Deer Camp–The Musical Plays the New Century Theatre, Sept. 14-30, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS—Deer Camp–The Musical, the lighthearted Minnesotan comedy tracking the escapades of four lifelong buddies finally given the ultimatum by their wives to bring home a deer from Deer Camp, will play Hennepin Theatre Trust’s New Century Theatre, Sept. 14-30, 2012. Starring Tony Papenfuss and John Voldstad, best known for their roles as My Brother Darryl and My Other Brother Darryl in the 80s CBS sitcom “Newhart,” this blaze orange-tinged musical features songs such as “River of Brew” and “Grunt Horn Song” and also includes veteran Twin Cities actors John Kunik and Anthony Zandra. Deer Camp is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust. Performances run Wednesday-Sunday and general admission tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 15. Discounts are available for groups, students, seniors and military members. For tickets and information visit www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.
Deer Camp features four fearless and feckless hunters from Elmwood on their annual trek to Deer Camp. Things are looking bleak this season. After decades of “hunting” trips, the guys have yet to bring home a single deer, and the wives are getting suspicious. This season the friends have been given an ultimatum–“bring home a deer or else…” The challenge is drinking beer and hanging out in the deer shack is more appealing than freezing in a hunting stand. The quartet hatches a plan to save their hunting paradise without ever firing a shot.
Written by Gene Jurek with music by Doug Spartz, Deer Camp features direction by Ross Young and is produced by Michael Dunne, managing partner of Creators for Public Entertainment. It premiered at the Pioneer Place Theatre in St. Cloud in August 2007 and was performed at the Lowry Theatre in St. Paul in 2008 and 2009.
Deer Camp–The Musical runs Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 145, Minneapolis, 55403). Performance times are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. General admission tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012 and range in price from $30 to $32 depending on performance time. Discounts are available for groups, students, seniors and military members. Groups of 10 or more should call 612.455.9501 for information and reservations. Tickets may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre box office, online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org or through Ticketmaster by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Ticket Center. Prices include applicable facility fees. Additional charges may apply. Note: Tickets are not being sold at the State Theatre box office.