Two Harbors native writes Ritz musicalA Two Harbors native’s poker-themed musical will premiere at The Ritz Theater in Minneapolis in mid-April.
By: Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune
A Two Harbors native’s poker-themed musical will premiere at The Ritz Theater in Minneapolis in mid-April.
Tom Broadbent’s “Deal! The Musical” is co-written with Jerry Seifert and follows the weekly poker games played in the basement of Art and Elsie Swenson, a poor farming family from Stacey, Minn. It is based on Broadbent’s grandparents and spans a generation that includes trying to purchase a farm and raise two daughters and entertaining a colorful cast of friends and relatives for the poker games.
Broadbent also wrote “Henrietta: A Children’s Musical,” “The Story of Henrietta,” “I’ve Got My Eyes on Betty’s Pies” and “Pickin’ the Bones of Grampa Jones.”
The show runs April 20-May 6. Tickets are $29 and available at the Ritz box office or by calling (612) 436-1129.