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The Spitfire Grill

Posted on Aug 07, 11 in Featured News, Season, TLP News

The Spitfire Grill: Something’s Cookin’ at TLP

Timber Lake Playhouse presents the heartwarming musical The Spitfire Grill. Based on the 1996 film of the same name, this folk musical of hope and redemption runs August 11 through 21.

Gilead, Wisconsin is a small, rural town where the waitress spills the gossip as she fills your coffee cup. When a young woman with a secret past arrives, the unsuspecting town doesn’t exactly roll out the welcome wagon. But working together, they help each other rediscover the joys they’d lost and find that their roots run deeper than they’d ever imagined. A celebration of the towns we call home, The New York Times called The Spitfire Grill, “Shear nourishment for the soul.”

Guest director Matthew Teague Miller from Napa, California stages The Spitfire Grill. Miller spent three years in the touring cast of the Broadway production of Les Miserables. His recent directing credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Kherington Payne from TV’s So You Think You Can Dance and the Napa Valley Premiere of The Phantom of the Opera. Miller directs TLP favorites Erica Vlahinos as Percy, Aaron Conklin as Joe, Katie Wesler as Shelby and Brandon Ford as Caleb. Guest performers for this production are Wisconsin natives Marcia Sattelburg as Hannah and Judy Knudtson as Effy.

Sample Music from the show here.

Read our reviews:

Spitfire Grill Review 1

Spitfire Grill Review 2

Spitfire Grill Review 3

Tickets for The Spitfire Grill are available online

or by calling the Box Office at 815-244-2035, open 11pm-6pm daily.

Also on sale are TLP’s 2012 season subscriptions. The exciting lineup for the Playhouse’s 51stseason includes Guys and Dolls, Working- The Musical, Footloose, Boeing Boeing, Cabaretand Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Subscriptions may be purchased at the special discount of only $100 until September 4, 2011. New this year, patrons who purchase subscriptions may also make their reservations for next season. With a purchase of a subscription, patrons will be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay at Timber Lake Resort. For more information about the 2012 season and subscription information, visit the website here, pick up a flyer at a TLP production or contact the TLP Box Office.