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Theatre Arts serves up musical in ‘Spitfire Grill’

Each night, limited number of audience members will enjoy dessert while they watch the show

Bethany Springs ,who plays Percy, is on the left, and Gina Uhlir, who plays Shelby, is on the right. Photo Credit Brad Reissig, UND Theatre Arts.
Bethany Springs (left) plays Percy, and Gina Uhlir plays Shelby, in UND Threatre Arts upcoming production, titled “The Spitfire Grill, The Musical.” Image courtesy of Brad Reissig/UND Theatre Arts.

If you go:

WHO: University of North Dakota Department of Theatre Arts
WHAT: The Spitfire Grill, The Musical
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff Music & Book by James Valcq
Lyrics & Books by Fred Alley
TICKETS: Tickets are $18 for Adults and $8 for Students Dessert special $23 for Adults and
$13 for students (includes dessert during performance, 10 seats per performance)
Box Office: Burtness Theatre Lobby 3 p.m.-6 Daily and 3 p.m.-7:30 day of show
(701) 777-2587
WHERE: Burtness Lab Theatre on the UND Campus
WHEN: Feb 21-23 and Feb 28-Mar 2, 2019, 7:30 pm nightly

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin. There she finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town. Newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. The entry fee is $100, and the best essay on why you want the grill. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full. Things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

Based on the film of the same name, this musical is contemporary musical wonder. And, we have made it more delicious for 10 patrons at each performance. For just an extra $5, 10 guests will get to enjoy a dessert during the performance.

• Directed by Emily Cherry
• Music Director Titus Kautz
• Scenic & Lighting Design by Brad Reissig
• Costume Design by Elise Christy
• Sound Design & Technical Direction by Loren J. Liepold

• Percy – Bethany Springs
• Shelby – Gina Uhlir
• Hannah – Courtney Miller
• Germain – Effy Katie
• Bakke – Joe Cole
• Dolan – Caleb Karter
• Cooper – Eli Rober

• Keyboards/Conductor, Titus Kautz
• Violin, Tamara Auer
• Cellist, Matt Wellert
• Guitar/Mandolin, David Hysjulien
• Accordion, Lane Lindseth

Production Staff”
• Production Stage Manager, Elsa Condit
• Assistant Stage Manager, Shelby Hazel
• Props Master, Courtney Miller
• Assistant Props Master, Ryan Zako
• Assistant Scenic Designer, Erin Hartwig
• Master Electrician/Assistant Lighting Designer, Wesley Curtis
• Scenic Artists, Ryan Zako, Courtney Miller, Erin Hartwig, Taran Estad
• Scene Shop Assistants, Joseph Andresen, Mark Pintur III, Amanda Voelker, Ryan Zako
• Stage Crew, Seung Yoon Lee, Chloe Shu, Eliza Yo
• Costume Shop Assistants, Mercades Haglund, Shelby Hazel, Meghan McNeil
• Dressers, Daniel Jung, Katllyn Olson
• Light Board Operator, Max Borrelli
• Sound Board Operator, Nick Ostgaard
• Box Office Manager, Gretchen Osweiller
• Box Office Assistants, Alex Bodin, Rema-Elena Thomas, Taelor Cables
• House Manager Ana Chisholm
• Office Assistant, AliceAnne Pegg
• Videographer, Tanner Hostetter
• Design, Brad Reissig