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Tomorrow, December 2nd, ENT Theater is delighted to open our premier production: This is Our Youth! The entire play takes place in an Upper West Side apartment in New York City in 1982. The action centers on two friends: twenty-one year old Dennis, whose father pays for his rent, and nineteen-year-old Warren, who has just stolen fifteen thousand dollars from his father. They have been caught up in the excesses of the “Me Generation” of the 1980s yet, at the same time, reject the elitist world of their parents. The plot is complicated by a young woman named Jessica who, along with Dennis, introduces Warren to the complexities of human relationships, especially the issues of loyalty and betrayal. As Lonergan focuses on the efforts of Dennis and Warren to return the cash to Warren’s father, he presents an acerbic look at this generation in its ironic struggle both to avoid and attain adulthood. The show will be taking place at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative, and the show dates are as follows: December 2nd-3rd at 7:30 PM, 4th at 2:30 PM, 7th-10th at 7:30 PM and 11th at 2:30 PM. If you are interested in the show, please check out the following links:
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1598797383750436/
Online Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2696294 (Tickets also available at the door)
ENT Theater Website: http://www.enttheater.org/

We look forward to seeing you there!


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AUDITIONS FOR DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS the musical (adult cast)

 

DIRECTED BY LINDSEY ERIN

 

PRODUCED BY LAKE COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE

 

We are very excited to announce auditions for DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Lake Country Playhouse! Please note that actors for this version are preferred to be 18+ of age as of February 1, 2017. Those 16+ in age by this date will be considered based on their previous experience and audition. Unfortunately those 15 and under in age are not eligible for this production, however you are encouraged to contact the Performance Arts Academy, apart of Lake Country Playhouse Education, for classes, workshops, and even a full high school production/cabaret!

 

Adult Cast Auditions Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaaa92ea4fc1-auditions

 

Audition Dates:

Mon. Dec. 3 from 10am-12:30pm

Wed. Dec. 5 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

 

For the adult cast auditions, please sign up for one of the initial audition slots via the provided link. For auditions, please bring and prepare:

 

1 headshot and acting resume

1 contemporary comedy or farcical monologue (not to exceed 90 seconds).

16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Please also arrive about 10min before your audition time to complete a short form.

It is possible you may be asked to do additional singing or cold reading from the script. Additional singing or cold reading will not determine callback attendance.

Auditions may be done in General American Dialect (your everyday voice), however, it is possible management may want to discuss the following dialects: British RP, German, French, Various American.

 

Initial Auditions will be held at Lake Country Playhouse: 221 E Capitol Dr, Hartland, WI 53029

 

Please note that those asked to attend callbacks will be notified by Dec. 6. Callback invitation or pass does not determine final casting decisions. All who auditioned will be notified of final casting decisions no later than Dec. 11 unless notified otherwise.

 

Callbacks will be on Wed. Dec. 7, from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Please plan to stay the whole time, however, management will release individuals early when able to. Dancing, as well as additional singing and dialogue, will be auditioned at callbacks. Please note that callbacks will not occur at LCP, but will be at the First Congregation United Church of Christ right around the corner: 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029

 

Time commitment:

General Rehearsals 6:30-9:30pm Mon-Thurs in January, February, and March. Tech rehearsals may involve some Fri-Sun time. First day of rehearsal is January 16, 2017.

Performances: MARCH 24 – APRIL 9, Thurs-Sun

7:30pm shows: March 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8

2pm shows: March 26, April 2, 8, 9

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Director Lindsey Erin at lindseyerin1216@gmail.com. Description of the characters can be found below. THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing you at auditions!

 

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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS – CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

Leads/Supporting Roles: 3M/3W, Ensemble: 8-12 Men and Women

 

Any and all gender identities are encouraged to audition for roles you feel most comfortable/identify as. Due to copyright laws, the pronouns used in the script cannot change, however, your preferred pronouns may be used in the rehearsal space. The Director is Safe Zone Certified.

