The critically acclaimed drama, DOUBT, A PARABLE, by John Patrick Shanley will open the After Sunset Series,in the Marla Eichmann Studio Theater, at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall St, Elm Grove, WI. Performances of DOUBT will take place Thursday through Saturday, September 12-14, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, September 15, at 2:00 pm. General admission tickets are $16. To reserve tickets, call 262-782-4430 or visit sunsetplayhouse.com. For group sales, contact Stephanie at 262-782-4431, ex. 291.

(After Sunset is recommended for mature audiences only.)

DOUBT won both the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. It was also turned into an Academy Award-nominated film. The brilliant and powerful drama is set against the backdrop of a Catholic elementary school in the Bronx, as both the Catholic Church and the nation face the major social changes of the 1960s. A progressive young priest’s conduct comes under question when Sister Aloysius, the strict and conservative school principal, suspects the priest of improper relations with a male student. The actions and motivations of each character are scrutinized, and a battle of wills threatens irrevocable consequences for everyone involved.

Directed by Becky Spice, the production features Robin Christiansen as Father Flynn; Karen Maio as Sister Aloysius; Brittany Roux as the young teacher, Sister James; and LaKysha Burns as the mother of Donald Muller, the school’s first African American student.

Other plays in the After Sunset series include: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY AT THE CLARE DE LUNE, February 6-9, 2020, and VAGINA MONOLOGUES, April 2-5, 2020.

Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI  53122  262-782-4430   SunsetPlayhouse.com


A play by Cara Johnston
Directed by Erin Nicole Eggers

Sunday, August 25th at 5:00pm
Todd Wehr Theatre at the Marcus Center

France, 1789. Tension is high and whispers of revolution fill the halls of Versailles.
We are at the Queen’s Theater attending a theatrical performance given by Marie Antoinette and her famous friends.
It is the 14th of July and today the Bastille will be stormed but first there is theatre!

Join La Résistance for an original one-act play filled with humor, despair, dancing, live music, and shadow puppets.

Featuring:
Marcel Alston
Andrés Garuz
Therese Goode
Cara Johnston
Shannon Nettesheim Klein
Ben Parman
Courtney P. Richards
Ben Yela


Man of La Mancha

by Dale Wasserman   Lyrics by Joe Darion and Music My Mitch Leigh

Sunday September 8th at 1:00 P.M.  and Monday, September 9th at 6:30 P.M.  Memories Dinner Theater  1077 Lake Dr.  Port Washington, Wi 53074

Directed by: Ralph Maffongelli and Musical Director: Janice Westphal

 

Preparation:  All roles are available. Those interested in auditioning should plan to attend both audition dates listed above.  Monday will be considered call backs.  Reading will be done from the script.    Please bring a prepared song, in the style of the show.  Music selection no longer than 2 minutes.  Bring sheet music in the correct key.  Pianist will be provided.

Please bring any/all known conflicts.

 

Show Synopsis:

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

 

 Character List:  14 Strong Actors required

  • Don Quixote
  • Sancho
  • Aldonza
  • Padre
  • Antonia
  • Housekeeper
  • The Governor/Innkeeper
  • The Duke/Dr. Corrosco
  • Captainof the Inquisition
  • Prisoner #1 – Horse, Pedro, Knight of Mirrors
  • Prisoner #2 – Horse, Muleteer, Knight of Mirror, Moorish Pimp
  • Prisoner #3 – Guard, Anselmo, Barber
  • Prisoner #4 – Maria, Moorish Girl
  • Prisoner #5 – Fermina, Moorish Girl 

This show has 7 Performances and runs November 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10, 2019  (2 shows on Saturday, November 9th)  Show will be staged in the round.

Lisa Green

Operations Manager

Memories

262-284-6850

lisa@memoriesballroom.com

 

 


Auditions for DOUBT: A Parable at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 262-782-4430, SunsetPlayhouse.com.

Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (if necessary)

DOUBT: A PARABLE will be directed by Becky Spice. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. The format will be a staged reading performed in the Marla Eichmann Studio Theater.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; this may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time at SunsetPlayhouse.com. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Monday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Rehearsals: Starting: August 19th. Monday – Thursday nights only. Total of about 12 rehearsals. Flexible schedule based on cast conflicts.

