Aug 09

Comedy Night 26 Hits Cutler Bros. Theater!

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Cutler Brothers Productions will present their 26th Comedy Night on Thursday, August 14th at 8:00 pm. Comedy Night takes on the format of New York’s “Saturday Night Live,” which is an improv-sketch show with a musical guest and a special celebrity host. Cutler Brothers find their special guest hosts and musical guests from the Deer Lodge Valley, Anaconda, Butte, and Missoula. This year’s host will be Jim Decker of Deer Lodge with musical guest Dark Mountain Cirkus.

Cutler Brothers Productions have been writing their comedy sketch show for over ten years now and they estimate to have written over 250 original sketches, complete with sets and costumes. Sketches for Comedy Night 26 include “The Twilight Zone,” “Saw X,” “Strike 3 You’re Out…ish,” “The Strangjeers,” and many more. Kelly and Matthew Cutler write the entire show.

The cast of Comedy Night 26 ranges in actors from Deer Lodge, Anaconda, Butte, and Great Falls. Carin Sullivan, a popular voice of Butte radio, will grace the Cutler Bros. stage as well as University of Montana theater major Marquis Dijon Archuleta. Other performers include comedy night regulars Kelly and Matthew Cutler, Jim H. Tilley, Jim and Theresa Cameron, Stuart Jewell, Jenn Logan, and Crystal Curlin. Making their debut in Comedy Night is Martin Reap and “Cinderella” star Annmarie Downey.

 

For tickets to Comedy Night 26 contact the Cutler Bros. Box Office at (406) 846-4115. Tickets are $10 and reservations are highly recommended. For further information, directions, or questions visit cutlerbros.com.

Jul 29

“Guys and Dolls” rocks Montana Theater!

Guys and Dolls pub picCutler Brothers Productions in Deer Lodge, one of the best Montana summer theaters, opened the timeless classic “Guys and Dolls,” this past week to stunning reviews!  One avid theater-goer from Georgia exclaimed after the show, “The entire city of Atlanta could not put on a show to this caliber!”  The Frank Loesser musical is a toe-tapping romp with familiar tunes, comedic storylines, and sentoimental flares.  The popular show is based on two short stories by David Runyon and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon writings.

“Guys and Dolls” follows the notorious gambling promoter Nathan Detroit (Stuart Jewell) as he tries to find a place for his crap game and eludes the marital question from his fourteen year fiancé Adelaid (Solveig Munson).  Nathan’s friends Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Kelly Cutler) and Benny Southstreet (Marquis Archuleta) assist in setting up the game at the Biltmore Garage.  Nathan Detroit was originally played by the 1950’s star Frank Sinatra.

In order to pay for his crap game Nathan hits up an old gambling buddy named Sky Masteron (John Knispel).  Nathan makes a bet with Sky that he can’t take a certain doll to Havana with him, that certain doll being the stuck up mission girl Sarah Brown (Mellissa Titeca).  After successfully taking Miss Brown to Havana, Sky finds out that he loves her and confesses that the whole operation was a bet.  Sky Masterson was originally played by Marlon Brando.

“Guys and Dolls” is filled with popular musical numbers including “Bushel and a Peck,” “Fugue of the Tinhorns,” and “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.”  The Deer Lodge-based cast is filled with solid thespians from Deer Lodge, Butte, Missoula, and Great Falls.  Several actors seen in Cutler Bros. “Cinderella” and “Of Mice and Men” returned to the stage in the musical.

“Guys and Dolls” runs July 23rd – August 10th with shows Wednesday – Saturday’s @ 7:30 pm and Sunday’s at 2:00 pm.  There will be no shows Thursday, July 31st – Tuesday, August 5th.  Tickets are $12 with a reservation and all shows will take place at Cutler Bros. Theater in Deer Lodge, Montana.  For reservations, questions, or directions call the Cutler Bros. box office at (406) 846-4115 or visit cutlerbros.com.

Jul 09

“Deal With It” host to perform Live! in Deer Lodge!