 

All roles are available. Character Descriptions:

 

Lawrence Jameson – Male, 40s-60s, Tenor. An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant. Possibility of a same-sex kiss. Dialects: British RP, German. Vocal range: G2-Bb4.

 

Freddy Benson – Male, 20s-30s, Tenor. A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet an attractive womanizer. Has a romance with Christine. Possibility of a same-sex kiss. Please note this character involves partial nudity (underwear). Dialects: Various American, Dimwit. Vocal range: A2-B4

 

Christine Colgate: Female, 20s-40s, Mezzo-Soprano. A seemingly good-natured American heiress, vacationing on the French Riviera, with a huge secret. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous. Has a romance with Freddy. Please note this character involves partial nudity (underwear). Dialect: General American. Vocal range: A3-F#5

 

Andre Thibault – Male, 30s-50s, Baritenor. Lawrence’s French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor. Has a romance with Muriel. Dialect: French. Vocal range: F2-F4

 

Muriel Eubanks – Female, 30s-50s, Alto. A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence’s victims and Andre’s subsequent love interest. Dialects: Omaha, Nebraska/General American. Vocal range: E3-C5

 

Jolene Oakes – Female, 20s-30s, Mezzo-Alto. An American heiress from Oklahoma and the “Princess of Petroleum,” she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic. Blend of a southern firecracker and a southern belle. Dialect: Southern (severity of drawl/”R’s” is open to discussion). Vocal range: A3-D5

 

Ensemble – Men & Women, Various ages, vocal ranges, and dialects. Will be playing multiple roles, such as tourists/citizens, maids/butlers/wait staff, business roles, con artist victims, and atmospheric individuals. There are multiple opportunities for featured/solo singing, dance, and dialogue moments. The director intends on substantially utilizing the ensemble for this production. Please note that some costumes may tentatively involve partial nudity (underwear or short-length garments).


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Luminous Theatre is currently accepting submissions from non-equity actors for ALL ROLES in Mr Burns, a post-electric play.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email a headshot and resume to casting@luminoustheatre.com.


The post-apocalyptic world of Mr Burns looks like the world today. Actors of all ages, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and gender expression are encouraged to submit.

Auditions will be held on December 3rd.

Rehearsals will be help March 21st – April 19th on evenings and weekends. Performances are April 20th – May 8th, Thursdays through Mondays.
All performers will be paid a small stipend.

 

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A new, live presentation of the sitcom Public TV will hit the Milwaukee ComedySportz Arena stage on Monday, November 21st at 7 pm!

 

From the warped and hilarious mind of Anthony Wood, creator of the hit Milwaukee holiday musical, A Cudahy Caroler Christmas, comes the comedy series about the uproarious goings-on at a local public television station.

 

The show, developed by Mr. Wood and his creative partner and wife, award winning filmmaker Claudia Looze, is based on their years working as freelance producers for Milwaukee Public TV. It follows the life of a young, naive producer as she starts her first days at the local PBS TV affiliate. The world of public television is not what she envisioned; as local Public TV is less about Downton Abbey and Nova, and more about sewing, yoga, model train collecting, pet care, pledge dives and hunting and fishing programs. We watch her hilariously deal with the bizarre personalities hosting the different shows she’s assigned to work on, and the mishaps that occur along the way.

 

The crew of the local station is also filled with oddball characters that include a production manager with severe sweat problems, a technical director with Tourette’s, a huge crew of doughnut loving technicians, and a handsome and witty producer who has vowed to make her his sworn enemy.  And let’s not forget Tim Conway!

 

The live reading, which will also be webcast worldwide, will be presented on the Arena Stage at ComedySportz, 420 S First Street in Milwaukee, at 7 pm. It will feature a cast of some of the Midwest’s finest acting talent, from American Player’s Theatre to First Stage Children’s Theatre, Next Act Theatre and ComedySportz. Notable names include Jim Pickering, Bo Johnson, Drew Brhel, Megan Kaminsky and Tim Higgins.

