Cutler Brothers Productions of Deer Lodge will wrap up this wacky 2020 theatre season with their 45th “Comedy Night” in succession. “Comedy Night” is a sketch show that resembles “Saturday Night Live” with current themes and stories. The show will kickoff on Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:30 pm and it contains some mature content.
Fifteen comedians from the Deer Lodge Valley troupe will take to the stage in Cutler Bros. 45th “Comedy Night.” Local resident and star of this summer’s “Romeo and Juliet” Lee Hague will host the show. “These guys are a lot of fun. I hope I don’t let them down,” he stated. Kelly, Patrick, and Matthew Cutler are the authors and directors of the show that first was staged in 2003.
Sketches for this Christmas’ “Comedy Night” include “A Comedy Night Nightmare,” “Look Whose Talking,” “Loser’s on a Couch,” “Old Family Videos,” “A Bob Cratchit Christmas,” and much more. The “Comedy Night News” is also a show segment with host Kelly Cutler which brings the most current of events to light through humorous interchange.
Tickets to “Comedy Night 45” are $12 and may be reserved by calling (406) 846-4096. Reservations are highly recommended so the theatre can properly seat all patrons and put a cap on audience numbers. The show starts at 7:30 pm at Cutler Bros. Theatre on December 23rd. For more information please visit cutlerbros.com or the Cutler Brother’s Facebook page.
“A Christmas Carol” will then kick off on Friday, December 11th and run to Sunday, December 20th with showings Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. The show follows the timeless Dicken’s piece where Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away into a vision of Past, Present, and Future. Patrick Cutler takes on the role of Scrooge and Marquis Dijon Archuleta will play Dickens himself. The cast tops out at twenty local actors.
“A Christmas Carol” is $20 for general admission. For reservations or general questions please call the Cutler Brother’s Box Office at (406) 846-4096 or visit cutlerbros.com. You can find more details on both shows at the Cutler Brothers Facebook page.
“The Cutler Creepshow” is back for its 9th annual haunted adventure which takes place at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge. “Creepshow” has been a Cutler Brothers staple since its founding in 2012 and this year’s theme will get back to the basics as the theatre troupe will produce a generic story titled “Cutler Creepshow 2020.”
Matthew Cutler, the youngest of the brothers, is the author of this year’s Creepshow and he promises that this October’s haunted show will be the cherry on an already strange 2020. “Essentially the story takes place in a haunted mansion where each little room has its own demented subplot,” Cutler stated. He added, “I just wanted a simple theme where we could get creative and let our imaginations run wild.”
Marquis Dijon Archuleta, a Cutler Brothers resident actor, will make his first appearance in Creepshow as a guide. Archuleta has longed to participate in the Deer Lodge October festivities but has always had theatre jobs outside of the state during this month. In 2020 he has stayed close to home and looks forward to “creeping” audience members out later this month.
“Creepshow” is an interactive haunted house where audience participants are thrown into a story and must make decisions to weave through the plotlines. This year’s show begins with a short stage production to set up the theme before participants are lunged into the theme on a walking tour. Cutler Brothers productions has made all efforts to abide by the state Covid19 mandates including socially distanced tours, limited numbers on tours, hand sanitizer stations, and more.
“The Cutler Creepshow 2020” is $10 per ticket and tickets may be purchased at the Box Office located at 301 Main in Deer Lodge on the nights of the show. Tours run October 16th to Halloween night, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 7:00 pm and ending around midnight. Tours are around 20 minutes long and run every half an hour on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are accepted by calling (406) 846-4096. Visit cutlerbros.com for more details.
The Cutler Brother’s 44th Comedy Night will premier this Friday, August 21st at 8 pm at the Cutler Bros. Theatre in Deer Lodge. Comedy Night is the brainchild of Kelly, Matthew, and Patrick Cutler and it was first produced in 2003. The comedic sketch show resembles Saturday Night Live with a special guest host, musical guest, and several original sketches written by the Cutler brothers.
Comedy Night 44 will be hosted by New York’s John Knispel and the musical guest will be area favorite John Montoya. Knispel has been on and off the Cutler Bros. stage since 2011 taking leading roles in “Annie,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Oklahoma,” and more. Montoya has been entertaining audiences in establishments across Montana for several years.
Sketches for Comedy Night 44 include a spoof on the hit TV show “Ghost Hunters,” a father that thinks he’s a clown, a Twilight Zone Episode, Behind the Scenes of The Wizard of Oz, and more. The Comedy Night News, a crowd favorite, will also be co-anchored by Knispel and Kelly Cutler. The cast is 14 comedians strong.
