Grumpy Old Men

February 20 – March 28, 2020

Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight! Based on the 1993 film, which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, written by Mark Steven Johnson.

The story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors, who have been feuding for most of their lives. They are re-united in friendship through the love and compassion of their new neighbor across the street, the beautiful, eccentric and charming Ariel.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

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Grumpy Old Men

February 20 – March 28, 2020

Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight! Based on the 1993 film, which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, written by Mark Steven Johnson.

The story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors, who have been feuding for most of their lives. They are re-united in friendship through the love and compassion of their new neighbor across the street, the beautiful, eccentric and charming Ariel.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Luther Chakurian

Luther Chakurian (John Gustafson) is thrilled to be a part of Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre’s production of Grumpy Old Men.  He is an actor who currently resides in Houston, Texas.  Some of his favorite roles include:  “George” in Sunday In The Park With George, “Don Quixote” in Man of La Mancha, “Lawrence Jamison” in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the title role in Sweeny Todd for which he was awarded Best Actor in Houston 2007 by the Houston Press.

Rob Summers

Rob Summers (Max Goldman) is very happy to be back on the Dutch Apple stage as as Max in “Grumpy Old Men”.  Some of his favorite roles include Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof), Mayor Shinn (The Music Man), Oscar (The Odd Couple), Elroy (Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up, O Men!), Abe (Squabbles), Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), Lawrence (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).  He wants to thank Brian, Paul B., Amy, Lauren,  and the cast for the chance to play, Dianne(my sweetie) for all the love and support, and you, the audience, for supporting live theatre!  Enjoy the show!!!

Miranda Jane

Miranda Jane (Ariel Truax) is thrilled to join Prather Productions! An actor, singer, dancer and director/choreographer 25+ years with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and certifications in yoga, dance and ELT. 2019: Grace (Diamonds & Divas/US Premiere, IL), Ariel (Grumpy Old Men/Midwest Premiere, IL), Mona (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas/PA) and Arlene (Murder at the HoJo).

Troy Bruchwalski

Troy Bruchwalski (Jacob Goldman) is grateful to be at Dutch Apple after an eventful year. He married his beautiful wife Kat, earned ISSA certifications as nutrition coach/personal trainer, toured the U.S. with Spamalot and The Wizard of Oz, and toured internationally with The Wizard of Oz through China, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. Troy sends eternal love to Kat and unending gratitude to his Prather family.

Madeline Canfield

Madeline Canfield is so thrilled to be joining this company! Favorite past credits include The Who’s Tommy (Mrs Walker), Annie (Star-to-Be) and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou). Marymount Manhattan College 2019. Endless love and thanks to her family and friends. madelinecanfield.com

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O’Hara (Sandra Snyder) is thrilled to be making her Dutch Apple debut! She is a recent graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Her recent productions include  9 to 5! (Violet), Legally Blonde (Paulette) and All My Sons (Kate). Maureen would like to thank her teachers, friends, and family for their support. @maureenjohannaohara

Bob Marcus

Bob Marcus (Grandpa) National Tours: Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, Fiddler on the Roof. European Tours: Evita, Fame The Musical. Regional: Victor/Victoria, Les Miserables, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, SweeneyTodd. FILM/TV: HBO’s OZ, Law and Order, The American Astronaut. CAST RECORDINGS: Evita (Europe 2003), Eagle Song. Thanks to my sister Andrea. In memory of my parents and my Bobi and Zayde.

John Paynok

John Payonk (Chuck Barrells) is delighted to be back at Dutch Apple where he was seen as Carriere in PHANTOM. Favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, Tony in The Most Happy Fella, Edna in Hairspray, Maurice in Beauty & The Beast, Old Deuteronomy in Cats, King Triton in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Father in Children of Eden & Captain Smith in Titanic.

Tricia Corcoran

Tricia Corcoran (Punky Olander) was most recently seen at Dutch Apple as Mrs. Pugh in last summer’s ANNIE. Some favorite past productions include Caberet (Fraulein Schneider), Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Cripple of Inishmaan (Aunt Eileen), August:Osage County(Maddie Fay), and Fiddler on the Roof (Golde). As always, love to Kylie and Quinn.

Dale Given

Dale Given (Harry) is thrilled to be returning to Dutch Apple. He was most recently seen as Merlyn in Camelot at Dutch Apple , Lt. Brannigan in Guys and Dolls  at Broadway Palm in Florida, and Santa in ELF in NJ last Christmas. Much love to all who support and create live theatre, but my heart belongs to Shannon!

Bob Payne

Bob Payne (Tim) Favorite roles: Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof), Mayor Shin (Music Man) Rev Philip Gottschall (God’s Man in Texas), Stanley Banks (Father of the Bride) and Myron Selznick (Visit From Scarface). Thanks to Brian, Paul, and Karen for her continued love and support. Love to the animals in my life: Bear, Sam, Delilah, Boogie, Mama and Joise.

Danae Ervin

Danae Ervin (Unis) is excited to be joining Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre! Originally from Washington State, she loves to workout, crochet, and play with her cat Scrabble.  Favorite past shows include Bernarda Alba, Guys and Dolls and All Shook Up. She thanks her amazing friends and family for their continuous love and support!

Eric Shonk

Eric Shonk (Stan) is excited to finally be part of Prather Productions! He was last seen on the national tour of Kinky Boots. Regional credits include The Rabbit Hole, Pinkalicious, Mary Poppins, Tecumseh! and The Producers. Eric would like to thank his family for Their constant love and support.

Dianne Stone Fussaro

Diane Stone Fussaro (Fran) is excited to be a part of this production. Regional credits include Into the Woods, She Loves Me, The Secret Garden and Weekend Comedy. Favorite Dutch Apple roles include Sister Act, A Christmas Carol and Second Chances, the Thrift Shop Musical. Love to Rob and Giana! www.DianneStoneFussaro.com

Amy Fenicle

Amy Fenicle (Karla) is so excited to be making her Dutch Apple debut! Broadway Palm credits: Sounds of Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Saturday Night Fever, Elf, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady and Mamma Mia. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. When not performing, Amy works as a substitute teacher. All her love to her family!

Kerry Lambert

KERRY LAMBERT (Bo) This is Kerry’s 12th season with Prather Productions and for the last 15 years has worked as a choreographer across the U.S. His works include The National
Tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Grease, and Funny Girl. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and is a
Baton Rouge Native. He served as the Assistant Director for the International Dance Challenge Competition, has choreographed for New Regency Films, & was an instructor at The Chicago School
of Dance & Theatre. Some favorite performance credits include Anything Goes, Cats, The King and I, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, 9 to 5, Mamma Mia!, Swing! and Will Rogers Follies. Kerry has performed with Universal Studios Theme Park in Osaka, Japan. Thank you Anne, Rick, and Kris, along with his Prather Family for the continued support and love.

Nathan Beagle

Nathan Beagle (Male Swing) is thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut. Nate is a Writer, Stand up Comic and stay at home cat dad. Recent Credits: A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley) Little Shop Of Horrors (Mr Mushnik) Greater Tuna, Full Monty and Seussical The Musical (Cat In The Hat) Love to my fiancé Kelly and family for your love and support.

Katherine Walker Hill

Katherine Walker Hill (Female Swing) loves being back at The Dutch Apple, which feels like her second home! Kat just finished playing Glinda in the National and International Tour of “The Wizard of Oz.” She is a proud Tennessean, Webster Conservatory graduate, and new wife to her brilliant husband, Troy, whom she loves and adores!

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