 

The show is free, first come first serve, with drinks and commiseration after the show in the ComedySportz Lounge.

 

Mr. Wood is available for interviews to chat more about the show and his creative history. Promotional materials and more info can be requested at: tony@smokingmonkey.net.

 

Or call (608) 334-1980.

 


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Northern Sky Theater is seeking male interns for two substantial roles in our 2017 summer season.  Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 10am-2pm at Next Act Theater, 255 S. Water Street, Milwaukee WI 53204. We are looking for the following:

 

Young Male in our season world premiere. This show is set in the 1954. The role age is 16, a teenager with a passion for rock & roll. Strong solo and harmony singing is required of this actor and basic dance skills.

Young Male in a remount of a show set in 1944. Role age is 18-25. Speaks very little English and has a German dialect. This actor must be a strong tenor and also play guitar.

 

Northern Sky interns participate in all areas of production and report to the Production Stage Manager. During the season interns attend all rehearsals, assist with computer reports, prompting, props, costume maintenance, scenic change-overs, PR events, run-crew, etc. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn and engage in all aspects of the theatre while spending the summer in beautiful Door County. Housing is provided and there is a weekly stipend.

 

Contract dates are May 14 – August 28, 2016.

Applicants must have a driver’s license and car available for the summer, as our theater, rehearsal space, offices, and housing are quite spread out throughout the county. It is preferred that applicants have completed one year of college, but it’s not required to be considered for this internship.

 

For an appointment, please contact Molly Rhode at molly@northernskytheater.com.

Please bring in a monologue and song of your choice. You will also be asked to read and sing from the shows. Materials will be provided.

 

For more information on Northern Sky’s intern program, please visit:

http://northernskytheater.com/about/internship.html

 


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YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU 
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
Monday, November 14th & 
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Please come to Sunset Playhouse on one of the audition dates listed. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the  YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Audition Form.
Auditions: Monday, November 14 – Tuesday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (if necessary)
Rehearsals: Monday November 28, 2016 – Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Performances: Thursday, January 19 – Saturday, February 4, 2017
Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions.  Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 deposit.  
 
Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm
Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm
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
This classic screwball comedy won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and it’s been entertaining audiences ever since. Set in the large house of a rather batty New York family, sweet-natured Alice falls for banker’s son Tony. When her snooty, prospective in-laws arrive for dinner, the event is a disaster, capped with the arrest of everyone in the household. Madcap, warm, life-affirming…the New York Times calls this the “rare play that will have you beaming from curtain to curtain.”
“Both genuinely funny and truly heart-warming.”  ~The Guardian
 
Male Characters
Martin “Grandpa” Vanderhof  Preferred age: 60 and up
Referred to mostly as Grandpa in the play. Father-in-law to Paul, father of Penny, grandfather of Alice and Essie. He is an eccentric happy old man who has never paid his income tax because he doesn’t believe in it, as he feels that the government wouldn’t know what to do with the money if he paid it. He lives his life by the philosophy ‘don’t do anything that you’re not going to enjoy doing’. He goes to circuses, commencements, throws darts, and collects stamps.
Tony Kirby Preferred age: 18 and up
Fiancé of Alice, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. He sees how, even though the Sycamores appear odd, they are really the perfect family because they love and care about each other. His own family is very proper and has many issues none of them will admit. He is vice president of Kirby and Co.

Anthony W. Kirby Preferred age: 45 and up
Husband of Mrs. Kirby, father of Tony. He is a very proper man who is president of Kirby and Co. and secretly despises his job. His hobby is raising expensive orchids. He is also a member of the Harvard Society, the Union Club, the National Geographic Society, and the Racquet Club.
Boris Kolenkhov Preferred age: 30 and up
A Russian who escaped to America shortly before the Russian Revolution. He is very concerned with world politics, and the deterioration of Russia. He is the ballet instructor of Essie, aware that she is untalented at dancing, but knows that she enjoys dancing so he keeps working with her. He likes the Greeks and the Romans, questions society, and is interested in world affairs.
Paul Sycamore Preferred age: 40 and up
Father of Essie and Alice, husband of Penny, Son-in-law of Martin. He is a tinkerer who manufactures fireworks in the basement with the help of his assistant Mr. De Pinna. His hobby is playing with erector sets.
 
