Let Me Be Frank: Pennings from Heaven

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Diamonds and Gold and Festival Foods present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ all-new comedy musical, “Pennings from Heaven.” The story takes us back to 1968 at Abbot Pennings High School, De Pere, Wis. The all-boys school is known for its athletic skills, specifically basketball. Their superior record is partially due to the guidance of Baba Louie, the coach’s tough-as-nails and know-it-all son, and partially because of Timber, an all-star and all-conference player three years running. Timber may have skills on the court, but he doesn’t exactly have social graces with the ladies.

The annual Abbot Penning’s Bone Dance is coming up, and Timber’s ability to secure a date isn’t looking promising. His buddies, Loafer and Tommer, are set with dates of their own with Barb and Karen, respectively. The ladies are given some guidelines and tips about behaving at the dance from Sister Bonaventure, the beautiful and devout nun from Abbot Pennings.

When the night of the dance arrives, the guys spike the punch bowl, believing it will help them be a little smoother with the opposite sex. Does their plan work? Will it be a magical night full of love for high school sweethearts, or will the night end in disaster? You will have to see the brand-new musical comedy, “Pennings from Heaven,” to find out!

Cast: Frank Hermans (Timber), Pat Hibbard (Tommer), Tom Verbrick (Loafer), Amy Riemer (Sister Bonaventure), Lisa Borley (Karen), Sarah Galati (Barb), Harrison Hermans (Baba Louie)

Band: Dennis Panneck (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Jeff Arnold (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).

Song selections:

Quando Quando Quando – Engelbert Humperdinck

Cupid – Sam Cooke

Little Town Flirt – Del Shannon

A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love) – Dinah Washington and Brook Benton

Broken Hearted Melody – Sarah Vaughan

Frankie – Connie Francis

Something’s Got a Hold On Me – Etta James (Christina Aguilera cover)

Sugartime – McGuire Sisters

Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney

Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Skeeter Davis (She & Him cover)

Oh No Not My Baby – Aretha Franklin

Secret Love – Doris Day (Mandy Moore cover)

Shoop  Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) – Betty Everett

Bony Moronie – Larry Williams

Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun) – Del Shannon

The Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley

Sixteen Tons -Tennessee Ernie Ford

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens

Pennies From Heaven parody – Louis Prima

Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Blues Brothers

If you go: Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30


$28 | $33 (plus fees and tax)


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