Book and lyrics by Fred Alley, Music by James Kaplan
Set in an ice fishing shanty, buddies Marvin and Lloyd keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers.
Check out this promo video for a sneak peek to all the fun!
PLEASE NOTE: Fridays, January 12 & 19, Saturdays, January 13 & 20, and Sundays January 14 & 21 are SOLD OUT.
Tickets are available for Friday January 26 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m.
General admission tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for students of any age, with a $2 discount for seniors on the Sunday matinees, for this production in the Black Box Theater.
About the Show
This charming play tells the story of two ice fishing buddies from Northern Wisconsin who talk and sing about life, love, and the one that got away.
From their ice fishing shanty, long-time pals Lloyd (Bill Leahy, New Richmond) and Marvin (Mark Schaeffer, Hudson) keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers. As Marvin anxiously awaits his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share secrets of his life on da lake, Lloyd ponders a recent squabble with his wife concerning plans to spend their anniversary at
Lambeau Field. Both pals scramble to protect their cold ones from fellow angler Ernie the Moocher (Tim Junko, New Richmond). With musical numbers like “De Wishing Hole,” “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” and “Fish is de Miracle Food,” Guys on Ice will charm your wool socks off.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette said, “It’s Wisconsiny. It’s also surprisingly touching.”
Beth Reidenbach directs, Leahy is the music director, and Melissa Huber is the choreographer.