‘Dairymen: The Moo-sical’ to Play in Stevens Point during Farm Technology Days
The cast of Dairymen: The Moo-sical perform. (Contributed photo)
Dairymen: The Moo-sical is gearing up for encore performances during the upcoming Farm Technology Days.
The cast of 20 features experienced local talent from the Stevens Point Area, a variety of music genres, and guaranteed laughs.
The musical comedy debuted in May at SPASH, and will also be held August 10-14 at Sentry’s @1800 Theater, 1800 North Point Drive in Stevens Point.
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 is played by Mike Peplinski, a real-life retired dairyman. Peplinski seasons the story with memories, wit and wisdom that spans nearly a century and give us a glimpse into the past.
“You don’t have to know anything about farming to love this show, although agricultural people will find it especially appealing,” said Brenda Strack, a local author and sister of score composer Melanie Wiltse.
Wiltse penned songs including “Ya’ Gotta Love Cows”, “Topside of the Turf”, “Big Shotz Blues”, “Field of Stars”, “Dairymen’s Quar-teat” and others.
The cast of the show will present a preview in the Farm Tech Days Family Tent on Wednesday, August 13th at 1 PM and again on Thursday, August 14th at 10:30 AM.
A portion of ticket sales will go to the Stevens Point Chapter of the FFA.
Regular performances of Dairymen: The Moo-sical are held nightly at 7:30 PM, August 10-14 @1800 Theater. Tickets are $15.
For reserved seats call (715) 498-2339 or go to www.cwtickets.com. Tickets are also available at the door or for purchase them in the Mercantile Tent on the Farm Technology Days.
For more information go to www.dairymenthemoosical.com.