Montana’s favorite small town theater will bring TBS’ hit prank show host of “Deal with It!” (Theo Von) to perform live, professional comedy on their stage in Deer Lodge, Saturday, July 19th @ 8:00 pm!  Don’t miss this one time shot to see a brilliant entertainer and laugh your hearts out!  Lukas Seely, another up and coming comedian, will slay audiences as he opens for Theo Von.  Seely’s Asian quirkiness will leave crowds howling in the aisles!  846-4115 for tix!theo von poster

Jun 09

“Of Mice and Men” Debuts This Weekend at Cutler Bros. Theater

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Cutler Brothers Productions in Deer Lodge will stage the classic Steinbeck drama “Of Mice and Men” on their stage June 13th – June 29th as the theater company’s second play of the 2014 Montana summer theater season.  “Of Mice and Men” tells the story of two displaced migrant ranch workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California.

“Of Mice and Men” is Cutler Brother’s first stab at a classic drama but the Montana theater troupe holds high hopes.  “The play has so much depth to it and so many iconic tear-jerking moments and our cast is hitting each of them on all cylinders,” said the show’s director Kelly Cutler.  He added, “I think audiences are really going to be blown away by what the cast does with this classic.”

The cast is an all Deer Lodge Valley based cast of notable actors and a couple newbies.  The show’s director, Kelly Cutler, will play the role of George Milton.  George’s soft-hearted and lovable sidekick, Lennie Small, will be played by Deer Lodge’s very own mayor Zane Cozby.  Matthew Cutler will take on the villainous role of Curley and Annmarie Downey, who was last seen as Cinderella, will play Curley’s presumptuous wife.  Rounding out the cast is Jim Cameron as Candy, Jim P. Tilley as Carlson, Stuart Jewell as Slim, Rex Kendall as The Boss, and Cutler Bros. newcomer Martin Reap as Whit.  The role of Crooks will be played by University of Montana theater major Marquis Dijon Archuleta who is also a 2014 Cutler Bros. resident actor.

“Of Mice and Men” is a roller coaster of emotion that audience members should be prepared to experience.  The drama holds several adult themes and deep issues including death, violence, and lust.  Steinbeck’s story is meant to be an enlightening adventure based on several societal issues of the late 1930’s.

The drama will run June 13, 14, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28 at 7:30 pm and June 14, 15, 22, 29 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $12 with a reservation and all performances will take place at Cutler Bros. Theater in Deer Lodge.  For questions, directions, and reservations please call the box office at (406) 846-4115 or visit cutlerbros.com.

May 21

Cinderella a Smash Hit!

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Cinderella (Annmarie Downey) and Prince Charming (Peter Schoening) dance the night away.

The Cutler Bros. Productions staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in one of the most vibrant theaters in Montana was a smash hit!

“Cinderella” was originally a musical written for television with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on a French fairytale.

The Montana-based theater company introduced actress Annmarie Downey to her first leading role as she gave an astounding performance playing the beloved Cinderella. Downey has performed in several Cutler Brother’s shows including her favorite performance as Liesle in “The Sound of Music” last season. Playing opposite Downey was Powell County High School senior Peter Schoening who took on the role of Prince Charming. Schoening also played opposite Downey last year as he played Rolf in “The Sound of Music.”

Butte ‘s Cheri Taylor did a wonderful job role of the stepmother. Taylor was last seen as the Wicked Witch in Cutler Brother’s version of “Wizard of Oz” last summer. Taylor’s stepsister sidekicks were played by Deer Lodge’s Jenn Logan and Sarah Tilley, both Cutler Bros. veterans.

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The King (Kyle Gillette) and Queen (Muriuh Alexander) consult Prince Charming (Peter Schoening).

Once again, Deer Lodge favorite Kyle Gillette excelled in playing the King and Muriuh Alexander as she played the Queen. Cutler Bros. newcomer, Neiman Patrick Wilson, put on an exceptional performance as the Prince’s right hand man in Lionel. Wilson has performed in numerous productions in the Kalispell area. Several other familiar Deer Lodge faces will graced the stage in “Cinderella” as well.

The Montana theater group looks to continue providing audiences with great performances as they get ready for the production “Of Mice and Men,” which premieres in June.  For any and all updates upcoming productions and dates, please check the Cutler Bros. facebook page.

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