“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 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.
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