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BWW Reviews: Olson Brothers' Latest DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Plays Group Rep in NoHoBWW Reviews: Olson Brothers' Latest DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Plays Group Rep in NoHo
by Don Grigware - Oct 16, 2014

Folks who are unfamiliar with the Don't Hug Me series of shows need look no further than at the signs in the lobby of the group rep that say 'Have a Crappie Day!' It's obvious that the show inside is unlike any other with an unmistakable individuality and peculiarly regional point of view, that everyone can relate to. We've all known people like these crazy characters. In a long series of Don't Hug Me productions the Olson Brothers are at it again, this time around with Don't Hug Me, We're Married, now onstage in NoHo through November 15. (more...)

Her Story Theater Presents SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, Now thru 11/23Her Story Theater Presents SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Her Story Theater's Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, premieres today, October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014 at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. (more...)

DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Begins Tomorrow at  Lonny Chapman TheatreDON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Begins Tomorrow at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical comedy Don't Hug Me, We're Married with book and lyrics by Phil Olson, music by Paul Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, choreography by Stan Mazin, and produced by Laura Coker for the Group Rep. The fifth in the popular Don't Hug Me series of musicals is set for a limited run, October 3rd through November 15th, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Theatre and Arts District - North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Her Story Theater to Present SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, 10/16-11/23Her Story Theater to Present SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, 10/16-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Her Story Theater's Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, premieres October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014 at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story-the 'demand' side and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DON'T HUG ME, LOMBARDI and More Set for The Group Rep's 41st SeasonA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DON'T HUG ME, LOMBARDI and More Set for The Group Rep's 41st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Group Rep is proud to announce their 41st Season of six exciting and very different plays. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DON'T HUG ME, LOMBARDI and More Set for The Group Rep's 41st SeasonA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DON'T HUG ME, LOMBARDI and More Set for The Group Rep's 41st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Group Rep is proud to announce their 41st Season of six exciting and very different plays. (more...)

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 Set for No Fun Bar, 9/3UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 Set for No Fun Bar, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! They've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced drinks till 9pm). (more...)

New Century Theatre Extends A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL Through Jan 6New Century Theatre Extends A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL Through Jan 6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013

After selling out every show the last 5 Decembers, the award-winning musical comedy, A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL, is once again selling out and has been extended through January 6th. (more...)

New Century Theatre Extends A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL Through Jan 6New Century Theatre Extends A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL Through Jan 6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

After selling out every show the last 5 Decembers, the award-winning musical comedy, A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL, is once again selling out and has been extended through January 6th. (more...)

Accordo Tickets On Sale Now; Season Begins 2/6/12Accordo Tickets On Sale Now; Season Begins 2/6/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2012

Accordo, established in 2009, is a Minnesota-based chamber group made up of some of the very best instrumentalists in the country, eager to share their love of classical and contemporary chamber music in intimate and unique performance spaces. (more...)

Phil Olson Has Done It Again with Don't Hug Me I'm PregnantPhil Olson Has Done It Again with Don't Hug Me I'm Pregnant
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2011

Once you enter the world according to Phil Olson, there's no turning back. Be prepared to have a good time, or bust! Their fourth Don't Hug Me musical in a row, Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant - they referring to the Olson brothers Phil and Paul - is as usual obscenely silly and over-the-top, but a definite charmer, no matter how tired the pregnant jokes become. Now at the Secret Rose Theatre the show is guaranteed to please and has big bit written all over it. Ya, sure, you betcha! (more...)

DON'T HUG ME, I'M PREGNANT Premieres in Los AngelesDON'T HUG ME, I'M PREGNANT Premieres in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011

DHM Productions and Angry Amish Productions present the World Premiere of the musical comedy, DON'T HUG ME, I'M PREGNANT, book & lyrics by Phil Olson, music by Paul Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, with choreography by Stan Mazin, opens Friday, September 30, at 8pm, and runs September 30 - November 20, 2011, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm, at the Secret Rose Theatre in the NoHo Theatre & Arts District, North Hollywood, California. (more...)

Accordo Tickets On Sale Now; Season Begins 2/6/12Accordo Tickets On Sale Now; Season Begins 2/6/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

Accordo, established in 2009, is a Minnesota-based chamber group made up of some of the very best instrumentalists in the country, eager to share their love of classical and contemporary chamber music in intimate and unique performance spaces. (more...)

DON'T HUG ME, I'M PREGNANT Premieres in Los Angeles, 9/30DON'T HUG ME, I'M PREGNANT Premieres in Los Angeles, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

DHM Productions and Angry Amish Productions present the World Premiere of the musical comedy, DON'T HUG ME, I'M PREGNANT, book & lyrics by Phil Olson, music by Paul Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, with choreography by Stan Mazin, opens Friday, September 30, at 8pm, and runs September 30 - November 20, 2011, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm, at the Secret Rose Theatre in the NoHo Theatre & Arts District, North Hollywood, California. (more...)

Stagewest Presents Closes A DONT HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL 1/17Stagewest Presents Closes A DONT HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2010

Gunner Johnson is not filled with the Christmas spirit. 'I'm tellin' ya, it's just another Hallmark holiday that got outta control,' he tells his wife Clara. But he's about to have to learn how to stop being a Grinch, as Stage West presents the utterly hilarious A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, through January 17. (more...)

Stagewest Presents A DONT HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/10-1/17/2010Stagewest Presents A DONT HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/10-1/17/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2009

Gunner Johnson is not filled with the Christmas spirit. 'I'm tellin' ya, it's just another Hallmark holiday that got outta control,' he tells his wife Clara. But he's about to have to learn how to stop being a Grinch, as Stage West presents the utterly hilarious A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, beginning Thursday, December 10. (more...)

Stagewest Presents A DONT HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/10-1/17/2010Stagewest Presents A DONT HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/10-1/17/2010
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2009

Gunner Johnson is not filled with the Christmas spirit. 'I'm tellin' ya, it's just another Hallmark holiday that got outta control,' he tells his wife Clara. But he's about to have to learn how to stop being a Grinch, as Stage West presents the utterly hilarious A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, beginning Thursday, December 10. (more...)

 
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