Tickets for the Cutler Brother’s 44th Comedy Night are $12 and may be reserved by calling their box office at (406) 846-4096. Visit cutlerbros.com for more information.
“Romeo and Juliet,” the Shakespeare classic, will open in Deer Lodge at the Cutler Bros. Theatre on Friday, July 24th and run to Sunday, August 16th with showings Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. The second play of the Cutler Brother’s altered season will be directed by veteran to the Cutler stage and resident actor Marquis Dijon Archuleta in his directorial debut with the troupe.
Archuleta first took roles at the Cutler Bros. Theatre in 2014 when he played Crooks in “Of Mice and Men” and Benny Southstreet in “Guys and Dolls.” Since that time, he has been back to Deer Lodge for every summer theatre season for at least one show. His resume at Cutler Brothers includes roles in “Chicago,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Tom Robinson), “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Peter), “Damn Yankees,” “The Little Mermaid” (Sebastian), and many more.
Archuleta is a graduate from the University of Montana’s theatre program with an emphasis in acting and is excited to deliver to audiences his interpretation of this timeless piece. In his directorial debut the “Romeo and Juliet” that will be presented will have a modern flare and even take place in certain locations around Montana. “The plotlines of this show seem to never lose their relevancy, no matter what year the show is produced,” Archuleta stated. He would know. Marquis has performed “Romeo and Juliet” over 5 times playing 5 different roles as well as countless other Shakespeare in Missoula, MT and at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.
On top of the directorial debut, Marquis will play the extensive role of Friar Laurence in the show among a solid cast of Deer Lodge-locals and a few recruited Missoulians. Jourdan Nokleby (Nurse) and Erin Agner (Sampson/Friar John) will both make their Deer Lodge-debuts as well and both have broad credits with the University of Montana, Montana Repertory Theatre, and other companies across the country. Lee Hague, a Deer Lodgian, makes his theatrical debut as the Prince and Matthew (Tybalt) and Patrick (Lord Capulet) Cutler will represent the Cutler family in the production. Romeo will be played by Louis Savalla and Juliet by Megan Blue Earth-Highley, both of which will be freshmen in high school this fall.
The cast tops out at 16 total members and the show will run for 4 straight weeks at the Cutler Theatre. Tickets are $20 general admission and interested parties are encouraged to visit the Cutler Brothers Productions Facebook page for current specials. Reservations are recommended due to social distancing efforts and may be made by calling the box office at (406) 846-4096. Visit cutlerbros.com for more information.
“Mayhem in Montana,” is the title of Kelly Cutler’s latest comedy and will be the opening show of the Cutler Brother’s 2020 theatre season in Deer Lodge. Cutler Brothers Productions will present an altered theatre season due to the Covid19 pandemic and the original comedy will begin this Friday at their theatre.
“Mayhem in Montana” is Kelly Cutler’s 9th original play and the second to be written within the last year. “The Wizard of OZ” was supposed to be the June production in Deer Lodge but plans were changed due to what was happening around the world. “We just thought we should go with a smaller cast and something that’s a little more budget-friendly after all of the chaos,” Cutler, who also directs the show, said.
The original comedy takes place in present times at a luxurious lakefront property on Flathead Lake that is owned by the mafia of the Northwest. The Don, who has a double life as a married man named Chad, decides that it is time to move the mob’s secret Montana hideout elsewhere so he can move his wife in from Chicago. However, he doesn’t realize that he is part of a major investigation underway by the FBI into his shady affairs. Two of the FBI’s top agents, who are undercover as the characters “the Dork and Paul,” are tasked with the covert op mission. Things become a bit hairy when the Northwest mob step on the toes of a neighboring mob and they all end up in Montana. Mistaken identity and wacky personalities rule the day in “Mayhem in Montana.”
The show has a cast of ten and will see all three Cutler brothers on stage for a moment. Kelly Cutler directs the show and plays the roles of Dan and Paul. Patrick Cutler, who recently moved back to the state from Alaska, will relive his iconic role of the Dork which he delighted audiences with between 2001 to 2004. Matt Loehrke will make his Cutler brother’s debut as the Don and Chad. Loehrke holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Linfield College and works full time at the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Rounding out the cast is Cutler Bros. favorite resident actor Marquis Archuleta, Logan Beck, Sarah Tilley, Sally Bridgham, Josh Pentland, Kia Carlin, and Justin Marshall, who will also make his theatrical debut.
“Mayhem in Montana” runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm from June 19th to July 12th with no showing on the 4th of July. Tickets are $20 general admission and reservations are highly recommended due to safety measures that will be taken. Reservations may be made at cutlerbros.com or by calling the Box Office at (406) 846-4096.
