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Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant

Critic's pick! Go on, go all to Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant! The show is guaranteed to please, and has big hit written all over it!

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget
The story takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called 'The Bunyan,' owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8½ months pregnant with their first child, and today she's looking forward to her baby shower, getting lots of presents, and taking a break from her raging hormones. Suddenly, a freak snow storm, a 'tsnownami,' hits Bunyan Bay and they find themselves snowed in. All roads are closed. No one can get in or leave. Gunner's worst nightmare comes true when Clara goes into labor and he realizes he's going to have to deliver the baby in the bar.

Featuring 17 original songs including, "Babies and Beer," "If I Only Had a Boy," "Bun in the Oven," "Baby Fever," "The 'Just Got Hosed Over by a Dork' Blues," and "If Men Had Babies, We'd All Be Extinct."

Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant
is the fourth in the smash hit Don't Hug Me series of musical comedies. The others include Don't Hug Me, A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, and A Don't Hug Me County Fair, also available from Samuel French! The Don't Hug Me musicals are all stand alone musicals. You do not have to see them in any particular order to fully enjoy them.

Only 5 characters, a simple set, and it doesn't require a band, Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant is very inexpensive to produce.


GO!... Think Rowan and Martin's Laugh In on steroids!

LA Weekly

Critic's Pick! Go one, go all to Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant! The show is guaranteed to please, and has big hit written all over it!

RECOMMENDED!... With hilarious lines and 17 uproarious songs...The Olson Brothers, Phil and Paul have done it again, given us a play that keeps us laughing throughout!

ENJOY!... Wonderful characters, new terrific original songs, great choreography and belly filled laughs! ...Hysterically funny!...For those of you that love silly, funny and entertaining evenings out, this is for you!

You will find yourself literally laughing out loud at the antics of Gunner, Clara, Kanute, Bernice, and Aarvid, and having them bring a bundle of joy into the world is a good thing!

Topanga Messenger

The biggest compliment you can pay a musical comedy is that it is funny...Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant is that and so much more...The writing is crisp, intelligent and doesn't miss a beat...proves vastly entertaining and provides a depth uncommon in theatrical comedies and musicals...hilarious yet touches the funny and musical bones!

North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

If you're up for a break from the woes of the world, and ready to laugh until your cheeks hurt, this is the one to catch!... Guttbustingly funny, the nonstop audience laughter was thunderous!... If you're already a Don't Hug Me fan, I know you'll catch this one too. If you've never seen any of the others, it's high time you did!

Tolucan Times
  • Casting: 3M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

  • CLARA JOHNSON - Gunner’s wife, strong willed co-owner of a bar called The Bunyan, has been married to Gunner for a long time; Clara is 8½ months pregnant with their first child, very hormonal, but sympathetic
  • GUNNER JOHNSON - Clara’s husband, strong willed co-owner of The Bunyan, a north woods Archie Bunker
  • BERNICE LUNDSTROM - pretty, young, wholesome, innocent, ex-waitress at The Bunyan; dreams of going to Broadway
  • KANUTE GUNDERSON - oblivious, dense, harmless, full-of-himself business owner
  • AARVID GISSELSEN - slick, fast-talking karaoke salesman, a north woods “Music Man”