MEG STAGE MANAGER/CAT WRANGLER SEARCH

 

The Milwaukee Entertainment group is seeking a Stage Manager/Board Op and a Cat Wrangler for our October Production of Bell, Book and Candle at the Brumder Mansion. Both Positions will be compensated. Rehearsals will begin September 15th performances run from October 13th-31st, 2017. Please email Amanda at production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com for more information.

 

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CAB MKE COSTUME SEARCH

 

Cabaret Milwaukee is searching for four men’s WWI US Uniforms for our upcoming production of The Clockwork Man, Origins. Please email amandajhull@gmail.com if you have costume pieces to lend or rent or know of a place that we could reach out to. Thank you for your assistance, theatre hive mind!

 

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Cardinal Stritch University

Job Description

 

Job Title:                                Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor (and Technical Director)           

Department:                          Theatre                                  

Reports To:                            Chair Performing Arts 

Exempt/Non Exempt :           Exempt          

Prepared Date:                      August 2017

 

Summary: The faculty member teaches a full load (24 credits), participates in scholarly and professional activities, and provides service to the university, college and department.   Other essential functions include: Professionalism; Collegiality; Attendance, punctuality; Confidentiality; and Meeting Travel Requirements.  12 of the 24 credits are assigned to duties as Theatre Technical Director.  (See “Other duties and responsibilities” below).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Teaching
    • Meets all classes according to established schedule
    • Writes, revises and submits syllabi according to specific college requirements
    • Provides appropriate assessment and grades
    • Advises students regarding course selection and program progression
    • Submits grades to registrar in the specified time frames
    • Selects and orders textbooks
    • Maintains a minimum of three posted office hours per week for advisement with students and be available for students who cannot meet during the assigned times
    • Maintains and submits grade reports and attendance records to appropriate personnel within college/university deadlines

 

  • Scholarship
  • Participates in the development and review of curriculum in collaboration with department colleagues
  • Maintains a scholarly knowledge-base by research and writing
  • Maintains membership and participation in professional societies
  • Provides expertise in guiding university, college and/or department in accreditation/certification activities
  • Develops and maintains a networking relationship with professional, business and other external community leaders
  • Participates in grant writing

 

  • Service
  • Attends all faculty institutes commencements and convocations and other major activities of the department, college and university
  • Participates in department and college meetings as scheduled
  • Assists in on-campus student recruitment activities
  • Serves on one university committee and on college/department committees as needed
  • Serves on faculty and other search committees
  • Directs assigned student research advisees in courses (e.g., BA and MA Capstone courses)
  • Writes letters of recommendation for students
  • Acts as faculty advisor to student organizations
  • Supervises internships/field experiences/practical/clinical experiences

 

  • Other duties and responsibilities

50% (12 of 24 credits) are assigned to role of Technical Director in the Theater department:

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the Scene Shop and Supervision/Management/Hiring of Scene Shop student workers, maintaining regular scene shop hours and extended hours according to show needs.
  • Executes the build and implementation of approved technical designs on all University Theater productions to University standards in collaboration with Artistic Director and Production Team.
  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theater, including the supervision of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use/maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Maintains effective organization and storage of props, furniture and other theatrical assets.
  • Collaborates with student production workers, lighting, set and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and use of technical equipment required for the individual shows.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and order of special supplies.
  • Assists in the hiring of contractors and outside artists to execute production season.
  • Collaborates with other departments and advises on other projects in the theater space as necessary to fulfill University Mission and maintain smooth operation of the space from use to use.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of the Scene Shop, including a staff of student workers. Scene shop will operate under regular weekly hours and will have extended hours based on production needs.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Masters Degree (minimum) or Ph.D. or MFA (preferred) in their discipline of study.
  • Experience in a professional Scene Shop setting (Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director capacity preferred.)
  • (Preferred) Expertise in Scenic, Sound or Lighting Design.
  • Administrative/leadership experience with proven success in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of their field of expertise.
  • A commitment to Catholic higher education in the Franciscan tradition.
  • Experience with a multi-cultural educational setting that promotes unity, access and quality.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read write in English language and understand University communications, reports and documents.
  • Effective oral communication skills, strength in writing, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and experience working with foundations, benefactors, faculty and adult learners.
  • Ability to effectively state a case for mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills, with both internal and external constituents.
  • Solid ability to solve problems, resolve conflict, mediate and collaborate.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.

