New Century Theatre Extends A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL Through Jan 6


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.

A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL is a hilarious Minnesota spoof of Charles Dickens' classic story, "A Christmas Carol."

It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, tells her he's skipping Christmas, he storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice, and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dream where he's visited by folk legend, Sven Yorgensen, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Sven takes Gunner (Scrooge) on a journey similar to that in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" only very different.

Featuring 17 original songs including: Gunner Fell Into an Ice Hole, The Wheel is Turnin' but the Hamster is Dead, I Love You More Than Football, Gramma Cut the Christmas Cheese, and more.

Phil Olson, playwright and Minnesota native, has written 12 published plays, 6 are published by Samuel French including DON'T HUG ME, A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL, A DON'T HUG ME COUNTY FAIR, DON’T HUG ME I’M PREGNANT, A NICE FAMILY GATHERING and POLYESTER THE MUSICAL. The cast album for DON'T HUG ME, I'M PREGNANT is up for consideration for a GRAMMY AWARD Nomination. Nominations will be announced December 5th. Phil has also sold two screenplays and script doctored three screenplays that were produced. Phil lives in Los Angeles where he develops his musicals.

Book & Lyrics by Phil Olson Music by Paul OlsonPaul Olson, M.D., music composer, graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, and is now a Nephrologist living in Chaska. Paul is Phil’s brother.

Featuring: Bonni Allen, Doug Anderson, Michael Lee, Emily Trempe, Ross Young (Featuring the original Minnesota cast from DON'T HUG ME who have toured with the Don't Hug Me productions for eight years)

New Century Theatre is located at 615 Hennepin Avenue City Center - Street Level, Minneapolis, MN. Tickets: Adults: $23 on Thu & Sun, $26 on Fri & Sat; Seniors: $18 on Thu & Sun, $21 on Fri & Sat; Students: $15. Groups 10+: $17 on Thu & Sun, $20 on Fri & Sat. Box Office: (800) 982-2787 GROUPS 10+ CALL (612) 455-9501.

Performances: Thu & Fri @ 7:30pm Sat @ 5pm & 8:30pm Sun @ 3pm Two shows on New Years Eve @ 5pm & 8:30pm Shows added Tue Dec 18 @ 7:30pm, Wed Dec 19 @ 7:30pm & Wed Dec 26 @ 7:30pm, Thu Jan 3 & Fri 4 @ 7:30pm, Sat Jan 5 @ 5pm & 8:30pm, Sun Jan 6th @ 1pm.

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