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 is the majority owner of Let Me Be Frank Productions, the main tenant of the Meyer Theatre, and has written and produced over 137 musical comedies over the last 23 years. Frank also co-authored the book Simply Frank in 2017, which tells the story of Let Me Be Frank Productions and is available at all shows for only $5 (great bathroom read!). You can catch Frank on Frankly Green Bay, a TV segment, every Thursday morning on “Local 5 Live” on WFRV-TV CBS. Frank introduces viewers to creative people throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. Or you can tune in to “Local 5 Live” as he regularly fills in as the show’s co-host throughout the year. Frank was awarded “The Best of the Bay” musician award for 10 years straight from 2009-2018. Frank was also awarded the 2018 Tim Quigley tourism award from Discover Green Bay, Green Bay’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. As an active member of charitable organizations, Frank is a former board president of CP and co-host of the CP Telethon. The annual telethon is now in its 70th year — the longest-running TV telethon in the nation —broadcast via WBAY-TV 2 every March. Frank is especially proud to share the stage this year with two of his boys, Blake Matthew Hermans, 23, and Harrison Hermans, 11. Frank dedicates his performances to his wife and partner in crime, Amy Riemer, who collaborates with Frank on stories, ideas, and music. Frank would like to thank Pat for his creativity and tenure as a partner in Let Me Be Franks Productions. And lastly, Frank is most honored to have the best cast a director and producer could wish for — you all are so talented, and I never take that for granted. Enjoy the show!
Amy Riemer-Hermans has been performing with Let Me Be Frank Productions since 1999 and has been Vocal Director for 17 years! Before that, she graduated from St. Norbert College, where she was involved in Swinging Knights, Summer Music Theater, Knight Theater, and Chamber Singers. 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!) – Nate, Kathi, Jillian, Logan & Mason – and step-kids Austin, Blake & Katrina. Special thanks to her amazing children – Darien, Harrison, Jack, and Vivian! Extra special thanks to my husband, Frank, for making all my dreams come true! Amy dedicates her 2023 performances to her father Terry, who sadly passed away in October 2022. Miss you Dad!
Hello, 2023! 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 go 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking forward to meeting more of you this year. Enjoy the show and God bless.
Lisa Borley is pleased to be joining Let Me Be Frank Productions in her fifteenth 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 and is so honored to be performing in Las Vegas once again this year! Lisa has also been singing for weddings for over 20 years! Check out my PlayFrank ad for more details on how to book Lisa as your wedding singer! 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 & Lori Andre, sisters-Sara, and Kayla, along with many wonderful friends and family.
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. He also has 2 credits on the IMDB so go check that out. Currently, Tom is also employed at Associated Bank. “It has been a very exciting journey with my LMBF family, and I appreciate the liberty that I am given to mess with everyone onstage. I look forward to another fun-filled year with my stage family and friends and I would like to continue to thank God for my talents and opportunities.”
Sarah is thrilled to be celebrating her fifth season with the LMBF family. Working with the incredibly talented group is a dream come true! Sarah’s musical theatre training began at a young age at home with musical parents and continued into adulthood at Edgewood College and St. Norbert College. Sarah has performed with Knights on Broadway, The Abbey Singers, Knight Theatre, Project Pink, Allouez Village Band, and St. Norbert College Summer Stage (Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins). She loves to perform as Adele in Frank’s Tribute. When she’s not on stage, Sarah teaches voice lessons through her business, Honeybee Music LLC. In October of 2022, Sarah and her husband, Luigi, welcomed their beautiful daughter Luisa Giuseppa. Sarah sends her love to her family – “Sei la cosa più bella che mi sia mai capitata!”
23-year-old Blake Matthew Hermans, son of Frank Hermans, has been with Let Me Be Frank Productions for a decade now. His first show, “Through Curly’s Eyes: The Packers Heritage Trail,” back in 2013, caused him to fall in love with theater. He qualified for callbacks on NBC’s, The Voice, three years in a row. As well as performing with Let Me Be Franks, he is also the front man and songwriter of local band, Floral Friday, which has amassed over 100k streams. He feels very blessed to be a part of this troupe and appreciates the ability to perform alongside his family and friends.
Kasey is thrilled to make appearances with Let Me Be Frank Productions again in 2023! 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 has performed locally with The Pink Floyd Tribute Band: Project Pink, Play-by-Play Theatre, and sings for weddings/special events. 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 (4) and Levi (1). Kasey would like to thank her Corrado and Schumacher families for their continual love and support.
Paul Evansen is excited to be performing again with the LMBF gang in 2023! Paul works with Willems Marketing & Events in Appleton, WI, and is currently the Sponsorship Coordinator for the nationally recognized Mile of Music Festival in downtown Appleton. He also is part of the development team bringing Mile of Music Presents, all-original music events to venues throughout the state. Paul lives in the Fox Cities and is grateful for the love and support of his 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 taking the stage 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 is beyond excited to be performing with Let Me Be Frank Productions for his 3rd summer! Last year Harrison portrayed Amy’s little brother in “Menoma Mia – Here We Go Again”. He also played “Baba Louie” in the 2021 summer show, “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 he 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 has been a musician for more than 40 years, and a member of the Let Me Be Frank’s cast for over 21 years. Performing at the Meyer Theatre has been both exciting and rewarding, and he feels truly blessed to work with 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!”
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 a part of every music program offered, and that love carried him 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!
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is John Singer, and I’m a guitar player. I sing too! It’s not just a clever name. But for our purposes here, we’ll stick to the guitar. Growing up in the twin cities of Marinette / Menominee, I was taught privately by my mentor / local legend, Gerry Cain. I would later take my talents to a larger twin cities where I attended the McNally-Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota. Graduating with a BAS-Guitar Performance in 2010, my musical journey has spanned Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan. With my greatest joy thus far being performing with my mentor, Gerry Cain, and his musical family in Singer-Cain. Now for 2023 and beyond, I am excited to join another musical family. The Let Me Be Frank family. I look forward to sharing my passion with you. I’ll see you at curtain call.
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 the 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 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 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 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 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!
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!