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We are thrilled to offer upcoming Adult Acting classes this summer at The Milwaukee Rep! Please visit our website to register: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/


BASIC ACTING I: INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE

This intro class is designed for non-professionals from all occupations interested in developing essential skills (such as confidence, focus, creative and critical thinking, etc.) while sharpening their basic acting skills. Classes will encourage students to use their imagination, body, and voice to explore specific techniques used to enhance any stage performance. Special attention is given to preparing a contemporary monologue. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Basic Acting III.

Instructor: Joshua Krause
Class fee: $150
Prerequisite: None
Next session: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20 from 5:30-7:00pm

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I

This fast-paced class will not only introduce students to the fundamentals of acting onscreen, but also help students get started in a time when everyone has the power to create and share their film work. Topics explored and developed may include script and character analysis, basic acting techniques, networking, auditioning, and talent expectations for social media, micro-budget, and professional film projects. Whether you are a filmmaker as a hobby or an eager amateur that wishes to turn professional, this course will help direct your passion to the best starting point.

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class fee: $175
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Wednesdays: July 18, 25, August 8, 15, 22 from 5:30–7:30pm

STAGE COMBAT: DUELING ARTS INTERNATIONAL

Some of the greatest climactic moments in theater are centered on violence.  In order to safely perform these moments, actors must train under a fight director.  These series of classes focus on teaching techniques for creating the illusion of violence in a theatrical setting.  They emphasize physical awareness, dynamic acting choices, fitness, and partnering.  There will be the opportunity to test for Level 1 Certification for the class weapon through Dueling Arts International.

Rapier and Dagger – In the early 16th century as the popularity of dueling increased and the efficiency of large heavy armors decreased, an off handed weapon began to be employed for defense; the dagger being the most popular for its ease of carry and offensive capabilities.  Combatants will be challenged to integrate both sides of their bodies in dynamic choreography where they will be able to attack and defend at the same time. Weapons will be provided.

 

Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Class Fee: $250
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Mondays & Wednesdays: July 23, 25, 30, August 1, *Tuesday, August 7*, 8, 13, and 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Note: Please note class will be held on Tuesday, August 7th due to instructor availability.

 

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II

Acting for the Camera II focuses on developing more deeply the key technical skills introduced in Acting for the Camera I. Through individually tailored, real-world material, the instructor will lead you through commercial, theatrical, slate, interview, and monologue work. The class will devote time each week to honing on-camera practice and critique in the five major areas listed above. The goal of this class is to give each student a stronger sense of developed skill, confidence, industry preparedness, and a slew of marketable reel material. Please contact Auburn Matson with a brief summary of your qualifications if you have any questions about your eligibility for this course.

 

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: Acting for the Camera I
Next session: Mondays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

 

 

AUBURN MATSON | Education Administrator | Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex | 108 East Wells Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-290-5393 tel | 414-224-9097 fax | amatson@milwaukeerep.com

Website: www.milwaukeerep.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/milwrep | Twitter: twitter.com/milwrep

 

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West Bend Theatre Company is currently looking for an actor (age 35+) to fill the role of Leonato for their 1980s version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. This role is open to both men and women. Rehearsals begin 7/2 and performances are 8/23-8/26. If you or someone you know may be interested in the role, please contact the director, Adam Czaplewski, via Facebook messenger, or send an email to adamcza3@gmail.com


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General Auditions for Cabaret Milwaukee’s 2018-19 Season

 

Cabaret Milwaukee Presents our Fourth Full Season of originally written & produced cabaret entertainment blending theatre, live music, vintage news, comedy, and old time radio drama. Structured as a live radio variety show, a long form radio play is presented as a straight play with scenes interspersed between performances by the shows comedians, jingle singers, tap dancers, and crooners all steeped in the era which the show is set.

Our 2018-19 Season will be a re-imagined mounting of our very first trilogy, “The Jealous Revolver,” written by Jackie Benka. “The Jealous Revolver,” is a noir detective drama set in the a sleazy speakeasy in the seedy streets of prohibition era Milwaukee. Love, vengeance, bullets, and booze stimulate this stories intrigue.

We are thrilled to be presenting all three shows this season in The Astor Bar & Grille at The Astor Hotel 901 W. Juneau. Also new to production this year: Cabaret MKE will be recording one show from each episode for later radio broadcast.

PERFORMANCE DATES

The Jealous Revolver, Episode 1
August 31, September 1, 7, 8, 14,15

The Jealous Revolver, Episode 2
November 2, 3, 9,10, 11,16,17

The Jealous Revolver, Episode 3
February 14,15,16, 22, 23, March 1, 2

General Season Auditions for our 2018-19 season will be this coming July 7th and 8th. We are looking for stage actors of all types as well as performers talented in singing, dancing, imitations, or perhaps some other surprising talent!

