The Boat Club Productions


A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol

A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol

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 differently. Will Gunner come out of his coma and find redemption with Clara at The Bunyan? Find out.

Audition Information

For questions about the audition process, please email Dennis


Video audition due by 12:00pm on Sunday, October 9
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Auditions for this show will solely be done via video submission. Performers must submit a video including a 60-90 second comedic monologue and 16-32 bars of a comedic/character song.


All Roles are Available for Auditioning

Clara Johnson
A strong-willed co-owner of a bar called “The Bunyan,” and has been married to Gunner Johnson for a long time

Gunner Johnson
A north woods Archie Bunker, the husband to Clara Johnson, and co-owner of a bar called “The Bunyan”

Kanute Gunderson
An oblivious, full-of-himself business owner

Bernice Lundstrom
Pretty, young, and a dreamy ex-waitress at The Bunyan

Sven Yorgensen
World-famous folk legend and ladies’ man

Show Information


Rehearsals will begin early November in The Spirit of the North Theatre (3rd floor Fitger’s Building) and will be scheduled Monday through Friday evenings, with the possibility of adding some Saturdays closer to the show. Please note there will not be rehearsal on a holiday.


All performers will receive a $1,000 stipend


A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol show will run December 9-18 in The Spirit of the North Theatre (3rd floor Fitger’s Building).

Please note: audition information has changed, please see updated details below. Thank you!

Boat Club Productions

Tuesdays With Morrie Auditions

January 16, 2022 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm | Virtual

January 17 | Time TBD | In-Person – Spirit of the North Theatre

Boat Club Productions auditions for Tuesdays with Morrie will be held VIRTUALLY on Zoom due to the increasing numbers of COVID cases. Once you sign up for an audition time, you will be emailed a zoom link to join during your audition time.


Performers will audition for Tuesdays With Morrie ONLY. Auditions for our other two productions will be held at a later date.

Bring a headshot and resume, and prepare a 60-90 second comedic monologue (no movie monologues, please)

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