Don’t Hug Me

a love story with singin’ and stuff

It’s “Fargo” meets “The Music Man”

(without the blood or the trombones)

The original Don’t Hug Me is the first of the four Don’t Hug Me musicals. The story takes place in a colorful, rustic north woods bar in tiny Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. It’s the coldest day of the year and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson wants to sell the business and move to sunny Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Bernice Lundstrom, the pretty waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiance, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It’s a battle of wills that tests their relationships and when a fast-talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to solve their problems and bring romance into their lives through the ‘magic’ of karaoke, all heck breaks loose!

WINNER!
Best Original Musical

Los Angeles Artistic Director Achievement Award

Featuring the musical stylings of world famous Sven Yorgensen, including:

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  • 1. I’m a Walleye Woman in a Crappie Town

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  • 2. My Smorgasboard of Love

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  • 3. I Wanna Go to the Mall of America

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  • 4. The Bunyan Yodel

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  • 5. Upside Down in My Pickup Truck

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“A quirky, charming musical!
- Joel Zwick, Director of My Big Fat Greek Wedding

“A hokey-jokey karaoke crowd pleaser!” - Los Angeles Times

“Terrifically Silly!” - LA WEEKLY      
“Outstanding!” - American Eagle News

“A lot of laughs! A great time!
Go see it!”
Tom Barnard KQRS

“The funniest show I’ve seen in the longest time!”KPFK Radio

“A loopy Valentine!”Back Stage West

“The quintessential definition of fun!”
- KLBB Radio

“Delightful! Adorable! Silly! Funny!”
- Valley Vantage