Is Seymour really the home of the hamburger?
Of course they are!
Join the Fronz and Ditchie as they perfect the hamburger at Arnold’s!
They admit this show is a whopper of a tale, but it’s layered with loads of fun as they ham it up!
Let Me Be Frank Productions is performing a musical parody called “Seymour, ‘Home of the Burger’ Happy Days!”
On April 7, the opening day, $10 of every paid ticket goes to fund Burger Fest.
Frank Hermans, president of Let Me Be Frank Productions is a self-made history buff and occasionally a comedic history buff.
He was watching “Happy Days” on TV, and he kept thinking of Arnold’s drive-in and where all the kids hang out. That got him thinking about burgers and that got him thinking about Seymour and Burger Fest.
Burger Fest happens every summer at Seymour to celebrate the Home of the Hamburger.
It all started back in 1885 when Charlie Nagreen, now known as Hamburger Charlie, was 15 years-old and loaded up his ox cart and travelled 20 miles from his home in Hortonville to sell his meatballs at the Outagamie County Fair.
Sales weren’t going so well because people wanted to walk around and eat their food so Charlie came up with the idea to smash his meatballs between two pieces of bread. He called his creation a hamburger, because it was made from hamburger steak.
And the rest is history.
That character, Hamburger Charlie is responsible for putting the city of Seymour on the national stage.
“It’s amazing, because we get people from all over the United States that come to visit the Home of the Hamburger and actually have a hamburger in Seymour,” said Bill Collar.
Let me be Frank will pay a special tribute to “Hamburger Charlie” as their band will wear red ties and suspenders associated with the hamburger’s creator.
“I don’t know that he realized at that time what kind of impact the hamburger would have America,” says Collar, “and the world for that matter.”
“Seymour, Home of the Burger” Happy Days runs April 7 – 29 at the Meyer Theatre.
Tickets are available at staronline.com.
Burger Fest is August 11 and 12. For more information visit homeofthehamburger.org.