By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zoltoff
Directed by: Scott Ford, Resident Director

Percy Talbott, a feisty parolee, follows her dreams from the pages of an old travel book to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town. Newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why one would want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’.

The New Yorker called it “touching and memorable,” while Variety proclaims “Poignant and spine-chilling! A show with universal appeal! The score is exciting, infectious, and lively!” This soulful and transcendent musical is full of soaring melodies, sure to send you home feeling warm all over.

Production Photos

Photo credit: Michael Traynor


The Cast

Katharine Strom Percy Talbot

Katharine Strom
Percy Talbot

James Ehlenz joe Sutter

James Ehlenz
joe Sutter

Martha Wigmore Hannah Ferguson

Martha Wigmore
Hannah Ferguson

Shana Eisenberg Effy Krayneck

Shana Eisenberg
Effy Krayneck

Christy Jones Shelby Thorpe

Christy Jones
Shelby Thorpe

Brad Bone The Visitor

Brad Bone
The Visitor

Patrick Jones Caleb Thorpe

Patrick Jones
Caleb Thorpe

Artistic Staff

Director: Scott Ford
Music Director: Mary Cay Stone
Choreographer: Heidi Spesard-Noble
Costume Designer: Libby Porter
Stage Manager: Pat Campbell
Light Designer: Adam Raine
Sound Designer: Jeff Geisler
Scenic Designer: Gabe Gomez
Master Electrician: Adam Raine
Prop Master: Emma Davis
Assistant Stage Manager: Andrea Kotzer
Assistant Stage Manager: Pat Noren Enderson
Sound Tech: Abe Gabor