“The Shawshank Redemption,” an American drama about prison life, will premier at the Cutler Brother’s Theatre this June and July in Deer Lodge. The play is based on the classic Stephen King novel as well as hints from the 1994 cinematic blockbuster written by Frank Darabont.
A cast of 13 strong bring “The Shawshank Redemption” to life on stage in the Prison City. Stuart Jewell plays soft-spoken, introvert Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to double life sentences after being convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. Andy may very well be the only innocent man in Shawshank State Prison. He befriends another inmate named Red (Marquis Dijon Archuleta) because he hears he can “get stuff.” Red acquires a small rock hammer and sells it to Andy herein hatching his escape plan.
When the guard’s corruption in Officer Hadley (Zane Cozby) and Warden Norton (Kelly Cutler) becomes abundantly evident, Andy decides he has spent just about enough time in Shawshank Penitentiary. “The Shawshank Redemption” features some of the Deer Lodge-based production company’s finest thespians including Matthew and Patrick Cutler, Tom Gomola, Louis Savalla, Jim Cameron, Jim Tilley, and more. Butte’s very own Dan Mitchem plays the role of Bogs and the store manager. Matthew Cutler is also the show’s director.
“The Shawshank Redemption” live on the Cutler Brother’s stage runs June 17th – July 17th with showings most Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. A mid-run break will take place over the 4th of July weekend and the entertainment group encourages audience members to check the shows schedule at cutlerbros.com. Tickets are $20 and may also be purchased by visiting the website or by calling the Cutler Bros.‘ Box Office at (406) 846-4096 or online.
The Cutler Brother’s 48th “Comedy Night” and 19th annual Christmas show will take place on Thursday, December 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge. “Comedy Night” began in 2003 at the Rialto Theater and has maintained steam for nearly 20 years.
The cast of “Comedy Night” includes the very funny Stuart Jewell, Zane Cozby, Tina Saville, Jim Cameron, the Cutler brothers themselves and many more. Many of the cast are “Comedy Night” veterans having appeared in several years of shows. Local Powell County High School sophomore Louis Savalla will play host marking him the youngest host in “Comedy Night” history. Savalla has been seen in several Cutler Bros. productions including last season’s “Footloose” as the dim-witted Willard Hewitt.
Sketches for “Comedy Night” often poke fun at modern day politics and culture. Some sketches for this “Comedy Night” include Fictional Christmas Characters on Trial, I Forgot my Mask, A Kindergarten Concert, the infamous Comedy Night News and much, much more. “Comedy Night” also has a musical guest and for the 48th show it will be a local Christmas choir.
Tickets for “Comedy Night” are $15 and may be reserved at cutlerbros.com or by calling the box office at (406) 846-4096. Reservations are highly recommended as the theatre capacity is limited. “Comedy Night” does contain some mature, adult content. For further questions or for more information visit the website or call the box office.
Cutler Brothers Productions of Deer Lodge will stage one of the 90’s greatest and most classic Christmas pieces in “Home Alone,” an adaptation by Kelly Cutler, this December 9th – 19th at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge. The cast is 30 actors strong and they bring to life the story that made Macaulay Culkin famous for the first staged adaptation in world history.
Jonah Tilley plays the brattish yet likeable Kevin McCallister who is accidentally left at home when his entire family boards a plane to spend Christmas in Paris. Kevin’s mom Kate McCallister, played by local actress Bailey Chapel, and his dad Peter (Patrick Cutler) soon realize that they have left their son in Chicago and do everything in their power to get back home to him.
Little does Kevin know, two professional burglars have been scouting out his family’s luxurious home for weeks just waiting for the right moment to pounce. Harry, played by Cutler Brother’s veteran Josh Pentland, and Marv, played by Butte native Dan Mitchem, are the quirky robbers who bring the conflict to the story accompanied by a whole lot of comedy. Stuey Jewell, Tom Gomola, Martin Alexander Reap, and Kia Carlin are just a handful of names that round out this extensive cast.
“Home Alone,” staged for the first time in known world history will be at the Cutler Theatre December 9th – 19th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating capacity and may be made by calling (406) 846-4096 or by vising cutlerbros.com. Tickets are $20 general admission.
The 10th Annual “Cutler Brother’s Creepshow,” a Deer Lodge-based haunted house, will take place this Friday, October 29th to Sunday, Halloween night from 7 pm to CLOSE. “Creepshow” is a plot-driven haunted house with actors leading the way and a tour lasts approximately 25 minutes.
The theme for the 2021 “Cutler Creepshow” is “iconic horror movie characters.” Guests are taken through a seemingly normal house by a real estate agent before they come across a strange sort of “pandora’s box” which unleashes all of our favorite villains from Freddy Krueger to Jason Voohrees to Pinhead to many more! The 2021 Creepshow is written by Matthew Cutler, the youngest of the brothers.