Depending on the character’s through line, actors for the Play portion may be asked to participate in one, two, or all three productions throughout the season in the same role. Rehearsals will commence one month prior to opening and scripts will be made available as soon as casting is announced.

Non Traditional Casting Will be Considered
Hired Performers will receive a Rehearsal Stipend & Profit Sharing.

AUDITIONS
July 7th from 12pm-6pm
July 8th from 1pm-7pm

Sides will be provided at auditions for cold readings.

Singers, please prepare 2 songs that show off your vocal range, including at least one jazz standard from the 30’s-40’s. Songs may be sung a capella or you may bring a device to play recorded accompaniment on.

To Set up an audition please email Amanda at: cabmkeproduction@gmail.com
Please include your headshot, resume and availability on the audition dates and times in the email.

CAST OF CHARACTERS, EPISODE I
Vivian (20-40)
Joey (20-40)
Stella Kartaley (30-50)
Tony Kartaley (30-50)
Vick (30-50)
Anna (20-40)
Jean (20-40)
Marco (30-50)

CAST OF CHARACTERS, EPISODE II
Vivian (20-40)
Joey (20-40)
Stella Kartaley (30-50)
Tony Kartaley (30-50)
Anna (20-40)
Elliot (30-50)

CAST OF CHARACTERS, EPISODE III
Joey (20-40)
Stella Kartaley (30-50)
Deluca (30-50)
Anna (20-40)
Elliot (30-50)
O’mally (20-40)

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!
Josh Bryan- Artistic Director
Amanda J Hull- Managing Director


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                                                                                                For further information, contact:

Marcee Doherty-Elst 414-617-0132

marcee@theaterred.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Theater RED teams with Untitled Productions for I’ll Eat You Last

Barbra Streisand’s agent dishes all things Hollywood at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

 

MILWAUKEE, May 1, 2018 – For the opening of their 2018 season, Theater RED joins with Untitled Productions for their inaugural production, another Milwaukee premiere. Written by John Logan, directed by Untitled Productions’ Eric Welch (of K’Eric’ters fame) and starring Theater RED Co-Founder Marcee Doherty-Elst, “I’ll Eat You Last” marks the beginning of a sixth season for Theater RED, following smash hit collaborations, “Bonny Anne Bonny” with Wisconsin Lutheran College, and “A Chorus Line” with Cardinal Stritch University’s Arts @ Stritch Program and Milwaukee Opera Theatre.

 

“I’ll Eat You Last” invites audiences to a private suite in the early 1980s where original Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers waits to receive a fateful call from Barbra Streisand, her biggest client and most devoted friend. As she lounges in her famous caftan, indulging in illicit intoxicants and explicit gossip, the world begins to crumble around her. With the toppling of her once-mighty celebrity empire as the Streisand linchpin is removed, so too crumbles the seemingly invincible vision of Old Hollywood.

 

The limited run of I’ll Eat You Last will last three nights: Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 3:00pm. All performances will take place at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, located at 310 E. Chicago St. Milwaukee, WI. The hotel offers refreshments before, during, and after the show. There will be no intermission. Running time is around 75 minutes. Tickets are $20 and will be available in late May at www.theaterred.com with special ticket packages also available online.

 

About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising playwrights. www.theaterred.com

 

About Untitled Productions: A new theatrical production company, Untitled Productions focuses on bringing rare, mostly unseen, and glamorous work to the already booming Milwaukee theatre scene. Untitled Productions focuses on bringing to Milwaukee both brand new works and musical classics revived for contemporary audiences.


CTM ANNOUNCES

ADULT AUDITIONS for 2018-19 Season

Sunday June 10 – 5-8pm

Monday June 11 – 6-9pm

Auditions held at Madison Opera, 335 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Sign Up for an Audition Slot on one of the dates via this LINK

CTM recognizes the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience and community on stage and actively recruits and seeks performers of color for all casting

As of May 1, 2018 most adult roles still available

Please bring a current headshot and resume to your audition

Charlotte’s Web
Directed by Mike Lawler; runs October 5 – 21, 2018; rehearsals begin September 4, 2018
(4M, 3F, 2 either) Some adults play multiple roles. The role of Charlotte has been cast.

A Christmas Carol
Directed by James Ridge; runs December 8 – 23, 2018; rehearsals begin approx. November 5, 2018
Large cast of principal, support and ensemble roles. Most roles are available as of May 1, 2018.

How I Became A Pirate (musical)
Guest Director; runs February 15 – March 3, 2019; rehearsals begin approx. January 8, 2019
(2M, 3 either) Strong singers and comedic actors. Should be comfortable with dance/movement.

Tibet Through The Red Box
Directed by Roseann Sheridan; runs March 9 – 18, 2019; rehearsals begin approx. February 5, 2019
(2-3M, 2-3F) Also actively seeking percussionists/drummers (Tibetan, Taiko, et cetera).

