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Guys on Ice

The Port Polson Players wrap up their 41st season of Summer Theatre with a production of the Ice Fishing Musical, Guys on Ice. This musical comedy plays at Polson’s beautiful Theatre on the Lake August 11 through August 28.Wednesday thru Saturdays curtain is at 8 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2. Tickets are $18 for adults and $17 for senior citizens and students. Call (406) 883-9212 or go to PortPolsonPlayers.com for reservations or more information.

Marvin, played by Missoula guest artist Matt Loehrke, is an avid fisherman and admirer of Cubby Cvernan (da fishin’ show guy). He eagerly awaits the arrival of his television hero and asks his pal Lloyd, played by Polson’s Neal Lewing, to join him. The two guys toss back a few beers, sing a few tunes and tell stories, all the while hoping they can wrangle a catch to show off to Cubby. Marvin dreams of TV fame and dating the cashier with the Packers tattoo at the Pick-N-Save.

They are periodically interrupted by Ernie the Moocher, Polson’s Bob Mazurek, who entertains them on an assortment of musical instruments and absconds with beer, bait and belly laughs. Polson’s Beth Rowley accompanies the “Guys” on piano.

Bob Mazurek plays Ernie the Moocher

Bob Mazurek plays Ernie the Moocher

This “man’s musical comedy” by Fred Alley and James Kaplan is a straightforward look into a chilly Wisconsin world where ice fishing and the Green Bay Packers are among life’s most important cornerstones.

The show is chronicled with tunes such as “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” “The One that Got Away,” “Fish is the Miracle Food” and “The Beer in the Bucket.” Songs are hilarious (did you know you can make music with snowsuit zippers?) also heartfelt as the Guys on Ice bear their souls in this refreshing and uproarious show.

Matt Loehrke plays Marvin, Neal Lewing plays Lloyd

Matt Loehrke plays Marvin, Neal Lewing plays Lloyd

Summer Theatre 2016

  • FoolsNeil Simon Comedy – July 1 thru July 17
    Wed. Thru Sat. 8:00 pm, Sun. matinees 2 pm
  • Shadows On Oak IslandMystery/Thriller – July 21 thru Aug. 7
    Wed. Thru Sat. 8:00 pm, Sun. matinees 2 pm
  • Guys On IceMusical Comedy – Aug. 11 thru Aug. 28
    Wed. Thru Sat. 8:00pm, Sun. matinees 2 pm

THE PORT POLSON PLAYERS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MISSION VALLEY FRIENDS OF THE ARTS AT:  POLSON’S BEAUTIFUL THEATRE ON THE LAKE (Hwy. 93 South, Boettcher Park)
Reservations: 406-883-9212  OR: portpolsonplayers@centurytel.net    OR: PO Box 1152  Polson MT  59860