First Stage is Milwaukee’s premiere non-profit theater for young people and families is hiring an Academy Manager. The Academy Manager’s primary objectives are to manage all administrative aspects of the Academy and provide support for families.   The Academy Manager will obtain these objectives by completing administrative tasks, providing excellent customer service and supervising office processes for all locations. Excellent communication and customer service skills are critical, along with the ability to adjust communications styles to varied youth, parent and professional populations. Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business along with five years of management in the field is required. Proven Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc); experience with a database system and a willingness to learn and maintain our internal database system, Tessitura, is required.  View the full job description online. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Katie Cummings at 325 W. Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 or email No phone calls, please.



High School Actletes Coach

Sunset Playhouse School for the Arts, in Elm Grove Wisconsin, offers a unique opportunity for High School aged students, our Actletes program.  This empowering opportunity provides high school students the opportunity to explore theater and create work based on their own ideas, initiative, and perspective.

·         Actletes participate in classes, workshops, rehearsals, and performances.

·         Actletes explore a variety of performing arts topics: acting, singing, dancing, stage combat, improvisation, and more!

·         Actletes engage in every step of the theatrical process:  producing, managing, writing, performing, directing, designing, and so forth.

·         Actletes produce two productions

·         Actletes meet on Mondays October – August with additional rehearsals just prior to performances.

We are hiring a coach for our 2016 – 2017.  This individual will guide the students through their year long program.  The coach will have the skill set to motivate high school ages students and work as a mentor throughout the whole production process.  The coach will have previous experience working with high school aged students in the performing arts.

Applicants please send a resume to Erika Navin, Director of Education at enavin@sunsetplayhouse .com or contact Erika Navin at 262.782.4431 x290


Milwaukee Metro Voices has Auditions this Friday for

THE SEARCH FOR SUZIE SURREAL by Jason Powell. Director Mallory Metoxen

A brand new show for the Holidays by Jason Powell. A great opportunity for young people in musical theater.

In this eclectic conceptual concert, a spirited high-school student – accompanied by her starry-eyed male admirer – embark upon a search for their missing friend, the eccentric Suzy St. Cyril. A selection of holiday repertoire is seasoned with classic pop, and even a bit of psychedelia, over the course of this whimsical and occasionally surreal musical journey.

One adult – Male or Female 30+ – Teacher
Two Female – Student – Can play high school to 22
One Male – Student – Can play high school to 22

For the audition we request that you prepare one song. The song should be one that you perform well and can be any genre. You may perform a capella, as an accompanist will not be provided, but we will have a speaker to for you to hook up an audio device. If you auditioned in August for this show, you do not have to re-audition. You remain on our list.

Please bring a headshot if you have one.


Audition Sign-up:

Rehearsals – 11/21 – 12/15
Performances – 12/15 – 12/18

Date: 09/23/2016 (Fri.)

Location: MCH, Astor Room, 2462 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee 53211


Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre seeks dancers and physical theatre artists for a microbiology-inspired dance theatre work, “Animolecules.” The show will run Dec. 3rd – 11th. 

To schedule an audition/interview, contact Jenni by Oct. 1st: or 414-793-5879. 
More information available here:


Seeking: Sound Designer and Stage Manager/Crew Member

EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Dylan K. Sladky. The Village Playhouse at Inspiration Studios, West Allis.

The Village Playhouse is seeking a Sound Designer and a Stage Manager for our current production of EURYDICE (by Sarah Ruhl – amazing show to have on the resume!).

  • Sound Design commitment: few production meetings, 3-5 days of tech week, have designs prepared by tech week — most sound needs have been found, we are primarily seeking someone to put everything together.
  • Stage Manager/Crew Member commitment: few production meetings, 3-5 days of tech week, run tech booth for October weekend performances (this role can be split between 2 people).

Cue to cue is Oct. 8-9. Tech rehearsals are Oct. 11-13.

Performances: 8pm: Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29. 2pm: Oct. 30.

Great opportunity for students seeking experience or thespian points, community members, and those seeking to get involved in a production with a short term commitment! Email Director Dylan K. Sladky at for information! Thank you!



Banned Book Slam!

