April 25-June 9, 2024

The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Co-Directed by Marcela Lorca and Michelle O’Neill
Music Directed by Peter Vitale

Featuring Michelle Barber, Katie Bradley, Tyson Forbes, Katherine Fried, George Keller, Tom Reed and Dominic Schiro

Costumes Samantha Fromm Haddow
Sets & Props Sarah Agnew, Nick Golfis
Movement Jim Lichtscheidl
Stage Manager Maya Vagle

This heartfelt musical tells the story of Percy Talbott, who has just been released from prison. In search of a new life, she travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin, and gets a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. Her journey of renewal mirrors that of the town’s own reawakening in this celebration of fresh starts and the hope one person can offer an entire community.

 “Wonderfully intimate and beautifully done…giving this my highest recommendation” – The Stages of MN

 “…an evergreen message that crackles to beautiful life in this must-see production of “Spitfire Grill.” Star Tribune

Run time of 2 hours, including an intermission.

Adult themes, parental discretion advised


Star Tribune
"Spitfire boasts terrific performances…The haunting duality of Fried's lead performance is reason enough to see this show but she also is surrounded by an able ensemble."
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Jonathon at SPCPA
“Bravo! This show is literal PERFECTION! Amazing performances from the entire cast!"
Attendee at St. Peter Regioinal Treatment Center
"I just transferred from Moose Lake. This is my first experience with theater since I was 14 - which was about 40 years ago. It brought me back to better days."
Ninchai at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
I'm so glad that I got to see this beautiful play for my first time watching a TTT show! I laughed, I cried, I saw my family member’s personality onstage, it was so fun!"
The Stages of MN
"The Spitfire Grill...embodiment of why I love live theater, the talent on display, the creativity, and the emotional connection to the work being performed all contribute to giving this my highest recommendation."
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Steve at Dellwood Gardens
“When are you back? This resonated so deeply in my bones. The singing was moving, the music was beautiful.”
Attendee at Federal Correctional Facility – Waseca
"I just wanted to say thank you. This is such an amazing experience. I'm so sorry you have to play a sheriff, but this show has already gotten me to tear up so much!"
Nicole at Jungle Theater
"Thank you! The show was stunning -- the music, the message, the storytelling. It landed and resonated in my soul!"
Attendee at The Gardens
"Thank you, the work you do is such a blessing. We can't get out much to see theater anymore, so when you come here it makes my heart happy, and my eyes water."
Randy at St Peter Regional Treatment Center
“TTT is a highlight of my time here. You have to keep coming back, you guys bring these big things in here and you don't sugarcoat it. You don't treat us any differently, you just tell us these honest stories and they always leave me thinking and reflecting. Thanks man, see you guys soon, ok?"
Patti at Westminster Presbyterian Church
"It was truly the most wonderful experience."
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