The New Jersey premiere of Don't Hug Me, featuring book and Lyrics by Phil Olson, with music by Paul Olson, is presented as a co-production with Shotgun Productions, and is directed by Gail Winar. It's the coldest day of the year in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar owner, Gunner Johnson, wants to sell the business and move to Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Bernice Lundstrom, the pretty waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiance, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It's a battle of wills, and when a fast-talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring romance into their lives through the 'magic' of karaoke, all heck breaks loose in a musical the whole family will enjoy! Previews on the first Thursday and Friday are at 2pm and 8pm; in addition, there are selected Saturday matinees. Contact the theater for details.