Tagged: Phil Olson

Don't Hug Me

Don’t Hug Me returns to LA

Theater Review Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The world premiere of the new musical comedy, Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family, is the sixth in Minnesota-born playwright Phil Olson’s award-winning series of Don’t Hug Me...

Smell the lutefisk

Olson’s Nice Family Christmas premieres Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The audience-wide guffaws and bursts of laughter at the world premiere of prolific playwright Phil Olson’s award-winning comedy, A Nice Family Christmas, are proof...

A Don’t Hug Me coma

Life imitates art as the long-running play’s star has a real-life medical emergency Kari Heistad Edina, Minn. The life of an actor is usually quite different from the life of their character. Until August...

“Mom’s Gift” gives on

Phil Olsen’s award-winning play to run two additional weeks due to popular demand Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles “Mom’s Gift,” the hilarious and poignant award-winning play by Minnesotaborn Phil Olson, has been extended by...

A “Don’t Hug Me” Sequel Opens in L.A.

With Song, Dance and Minnesota Spoofing By JUDITH GABRIEL VINJE Los Angeles, California The world premiere of the new musical, “A Don’t Hug Me County Fair,” is drawing peals of laughter from Los Angeles...