“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 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.
Creepshow returns this Friday...
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.
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" Opens This Friday!
“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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