Mathematical Skills: 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

                                   

Reasoning Ability:

·         High ability to analyze, prioritize, organize and resolve problems;

·         Ability to see connections; mental flexibility and creativity.

                                   

Computer Skills:

  • Considerable experience with drafting software such as CAD
  • Average computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Comfortable using electronic mail and the Internet.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None

 

Other Skills and Abilities:  

  • Ability to think, act and work independently as well as with a variety of teams/groups.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Possesses a high degree of self-motivation and attention to detail.
  • Ability to creatively execute ambitious designs on-time and within budget to professional standards.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate collaborative, value-based servant leadership both inside the department, across the University and among constituents.

 

 

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

  • The work environment for this position is both a classroom and scene shop setting as well as a black box and 400-seat proscenium theater

 

EOE

 

 

 


Milwaukee Repertory Theater has several job opportunities for the start of our 2017/18 Season! For a detailed job description of all the positions listed below and application details, visit: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Inside-The-Rep/Work-With-Us/

 

 

Position: Marketing and PR Coordinator

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Director of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer

Status: Full-Time, Seasonal, Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Repertory Theater seeks an outgoing, organized, motivated and detail-oriented individual to assist with the company’s Marketing and PR efforts for a 7 to 8  month timeframe while our Director of Media Relations is on sabbatical.  Marketing duties include participating in the planning and implementation of marketing plans to promote and sell single tickets and working to connect plays and develop collaborative partnerships with relevant communities and organizations. PR duties include assisting with writing media releases and media relations, coordinating playbill copy, staffing and coordinating interviews and appearances for artists as well as VIP Walk-on appearances of community members during A Christmas Carol.

 

Position: Audience Services Representatives

Department: Ticket Office; Reports to: Audience Services Manager

Status: Part-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: August 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Audience Services Representatives who are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater. The Audience Services Representative assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upgrades and donations. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

Position: Quadracci Powerhouse House Manager

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part -Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has a great opportunity for customer service focused House Managers who would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater.  The House Manager is the first point of contact for many of our patrons as such he/she is responsible for creating a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for guests that reflects the mission and vision of Milwaukee Rep. House Managers will demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, be a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. They will supervise the Concierge/Gift Shop Associates as well as direct the volunteer ushers. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

Position:  Stiemke Studio House Manager

Department:      Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has a great opportunity for customer service focused House Managers who would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater.  The House Manager is the first point of contact for many of our patrons as such he/she is responsible for creating a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for guests that reflects the mission and vision of Milwaukee Rep. House Managers will demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, be a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. They will maintain communication with other staff and direct the volunteer ushers. The Stiemke Studio House Manager will be the primary House Manager in the Stiemke Studio black box venue working 4-6 performances per week when the Stiemke is in performance. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours

 

Position: Concierge

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep seeks friendly and enthusiastic Concierge staff who are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working front of house in the performing arts. The Concierge is responsible for assisting patrons at the Quadracci Powerhouse Concierge Desk before, during and after performances. The Concierge will pro-actively interact with patrons to provide excellent customer service and assist the House Manager in providing a safe, efficient and welcoming experience for our patrons. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

Position: Gift Shop Associate

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has an exciting opportunity for Gift Shop Associates who are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working in the exciting world of theater. The Gift Shop Associate is responsible for the operation of The Rep’s Gift Shop before, during and after performances. The Gift Shop Associate will pro-actively interact with patrons to provide excellent customer service as well as to promote and sell them merchandise.This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

For a detailed job description of all the positions listed above and application details, visit: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Inside-The-Rep/Work-With-Us/

 


SISTER ACT AUDTIONS

Nuns, Priests, Disco Divas, and Thugs needed for the Milwaukee Comunity Theater Premier of this joyous musical at Sunset Playhouse!

