While the comedic musical “Guys on Ice” highlights the bond of fishing buddies, it’s the bonds of brotherhood that steal the show behind the scenes.
The five sons of Harland and Marilyn Danielson of Cadott have all been a part of local theater productions at one time or another. One might say their musical and theater skills are known throughout the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin.
But you’ve never seen them quite like this.
“It’s the first time you’ll see all five of us involved in a single production, which really is a special thing,” said Tim Danielson.
In fact, the five brothers make up the entire cast and directorial crew of the humorous musical.
The plot features buddies Marvin (Paul Danielson) and Lloyd (Tim Danielson) hanging out in an ice shanty, talking about life, love and dreams, while drinking Leinienkugel’s beer and doing some fishing as they wait for a visit by the host of a local fishing show (Phil Danielson) and an unexpected drop-in by Ernie the Moocher (Pete Danielson). The elaborate set was, not surprisingly, built by the brothers themselves.