RACINE, WI – Kringle is the official pastry shop of the state of Wisconsin and a well-known staple in Racine. Capitalizing on the notoriety of this American version of a classic Danish pastry, Over Our Head Players is about to launch an original sketch musical, Kringle ….. The Musical ?, Part II: West of the I Side Story ! by Rich Smith and Over Our Head Players.
The prequel to the popular 2017 Kringle ….. The musical? takes place four weekends from November 15 to December 8 at the Sixth Street Theater, 318 Sixth Street, in downtown Racine.
Reservations are available online at www.overourheadplayers.org or through the ticket office, (262) 632-6802. Tickets are $ 18 to $ 20.
KRINGLE ….. The Musical ?, Part II: West of the I Side Story! sees the return of all your favorite characters in a hilarious forbidden love story that takes place as I-94 opens in Racine County. Tensions rise in the ultimate clash between Kringle vs. Cannoli, Butter vs. Oleo, and East vs. West in a battle for pastry supremacy. Historical accuracy takes precedence over puns, cheap jokes, song parodies, dancing, and many references to Racine.
Rich Smith, writer, director and creator of the Kringle series, said he wanted to follow up because “interest in the first Kringle was very high and many members of the audience asked us to revive it.” He continues, “I was never a big fan of returning the shows, but I had an idea for a fun twist in the story that I thought was worth appreciating.” Rich said the idea for a sketch musical came to him after watching “countless live sketch groups, many television sketch shows, and a few musicals in New York and Chicago. I hope. that the public will have a unique experience. Our main players. ”
Given the uniqueness of the production, an eclectic collection of talent is also required. Rich said: “We needed musicians and singers and actors and comedians to put on a show like this. This obviously makes the production very different from a simple play but even different from a traditional musical. . “
The cast includes Kristin Althoff, AJ Laird, Scott Lema, Anne Mollerskov, Michael Retzlaff, Joan Roehre, Ron Schulz, Jim Selovich, Brandy Smith, Rich Smith, Maureen Troy, Dan Venne, Melissa Zeien and Tammy Zeller.
The group includes Skip Carlson, Scott Fox and Brian Lauer.
Dates and times
KRINGLE ….. The Musical ?, Part II: West of the I Side Story! takes place on November 15, 16, 17; November 22, 23, 24; November 29, 30; 1st December ; and December 5, 6, 7, 8.
Performance hours are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 2.30 p.m.
Thursday, December 5, show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 20 on Fridays and Saturdays and $ 18 on Sundays and Thursdays. Tickets are available for purchase at www.overourheadplayers.org , or by calling the box office at 262-632-6802.
All performances take place at the Sixth Street Theater, 318 6th Street, Racine. Advance reservations are recommended, as many shows are already sold out.