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, August 21st – Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks (if needed): Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Rehearsals: Monday, September 4th – Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Performances: Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017

SISTER ACT will be directed by Diana Alioto with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script

Synopsis

 When disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank commit a murder at the grungy club where she’s performing, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community. Word of their success reaches Curtis and his mob, who arrive on the scene to settle their score with Deloris and find themselves battling not only her, but a gang of feisty nuns and the Mother Superior as well.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

MONSIGNOR O’HARA: One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: E3 (Age 30 – 70)

 

CURTIS: A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: A2 (Age 25 – 65)

 

EDDIE: The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2 (Age 22 – 40)

 

TJ: Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Db3 (Age 18 – 40)

 

JOEY: One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 (Age 18 – 40)

 

PABLO: One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4 (Age 18 – 40)

 

ERNIE: One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. (Age 18 – 40)

 

Female Characters

 

DELORIS VAN CARTIER: An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to accept it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E3 Age 20 – 50)

 

MOTHER SUPERIOR: The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: D3 (Age 35 – 70)

 

SISTER MARY ROBERT: A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower personality has made her live a shell of a life. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: F#3 (Age 18 – 25)

 

SISTER MARY PATRICK: A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable. (Age 20 – 60)

 

SISTER MARY LAZARUS: A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’s soul music. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: F3 (Age 30 – 70)

 

SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. (Age 20 – 60)

 

SISTER MARY THERESA: A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.(Age 50 – 75)

MICHELLE: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3 (Age 18 – 30)

 

TINA: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3 (Age 18 – 30)

 

NUNS/ENSEMBLE – large group of singing and dancing nuns/ensemble will be needed for this show. Lots of great chorus music and fun, group dance. (Age 16 – 100)

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.


THE BARD & BOURBON THEATRE COMPANY

PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT (DRUNK)

Production Dates: Aug 31-Sep 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

This Labor Day weekend, the Tenth Street Theatre becomes a vaudeville stage for Bard & Bourbon’s Twelfth Night (drunk). Twelfth Night is the story of twin siblings separated by a shipwreck in a foreign land. What follows is a wild mix of love triangles, mistaken identities, and general foolery. In this production, however, events are further complicated by the fact that two of the actors each night will be under the influence of quite a bit of whiskey. Anything can happen and it’s up to the sober actors to hilariously try to keep the show on the rails.

Founded in late 2014, Bard & Bourbon is one of several drunk Shakespeare companies that have sprung up over the last decade, including LA’s Shotspeare, New York’s Drunk Shakespeare Society, and Milwaukee’s fellow drunk company, Boozy Bard. “We take the most traditional approach of any drunk company I know,” says director and

Bard & Bourbon founder Katie Merriman. “For us, the Shakespeare comes first and we just trust the alcohol to take care of itself. Our goal is always to produce a genuinely good play with a bit of loving irreverence thrown in.”

Twelfth Night Director Dylan K. Sladky says “As one of Shakespeare’s funniest and lighthearted love stories, Twelfth Night (or What You Will) is a fantastic romp about the absurdities of love in all its forms. Every character has an open world in-front of them, just out of their grasp, and we get to see them set upon each other in hopes of reaching that which they desire most. With this in mind, I looked to old-school backyard vaudeville for inspiration. Vaudeville was for all manner of people, and Shakespeare’s plays share this quality. The over-the-top nature of Twelfth Night and its characters, paired with it’s subtle moments of bittersweet hope of a better tomorrow, makes the 1930’s dust bowlera a striking concept to play in, and has proven to be a truly fun experience.”

Twelfth Night (drunk) runs August 31-Sept 3 at the Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233. All performances at 7:30pm.

Pay What You Can preview on August 30.

Tickets are $18 (general) / $15 (students/seniors/military/artists).

For information visit http://www.BardandBourbon.com or facebook.com/bardandbourbon.

To book tickets, visit TwelfthNightDrunk.eventbrite.com


Milwaukee Jewish Day School is looking for a director(s) for our two school musicals: The upper school musical (grades 5-8) is a T/Th class from 2:30-3:30 that will begin after Labor Day. It meets all semester until the performances, which are usually around mid January. (It is not on the calendar yet.) The lower school musical begins sometime in February or so and meets 2x a week for 30 minutes (usually morning). The show is in mid-May and is a shorter version. We usually do the Broadway Jr. shows for middle school and the Broadway kids version for lower school. 

 

MJDS is a JK-8 school at 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, WI. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information, please contact Rena Porat at 414-702-1088.

