The Spitfire Grill: A Musical

The Spitfire Grill

Spring 2013: The Spitfire Grill

Music & book by James Valcz

Lyrics and a book by Fred Alley

Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Directed by Candace Vance


Dates: February 26-28, March 1-2, 2013

Location: Millard Hall Theatre


Percy Talbot has just been released from a five year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is trying to find a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, who is also Percy’s parole officer, finds her a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill – the only eatery in this struggling town. The Spitfire Grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely getting hot at the Spitfire Grill. This musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of fresh starts and the power of what one person can do.