“Don’t Dress for Dinner” – Ticket Sales and Menu Information

Tickets sales will open to the General Public on Monday, October 1st.  Tickets will be available online or in person at both the Hutchinson Chamber office and the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.

Tickets will cost $40.00 per person and include the show and dinner.  In order to prepare the correct amount of food – ticket must be purchased/changed no later than 24 hours prior to each performance.

Doors will open at 5:30pm
Dinner will begin at approximately 6:00pm
Show will start at approximately 7:00pm
          (Dessert will be served at intermission)

Once again Chef Craig has prepared a wonderful French inspired menu to compliment the theme for the show.

Our menu for “Don’t Dress for Dinner” will be:

Frisée aux Lardons with Baguette slices (salad greens with bacon)
Chicken Cordon Bleu w/Chardonnay Cream Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Ratatouille (roasted vegetable medley)
Crème Brûlée
Coffee / Water
Crow River Winery Cash Bar Available

“Don’t Dress for Dinner” – Cast Announced!

Welcome and Congratulations to the cast of “Don’t Dress for Dinner”!

Bernard – Bill Haas
Jacqueline – Lena Mowlem
Robert – Justin Rodeberg
Suzette – Jody Runke
Suzanne – Rhoda Hubbard
George – Brian Stark

We are looking forward to an exciting show this fall and can’t wait for everyone to join us in November!

Fall Show Auditions Sept 5-6!


The Hutchinson Theatre Company is once again excited to present our fall dinner theatre production at the Crow River Winery. Join us November 1-3 and 8-10, 2018 for “Don’t Dress For Dinner”, a hilarious satire written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon. This delightful romp is the story of Bernard, a middle aged man planning a secret romp of his own with his beautiful mistress Suzanne, ‘Suzy’, while his wife Jacqueline is away visiting her mother. He has invited his old friend Robert, a somewhat lackluster accountant, to provide an alibi. When Jacqueline learns Robert is coming for the weekend, however, she bails on mom; after all, since she is having an secret affair with Robert she doesn’t want to miss her chance at a romp of her own. Suzette, ‘Suzy’, a cordon bleu chef with a STRONG entrepreneurial bent is pressed in to pretending to be the mistress while Suzanne, the mistress, takes on the role of the chef. Finally, George, Suzette’s dim witted, jealous and very large husband rounds everything out. Definitely a recipe for a crazy night.

It is my pleasure to direct this incredibly funny show. Auditions will be at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 6 – 8 pm, Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6. I am looking for 3 men and 3 women ranging in age from their late 20’s /early 30’s to 55ish. If these audition dates don’t work for you please email me at haasarts@hutchtel.net and I will try to accommodate your schedule.


Bernard: A self-centered dolt (probably middle aged). Not particularly clever, but he thinks he is.
Jacqueline: A self-centered shrew (age is flexible). Not particularly clever, but she thinks she is.
Robert: A bachelor – self-centered by definition (probably middle aged). Knows he is not clever.
Suzette: A cordon bleu chef and unabashedly entrepreneurial (age is flexible). She IS clever.
Suzanne: A model, a mistress, a narcissist (age is flexible). She IS NOT clever.
George: LARGE, jealous, dim, LARGE. (age is flexible). He doesn’t know what clever means.