Mr. De Pinna Preferred age: 30 and up
The ice man who came inside to speak to Paul eight years before, and never left. He helps Mr. Sycamore build fireworks, and moonlights as a
model in Mrs. Sycamore’s paintings.
 
Ed Carmichael Preferred age: 25 and up
Husband of Essie, son-in-law of Paul and Penny. He is a xylophone player, and distributes Essie’s candies. Ed is an amateur printer who prints anything that sounds good to him. He prints up dinner menus for his family and little quotes that he places in the boxes of Essie’s candy. He also likes to make masks.
Donald Preferred age: 25 and up
The boyfriend of Rheba, who seems to serve as volunteer handyman for the Sycamores. In the words of Mrs. Sycamore, “The two of them are really cute together, something like Porgy and Bess.”
Wilbur C. Henderson Preferred age: 25 and up
An employee of the IRS. He comes to collect the tax money owed by Grandpa, and can’t understand why the latter won’t pay income tax.
G-Man 1 “The Man”
G-Man 2 “Jim”
G-Man 3 “Mac”Preferred age: 21 and up
Three agents who come to investigate Ed because of the communist things he prints up, such as “God is the State – the State is God”.
Female Characters

Penelope “Penny” Sycamore 
Preferred age: 40 and up

Usually goes by Penny, Penelope is the mother of Essie and Alice, wife of Paul, and daughter of Martin. She writes plays and paints as hobbies because it makes her happy, but is terrible at both. Penny is a loving mother and wife who is constantly concerned with the welfare of her family. Her main goal is to make sure everyone is happy, particularly her daughter Alice. She is a main character.
Alice Sycamore Preferred age: 18 and up
Fiancée of Tony Kirby, daughter of Paul and Penny, Granddaughter of Martin, sister of Essie. She is the only “normal” family member. She has an office job, and is rather embarrassed by the eccentricities of her family when she has Tony and his parents at her house, yet she still loves them. She tends to be a pessimist.
Essie Carmichael Preferred age: 25 and up

Wife of Ed, daughter of Penny and Paul Sycamore, Granddaughter of Martin, sister of Alice. She is childish. As a hobby she makes candy that Ed sells. Essie dreams of being a ballerina. She has spent 8 years studying with Boris Kolenkhov, but is a terrible dancer.
Gay Wellington Preferred age: 25 and up
An actress whom Mrs. Sycamore meets on a bus and invites home to read one of her plays. She is an alcoholic, gets very drunk and passes out shortly after arriving at the Sycamore’s home.
Rheba Preferred age: 25 and up

The African-American maid and cook to the Sycamore family. She is treated almost like a part of the family. She is dating Donald. In the words of Mrs. Sycamore, “The two of them are really cute together, something like Porgy and Bess.”
Miriam Kirby Preferred age: 45 and up
Wife of Mr. Kirby, mother of Tony. She is an extremely prim and proper woman and is horrified by the goings-on in the Sycamore household. Her hobby is spiritualism.
The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina Preferred age: 40 and up
She was one of the Grand Duchesses of Russia before the Revolution, another being her sister, the Grand Duchess Natasha. Since then she has been forced to flee to America where she has found work as a waitress in Childs Restaurant. The rest of her family has had a similar fate, such as her Uncle Sergei, the Grand Duke, who is now an elevator man. She loves to cook as a hobby.
*We reserve the right to end auditions after 8:30 if all actors present have already been seen.  If you plan to arrive after 8:30, please call 262-782-4431 prior to the day of auditions to notify the Volunteer Coodinator, Ann Mather.
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00-10:00 pm.