Performances: September 12 – 15, 2019

Performances: September 12 – 15, 2019

Click this link for a synopsis and character descriptions: http://sunsetplayhouse.com/volunteer-information/audition/

Everyone welcome. Scripts are available for check out at the box office with a $10 refundable deposit. Contact Ann Mather at 262-782-4431×221 it you have any questions. Thanks


The Theatre Department of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus invites applications for a HALF TIME instructor for the 2019-2020 Academic year with possibility of renewal. Courses such as Fundamentals of Acting, Introduction to Theatre and Theatre Laboratory that assist in the production of theatre performances in the areas of Acting, Theatre Management and Production. Direct one or two productions each academic year. Courses to be assigned/developed based on departmental needs and candidate’s training and experience. MFA or PhD in a Theatre Discipline preferred, Masters is required. Direct questions to Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft, Chair of the UW Oshkosh Theatre Department at pursewij@uwosh.edu who is located at the Oshkosh Campus of the university.

Online applications at http://careers.uwosh.edu/cw/enus/job/496546/college-of-letters-and-science-instructional-academic-staff-open-pool

 


Auditions for A COMEDY OF TENORS at Sunset Playhouse

Everyone welcome

 

Auditions: Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7 PM

Callbacks: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, July 29 – September 4, 2019

Performances: Thursday, September 5 – 22, 2019

A COMEDY OF TENORS will be directed by Michael Pocaro “Paco” Auditions will consist of reading from the script. We are especially looking for 3 tenors (as the title suggests), however, you do not have to be a trained singer – we can help you.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions;; this may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by at SunsetPlayhouse.com. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930’s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century–as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos.

Male Characters

Saunders (age 40-65) High-strung American producer; he’s had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.

Max (age 30-60) Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders, smart, level-headed, and quick with a joke; should also sing.

Tito/Beppo (age 30-65) He is Italian and one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature, has a bit of a diva complex, and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same actor plays Beppo, a bellhop–joyous and full of life–as down to earth as Tito is regal. Tenor.

Carlo (age 20-35) Dashing, young Italian opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father’s career; speaks English very well. No detectable Italian accent and must sing.

Female Characters

Maria (age 30-54) A stunning Italian wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers, big personality, and an explosive temper. Italian accent.

Mimi (age 20-35) Bright-eyed Italian-American star hoping to be discovered. She is the daughter of Tito and Maria and, while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.

Racon (age 35-60) Racon is a famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent, must also sing reasonably well.

 

Hope to see you at auditions!

Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong

Artistic Director

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street
Elm Grove, WI 53122

262-782-4431 Extension 234

 


“Milwaukee Repertory Theater has an excellent opportunity for outgoing and enthusiastic Teaching Artists to join the Education Department’s faculty. We are currently looking for Teaching Artists this fall for our in-school programming! Please send cover letter and resume to careers@milwaukeerep.com.

https://www.milwaukeerep.com/RepGlobal/1819/Teaching-Artist-Job-Posting.pdf


 

Pink Umbrella is going to do some great things for the city of Milwaukee. Get on board!

Fletcher

 

Accessible theatre for individuals who identify with a physical, intellectual or emotional disability.

 

Summer Class Registration Open

 

Pink Umbrella Theater is a safe and structured learning environment where people of all abilities are welcome. Its focus is on people in our community who have, or who identify with, intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities.  All classes, workshops and events will be held at the Plymouth United Church of Christ, at 2717 E. Hampshire Street, Milwaukee.

 

Musical Theater Classes for Adults 18+

Musical Theater is the art of combining singing, dancing and acting and this class develops each of those skills. Actors will create dynamic characters, explore dance technique and find their voice through a variety of theater exercises.  The cost is $50.00 for a total of 4 sessions, which take place every Tuesday from June 4 to June 25, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm.

 

Musical Classes and Performance for Students Ages 8-17

Students ages 8-17 will engage in a 10-week course in Musical Performance, taking inspiration from our favorite Broadway shows. Students will learn to sing, dance and act at the same time. This course will result in a performance opportunity on August 28. There will be a Meet & Greet on June 5 for both parents and students. The cost for this summer program is $200.00, for a total of 10 sessions. Class will meet every Wednesday from June 12 to August 28, 2019 (no class July 3 and August 14), from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Plymouth UCC.

 

Improvisation Classes for Adults 18+

In this class, we will form an ensemble that makes up stories together by listening to each other and saying “Yes, and…” We’ll play games that encourage our imagination, create new characters, together and most importantly, laugh. This class results in a presentation on our final day for friends and family. The cost is $50.00 for a total of 4 sessions, which take place every Tuesday from July 9 to July 30, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm.

 

Acting 101 Classes for Adults 18+

Through theater exercises and scene work, actors will gain a better understanding of self, enhance technique and engage the imagination. This class is a collaborative and creative way to explore the art of acting. Cost is $50.00 for a total of 4 sessions, which take place every Tuesday from August 6 to August 27, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm.

