'Dairymen The Moo-Sical' Opens Oct. 31 In Stoughton

Five performances will be held at Stoughton High School Theater.

Published on: Oct 22, 2013

"Dairymen the Moo-sical" opens at Stoughton High School on Oct.31 for five performances of the new musical comedy written by two sisters from rural Wisconsin.

Directed by Michael Bruno of Bruno's Best Bets on WISC-TV Channel 3 "Live at Five," the cast features experienced local talent from the Madison area, a variety of music genres, and guaranteed laughs.   "Dairymen The Moo-sical," premiered in Kewaskum last May to full houses and excellent reviews.   Agriculture meets theater in this heartwarming, funny and poignant story of two dairy-farming families negotiating life's ups and downs.  The lead character, a 92-year-old dairyman (played by Tom Collins), seasons the story with memories, wit and wisdom that spans nearly a century and give us a glimpse into the past.  

MAN-TO-MAN TALK: Vern the milk hauler and Delmer have a man-to-man talk in the McGregor milkhouse.
MAN-TO-MAN TALK: Vern the milk hauler and Delmer have a man-to-man talk in the McGregor milkhouse.

"You don't have to know anything about farming to love this show." says Brenda Strack, book writer.  The score, written by Melanie Wiltse, includes "Ya' Gotta Love Cows," "Topside of the Turf," "Big Shotz Blues," "Field of Stars," and "Dairymen's Quar-teat," among many others.

Musical Director is Ross Shenker.  Cast and crew include: Yannick Henrion, Tom Collins, Bill Utter, Colleen Murphy, Amanda Friday, Bob Moore, Ronna Trapanese, Benny Strack, Mikey Jarlsberg, Ron Brockman, Patt Dischler, Haley Massey, Lisa Bauer, Denise Utter, and Catherine Harris.

The Stoughton High School FFA Chapter is assisting with ticket and advertising sales. Performances will be held at the Stoughton High School Theater, 600 Lincoln Ave. Stoughton.

Performances of "Dairymen the Moo-sical" will be held on:

 Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

 Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.

 Nov. 2, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 Nov. 3, 2 p.m.  

 All seats are $20 each. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at 715 570-1157.

To support the Stoughton FFA, please check the FFA box at payment page or mention FFA when you call.

The show website is www.dairymenthemoosical.com