 


Position:              Audience Services Representatives

Department:      Ticket Office

Reports to:          Audience Services Manager

Status:                  Part-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Start Date:          August 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Audience Services Representatives for the 2017/18 Season. If you are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater, this is the job for you! Available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Audience Services Representative assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upgrades and donations. Employees in this job may be assigned to both Ticket Office window and phone functions, depending on the needs of The Rep.
• Assist patrons on the phone or in-person for single ticket and subscription ticket sales and exchanges.
• Describe and promote season ticket packages to single ticket inbound buyers
• Support the Theater’s fundraising efforts with simple donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining Theater’s donor benefits, specials, and offers
• Provide general information to subscribers and patrons
• Handle customer issues, or appropriately escalate to other personnel as needed
• Accurately count and balance received checks, cash and credit cards at the close of shift
• Process and distribute will-call during shows
• Deliver outstanding customer service

  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly
    • Provide assistance as needed on various administrative projects
    • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful

 

Qualifications:
At least one year of successful customer service experience; sales experience preferred, and ticketing a plus. Demonstrated success handling cash, checks, and credit cards. Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus! Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment. Comfortable answering customer questions and patience to resolve customer service issues. Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and to maintain a high level of attention to detail. Tessitura experience desired. 
High school diploma (or GED). Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to the duration of a shift (Ticket Office) and communicate effectively over the telephone for the duration of a shift (Phones.) 
Professional regional theater experience or knowledge is preferred but not mandatory, and some flexibility in weekly hours is necessary. Immediate openings in all shifts. Compensation is $9.20 per hour. In addition, employees are eligible for comp tickets to our shows and are encouraged to attend.

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Rachel Richter, Audience Services Manager at rrichter@milwaukeerep.comApplications accepted until positions filled, however looking to fill positions immediately in August. Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

 

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people including women, people of color and other minorities. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply

 


Tosa West High School is looking for a Lighting Designer for our upcoming season. Dates and information is below and pay is flexible. This person will design the light plot/lights for the show and work with students to hang and focus the lights.

 

CHICAGO at Tosa West

Opening Night is November 10

Tech Dates: November 3-9

Schedule and pay is flexible

 

ANYTHING GOES at Tosa West

Opening Night is April 20

Tech Dates: April 13-19

Schedule and pay is flexible

 

If interested, contact Theatre Director, Adam Steffan at steffada@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us


Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theater RED present: A Chorus Line Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban Book by James Kirkwood Jr and Nicholas Dante

What Would You Do For Love? Featuring an all-star cast of celebrated Milwaukee performers, this concert staging of Broadway’s iconic A CHORUS LINE brings a new perspective to the classic musical by pitting veteran artists against a young, upstart director. Two performances only!

Dates: Sunday, August 27 at 7:30 PM Monday, August 28 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $28 General Admission / $18 Student, Artist Order online at http://singularsensation.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Location: Cardinal Stritch University, Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Rd, Milwaukee, 53217 Presented in collaboration with Cardinal Stritch University as part of “Arts @ Stritch”

Stage Direction: Music Direction: Choreography: Jill Anna Ponasik Ryan Cappleman James Zager Featuring: Zach: Joe Picchetti Larry: Ryan Cappleman Kristine: Karen Estrada Don: Joel Kopischke Sheila: Angela Iannone Val: Marcee Doherty-Elst Maggie: Jenny Wanasek Bobby: Karl Miller Mark: James Zager Mike: David Flores Bebe: Melissa Cardamone Paul: C. Michael Wright Connie: Carol Greif Judy: Diane Lane Diana: Rana Roman Greg: Mark Bucher Richie: Bill Jackson Cassie: Beth Mulkerron Al: Doug Jarecki

And: James Carrington, Becky Cofta, Zachary Dean, Sean Jackson, Solana Ramirez-Garcia, Stephanie Staszak, Matt Zeman, Rachael Zientek

For more information: milwaukeeoperatheatre.org and theaterred.com Contact: Marcee Doherty-Elst, Media/Public Relations, Theater RED marcee@theaterred.com, 414-617-0132, http://www.theaterred.com

About Milwaukee Opera Theatre: Milwaukee Opera Theatre creates dynamic, singer-centered art by exploring the beauty of the human voice, sparking the imagination of both audiences and artists and transforming the bountiful landscape of classic and contemporary lyric theatre.

About Theater RED: Theater RED produces theater in Southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: Substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and support for new playwrights.

