“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 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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“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.
The Cutler Brother’s 44th Comedy Night will premier this Friday, August 21st at 8 pm at the Cutler Bros. Theatre in Deer Lodge. Comedy Night is the brainchild of Kelly, Matthew, and Patrick Cutler and it was first produced in 2003. The comedic sketch show resembles Saturday Night Live with a special guest host, musical guest, and several original sketches written by the Cutler brothers.
Comedy Night 44 will be hosted by New York’s John Knispel and the musical guest will be area favorite John Montoya. Knispel has been on and off the Cutler Bros. stage since 2011 taking leading roles in “Annie,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Oklahoma,” and more. Montoya has been entertaining audiences in establishments across Montana for several years.
Sketches for Comedy Night 44 include a spoof on the hit TV show “Ghost Hunters,” a father that thinks he’s a clown, a Twilight Zone Episode, Behind the Scenes of The Wizard of Oz, and more. The Comedy Night News, a crowd favorite, will also be co-anchored by Knispel and Kelly Cutler. The cast is 14 comedians strong.
Tickets for the Cutler Brother’s 44th Comedy Night are $12 and may be reserved by calling their box office at (406) 846-4096. Visit cutlerbros.com for more information.
“Romeo and Juliet,” the Shakespeare classic, will open in Deer Lodge at the Cutler Bros. Theatre on Friday, July 24th and run to Sunday, August 16th with showings Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. The second play of the Cutler Brother’s altered season will be directed by veteran to the Cutler stage and resident actor Marquis Dijon Archuleta in his directorial debut with the troupe.
Archuleta first took roles at the Cutler Bros. Theatre in 2014 when he played Crooks in “Of Mice and Men” and Benny Southstreet in “Guys and Dolls.” Since that time, he has been back to Deer Lodge for every summer theatre season for at least one show. His resume at Cutler Brothers includes roles in “Chicago,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Tom Robinson), “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Peter), “Damn Yankees,” “The Little Mermaid” (Sebastian), and many more.
Archuleta is a graduate from the University of Montana’s theatre program with an emphasis in acting and is excited to deliver to audiences his interpretation of this timeless piece. In his directorial debut the “Romeo and Juliet” that will be presented will have a modern flare and even take place in certain locations around Montana. “The plotlines of this show seem to never lose their relevancy, no matter what year the show is produced,” Archuleta stated. He would know. Marquis has performed “Romeo and Juliet” over 5 times playing 5 different roles as well as countless other Shakespeare in Missoula, MT and at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.
On top of the directorial debut, Marquis will play the extensive role of Friar Laurence in the show among a solid cast of Deer Lodge-locals and a few recruited Missoulians. Jourdan Nokleby (Nurse) and Erin Agner (Sampson/Friar John) will both make their Deer Lodge-debuts as well and both have broad credits with the University of Montana, Montana Repertory Theatre, and other companies across the country. Lee Hague, a Deer Lodgian, makes his theatrical debut as the Prince and Matthew (Tybalt) and Patrick (Lord Capulet) Cutler will represent the Cutler family in the production. Romeo will be played by Louis Savalla and Juliet by Megan Blue Earth-Highley, both of which will be freshmen in high school this fall.
The cast tops out at 16 total members and the show will run for 4 straight weeks at the Cutler Theatre. Tickets are $20 general admission and interested parties are encouraged to visit the Cutler Brothers Productions Facebook page for current specials. Reservations are recommended due to social distancing efforts and may be made by calling the box office at (406) 846-4096. Visit cutlerbros.com for more information.
“Mayhem in Montana,” is the title of Kelly Cutler’s latest comedy and will be the opening show of the Cutler Brother’s 2020 theatre season in Deer Lodge. Cutler Brothers Productions will present an altered theatre season due to the Covid19 pandemic and the original comedy will begin this Friday at their theatre.
“Mayhem in Montana” is Kelly Cutler’s 9th original play and the second to be written within the last year. “The Wizard of OZ” was supposed to be the June production in Deer Lodge but plans were changed due to what was happening around the world. “We just thought we should go with a smaller cast and something that’s a little more budget-friendly after all of the chaos,” Cutler, who also directs the show, said.
The original comedy takes place in present times at a luxurious lakefront property on Flathead Lake that is owned by the mafia of the Northwest. The Don, who has a double life as a married man named Chad, decides that it is time to move the mob’s secret Montana hideout elsewhere so he can move his wife in from Chicago. However, he doesn’t realize that he is part of a major investigation underway by the FBI into his shady affairs. Two of the FBI’s top agents, who are undercover as the characters “the Dork and Paul,” are tasked with the covert op mission. Things become a bit hairy when the Northwest mob step on the toes of a neighboring mob and they all end up in Montana. Mistaken identity and wacky personalities rule the day in “Mayhem in Montana.”
The show has a cast of ten and will see all three Cutler brothers on stage for a moment. Kelly Cutler directs the show and plays the roles of Dan and Paul. Patrick Cutler, who recently moved back to the state from Alaska, will relive his iconic role of the Dork which he delighted audiences with between 2001 to 2004. Matt Loehrke will make his Cutler brother’s debut as the Don and Chad. Loehrke holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Linfield College and works full time at the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Rounding out the cast is Cutler Bros. favorite resident actor Marquis Archuleta, Logan Beck, Sarah Tilley, Sally Bridgham, Josh Pentland, Kia Carlin, and Justin Marshall, who will also make his theatrical debut.
“Mayhem in Montana” runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm from June 19th to July 12th with no showing on the 4th of July. Tickets are $20 general admission and reservations are highly recommended due to safety measures that will be taken. Reservations may be made at cutlerbros.com or by calling the Box Office at (406) 846-4096.
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