Beloit Civic Theatre stages ‘Guys On Ice’

Staff Report

BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit Civic Theatre opens its 80th anniversary season with Guys On Ice, the ice fishing musical comedy that has had audiences howling with laughter for more than a decade.

From their ice fishing shanty, long-time pals Marvin and Lloyd keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer and the Green Bay Packers. With musical numbers like “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit” and “Fish is de Miracle Food,” Guys On Ice will charm your wool socks off.

Written by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, this show is arguably the most beloved Wisconsin musical of all time. It’s full of fun and is as frothy as a freshly cracked Leinenkugel.

In addition to record-breaking runs at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Guys On Ice has played at venues coast to coast since its debut at Door County’s American Folklore Theater in 1998.

Guys On Ice is being directed by Michael Chase, with musical direction by Lannette Calhoun and choreography by Mary Mowers. Chase recently staged Beloit Civic Theatre’s production of Lost In Yonkers, and previously appeared in sell-out performances of Guys On Ice at Beloit’s New Court Theatre and the Janesville (Wis.) Performing Arts Center. Beloit Civic Theatre’s cast for Guys On Ice includes David Bitter as Marvin, Jim Lyke as Ernie and Greg Wilson as Lloyd.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6, with matinees at 3 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors 60 and older.

For reservations, call (608) 362-1595. Beloit Civic Theatre anticipates a sell-out for this production and encourages you to get your tickets as soon as possible.

All performances are in the intimate Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre, at the south end of the Beloit Memorial High School building, at Fourth and Middle streets, Beloit, Wis.

From the Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2012, issue

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