Cutler Bros. Productions in Deer Lodge present Comedy Night 37 this December 23rd at 7:30 pm. Comedy Night is the brainchild of the Cutler brothers and was first produced in 2003. Comedy Night 37 is known as the brother’s “Christmas Comedy Night” with holiday themes. Comedy Night is a comedic sketch show similar to Saturday Night Live.
Hosting Comedy Night 37 is Deer Lodge native and grade school librarian Sarah (Mosier) Foster. Foster has played trumpet for several Cutler Bros.’ musicals and has some acting experience from her high school days. Kelly Cutler, the show’s director, has begged Foster to do Comedy Night for over six years when he realized how funny she was in the orchestra pit. “I’m nervous, but excited,” said Foster.
Other cast members include many Comedy Night regulars such as Matt and Kelly Cutler, Jim Theresa, and Mariann Cameron, Kyler Noel, Zane Cozby, Dane Thompson, Darryl Barton, Jenn Logan, Kyle Gillette, Jenna Singleton, and Scott Grazier. The voice of Butte radio, Carin Sullivan, will also take her fair share of roles. Kamryn Johnson, a high school senior at Powell County, will be the show’s musical guest. Johnson has won many accolades for her vocal performance in the state of Montana.
Sketches for Comedy Night 37 include a spoof on “Charlotte’s Web,” a trip to the “Handshake Factory,” the redneck version of “A Christmas Story,” the “Comedy Night News,” and many more. “This is the 37th Comedy Night in our history and our system for creating these things has become more and more solid over the years,” said Kelly Cutler. Matt Cutler, the show’s co-writer, added, “Comedy Night is a nice way to get into the holiday spirit. People laugh. People smile. It’s all good feelings.”
Comedy Night 37 will be staged at the Cutler Bros. Theatre at 301 Main in Deer Lodge. Tickets are $10 general admission and $15 for the front row. Reservations are recommended by calling (406) 846-4096. For further questions or directions visit cutlerbros.com.
“A Christmas Story” will be staged at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge from December 1st to the 17th. The family friendly classic will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 general admission and may be reserved by calling the Cutler Box Office at (406) 846-4096. “A Christmas Story” is written by Philip Grecian based off of Jean Shepherd’s semi fictional anecdotes and the 1983 American Christmas comedy film.
“A Christmas Story” has a Christmas past and present plotline. Ralph (Darryl Barton), in his forties, presents his story in 1st person to the audience while the rest of the cast acts it out. Young Ralphie (Deker Hogan) wants one thing for Christmas and one thing only: A 200 shot range model, Red Ryder cabine action BB gun with a compass and a thing that tells time built right into the stock. The classic phrase “you’ll shoot your eye out” resonates from his mother (Ramona Chrisman) and his unsupportive teacher Miss Shields (Jenna Singleton.) While Ralphie experiences let down after let down his father (Zane Cozby) has his own impasse with the downstairs furnace.
Kaiden Dolan) to stick his tongue on an icy pole, but he also gets in some hot water with the old man after blurting out the “mother of all curse words” when a hub cap full of lug nuts goes toppling over into oblivion. Ralphie’s littler brother Randy (Jonah Tilley) can only laugh hysterically. A trip to visit Santa Claus (Scott Grazier) doesn’t help matters much either.
Deker Hogan makes his leading debut with Cutler Bros. after attending the Rising Star Academy children’s theatre camp for three years. “He’s a natural, and he looks just like the kid in the movie,” said director Kelly Cutler. Other notable Cutler Brother’ faces in the cast include Louis Savalla, who plays the bully Scut Farkas, and his little sister Izzy Savalla who plays Farkas’ crony. A handful of Deer Lodge kids will make their first ever stage appearance in this Cutler Bros. production.
Reservations for “A Christmas Story” are highly recommended as seating is limited. For questions, directions, or more information call the number listed above or visit cutlerbros.com.
The Cutler Brother’s 34th Comedy Night will take place Friday, December 23rd on the brother’s main stage in Deer Lodge. The Comedy Night will have holiday themes and is fully written by Matthew and Kelly Cutler. This marks the 14th straight year the small-town entertainment company has produced a Christmas Comedy Night.
The Cutler Brother’s Comedy Night takes on the SNL-style with funny sketches as well as a guest host from the community and a musical guest. The 2016 Christmas host will be Abby Kellicut, who previously owned Cattail Floral in town, and the directors are still working on a musical guest for the event. Comedy Night is given a PG-13 rating by the brothers in terms of language and content.
Other cast members for the 2016 comedy show include valley favorites Matthew and Kelly Cutler, Jim and Theresa Cameron, Zane Cozby, Stuart Jewell, Kyle Gillette, Jenn Logan, Rex Kendall, Jim Tilley, and Dane Thompson. Brandon Forson, who joined the Cutler Brother’s Creepshow this year and was last seen as Buddy the Elf in “Miracle on 34th Street,” will make his comedy night debut. Butte’s radio personality Carin Sullivan will also show her comedy chops along with Jenna Singleton making her first comedy night appearance since 2009.
Sketches for Comedy Night 34 include a sequel to the gothic Christmas Band, a spoof on Judge Judy, a new rendition of “Miracle on 34th Street,” a group meeting called “Overly Sensitive Anonymous,” and much more. Kelly Cutler and Jenn Logan will inform audience members during their Comedy Night News segment and host Kellicut will deliver an intro monologue as seen in all Cutler Bros. Comedy Nights.
The 34th Comedy Night, ironically falling in the same month the company produced “Miracle on 34th Street,” will begin at 7:30 pm and reservations are highly recommended as Comedy Nights generally sell out. Tickets are $10 – $15 and may be reserved by calling the Cutler Bros. box office at (406) 846-4096. Visit cutlerbros.com for more information.
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