 

Movement for the Actor Workshop for Adults 18+

Join Karen Estrada for a workshop focused on movement for the actor. Being more flexible, reducing tension and learning to tell a story using your body creates a language all its own. Students in this class will learn new ways to express yourself through body language, become more expressive and create character. The cost $15.00 per workshop; two workshops are planned for June 17, 2019 and July 29, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

 

Shakespeare Workshop for Adults 18+

Our goal is to demystify Shakespeare’s 400-year-old words and show why his works are as relevant today as they were in Elizabethan England. Jim Fletcher and Kayla Tillisch lead this exciting two-part workshop. The cost is $25.00 for two sessions on Monday, July 15, 2019 and July 22, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. A single-session workshop is also scheduled for August 26, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, for $15.00.

 

FREE Playwriting Workshops for All

Whether you are new or returning participant, Jim Fletcher will guide you through exercises that inspire stories of strength, resiliency and accessibility. Family members and caregivers are welcome. Open to all ages and abilities. Workshops are scheduled for June 3, July 8 and August 5 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

 

FREE Meet & Greet Events for All
Curious about Pink Umbrella Theater or an upcoming class or workshop? Join us for an open house to meet the teaching artists and members of the company on June 10 and August 12 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

 

Register today at www.pinkumbrellatheater.org


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TOTALLY NEW!

 

MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS

NOT DEAD YET!

An original, absurd, interactive murder mystery comedy

Written by Andrew Peterson

 

Directed and Partially Devised by Robert A Zimmerman

and his incredibly Quirky and Creative Cast of Comedic Characters!

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join us in witnessing the disastrously unsuccessful efforts of a buffoonish, egocentric, film director in producing a staged reading of a dangerous and mysteriously secret new theatrical project at the Brumder Mansion. We’d tell you ahead of time the name of this infamous Hollywood director– but we’d have to kill you. Trust us – you’ve heard of him. You’ve stood in line to see his movies. You’ve seen them on Netflix and also possibly…Inferior Flix… Some of you have probably even pirated them on the torrents (don’t worry – we won’t tell). And now he’s coming here. To Milwaukee. To take you behind the scenes of his next artistic sensation: Not Dead Yet! Don’t miss it…or else!

CAST OF CHARACTERS

ADOLF EBOLA- Zach Sharrock
BERNICE IS-NOT-MY-NAME- Amber Regan
CAMERON JAMES PINEHURST III- Dennis Lewis
E. ORR BLOCK- Chis Goode
GINGER KATZ- Cara Johnston
SUZIE DITZ- Brittany Curran

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
6/7 Evening Performance
6/8 Evening Performance
6/14 Evening Performance
6/15 Evening Performance
6/16 Matinee Performance

6/17 (PWYC) Performance
6/20 Evening Performance
6/21 Evening Performance
6/22 Evening Performance

EVENING PERFORMANCES
7:00PM House Open/ 7:30PM Curtain

MATINEE PERFORMANCES
1:30PM House Open/ 2:00PM Curtain

Box Office: (414) 388-9104
WEBSITE: www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com


The Marvelous Wonderettes

by Roger Bean

May 20 & 21  6:30 P.M. Directed by:  Joe Feustel and Musical Director: Sandy Kasten

at Memories  1077 Lake Dr.  Port Washington, WI 53074

 

Preparation:  All roles are available. Prepare a song in style of show (Bring Music) Accompanist provided.   Learn a song from the show with parts, sing in group.

Please bring any known conflicts.

 

Show Synopsis:

It’s the 1958 Springfield High School prom, meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  Act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!  .

 

 Character List:  Roles for 4 Women

  • Cindy Lou (20-30)knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ and ‘Maybe’.
  • Missy (20,30)is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom decorations committee; and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Secret Love,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’.
  • Betty Jean (20,30)is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar,’ ‘I Only Want To Be With You,’ and ‘That’s When The Tears Start.”
  • Suzy (20,30)is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer.  Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue M

ACTORS WILL BE STIPEND BASED ON ROLE AND EXPERIENCE.

Performances on July 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25, 2019

Performances are Weekday Matinees with a 1:45 pm Curtain

Tuesday July 23rd also has a 7:45 pm evening show.

Rehearsals to begin Monday June 3, 2019, M-F ,evenings

 

 

Please contact Memories directly at (262) 284-6850 or email Joe Feustel,  Artistic Coordinator at joe@memoriesballroom.com with questions.