Side-Splitting Variety Show Blends German and Norwegian Cultures
New Ulm, Minnesota – The State Street Theatre Company’s SYTTENDE DEUTSCHE, a revue similar to the former Hanska variety show “Syttende Mai”, comes to the SSTC main stage on May 5 & 6 at 7:30 pm with a 2 pm matinee on May 7.
"Syttende Mai was a really popular event and it got bigger every year. They had all kinds of different acts,” show producer Judy Sellner said, "We just packed the place. Everybody had a real good time; it was just too bad we lost our venue."
The reincarnation of the variety show blends German and Norwegian cultures through skits, parodies, music, singing, and dancing. The performances include comedy, sketches and poking fun at the locals. No one is immune from good-natured teasing in this production. “We always say we’re equal opportunity and we’ll offend everyone,” says director, Michael Koester. Don’t miss the hilarious special appearances by ‘Sonny and Cher’, ‘Elvis’, ‘Sons of Knute’, ‘Norwegian Studs’ and the ‘Sort of Can Play Band’.
General admission seating is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, online, or by calling 507-359-9990. State Street Theater is located at 1 North State Street, New Ulm. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit statestreetnewulm.org.
State Street Theater Company’s production of SYTTENDE DEUTSCHE is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Additional funding has been received by Pat and Nikki Eckstein and Gag Sheet Metal, Inc.