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka (musical)
Guest Director; runs April 26 – May 12, 2019; rehearsals begin March 27, 2019
(5m, 5F) Varying ages and vocal ranges. Adults will play more than one role; all except Willy Wonka and Grandpa Joe will also be part of the ensemble.

Please note: all shows include a number of daytime school matinees.

Musical Audition Preparation: please come prepared with two contrasting 16-bar pieces from classical or contemporary musical theater. Bring sheet music in a 3-ring binder, clearly marked. A piano accompanist will be provided. Be prepared and dressed appropriately for a dance call at the end of the hour in which you are auditioning.

Non-Musical Audition Preparation: please come prepared with one modern or contemporary monologue under two minutes long.

Adult actors (over 21 and/or out of college) are paid. A limited number of out of town actors can be hired and housed for each production. All productions perform in Overture Center and rehearse in downtown Madison (except A Christmas Carol).

Complete casting breakdown and more detailed information about rehearsals, performance schedule, etc. will be posted at http://ctmtheater.org/get-involved/audition-for-shows and available at auditions.


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) seeks a part-time marketing intern to assist with day-to-day tasks and promote the Company’s productions and special events. This position reports to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s marketing director.

 

Position is 10-12 hours per week, largely within business hours. The internship is designed to last through the conclusion of MCT’s first show of the season, at the end of August, but could be extended or adjusted depending on candidates’ availability and MCT staff discretion.

 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

 

  • Assist in writing, editing, and designing of MCT print materials including, but not limited to: advertisements and other promotional materials, e-newsletters, MCT Friends and special event communications, press releases, and audience guides.
  • Work with the marketing director on social media campaigns, participate in writing and posting to MCT blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Assist managing director and marketing director in planning and marketing special events for MCT subscribers and donors.
  • Researching and generating group sales leads
  • Database and archive maintenance
  • Assisting with mailings and general office duties as assigned

 

Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and writing skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in MS Office. Experience with databases, email marketing, In Design/Adobe Creative Suite and social media preferred.

 

Internships are unpaid but can be used for school credit. Interns will also be given complimentary tickets to our productions and invitations to attend other MCT special events. Dates and hours are flexible.

 

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Matthew Reddin, Marketing Director:

matthew@milwaukeechambertheatre.com

 

 

Founded in 1975, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit in intimate, audience-engaging settings, while principally employing and nurturing local theatre artists. MCT produces five plays each season at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.  For more information, visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com.


Seeking Designers

& Production Team Members

for the 2018-2019 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcase, to be produced in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.  This festival includes three fully produced one acts performed in repertory and a staged reading of three Honorable Mention scripts.

 

Design Conference: August 2018

Rehearsals: December 2018

Tech: January 7-9, 2019

Performance: January 10-13, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current students and recent graduates/young professionals are encouraged to apply.

MCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse pool of applicants.

 

  • Costume Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Scenic Designer
  • Prop Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Scenic Charge
  • Production Stage Manager: Rehearsal Stage Manager/Calling Stage Manager
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager/Deck Chief
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have at least one design that has been built and used for a previous production.
  • Reference from a design professor, technical director, production manager or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with other design areas is a plus.

 

These positions are paid.

 

Check out http://www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com/about-us/opportunities/young-playwrights-festival-production-and-design-team.aspx for details.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager, by June 30, 2018, to the address below or brandy@milwaukeechambertheatre.com.


THE PRODUCERS

Auditions for THE PRODUCERS! A large cast of singers, dancers, and actors is needed for this summer blockbuster!

 

THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners, as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”

 

At the 2001 Tony Awards, The Producers won 12 out of its 15 nominations, setting the record for most wins in history and becoming one of the few musicals to win in every category for which it was nominated

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomal Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 14th – Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Performances: Thursday, July 12th – Sunday, August 5th, 2018

THE PRODUCERS will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reggie Kurschner. 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.

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 Audition Sheet – THE PRODUCERS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must complete complete a parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please click here to print the needed minor audition form THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Synopsis

Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. They aim to produce the worst show ever and run away with millions, but they soon learn that show business can kick you in the teeth.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

MAX BIALYSTOCK (ages 45 – 60): The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2

LEOPOLD BLOOM (ages 30 – 50): An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2

ROGER DE BRIS (ages 45 – 65): New York’s most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G#2

CARMEN GHIA (ages 30 – 45): Roger Debris’ faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3

FRANZ LIEBKIND (ages 40 – 60): German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Male Dancer/Singers (ages 16+) A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent will be used as well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must complete complete a parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please print form by clicking HERE – THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Female Character

ULLA (ages 25 – 35): A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Female Dancers – (ages 16+) A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent needed as well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must completea parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please print form by clicking HERE – THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Call the box office at 262-782-4430 or hpulkowski@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

 


Renaissance Theaterworks

2018 Br!NK Br!efs Auditions

The Br!NK Br!efs are ten-minute plays written by Midwestern woman Playwrights that will be featured during our Br!NK New Play Festival Weekend at the Broadway Theater Center on the Cabaret Stage.