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Cutler Bros. Productions 4th annual Christmas production is “The Family Man” and will be produced on the Cutler Theatre stage from December 13th – 22nd in Deer Lodge. “The Family Man” is loosely based on the 2000 American romantic-comedy film starring Nicholas Cage.
Jack (Matthew Cutler) is a rich Wall Street exec that is given a “glimpse” by a homeless man named Cash (Logan Beck) when the two meet at a side street grocery store. Jack is propelled into “the world he could have had,” now married to his high school sweetheart Kate (Kia Carlin) with their two children Annie (Izzy Savalla) and Josh (Jonah Tilley). At first Jack is bewildered and vehemently wishes for his life back, but slowly he re-falls in love with Kate and their quaint little family.
Other Deer Lodge-based actors taking roles in “The Family Man” include Wolf Winter, Amanda Wheelock, Lewis Smith, Sally Bridgham, Jenna Singleton, and Louis Savalla. Making their stage debut with Cutler Brother’s Productions are Zeke Hamby, Dennis Mahagin, and Dannelle Sawicki.
Tickets for “The Family Man” are $18 general admission without a reservation and $15 for adults and $12 for children under 10 with a reservation. Reservations are recommended by calling the Cutler Bros. Box Office at (406) 846-4096. The play runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. For more information visit cutlerbros.com or the Cutler Brother’s Facebook page.
“Young Frankenstein,” the fast-paced musical romp by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, will open on the Cutler Brother’s stage on Halloween night and run through November 17th. “Young Frankenstein” is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder. Showings are Halloween night then Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. A ticket discount will be given on Halloween night if patrons show up in costume.
Zane Cozby, a long time Cutler brother actor, will make his directorial debut with “Young Frankenstein.” “I’ve just always been in love with how funny this Mel Brook’s movie is,” stated Cozby. He continued, “And after participating in the Cutler brother’s Comedy Nights I knew it was a show that we had to do!”
Other Deer Lodge familiar faces taking parts in “Young Frankenstein” include Kelly Cutler (Dr. Fronkensteen), Stuart Jewell (Igor), Kamryn Johnson (Inga), Jim Cameron (Inspector Kemp), and Mariann Cameron and Glory Blue-Earth Highley splitting the role of Elizabeth Benning. Director Cozby will play the role of the Monster and Cutler Bros. newcomer Sarah Ward will play the castle housekeeper Frau Blucher. The cast totals over 20 individuals with 3 costume designers, tech experts, and Sally Bridgham at the helm of props manager once again.
“Young Frankenstein” follows the movie plot quite closely with massive dance numbers in “Join the Family Business,” “The Transylvania Mania,” and, a crowd favorite, “Put it on the Ritz.” The overarching plotline follows Dr. Fronkenstein as he returns to Transylvania to settle the will of his late grandfather Victor and quickly becomes wrapped up in the insanity of his family’s business of bringing dead people back to life.
Tickets for “Young Frankenstein” are $20 and reservations are highly recommended by calling (406) 846-4096. All showings take place at the Cutler Brother’s Theatre located at 301 Main Street in Deer Lodge. Visit cutlerbros.com or the Cutler Brother’s Facebook page for more details.
The Cutler Brother’s “Creepshow” at the Cutler Brother’s Theatre will run Thursday, October 24th to Saturday, October 26th from 7 pm to closing. This marks the 8th year for the Cutler Brother’s scare fest which started in 2012 at their 301 Main Street location in Deer Lodge.
The theme for the 2019 “Creepshow” is “Zombie Apocalypse” and was written by Matthew Cutler. Tours run about 20 to 25 minutes long and they take audience members through an interactive storyline that adheres to the theme. Inside the Cutler Bros. Theatre are 15 actors to carry out the story, a maze, several rooms and areas for scenes, and multiple choices for the “Creepshow” tourists to make.
The Cutler Bros. “Creepshow” began in 2012 at their theatre and the theme was a “mental asylum.” In 2014 the scare-show moved inside the walls of the Old Montana Prison museum and was housed there for 2 years with the themes “killer clowns” and “The Green Inferno.” The year 2016 brought the show back to the Cutler Theatre and it has been produced there ever since.
Tickets for the 2019 Cutler “Creepshow” are $10 and may be purchased at the Box Office next to the Broken Arrow Steakhouse on Main Street. Tours consist of 5 to 20 people and average wait time is a half an hour. Visit cutlerbros.com or Cutler Bros. Facebook page for more details.
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