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 over 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

Frank Hermans was born and bred in Green Bay, WI and bleeds green and gold for the Green Bay Packers.

Frank is the majority owner of Let Me Be Frank Productions and has written and produced over 137 musical comedies during the last 22 years. Let Me Be Frank Productions is the main tenant of the Meyer Theatre. Frank co-authored the book “Simply Frank” in 2017, which tells the story of Let Me Be Frank Productions

You can catch Frank on the Frankly Green Bay TV segment every Thursday morning on “Local 5 Live” on WFRV-TV CBS. Watch as Frank introduces viewers to creative people throughout Northeastern WI.  Also tune in to “Local 5 Live” as he regularly fills in as the show’s co-host throughout the year. Frank was awarded the 2018 Tim Quigley tourism award from the Green Bay CVB. An active member in charitable organizations, Frank is a former board president of CP and co-host of the CP Telethon, which is now in its 70th year!  The telethon is broadcast via WBAY-TV 2, on the first weekend in March and is the longest running local TV telethon in the nation.

Frank dedicates his performances to his partner in crime, Amy Riemer-Hermans. Without her he would be lost.  Together, they have 8 children — Josh, Darien, Austin, Blake, Katrina, Harrison, Jack and Vivian.  Frank and Amy also recently became grandparents to grandson Beren.  A big thank you to all for supporting theater in your community.

Now…on with the show!

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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 16 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, Denton Community Chorus, Bay City Swing and Green Bay Chamber Choir. She also taught Elementary/Middle school music for 6 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, & does a million other things to help me keep my sanity!) Dad, Nate, Kathi, Jillian, Logan & Mason and step-kids Josh (Leigh), Austin, Blake & Katrina.  In addition, Amy & Frank are now grandparents to little Beren!  Amy dedicates all her performances to her amazing kids -Darien, Harrison, Jack and Vivian!  Special thanks to my husband Frank, for making all my dreams come true -Love You!

 


Pat Hibbard

Hello, 2022! I seriously can’t believe how fast time flies. I’ve been doing this for two whole decades. I’ve been in over 100 different shows and 2,000 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 – and how cool it is to share the stage with my son Zach! 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 fourteenth 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 of two beautifully kind kiddos, Leo and 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 20 years now. Before LMBF, Tom worked with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 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.”


Sarah Galati

Sarah is thrilled to be celebrating her fourth season with the LMBF family. 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 with Knights on Broadway, The Abbey Singers, and Knight Theatre. Sarah has also performed with Project Pink, Allouez Village Band, and St. Norbert College Summer Stage (Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins). She loves to perform as Rosemary Clooney and Adele in Frank’s Tribute. In addition to performing, Sarah owns her own business, Honeybee Music LLC, where she teaches voice and piano lessons, and sings at weddings and special events. She sends her love to her husband, Luigi. Sei la cosa più bella che mi sia mai capitata!

 


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.


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 over 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 LMBF family. Lastly, he would like to thank his entire family for all their support.


Kasey Schumacher

Kasey is thrilled to make appearances with Let Me Be Frank Productions again in 2022! Even though she is not on the LMBF stage as often as she used to be, she works behind-the-scenes as Let Me Be Frank Productions’ marketing director. In addition, Kasey is part of Frank’s Tribute, portraying Karen Carpenter. She performs locally with The Pink Floyd Tribute Band: Project Pink, sings for weddings and special events, and assists in co-hosting the annual CP Telethon. Kasey graduated summa cum laude from St. Norbert College in 2013, where she studied Communication and Media and was involved with Knights on Broadway and Knight Theatre. In 2021, she earned her Master of Science degree in Communication from Purdue University. Her favorite role to date, though, is wife to Ross and mama to their adorable sons, Wilson and Levi. Kasey would like to give a shout-out to her Corrado and Schumacher families for their continual love and support.


Paul Evansen

Paul Evansen is excited to be back and performing with the LMBF gang in 2022! Paul works with Willems Marketing & Events and is currently the Sponsorship Coordinator for Mile of Music Festival in downtown Appleton. He also is part of the development team bringing Mile of Music Presents events throughout the state. 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. Paul also portrays Neil Diamond as part of LMBF’s All Star Tribute. 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.


Harrison Hermans

Harrison Hermans is beyond excited to be performing with LMBFranks for his 2nd summer! Last year Harrison portrayed Baba Louie in “Pennings from Heaven”. He opened up the Christmas show in 2020 (singing & playing guitar) and in 2018 he sang “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”. Harrison has had small cameo roles in several LMBF productions, as well as making his stage debut (in mommy’s tummy) in 2011’s “My Big Fat Pulaski Wedding”! Harrison’s love of music started early – he got his first drum set at age 2, and also plays guitar and piano. Harrison would like to thank his family for all their help and support. Obviously, Amy & Frank are extremely proud of their talented boy!


Tony Pilz

Tony has been a musician for over thirty years, and a member of the Let Me Be Frank’s cast for over 20 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 15th 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 Kids Wanna Rock and is accepting new students. Let’s have a great year!


Andrew Klaus

Andrew grew up in a musical household. His father, Kelly, was a mentor to him growing up, helping him learn the ins and out of the business. Throughout high school, he was apart of every music program offered, and that love carried to college. Andrew went to McNally Smith in St. Paul for percussion performance. When he returned from college, he started playing live gigs and spent his whole 20s never slowing down. Andrew was a part of local award-winning bands such as Next Weeks News, Shaker and the Egg (2 WAMI, Best of the Bay), Consult the Briefcase (1 WAMI), and has filled in with countless more. In 2014 Andrew won the WAMI Award for Drummer of the Year. Currently, Andrew also works at Heid Music teaching drum and piano lessons. He is super excited for this new phase in life and grateful for the opportunity to work with such amazing people!


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 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 20 years. Ross looks forward to sharing new and exciting light designs for Let Me Be Frank 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!!


Bev Riemer

Bev has made many fabulous costumes for LMBFrank’s throughout the years and is always happy to help out whenever a zipper is broken, or a button is popped! For 30 years, she ran her own in-home daycare, and is one of the most patient people you could ever meet! This amazing woman also babysits the Hermans kids so Amy & Frank can perform for all of you. LMBF Productions would literally not be possible without her!


Linda Groskopf

After basic instruction and years of studying various techniques in multiple art mediums, I feel fortunate to have been asked to create some of the unique costumes and stage props for Let Me Be Frank Productions. I am thankful for the encouragement, support and prolific patience of my family, friends and coworkers. Thank you all!


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