These exciting new plays will get their premiere at the festival, August 4-6, 2018!

Auditions for “The Br!efs” will be held at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N Broadway, 5th Floor, Milwaukee, WI) on Monday, May 21st beginning at 5:30 PM.

We have 10 roles available for women (various ages) – two are specifically for ages 50+ and 5 roles available for men(various ages).

Please prepare one contemporary, two-minute monologue for the audition – either comedic or dramatic and bring one headshot and resume if you have one.

Rehearsals will be July 22-August 5 – Please come to auditions with all conflicts ready for the rehearsal dates.

IF CASTED, ALL ACTORS MUST BE AVAILABLE:
7/22  6-8PM 1st Read-Through
8/3  5-10PM TECH
8/4  2:30PM Performance 1 (preshow call times TBD)
8/5 – 2:30PM Performance 2 (preshow call times TBD)

8/6 – 7PM Performance 3 (preshow call times TBD)

If you are unable to join us for auditions, please contact auditions@r-t-w.com with a headshot, resume, audition video, and any conflicts between July 22-August 5 between 10am-Midnight of those dates- due by Noon on May 21st.

We hope to see you there!

Date: 05/21/2018 (Mon.)

Location: Renaissance Theaterworks,158 N Broadway, 5th Floor, Room 5A, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Memories is excited to announce auditions for “Squirrels in the Attic”

May 21 & 22, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Those who wish to audition are free to choose one of the nights, there is no need to attend both nights. No prepared audition material will be needed. Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

Scripts may be checked out prior to auditions, but must be returned by Monday, May 12, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Feustel, Artistic Coordinator by email at joe@memoriesballroom.com or by calling 262-284-6850.

It is requested that those auditioning come prepared with their rehearsal availability and any known conflicts during the 6-8 weeks prior to the opening of the show(s) they are auditioning for. The rehearsal schedule will be developed based upon the availability of the chosen cast. Those wishing to be cast MUST be available for all performances.

Synopsis of the shows, as well as a listing of characters being cast, are listed below.
Memories strongly encourages all interested actors and actresses to audition, regardless of the age and physical descriptions of the characters, as flexibility within casting is always an option.

Synopsis

Lindsay Spencer, a free spirited, single woman in her late twenties, returns to her parents’ apartment after she’s in an auto accident for which her father, Charles Spencer, feels guilty of causing. Charles dotes on his only daughter, but her mother, Florence Spencer, is a more realistic critic of her daughter’s shortcomings. Florence, loving, but ordered, lofty, and patronizing, is dismayed to learn that her husband has invited Lindsay to live with them while she recuperates from the auto accident. When Florence learns that Lindsay’s boyfriend, Claude (an aspiring comedian), is also moving in with them, she is furious. Florence gives Charles an ultimatum: either he uninvites them or Florence is leaving him … for good! The side-splitting conflicts of lifestyles, living arrangements, and Florence’s “secret life” not only bring about a greater understanding between mother and daughter, but also lead to a hilarious conclusion.

Characters

Florence Spencer – (F,50 – 60)

An attractive female in her middle to late fifties. Florence is a strong-minded woman who is used to ruling her roost with minimal interference, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Florence is only somewhat resigned to her adult daughter’s current lifestyle and strives to guide Lindsay in the proper direction at every opportunity.

Charles Spencer (M,50-60)

Florence’s husband of some thirty odd years. He occasionally displays a flash of independence, but overall he understands that Florence runs their lives and he accepts that without serious complaint. He absolutely dotes on their only child, Lindsay, and would grant her any request he possibly could.

Lindsay Spencer (F,20-35)

A cheerful, single young woman in her mid to late twenties who is searching for a life: perhaps, a career or a husband or both – she’s not sure yet. Lindsay is a spontaneous and free-spirited individual who takes each day as it comes and is little concerned about either short or long-range planning.

Claude (M, 20-35) 

A somewhat sullen, self-centered young man in his mid to late twenties who is Lindsay’s current boyfriend. He sweeps up in his parents mortuary, but aspires to be a professional comedian.

Bill Payton (M,50-60)

Charles’s boss and owner of Payton Property Management, Inc. Bill is pompous, pretentious, and condescending. He is used to dominating everyone around him – except for Florence

2018 Performance Dates:

Production dates: Aug 7,8,9 & 14,15,16 – 1:45pm curtain and a 7:45 pm evening performances on Aug 14.

This production will be directed by Elaine Rewolinski and staged in the round.