by Dale Gutzman

December 2007

Once again Dale Gutzman concocted a unique mixture of song and comedy at off the Wall Theatre with HOLIDAY PUNCH 2007. 

Along with Music Director Chris Wszalek, and technical director David Roper, Gutzman brought one of Milwaukee's oldest Christmas show traditions to life in a brand new edition. And What did the crazy Off the Wall Crew have in store for you?

Comedy Sketches included a look at Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) appearing naked on stage in Equus, a visit to prison with Paris Hilton, a Bombay Bollywood version of the television game show Deal or No Deal, called appropriately enough Delhi or New Delhi, and a Broadway Musical based on the Larry Craig scandal. Gutzman also had fun with the tv shows Phenomenon, To Tell the Truth, and High School Musical. There was also a fun filled tribute to the city of Milwaukee. Plus all the usual audience involvement and improvisation that has made Holiday Punch legendary.

Holiday tunes included, The Christmas Waltz, Winter Wonderland, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, A Holly Jolly Christmas, and a comedic medley.

The Holiday Punch cast 2007 included, Sharon Rise, Kristin Pagenkopf, Jeremy Welter, David Roper, David Kaye, Natasha Mortazavi, Mary Rodgers, Joseph Snyder, Annie Mater, Mary Henricksen, Lawrence Lukasavage, Michael Davis, and of course Gutzman himself.