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Paul Olson

PAUL OLSON

  

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Paul Olson's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Don't Hug Me         Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, A         Don't Hug Me County Fair, A         Don't Hug Me I'm Pregnant         Don't Hug Me, We're Married



Don't Hug Me

Synopsis:
It's "Fargo" meets "the Music Man" (without the blood or the trombones). DON'T HUG ME takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. It's the coldest day of the year and cantankerous bar owner, Gunner Johnson, wants to sell the business and move to Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Bernice Lundstrom, the pretty waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiance, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It's a battle of wills, and when a fast-talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring romance into their lives through the 'magic' of karaoke, all heck breaks loose! Featuring the songs, "I'm a Walleye Woman in a Crappie Town," "My Smorgasbord of Love," and "I Wanna Go to the Mall of America."

Notes:
written by Paul And Phil Olson. Don't Hug Me won four Artistic Director Achievement Awards in Los Angeles including: Best Original Musical; Best Author Original Play; Best Director  Musical; Best Ensemble Cast - Musical

1st Produced:
Whitefire Theatre, Los Angeles, California    2003

Organisations:
Dan Hirsch

1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, A

Synopsis:
It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota 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 on his skidoo 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 very different. Featuring 17 original songs including:the Christmas Cheese Polka; the Wheel is Turnin' but the Hamster is Dead; I'm so Hosed; Gunner Fell Into an Ice Hole; It's Christmas Time so Please Give Me Some; the Bunyan Beguine; I Love You More Than Football; What Would Barbra Streisand Do?; I'd Rather be Naughty.

Notes:
written by Paul And Phil Olson. Sequel to the smash hit musical comedy, Don't Hug Me.

1st Produced:
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles, California    2006

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Don't Hug Me County Fair, A

Don't Hug Me County Fair, A
It's summer time and the Bunyan County Fair is approaching, the biggest thing that's happened in Bunyan Bay since the winter carnival snowplow parade. This year the Bunyan County Fair means one thing to Gunner and Clara Johnson, owners of a little bar called the Bunyan; the Miss Walleye Queen Competition. Bernice, the pretty waitress, sees this as her big chance to win Miss Walleye Queen, to be discovered, and more important, to have her face carved in butter at the Minnesota State Fair. the stakes have never been higher in Bunyan Bay. the trouble begins when Gunner's wife, Clara, decides she also wants to win Miss Walleye Queen. Bigger trouble arrives when Gunner's estranged twin sister, Trigger, (played by Gunner) shows up to try to win the beauty pageant. Featuring 18 original songs including, "My Campfire is Burnin'," "I'm a Bunyan Woman," "If I Could Win Miss Walleye Queen," "Pontoon Ladies,", "I'm Just a Pretty Forest Ranger," and "Our Butter Face Queen."

Notes:
Book & Lyrics by Phil Olson. Music by Paul Olson. A Don't Hug Me County Fair is the summer sequel to the smash hit musical comedies Don't Hug Me And A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol!

1st Produced:
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles, California    Feb 2009

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Don't Hug Me I'm Pregnant

Don't Hug Me I'm Pregnant
the story takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called the Bunyan, owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8 months pregnant with their first child, and today she's looking forward to her baby shower, getting lots of presents, and taking a break from her raging hormones. Suddenly, a freak snow storm, a tsnownami, hits Bunyan Bay and they find themselves snowed in. All roads are closed. No one can get in or leave. Gunner's worst nightmare comes true when Clara goes into labor and he realizes he's going to have to deliver the baby in the bar. Featuring 17 original songs including, Babies and Beer, If I Only Had a Boy, Bun in the Oven, Baby Fever, the Just Got Hosed Over by a Dork' Blues, and If Men Had Babies, We'd All Be Extinct.

Notes:
Book & Lyrics by Phil Olson. Music by Paul Olson. Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant is the fourth in the smash hit Don't Hug Me series of musical comedies. the others include Don't Hug Me, A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, And A Don't Hug Me County Fair, Also Available from Samuel French! the Don't Hug Me musicals Are All stand Alone musicals. You do not have to see them in Any particular order to fully enjoy them.

1st Produced:
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theater, Hollywood    14 Jun 2011

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Don't Hug Me, We're Married

Synopsis:
Dont Hug Me, Were Married takes place in a small north woods bar in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Gunner and Clara Johnson are owners of the bar, theyve been married a long time, the romance has left the marriage, and Clara would like to get it back. When Gunner finds a pamphlet that Clara was hiding for Divorce Fantasy Camp, he realizes he needs to do something to convince his wife hes a good husband. At the same time, Bernice, the pretty waitress, gets engaged to Aarvid, a karaoke salesman. Gunners twin sister, Trigger (played by Gunner) comes to town and proposes to Kanute, the local business icon. Its a double wedding. Will anyone get cold feet? Would someone try to derail the wedding? Will Clara go to Divorce Fantasy Camp? What could possibly go wrong? Everything. Rest assured, nothing will go as wedding-planned in Bunyan Bay.

Notes:
Book & Lyrics by Phil Olson. Music by Paul Olson

1st Produced:
Lonny Chapman Group Rep Theatre in Los Angeles, California    Oct 2014

Organisations:
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1st Published:
http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/57234/dont-hug-me-were-married   -

Music:
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Genre:
musical comedy 120 min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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