2012 Shows

2012 Season

(Last Season’s Productions)

I LoveYou, You’re Perfect, Now Change
This show is presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one’s life.

Songs Include: Cantata for a First Date, A Stud & A Babe, Single Man Drought, I Will Be Loved Tonight, The Baby Song

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9 to 5 – The Musical
Book by Patricia Resnick
Music & lyrics by Dolly Parton
This lively musical is based on the 1980s hit movie, 9 to 5. Three women — an overworked office manager, a jilted wife, and an objectified secretary — conspire to get rid of their smarmy boss and begin making woman-friendly changes to their office and workplace.

Songs include: 9 to 5, Backwoods Barbie, Potion Notion, One of the Boys, Get Out & Stay Out

High School Musical
Music and lyrics by
Book by David Simpatico

Disney’s High School Musical focuses on a high school jock, Troy, and a nerd, Gabriella, who, while on their family vacations, discover they both love singing. They decide to try out for the high school musical but their friends try to stop them. The show focuses on issues of popularity, first love, balancing education with extra curricular activities, and the value of friends and family.

Songs include:  Start of Something New, Getch Head in the Game, We’re All In This Together, Push It to the Limit


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Damn Yankees
Music & lyrics by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott, Douglass Wallop

Joe Boyd is a typical middle-aged man who is addicted to baseball. Every baseball season is painful for him because his team, the Washington Senators, always loses to the Yankees. Joe ends up making a pact with the Devil that allows Joe Boyd to turn into the slugger, Joe Hardy. Hardy becomes the savior of the Washington Senators and a star in the Major Leagues. The problem is that Joe has also agreed to let the Devil have his soul. Luckily, the deal included an escape clause that allows him to return back to his normal life. After great success as a baseball player and various attempts by the Devil to convince Joe to remain young, Joe decides to return to his wife.

Songs include: Six Months Out of Every Year, Shoeless Joe, Little Brains A Little Talent,  Whatever Lola Wants


The Music Man
Music & lyrics by Meredith Wilson
Book by Meredith Wilson, The Music Man

Con man Harold hill travels to the small town of River City, Iowa to earn his fortune. He decides to convince the town that they need a boys’ band and then plans to run away once the boys have paid for instruments and uniforms. He even claims to be a professor of music. His scheme is moving along perfectly until Harold falls in love with the town piano teacher, Marian. Even though she knows that he’s a con man, she still loves him for the hope that he brought to the town. Harold, on the other hand, is inspired by Marian’s goodness, reveals his secrets to the town and becomes an honest man.

Songs include: Goodnight My Someone, 76 Trombones, Wells Fargo Wagon, Till There Was You


End-Of-Summer Concert Series

Singing Sons of Beaches

The Singing Sons of Beaches photo - Bigfork Summer PlayhouseThe Singing Sons of Beaches is an entertaining vocal trio with acoustic guitars that present a musical-comedy show full of conversation, original, general and political comedy songs, and beautiful harmonies.  These three Montana men have entertained together publicly for over ten years.  Steve Riddle, Greg Devlin, and Nick Terhaar, comprise this entertaining and witty group that are well received where-ever they go.

Their show is indigenous to the western states and the western state of mind.  With songs about its people and it’s cities it has become a favorite Montana entertainment group that is highly sought after.  The Singing Sons of Beaches have recently appeared as a special guest on the nationally televised Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Los Angeles, with the likes of Cher, Tony Bennett, and Jerry Seinfeld.   It has been said that they never really had a name for their group in the beginning, but everyone that has experienced their music has gone away saying, “I didn’t catch their names but, boy, I tell ya what, ………. those guys are some singing sons of beaches!”


The Bad Larrys & John Dunnigan

The Bad Larrys - Show at the Bigfork Summer PlayhouseThe Bad Larrys — For more than a decade, The Bad Larrys have performed in their home state of Montana and throughout the country, stretching from Naples Florida to the Oregon Cost. The Bad Larrys play Corporate Shows, State & County Fairs, Private Parties and local shows. This talented acoustical combo features Jay Aiken on acoustic guitar and Scott Moore on upright. Their signature sound showcases tight vocal harmonies with amusing and often off-beat storytelling. Some have described their style as Willy Nelson meets Prairie Home Companion.


John Dunnigan — Musician. Songwriter. Entertainer. Funny man. Baseball coach. Pancake maker. Lawn mower. John Dunnigan is many things. He’s also one lucky, plucky guy. He’s been fortunate to play music for a living almost his entire life. Pick any stringed instrument and odds are he can pick it – guitar, banjo, pedal steel. He also blows a mean harp. During his career, John has played with Bonnie Raitt, Asleep at the Wheel, Norton Buffalo, The Dirt Band, Kris Kristofferson and many others including Bruce Springsteen.