Feb 09

Summer Theater Auditions in Butte this Saturday

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.

Feb 09

Valentine’s Day Comedy Night Hits the Stage on Tuesday!

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.

Dec 13

34th Annual Comedy Night Coming this Christmas!

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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.

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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.

Nov 22

“Miracle on 34th Street” Opens Next Week!

“Miracle on 34th Street” will play on the Cutler Brother’s stage in Deer Lodge from December 2nd to the 11th constituting the brothers first ever “holiday performance.”  The play is a Christmas comedy-drama based off the 1947 film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies.  The young Natalie Wood stole audience hearts as the role of candid “Susan Walker.” 

15216085_10100826969917686_1002493728_o The beloved holiday classic follows the story of the real Kris Kringle (Kyle Gillette) as he is bequeathed the job of Santa Claus at Macy’s Department Store after the original Santa Claus (Wolf Winters) shows up intoxicated.  Kringle promises many children the gifts they wish for and tells their parents they can get better deals at other stores.  Mr. Shellhammer (Josh Pentland) and Mrs. Walker (Erin Franzen) are befuddled at Kringle’s antics and take the matter straight to Mr. Macy (Zane Cozby).  In the meantime Mrs. Walker continues to explain to her daughter Susan (Izzy Savalla) that Santa Claus simply “does not exist.”

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After “letting Mr. Kringle go,” Mrs. Walker discovers that business is popping at Macy’s due to the “fair and honest” Santa Claus directing customers to the best deals.  Mr. Macy is ecstatic and management scrambles to rehire Mr. Kringle at once with the stipulation he is put under a psychiatric evaluation by the store’s vocational guidance counselor Mr. Sawyer (Kelly Cutler).  A sub-story begins to erupt as Mrs. Walker finds herself falling for a New York defense attorney named Fred Gayley (Stuart Jewell).

Mr. Sawyer orders Mr. Kringle to be confined after which the elves and store customers explode with annoyance.  The whole ordeal winds up before the New York state court to discover if Mr. Kringle “truly is the real Santa Claus.”  Mr. Gayley finds himself pinned against a tough prosecuting attorney in Mr. Mara (Darryl Barton) and a judge (Scott Grazier) only interested in reelection.  Many show up for the case and the outcome is vital to the Christmas spirit.

The Deer Lodge cast for “Miracle on 34th Street” is the largest the local entertainment company has ever seen with nearly 50 people taking the stage.  Director Kelly Cutler said, “This is the first major holiday show we’ve ever done.  I cannot believe the number of people that came out to participate.”  Technical director Matthew Cutler mirrored this sentiment, “During rehearsals, the theatre looks like a sold out crowd there are so many people and parents.  It’s really going to be an amazing thing.”

“Miracle on 34th Street” will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm from December 2nd – 11th in Deer Lodge.  Tickets are $15 and reservations are highly recommended for every show.  Reservations are available at the Cutler Bros. box office at (406) 846-4096.  For more information, directions, or general questions call the box office or visit cutlerbros.com.

Nov 18

“Miracle on 34th Street” Coming this December!

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Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture, Miracle on 34th Street is a Comedy/Drama adapted for the stage. This is a non-musical version which stays true to the beloved story we all grew up with. Timed for the holiday season, Kris Kringle shows us the true meaning of Christmas. Is Santa Claus real? Find out for yourself. Join us on this magical adventure.

Show Dates: Fridays and Saturdays (Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10) 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees (Dec. 4 and Dec. 11) 2:00 pm
Cutler Bros. Theatre
301 Main St. Deer Lodge, MT

Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

For more information: Call (406) 846-4096

CONTACT: jcutler@cutlerbros.com

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