A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol, one of the most popular holiday shows in Minnesota for the past 11 years, is coming back to the Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud, and will run December 13, 14 & 15.
The award-winning musical comedy is a hilarious Minnesota spoof of Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol.
Synopsis: The setting is a little bar in northern Minnesota called The Bunyan in a town called Bunyan Bay. It’s Christmas Eve and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, tells her he’s skipping Christmas, he storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice, and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dream where he’s visited by folk legend, Sven Yorgensen, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Sven takes Gunner (Scrooge) on a journey similar to that in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” only northern Minnesota style.
Featuring 17 original songs including:
– You Can Call Me Tiny
– The Wheel is Turnin’ but the Hamster is Dead
– I Love You More Than Football
– Grandma Cut the Christmas Cheese