‘Baxters – Where Everyone Knows Your Name’
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay-based performance troupe Let Me Be Frank Productions will perform the new musical “Baxters – Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” starting next week at the Meyer Theater in downtown Green Bay. Info: meyertheatre.org.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 10, 11, 17, 18; 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on June 23; 7:30 p.m. June 24; and 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on June 25.
The show is a take off from an actual venue that operated in the 1970s and 80s on the corner of Dousman Street and Broadway in Green Bay.
The press release reads, “Welcome to Baxters Restaurant, where everyone knows your name! Mr. Broberg manages the establishment with the help of the cooks, Pat and Tom. Waitresses Amy, Lisa and Sarah keep customers happy with their innovative “team service” strategy. With this cast of characters, Baxters is definitely the place to be in the 1980s. The restaurant offers new dishes never before seen in Wisconsin, like cheese and bacon skins, zucchini sticks, and even margaritas. . Are these original recipes or rip-offs from another establishment… maybe TGI Fridays? As everywhere in the world, the best ideas are those that are stolen. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, isn’t it? It may only be a matter of time before Baxters gets called in for corporate espionage.
“One fateful evening, Paul and Kasey Friday walk through the doors of Baxters. The couple snoops undercover, posing as clients, to search for Baxters. Where are they from, what do they want and when will their cover be blown? »
The June 10 performance is a benefit to Discover Green Bay’s new visitor center.
In the cast are Frank Hermans, Pat Hibbard, Tom Verbrick, Paul Evansen, Amy Riemer, Lisa Borley, Sarah Hibbard and Kasey Schumacher,
The band consists of Dennis Panneck (guitar), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums), with Ross Loining on lights and Kelly Klaus on sound.
Song selections include “Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers Theme)”, “No Time”, “You Really Got Me”, “Call Me”, “It’s a Heartache”, “Jack & Diane” and a mix “Lady “.
This show was first scheduled before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.