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Don't Hug Me

By Phil Olson, Book & Lyrics; Paul Olson, Music

Genre: Musical Comedy
Runtime (Min/Max): 100 - 110 Minutes
Cast: (Male/Female/Other): 0/0/

Synopsis: It's the coldest day of the year in tiny Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, and cantankerous bar owner, Gunner Johnson wants to sell the business and move to sunny Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Bernice Lundstrom, the pretty waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiancé, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It's a battle of wills that tests their relationships and when a fast talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring more romance into their lives through the ‘magic' of karaoke, all heck breaks loose. Featuring 17 original songs including: - I'm a Walleye Woman in a Cräppie Town - My Smorgasbord of Love - Upside Down in my Pickup Truck - I Wanna go to the Mall of America - The Bunyan Yodel - The Ice House Blue Winner of 4 Artistic Director Achievement Awards including Best Original Musical and Best Author Original Play "A lot of laughs!...A great time!...Go see it!" - Tom Barnard, KQRS Radio "The quintessential definition of fun!" -KLBB Radio "A hokey-jokey karaoke crowd pleaser!" - Los Angeles Times "A quirky, charming musical!" - Joel Zwick, Director of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" "Terrifically silly!" - LA WEEKLY "Immerse yourself in two hours of fun and farce!" - The Tolucan "Delightful!...Adorable!...Silly!...Funny!...A real crowd pleaser!" - Valley Vantage "Outstanding!" - American Eagle News "Sensational!" - The Blade

Notes: Don't Hug Me is available for licensing thru Samuel French @ (212) 206-8990. Cast album and merchandise available at

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