"Best of the Decade" - the Mpls Star-Tribune
"Overall Excellence" - The Iveys
"Best Original Work" - Broadwayworld.com:
Best Supporting Musical Actor: Dane Stauffer
Superior Achievement in Theater Music and Lyrics: Chan Poling - Lavender Magazine:
A musical based on the story of the Congden Murders and Trials of 1977.
Music & Lyrics by Chan Poling
Book by Jeffrey Hatcher
Arrangements by Robert Elhai
Originally commissioned by the History Theater/Directed by Ron Peluso.
"The spirit of 'Chicago' is alive and well in 'Glensheen,'…(the) same winking attitude made Kander and Ebb’s murder musical a ripping success. And make no mistake, “Glensheen” is a success …An engaging, swiftly paced musical, dotted with big performances, hummable melodies and forays into cabaret and fantasy. This buoyant work is… a slashing fit of fun." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"When Ron Peluso announced a musical based on the infamous Congdon murders, he raised eyebrows all over town. Writer Jeffrey Hatcher and composer Chan Poling, however, pulled off a spectacular feat with a shamelessly witty script and score. Peluso staged the complexities well; a fine cast rose to the occasion, and “Glensheen” sold at 98 percent capacity, a History Theatre record."
- Lavender Magazine
“What you get is dark comedy-musical gold. Glensheen is a fantastic new original musical…dark and delicious, hilarious and musically entertaining, poignant and tragic.” - Cherry and Spoon
Audiences are laughing along with the musical comedy “Glensheen” for the fourth straight summer. The Jeffrey Hatcher/Chan Poling show expertly tiptoes between good taste and good fun as it explores the 1977 double-murder at Duluth’s infamous Glensheen mansion and the subsequent trial. The result is a riot, with snappy songs and a showstopping performance by Twin Cities stage vet Wendy Lehr in numerous roles. - Mpls Star Tribune
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