The Cutler Brother’s 3rd and final LIVE performance of their 19th summer theatre season “Willy Wonka” the musical will show on the Deer Lodge stage from July 28th to August 13th with Friday and Saturday showings at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. “Willy Wonka” is the story by Roald Dahl as seen in the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and the 2005 remake starring Johnny Depp.
The Cutler Brother’s “Willy Wonka” boasts a cast of 30 strong which makes it one of the largest casts in the theatre company’s history. Patrick Cutler takes on the wacky and zany role of “Wonka,” a role that has been his dream for quite some time. “It’s just fun, and off the wall. Wonka kind of does whatever he likes and his emotions are from A to Z,” said Cutler of playing the title role.
“Willy Wonka” will feature a handful of Cutler Bros.’ favorites but also has a fair share of newbies to the Deer Lodge stage. Steve Collins will take on the beloved role of “Grandpa Joe.” Collins has had plenty of experience in front of the camera in shows such as “Yellowstone” and he has performed with the Anaconda Ensemble Theater. Jonah Tilley, last seen on the Cutler stage as Kevin McCallister in 2021’s “Home Alone,” will play the soft-spoken and compassionate “Charlie Bucket.” Marquis Dijon Archuleta takes on the “Candy Man” who also serves as the show’s narrator.
“Willy Wonka” is the story of an exceptionally poor family who learns of an unlikely possibility to visit the Wonka Factory that is opening its doors for the first time in years. All one has to do for entry to the factory tour is find one of five golden tickets spread out among hundreds of millions of Wonka candy bars throughout the world. The lucky winners will receive the wildest adventure of their lifetime, and “so will the audience,” stated the show’s director Kelly Cutler.
Tickets for “Willy Wonka” the musical are $20 general admission and may be purchased at cutlerbros.com or reserved by calling the Cutler Box Office at (406) 846-4096. Reservations are highly recommended as the theatre only seats 125. For questions, directions, or more information visit the website or call the Box Office.
The Cutler Brother’s 19th Summer Theatre Season in Deer Lodge will kick off with one of Neil Simon’s most popular plays in “Barefoot in the Park” this May. Cutler Bros. Theatre will also produce Disney’s “Tarzan” this June and “Willy Wonka” in late July into August.
“Barefoot in the Park” is a simple story set in New York City and with a small cast. Corie Bratter (Jerrika Marjerison) and her husband Paul (Joshua Pentland) move into a “not so plush” New York high-rise and quickly discover many a problem with their new living space. Corie is energetic and spunky while Paul is more of the business-type, and these diverse personalities naturally cause some friction laying the groundwork for the play.
Jaycee Wood makes her Cutler Bros. debut and plays the overbearing mother of Corie while Steve Collins of Anaconda will play the well-traveled and witty Victor Velasco. Steve first stepped on stage in Deer Lodge last season as the rabbi in “Fiddler on the Roof.” Rounding out the cast is the phone repair man played by a Deer Lodge-favorite Tom Gomola.
Erin Jewell is directing the show making this her third directorial assignment in the last 2 years. “I’m excited for the cast, they’re small but they’ll bring a punch,” said Jewell. She went on, “Summer Theatre has become a special thing in this community and I’m happy to be at the helm for the first show of the season.”
“Barefoot in the Park” tickets are $20 and may be purchased at cutlerbros.com or by reserving at (406) 846-4096. Shows run May 5th – 21st , Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. All showings take place at the Cutler Bros. Theatre in Deer Lodge. For more information please visit the website or call the box office number listed above.
“Home Alone II” will be staged on the Cutler Brother’s stage in Deer Lodge after the success the small-town theatre saw with “Home Alone I” last December. Many of the familiar and lovable characters are back for round two and this marks the first sequel ever produced in Cutler Brother’s history.
Home Alone II is a stage adaptation on the 1992 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes. The stage version holds many of the same characters, scenes, and concepts. A cast of 20 local actors and actresses from Deer Lodge to Butte will bring this fun story to life.
JT Perkins, an up and comer with the Deer Lodge-based Rising Star Academy, will take the reigns as the troublesome yet lovable Kevin McCallister. Perkins played a role in last year’s “Home Alone” and was seen as several bit parts in the Mother’s Day musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” Josh Pentland of Deer Lodge and Dan Mitchem of Butte will reprise their roles of the “wet bandits” Harry and Marv, respectively. Rounding out the cast is the Cutler family, including the mother Cutler playing the snarky desk clerk, and many other familiar faces to the Cutler Theatre stage.
Tickets for “Home Alone II” are $20 general admission available online at cutlerbros.com or by calling (406) 846-4096. Reservations are highly recommended as the theatre has limited seating space and may be made by calling the number listed. Shows run December 8th – 11th, 16th – 18th, and 21st – 23rd with nightly showings at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. All showings will take place at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge. For further inquiries please call the number listed or visit the Cutler Brother’s Facebook page.
The Cutler Brother’s “49th Comedy Night” in succession will be staged on Friday, August 19th for a one-night-only event at the Cutler Bros. Theatre in Deer Lodge beginning at 8 pm. “Comedy Night” is the brainchild of the Cutler brothers and first was staged at the Rialto Theater in 2003.
“Comedy Night” in Deer Lodge takes on the Saturday Night Live format with fictional and political satire humor, a special guest host, a musical guest, and more. Sketches for “Comedy Night 49” include a spoof on the Cutler Bros.’ recent musical “Sweeney Todd,” a thorough look at “LARPING,” a pastime favorite in the modern day “baseball umpire,” the beloved “Comedy Night News,” and more.
Marquis Dijon Archuleta, last seen as Sweeney Todd himself, will play host to this August’s “Comedy Night.” The cast boasts 16+ actors and actresses, which makes this the largest “Comedy Night” cast since 2010. Performers include Kelly, Matt, and Patrick Cutler, Jim and Theresa Cameron, Zane Cozby, Stuart Jewell, Tina Savilla, Jerrika Marjerison, Sarah Ward, Jenna Singleton, Rhiley Mickey, Wolfie Winter, Louis Savalla, and Kia Cutler.
“Comedy Night 49” tickets are $15 and may be purchased at cutlerbros.com or reserved by calling the Box Office at (406) 846-4096. Reservations are highly recommended as the theatre only seats 125 people.
“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.
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