gang in 2020! Paul is currently an anchor/reporter for WFRV – CBS in Green Bay. Paul lives in the Fox Cities and is the father to four amazing children! Paul first began performing on stage back in 1984 in a Neenah High School production of “Oklahoma” – yeah – I know he doesn’t look it, but he’s really that old! Over the years, he has performed with Riverside Players, Attic Theater, and more, but he found his theater “home” when he had the chance to perform for the first time with Frank, Pat and the gang back in 2005. He is grateful to be back with this talented group of local artists and thankful for the wonderful audiences that give back to us with their laughter and applause.


Jenny Kanzelberger Polera

Jenny is thrilled to appear in the Let Me Be Frank Productions 2020 season. Jenny performed with LMBF during her teenage years from 2000 to 2006 as a violinist, cast member, and choreographer. After a 13-year hiatus, in the 2019 LMBF season, Jenny reprised a role she played during her prior tenure and had so much fun she decided to come back this year. Jenny spent 9 years at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, completing her Bachelors, MBA, and Juris Doctor degrees and playing her violin in the UNC Symphony Orchestra. Jenny is a nomad, splitting her time between her home base in Scottsdale, Arizona, her boat in the San Francisco Bay, the mountains of Colorado, and while performing with LMBF, her parents’ home in Wisconsin. Jenny, a licensed attorney, is immensely proud to have spent her entire professional career with Microsoft, and she is thankful that a day at the office is wherever she opens her laptop (sometimes even taking over Frank’s office!). Jenny is grateful for her family’s unwavering support, especially from her wonderful husband, Rob, and her parents, Jeff and Kay Kanzelberger.


Jeff Arnold

Jeff Arnold began playing piano at age 7 and studied professionally for the next 12 years. As a pianist in the USAF bands, he expanded his taste in music to include big band, swing, and the pop genre of the early eighties. Jeff, owner of Arnold Pianoworks piano service, has a degree in piano technology and is currently a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) in the Piano Technicians Guild. After quite some time away from performing, he has rediscovered a love for playing and performs with Pink Floyd Tribute, Project Pink, as well as LMBF. A special thank you for the love and support of his biggest fans, Jennifer, Hannah, Haley, and granddaughter Reese.


Kelly Klaus

Kelly has performed all over the United States and Canada as the guitarist for Mid-West’s power rock band The Blitz in the late ’80s. Before that, he was the guitarist in the trio Excalibur which performed in night clubs and high school dances all over Wisconsin. In 1991 Kelly joined NE Wisconsin’s premier variety band, After Dark, and has remained with the core of that group to this day. After Dark eventually evolved into multi-WAMI award-winning tribute band SEPARATE WAYS – The Journey Tribute. Kelly has been nominated for WAMI awards for guitarist, guitar instructor, and audio mixing multiple times over the years. Live audio mixing has been a passion of Kelly’s since his teenage years. Being a part of the Let Me Be Frank’s family as its audio director is a true honor and a challenge every day, one Kelly loves.


Ross Loining

Ross comes to Let Me Be Franks from LA, California. Ross is a co-owner/Light Designer of On-Stage Productions of Green Bay. Ross is also a musician and plays in local bands such as Separate Ways (Tribute to Journey) as well as Replica (Classic Rock). Ross has been performing in the area for over 20 years and has designed lighting for Cheap Trick, Last in Line, LA Guns, and many more. In addition, Ross is Kewaunee Counties Information Technologies Director and has worked there for over 18 years. Ross looks forward to sharing new and exciting light designs for Let Me Be Franks Productions.


Nate Riemer

Nate has 3 wonderful children; Jillian, Logan, and Mason and the most wonderful wife in the world, Kathi. Nate graduated from the top of his class at NWTC with an associate degree in Digital Media. Nate enjoys creating the video clips used in some of the Let Me Be Frank shows. Nate is also the producer and editor for Frankly Green Bay T.V. segment on Local 5 Live. His day job is at U.S. Captioning.


Michael P. Hermans

Growing up with Frank (Beav) and Heath was quite the experience. My childhood was a blur then all of a sudden this 16-year-old punk who thought he knew it all saw Mary, the most beautiful girl in the world sitting in an English class at Bayport High School on his first day of his 2nd year of 10th grade! My wife Mary and I now have 3 awesome children Sarah, Michaela, and Michael, along with 5 spectacular grandchildren. Who would have thought I’d be lucky enough to work with my bro and others doing a tribute to George Jones. I also enjoy being part owner of our magazine Frankly Green Bay.


Sue Pilz

Sue is the reason we have wonderful cast and performance photos. Sue is our resident Let Me Be Frank Productions photographer, handling cast headshots, promotional photos, and live images from our shows. She extends beyond LMBF with her photography business, Sue Pilz Photography, where she has grown her repertoire to include senior photos, wedding portraits, and baby and family photography, to name a few! When she isn’t behind the lens, she works at Rhyme Business Products. You may recognize her last name too – she’s the wife of “Mr. Orchestra” Tony Pilz! Sue feels very fortunate to work with such a talented cast of amazing people capturing photos of the characters they portray show after show!!


Mike Haddad

Mike is a long-time fan of Let Me Be Frank Productions and is truly honored to share the stage with such talented artists. Speaking of talent, Mike is also the proud Dad and father-in-law of Kelly and David Gusloff who bring joy and gratitude to his family every time they sing. Mike wants to thank Frank for giving him this amazing opportunity, and also his beautiful wife, Leanne, for being his number one (and only) fan, encouraging him to audition for this gig!


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