 

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Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is seeking experienced professional actors to join the KWT acting company. Auditions will be held on Tuesday December 6th. Actors in the KWT Company perform multiple roles in a variety of plays and musicals for young audiences. All roles are within an age range of 20-35. Experience with musical theater, puppetry, and comedy improv is a plus. For the audition, please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs (16-32 bar cut) as well as two contrasting one-minute monologues. An accompanist will be provided. Callbacks will be held December 7th-8th.

 

Actors will be considered for performances in the winter/spring season as well as summer 2017.

 

Auditions will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, actors should send their headshot and resume to davem@zoosociety.org and write “audition” in the subject line.

 

Program Information:

 

Kohl’s Wild Theater is a professional theater for young audiences that is a part of the education department of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Using drama, puppetry, and music, KWT teaches lessons on environmental conservation and the importance of caring for animals. KWT performs seven days per week during the summer months at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other venues in the community. During the school year, KWT tours to schools and other community organizations within a one-hour radius of the Zoo.

 

If cast, actors may be asked to be available for daytime rehearsals starting January 3rd. Performances may begin as soon as January 22nd. Auditioning actors will also be considered for Spring/Summer employment. Starting pay is $12 per hour. Company members typically work 15-25 hours per week. Additional benefits include flexible scheduling and professional development workshops.

 

Please visit www.wildtheater.org for more information.


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MCT seeks 25 non-Equity actors for our biennial Young Playwrights Festival Showcase and, new this year, Honorable Mention Readings to be held May 4-7, 2017 at the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee. We seek actors of any heritage, sexual orientation, and gender identification. Specific character breakdown as follows: 4 females, 20s, any heritage; 2 females, late teens-30s, African-American; 1 female, late teens-30s, non-Caucasian; 3 females, 30s-40s, any heritage; 1 female, 60s-70s, any heritage; 4 males, 20s, any heritage; 8 males, late teens-20s, African-American; 1 male, 30s-40s, any heritage; 1 male, 60s-70s, any heritage. Auditions will be held on Monday, December 5, 6:00-10:00 PM at the Broadway Theatre Center, 5th floor, 158 N. Broadway, Third Ward. Auditions by appointment only; please reserve an audition slot or seek further information at marcella@milwaukeechambertheatre.com or 414.276.8842 X118. A prepared, one-minute monologue is preferred, but other material will be provided if needed. Headshots/resumes welcome but not required.

 

[Please note: Showcase actors must be available for first rehearsal (Monday, February 27, 2017, evening) and for ALL final rehearsals and performances (the week of May 1-7, 2017). Reading actors must be available for one rehearsal between May 1-5 and for the technical rehearsal and public reading on May 6, 2017. All interim rehearsals are scheduled individually with directors.]

 


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A CABIN IN THE WOODS (the musical)

 

ONE WEEKEND ONLY! Nov. 4-6

 

Inspired by the movie, A CABIN IN THE WOODS! Five college friends decide to spend their holiday at an old cabin far away from civilization with no phone service, internet, or any means of contact. What could possibly go wrong?! It’s the perfect party weekend until one of the gang disappears into the woods… Soon what was supposed to be a getaway weekend turns into a weekend of getting away from a mysterious monster who is eager to feast on the souls of corrupted college students! Will they ever make it out alive?

 

Tickets available at the door or online: http://milwaukeemetrovoices.org/season.html

Performance Times:

Friday, November 4 at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm

Sunday, November 6 at 3:00pm

Performances are held at the Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Additional Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/679881915501243/

 

Script by Joanna Kerner

Produced for Milwaukee Metro Voices and In Good Company by Manny Lupian

Director: Tessara Morgan

Music Director: Trefor Williams

Musician: Karen Schulteis

Set Design & Technical Director: Colin Gawronski

Additional Song Lyrics: Barbara Williams