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.
“12 Angry Men,” the jury room suspense classic, will be the final show of the Cutler Brother’s 2017 summer theatre season and will run August 3rd to August 13th on the Deer Lodge stage. The story is by Reginald Rose and is adapted from the 1954 teleplay of the same title. The Broadway debut came 50 years after CBS aired the play, on October 28th, 2004.
The entire setting of “12 Angry Men” takes place in a jury room on one set. Twelve jurors convene to figure out the verdict of a young teenager who is on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death. At first they all seem to agree on a guilty judgment, until one juror has other ideas. Through some intense discussion and reenactment one by one each juror switches their vote to not guilty, even the most bullheaded of the men.
“Finding 12 men that could act this drama in a town as small as Deer Lodge was the real challenge,” said the show’s director Kelly Cutler. He managed to do just that. Josh Pentland, who was last seen in “Beauty and the Beast” as the role of Lefou, will play the Foreman who leads the common jury duties. Other familiar Cutler Brother faces in the play include Kyle Gillette, Paul Chapman, Tristan Marjerison, Jim Cameron, Marquis Archuleta, Marik Chrisman, and Kelly and Matthew Cutler. Daryll Barton, who hosted Comedy Night 33 last summer, took the role of flashy juror number 4 while Tom Gomola, a newbie to the theatre troupe, will play the soft-hearted juror number 10.
“12 Angry Men” runs Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the Cutler Bros. box office at (406) 846-4096. The Cutler Bros. Theatre is located at 301 Main Street in Deer Lodge. For directions, questions, or more info visit cutlerbros.com or call the number listed above.
“Beauty and the Beast,” the Disney-Broadway musical version, will play at the Cutler Brother’s Theatre in Deer Lodge from June 16th to July 2nd marking the entertainment company’s second major musical of the 2017 theatre season. The popular children’s show has music written by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tom Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. It plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.
The stage version of “Beauty and the Beast” implements several facets from the world renown Disney cartoon, which was produced in 1991, as well as a few new songs to beef it up for Broadway. The ever-popular “Be Our Guest” will entertain audiences for nearly ten minutes straight with intricate dance moves and enough comedy to last the rest of the show. Other popular songs from the Disney cartoon include “Gaston,” “Belle,” “Kill the Beast,” and the heartstrings puppeteer “Tale as Old as Time.”
The Deer Lodge cast boasts nearly forty people. Maggie Chrisman, a long time Cutler Brother player since 5th grade, will play the lead role of Belle while her brother Marik, last seen as Oliver Twist in Cutler Brother’s “Oliver!” will steamroll the comedy side of things playing Lumiere the French candlestick. Lumiere’s sidekick, the ever cautious Cogsworth, will be played by Deer Lodge youth Louis Savalla. Louis has taken part in Rising Star Academy theatre camps for the past three years and his sister Izzy was last seen as the star child role in “A Miracle on 34th Street.” Izzy will play the role of Chip.
Other castle characters include Elizabeth Cozby as Mrs. Potts, Solveig Munson as Wardrobe, Kamryn Johnson as Babette, and Jake Nachtigal as the Beast. Cozby is the co-founder of Stage Left Productions in Deer Lodge while Solveig Munson is the drama coach at Powell County High School. Kamryn Johnson was last seen as the lead role of Audrey in PCHS’s “Little Shop of Horrors” produced this past spring. Jake Nachtigal is a newcomer to Cutler Bros. Productions. He was discovered in Missoula’s “Urinetown” this past January when he performed side by side with Kelly Cutler, the director of Deer Lodge’s entertainment venture.
Cutler will take the villainous role of Gaston and will be joined side by side with Josh Pentland (Lefou) and his brother Patrick who plays the asylum director Monsieur D’Arque. The last show Patrick performed in was “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in the 2012 season. The other 25 people in the cast will make up the huge ensemble of villagers, flat wear, and dancers. Kyle Gillette will play Belle’s crazy inventor father Maurice and the show will be accompanied by an eight piece live orchestra.
Reservations for Cutler Brother’s “Beauty and the Beast” are highly recommended and may be made by calling the Box Office at (406) 846-4096. Tickets are $15 general admission and theatre space is limited to 120 seats. Visit cutlerbros.com for more information or follow the theatre troupe on Facebook.
Cutler Bros. 2017 Season Pass is now available for just $65! Season pass allows admittance to each show one time and to our end of the summer comedy night! GREAT FUN and GREAT GIFTS! Call (406) 846-4096 for yours today.
Powell County High School Drama Club presents the musical version of “Little Shop of Horrors” under the direction of Solveig Munson. Come support these very talented young thespians:
Thursday and Friday March 2 – 3 at 7:00 pm
Saturday March 4 at 2:00 pm
Admission $12 for general, $7 for students
To reserve a seat please call the
Cutler Bros. box office at (406) 846-4096
Cutler Brothers Productions 2017 Summer Theatre Auditions will take place at the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Butte this Saturday, February 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a dance call to follow. Auditionees are to show up at any time between those hours to receive a 5-minute slot. Auditionees are to prepare a 1 minute monologue from a play or their favorite movie as well as a 45 second song to show their range, preferably sung to an ipod, cell, or bring sheet music for our piano player. Auditions are open to high school ages and up. CBP 2017 season includes musicals “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Goodbye Girl” as well as straight show “12 Angry Men.” Some commuter compensation and living arrangements are available to those that are cast. For questions please ask on here or call the CBP box office at (406) 846-4096.
The 6th annual Cutler Brother’s Valentine’s Day Comedy Night will take place this Tuesday, February 14th, at 7:00 pm. The sketch show on this lover’s holiday provides an SNL-type feel with comedic skits based around a Valentine’s Day theme as well as a special guest host and music from the Comedy Night House Band. This will be the Cutler Brother’s 35th Comedy Night of this style since 2003 and the show will take place at their theatre in Deer Lodge.
Valentine’s Day Comedy Night began in 2012 when the Deer Lodge-based entertainment troupe first purchased their theatre and has become an audience favorite over the years. This year’s Valentine’s Day show will see the core cast of local favorites in addition to special guest host Anthony Savalla. Savalla is a Deer Lodge-native that has starred in many Stage Left productions and is a well-known face around Rock Creek Cattle Company.
Sketches for the 6th Valentine’s Day Comedy Night were solely written by Matthew and Kelly Cutler and are based around the theme of the holiday. Sketches include the “V-Day Story Time,” “A Scooby Doo Valentine,” “The Weirder Things that Happen on Valentine’s Day,” and much more. The Comedy Night House Band will entertain audiences between scenes and a special musical guest will perform in each act.
Tickets to the 6th annual Valentine’s Day Comedy Night are $10 for general admission and $15 for front row seating. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at (406) 846-4096 or may be purchased at the door. For further questions, directions, and other inquires call the number listed 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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