Two ground-breaking theater companies, One singular sensation!

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“Michael did something today that had a profound effect on the show and on me. He drew a white line on the floor. And in that simple act was the epitome of Michael’s genius. What he did was symbolize the show in one fell swoop. For A CHORUS LINE is about being on the line, all of us, auditioning all the time.” Excerpt from Marvin Hamlisch’s Journal

About A CHORUS LINE At a time when the Bronx was burning, and many Broadway theatres were shuttered, A CHORUS LINE revitalized the American Musical with a ground-breaking focus on an ensemble of individual characters inspired by the real lives of Broadway dancers. All-night rap sessions produced a series of tapes containing intimate details of the dancers’ drives, ambitions, dreams, and the daily challenges of existence in the theatre. Through a lengthy workshop process (unheard of at that time), these were woven into a piece that is both conceptually and structurally groundbreaking. Never before had American audiences heard a work that so seamlessly navigates show stopping numbers, dialogue, montage, ensembles, and monologues. For those in the early audiences, it was nothing short of revolutionary.

A CHORUS LINE opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975. An unprecedented box office and critically acclaimed hit, the musical won 9 Tony Awards, in addition to the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances over 15 years, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history.

About the Production Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theater RED lend their unique vision to this iconic musical with a cast of seasoned Milwaukee performers looking back on their careers. As they reaffirm their deep love for the performing arts, recalling “What I Did For Love”, they simultaneously continue to reinvent themselves at new auditions; their “I Hope I Get It” anthem ringing alongside the young up-andcoming artists.

Both Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theater RED are committed to growth in craft for artists and emphasize the use of local talent. These 2 companies are proud to bring A CHORUS LINE to the Nancy Kendall Theater at Cardinal Stritch University with 100% local artists.

About Arts@Stritch: Arts@Stritch is a new performing arts series hosted by Cardinal Stritch University that presents exciting professional performances on the beautiful main campus in Glendale, WI. Inspired by the University’s rich Liberal Arts tradition, Arts@Stritch provides an opportunity to expand the landscape of exciting performing arts experiences for both the Cardinal Stritch community, and the greater Milwaukee area as a whole.

Getting There The Stritch Performing Arts Center is located in the northwest quadrant of the Cardinal Stritch University Campus in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communications and Fine Arts. Ample free parking is available, follow signs for the Nancy Kendall Theater and park in Lot 5.

“I don’t think there has ever been a time when, during the opening dance combinations, the tiny hairs on my arms and along my spine haven’t stood erect in honor of the pure ray energy of the actor-dancers upholding the tradition and discipline of the theatre.” James Kirkwood, Playbill Magazine 1983

Two star-studded performances, One singular sensation!


OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Audition Tuesday, July 25th

Auditions: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: Monday, July 31st – Wednesday, September 6th, 2017/Monday – Thursday

Performances: Thursday, September 7th – Sunday, September 24th, 2017

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditionees will be asked to fill out an Audition Information.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his beloved (but annoying) grandparents every Sunday for dinner. When he announces that he’s been offered a dream job that will take him away, the news doesn’t sit so well. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best to stop him, and that includes inviting to dinner the lovely–and single–Caitlin O’Hare.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

Nick – age 20-40 years old. Nice-looking, “next door” kind of young man. A bit sarcastic, funny, hardworking, which gets in the way of his happiness. Loves his grandparents deeply but communicates with them through benign (never mean) bickering.

Frank – age 40-80 years old. A former carpenter, Frank is very proud of where he has come from. He is fighting getting older and does not want to give up his independence. Frank loves his family but does not know why they have moved so far away.

Nunzio – age 40-80 years old. Emma’s husband. Nunzio is deeply in love with his wife and is a great storyteller.

Female Characters

Aida – age 40-80 years old. Aida is Frank’s rock. A very simple, loving woman whose life has been about husband and family. She is a homemaker/housewife and a bit of a worrier.

Emma – age 40-80 years old. Emma is Nunzio’s wife and loves him deeply. She’s a bit more modern than Aida, with a sense of herself. Emma can be a bit of a spitfire and is not afraid to share her opinion.

Caitlin – age 20-40 years old. Attractive and charming, Caitlin is not one to settle for less. She is a bit old-fashioned and stands up for what she believes.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.