Join the cast of Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH in a five night broadsword stage combat class culminating in a DAI certification test.

 

The class will be taught by Milwaukee fight director, Christopher Elst, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

 

Dates: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6  from 6pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on Thursday.

Location: Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee.

Cost: $150 including sword rental and testing fee
Maximum of 8 students will be accepted.  To register, email info@bardandbourbon.com.  You will receive confirmation that space is still available and a link to complete payment via Paypal.   Registration is complete once payment is received.  We will maintain a waiting list if all spaces are filled.


Production Title: Double Daggers

Union/Non: Non

Production Type: Commercial Production Length: 1 day

Production Location: Milwaukee

Director: Chad Halvorsen

Producers: TC Dewitt, Chad Halvorsen, Cory Kaseman Contact: chad@redacted.media, cory@redacted.media

Compensation: None/Meals/Craft Services

Shooting Schedule: Saturday, March 25th 2017 7AM-5PM

Synopsis:

Double Daggers Artisan Emporium is a veteran-owned comic, gaming, and collectibles shop in Kenosha, WI. These 4 :15-:20 second spots are being produced as a donation to help their marketing. The spots will feature fantastic characters from fiction, working in a mundane office setting.

Open roles:

Craig/Cara: 20’s-30s – Superman/Supergirl type. Heroic features with nerdy glasses and a suit.

Fairy Tale Dwarves: Ideally children in fake beards. 7 of them, we hope. Also open to a Tolkienesque warrior dwarf.

Queen: 30+ Female. Regal, royal, with a dainty handwave.

Space Marine: 20+ Female. A badass female space marine (think Sgt Calhoun from Wreck-It Ralph)

Narb Glarb: Narb Glarb is an alien. This will probably require wearing heavy makeup or a mask.

Nash: 20s-30s- Office hiring manager who wants to “Catch ’em all.”

Kerri/Gary: 20s- A potential new hire at the office.

Various office extras: Any age/look. Background people doing office work.


Announcing auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Auditions: Monday, April 3rd 6:30-9 – sign up to reserve an audition time
Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5th 6:30-10:30 (may end earlier)

To reserve an audition time, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba4ad28a1fe3-auditions2
This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting. Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. The role of MacDuff is cast; all other parts are available. Many roles will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. MACBETH performs May 25-28. Rehearsals begin April 17. All actors interested in roles which require sword fighting must attend fight class (at no cost) on: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6-9 on Fri/Sat, and 7-10 on Thurs.
Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume. You may also be asked to read from the script. Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.
For more information contact info@bardandbourbon.com


Join us for a fundraiser celebrating our love of alcohol and nerdiness as we take Shakespeare to a galaxy far, far away.


March 27at the Underground Collaborative – downstairs in the Shops at Grand Avenue, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Doors open at 6:30 – snacks, drinks, and more available for purchase.

Costume contest at 7:00 – winner receives a free drink and 2 vouchers for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Staged reading and drinking game at 7:30

Donations accepted at the door. 
All proceeds go toward Bard & Bourbon’s Memorial Day weekend production of MACBETH

Voices Found Repertory is looking for 2 male actors for the world premiere of THEATRE GAMES, a thriller by Pharyne Stephney. Performances will run May 3-13 at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative. Rehearsals will take place MWF from 6-9pm and Sundays from 3-5pm starting March 19.

 

BILL: Late 40s through 50s, any race. Distant, never-satisfied patron of the arts. Head of a crime organization.

 

BRUTUS: College-age through 20s, African-American. Young and apparently experienced with Bill’s line of work, slightly neurotic.

THE STORY: Five Shakespeare characters, a princess, and a guy named Bill – stranded in an abandoned theatre. With no idea whose deaths are written and whose have been improvised, they must piece together the convoluted machinations of their boss before it’s too late.

 

Please email your resume, headshot (or recent photo of yourself), and contact information to director Jake Russell Thompson at voicesfoundrep@gmail.com. For more about VFR, please visit our website at www.voicesfoundrep.com. Thank you!


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Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents:

THE MIKADO

March 16 – 26, 2017

We’re reuniting the original cast for a revival of our mad-cap, smash-hit, 2015 production. Now with even more cowbell! Join us in the town of Titipu for a Mikado like no other!

Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and Catie O’Donnell
Music Direction by Ruben Piirainen, with special assistance from Michael “Ding” Lorenz
Choreography by James Zager

Featuring
The Mikado: Doug Jarecki
Ko-Ko: Jason Powell
Nanki-Poo: Nathan Wesselowski
Pooh-Bah: Joseph Riggenbach
Pish-Tush: Doug Clemons (March 16, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 at 7:30)
Kelly Doherty (March 25 at 2:00, March 26)
Katisha: Diane Lane
Yum-Yum: Susan Wiedmeyer
Pitti-Sing: Allison Hull
Peep-Bo: Heidi Boyd
The Ensemble: Alicia York and Kelly Doherty

Location
Next Act Theatre’s Performance Space
255 S Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53204

Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, March 17 at 7:30 PM (Opening)
Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 PM
Monday, March 20 at 7:30 PM (Industry Night)
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 PM

Tickets
Center (Section 2): $28
Side (Sections 1 & 3): $22
Preview/Industry Night: All seats $18

Tickets available at http://nextact.org/rental-events/mot-mikado/ or 414.278.0765.

 


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Voices Found Repertory has announced auditions for the final 2 shows in its inaugural season: Theatre Games by Pharyne Stephney, a world-premiere production, and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Auditions will take place Saturday, March 4 from 12-4p and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4p at the Underground Collaborative.

Theatre Games  a fast-paced thriller about repression, masculinity, and psychopathy – will run May 3-13 at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative. Rehearsals will take place MWF from 6-9p starting March 19. Occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals will be scheduled based on need and availability.
Twelfth Night will run May 17-22 at the Arcade Theatre. Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning March 21. Occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals will be scheduled based on need and availability.
Those interested in auditioning for Theatre Games should prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue (any genre). Those auditioning for Twelfth Night should prepare a 1-minute Shakespeare monologue of the opposite of their identifying gender. Details on the casting calls and character breakdowns are available here, along with sign-ups for 10-minute audition slots: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44afad28a4fc1-auditions1

Voices Found Repertory’s website: www.voicesfoundrep.com
Voices Found Repertory’s email: voicesfoundrep@gmail.com
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THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Artist Matinee – Marquette Theatre
Marquette Theatre announces special artist rate tickets for a matinee of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. Artist tickets will be sold for $9 and are available for the show at 11:00 am on Friday, February 24. Tickets can be purchased at the door a half-hour before curtain or by calling (414) 288-7505. The show’s run will continue from Wednesday, February 22 to Sunday, Wednesday 26.
Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Jamie Cheatham, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is a comedy that mixes satire, burlesque and farce. The Marquette production promises to be like nothing you’ve seen before on the Helfaer stage. Follow Wilder’s “first family,” the Antrobus family, from the ice age straight up to present day. This tenacious clan lives through the invention of the wheel, the Great Flood, and all of the frustration and liberation of building a better world, as they struggle to survive by the skin of their teeth.
All Marquette Theatre performances take place at the Helfaer Theatre on Marquette University’s campus, located at 525 N. 13th St. For tickets to other performances, or for more information, visit marquette.edu/theatre and go.mu.edu/tickets.”

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Hey friends, we just opened a marvelously entertaining new rendition of Robin Hood which is playing at the Todd Wehr Theatre and we’ve got a PWYC this Tuesday, February 20th,  at 7:00pm.

 

http://www.firststage.org/Shows–Events/2016-17-Season/Robin-Hood/?gclid=CjwKEAiAxKrFBRDm25f60OegtwwSJABgEC-ZM_QAA-l_Z9LC7NoipW1QFgeFriksR_wOao-3brhLEhoCF4jw_wcB


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Weekend Supervisor Position

 

The Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) Box Office is hiring a Weekend Supervisor. We provide ticketing and basic customer service to three theatre companies; Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks.  The box office is the first point of contact most patrons have with the BTC, and the Weekend Supervisor must provide the highest quality of customer service to not only our patrons, but to all theatre companies in the building. Hours are Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 8:15pm and Sundays 11:30 – 2:15pm, with the potential of picking up some weekday shifts.

 

Duties include: Opening and closing the Box Office, training new employees, processing reports, being main point of contact for front of the house during all weekend performances and providing the Box Office Manager with weekend feedback.

 

Prior Supervisor and/or Box Office experience preferred.

 

All Box Office employees receive 2 free tickets to every performance at the BTC. Please visit us at 158 N. Broadway between noon and 6pm Monday through Friday to fill out an application.