The show venue is the old Jewell Funeral Home located at 601 Missouri Avenue across from Powell County High School. Local controversy has surrounded the choice of venue but the Deer Lodge-based production company assures its guests that what used to be a funeral home is now just a building on the real estate market to be sold as a home. In fact, interested parties may attend an open house on this Halloween Sunday from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm to view the home and a $1,000 prize will be given for the “best costume.”
The cast and crew of “Creepshow” tops 20 people and the tour is sure to give quite the fright in the Cutler Bros. 10th year of producing the event. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door on the nights of the show. Reservations may be made for larger groups coming together by calling the Cutler Box Office at (406) 846-4096. Visit cutlerbros.com or the Cutler Brother’s Facebook page for more information.
The 1st Annual “Montana Comedy Festival” will take place in Deer Lodge from March 12th – 17th. March 12th and 13th will see the likes of Vegas comedians Ron Coleman and headliner Derek Richards, both who perform regularly on the Vegas strip and across the nation, and March 17th will welcome the Powell County local improv troupe “Das Froot.” All shows are at 8 pm on the given nights.
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Ron Coleman, who began his entertainment career acting as a stuntman in over 30 movies and television shows, will open for Mr. Richards. Ron is a regular on the Las Vegas strip and has opened for such comedy greats as Rodney Dangerfield, Tim Allen, Ellen Degeneres, Joe Rogan, and George Lopez. Ron is a California native that brings a likeable sarcasm to the stage. He is like the fun uncle you wish you had but your parents would probably frown when you hang around him.
The show’s headliner Derek Richards also has an extensive comedy resume in and outside of Las Vegas. His hour special “The Irish Comedy Tour” can be seen on demand via Amazon Prime, DISH, Direct TV, iTunes, VUDU, Vimeo, Google Play, Microsoft XBOX, and YouTube. Derek’s act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his Irish-Catholic upbringing, divorce, the holidays, and his child-free existence. A veteran of the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment tours, Richards has performed at U.S. base camps in Iraq, Afghanistan, and 15 other countries.
Rounding out the 1st Annual “Montana Comedy Festival” will be the wacky improv team “Das Froot” performing on St. Patty’s Day evening. Tickets for the Vegas comedians are $20 and reservations are highly recommended at (406) 846-4096. Tickets may also be purchased on the Cutler Brother’s Productions Facebook page as well as their website cutlerbros.com. Tickets for the improv show on St. Patty’s Day are $10 and may be purchased at the door. Call the number listed for further questions.
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Celebrating the Centennial of the Rialto’s opening in 1921, Cutler Brothers Production is honored to present Robin Hood 100 years after it was originally performed on the Deer Lodge stage. Although Blamire’s version is not an opera, such as the show which toured here on March 2, 1921, it is full of the same lively characters. Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian take on King John and the Sherriff of Nottingham in this humorous, rambunctious version of the legendary folk hero. There is no shortage of action as battle scenes, sword fights and trickery are sprinkled throughout the show. Friday and Sunday shows are $20 apiece. Saturday’s show includes a champagne toast and cheesecake dessert for a total of $30 for the gala Centennial event. Patrons are encouraged to dress in the style of the roaring twenties to commemorate the opening of the Rialto in 1921. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. A 50/50 drawing, raffles for themed gift baskets, photo displays, and a short program will also be featured. Doors open at 6 pm and the play will begin at 7:30. Tickets for the play are available at Valley Foods, Keystone Pharmacy, Steele’s in Butte and Deer Lodge, at the Rialto, and online at:
Show times: March 5th -7th, Friday and Saturday - 7:30. Sunday matinee - 2:00. Venue: Rialto Theater, 418 Main St. Deer Lodge, Montana, (406) 846-7900 Robin Hood by Larry Blamire “Robin Hood (Blamire)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
The Cutler Brother’s “Comedy Night” Couple’s Retreat will take place on Saturday, February 13th at 7:30 pm. The night will feature Cutler Brother’s “Comedy Night 46” with Valentine’s Day themes as well as chocolate and champagne. Singles are also most welcome and reservations are highly recommended at (406) 846-4096.
The Cutler Brother’s Valentine’s Day-themed “Comedy Night” will feature many of the valley’s favorite comedians. Kelly, Patrick, and Matthew Cutler are the authors of the show and sketches include “Love Letters,” “The Bachelor,” “A Groundhog’s Day Valentine,” the “Comedy Night News,” and much more. The cast rounds out at lucky 13 and the Powell County Attorney Kathy McEnery will play host. The show resembles the Saturday Night Live format.
“Comedy Night” has been a Cutler Brother’s staple since its formation in 2003. This show marks the 7th “Valentine’s Day-themed” show in the entertainment company’s history and the 46th “Comedy Night” to date. “Comedy Night” often pulls on current events and there is some audience participation.
Tickets to the Cutler Brother’s “Comedy Night” Couple’s Retreat are $35 for couples and $20 for all single parties. The show takes place at the Cutler Brother’s Theatre in Deer Lodge. Any and all inquiries may call the number above or visit cutlerbros.com for more details.
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.
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