Sunday, September 25 at 3:30pm (following the 2pm performance)

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

As a part of Banned Books Week, join Milwaukee Rep and the ACLU of Wisconsin in a celebration of banned and challenged books, many of which are now heralded as literary masterpieces and integral parts of our literary canon. After watching Man of La Mancha, the musical adaptation of the first ever novel to escape the iron fist of Spanish censors in the 17th century, join us for live readings from some favorite challenged books, plays and poems. Favorite titles such as Charlotte’s Web, Invisible Man, Romeo and Juliet, and Captain Underpants could be among them! Attendees are invited to dress in costume as one of their favorite authors or characters from a favorite forbidden text, or you can sit back and listen to poetic words that were so un-successfully silenced. No acting, literary, or historical knowledge necessary!  All Banned Book participants will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced, and other wonderful prizes. Please contact if you would like to enter the Book Slam.

Free Singing Workshop

Saturday, October 1 at 2-3pm

Rehearsal Hall 3 at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

Learn to sing “The Impossible Dream” from the musical Man of La Mancha along with members from the Rep’s cast in this free open workshop. In collaboration with Women’s Voices Milwaukee.

Please RSVP to

Free Flamenco Dance Workshop

Saturday, October 15 at 2-3pm

Rehearsal Hall 3 at Milwaukee Rep (108 E Wells Street)

Join local flamenco dance troupe Siempre Flamenco and Man of La Mancha choreographer James Zager for a free Flamenco dance workshop! Participants will learn the history and basic techniques of Flamenco dancing. Then, the choreographer James Zager and professional flamenco dancers will teach an excerpt from a dance from the production, accompanied by virtuoso flamenco guitarists. No dance experience necessary!

Please RSVP to


Check out this industry offer for Skylight Music Theatre’s Taste of the Wards on Thursday September 15. Use the promo code SKY16 to get $20 tickets at


Taste of the Wards

Thursday, September 15

Skylight Bar & Bistro and Salon

Broadway Theatre Center

158 North Broadway

Milwaukee, WI


Come together for an evening of culinary camaraderie!


Featuring samples and tastes from:

Meraki, Clock Shadow Creamery, Hinterland, Red Elephant, Indulge, Cubanitas, Great Lakes Distillery, Urban Harvest Brewing Company, Central Standard Distillery, Wine Maniacs on the River, Brenner Brewing Company, and the Milwaukee Ale House.


Plus enjoy live entertainment featuring Rana Roman!


If you have any questions or problems with the promo code, contact Megan at either or 414-299-4972.




Big Fish Rehearsal  Act I Susan Stroman: Director and Choreographer Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik nyc 212-362-7778

Big Fish Rehearsal
Act I
Susan Stroman: Director and Choreographer
Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik
nyc 212-362-7778

Greetings Friends and Colleagues-
I am reaching out as Theatre LILA is determined to find our last roles to cast in the musical Big Fish. I am directing the production and am determined to cast actors of color in these roles. Can you help me find that amazing WILL BLOOM and JOSEPHINE amongst colleagues or students or friends? Ideally both roles should read about mid-20’s.  SO recent graduates might work?! (PLEASE forward to colleagues and university affiliations)

WILL is not an easy vocal role and I need a strong actor as well!  JOSEPHINE can be an actor who sings.  Would you help me by forwarding or posting this notice so that we can bring a diverse cast of actors to the Madison stage!  The show will be produced at the beautiful Overture Center for the Arts in December!  Both union and non-union contracts which include travel, per diem and housing.  So we can cast from any city!

WITH YOUR HELP we can make this happen!  I’ll throw in cheese curds and homemade chocolates as finder fees!
Thank you for considering!!

Here is the breakdown:

BIg Fish–the musical
Producers: Theatre LILA and Four Seasons Theatre
OPTION: Non-Union contract or AEA SPT-N contract.
Dates:  11/8/16-12/11/16
Director: Jessica Lanius
Choreographer: Brian Cowing & Jessica Lanius
Music Director:  Thomas Kasdorf & Erin Crabb

WILL BLOOM (Strong tenor voice: C#3-G4.)
Male, mid-20s to early-30s. Earnest, serious, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his father, but unable to appreciate Edward’s romantic view of life. Successful professional (news reporter) and new husband. Has to able to take us on the journey of understanding and make us believe the complex relationship and final heartfelt embrace of his father’s legacy.

Female, Mid-20s. Will’s wife. News reporter. Successful, sweet, intelligent, organically compatible with Will. Acts as the bridge between Edward and Will, explaining the deeper meaning of the stories. ENSEMBLE: Will play multiple other characters .

SUBMISSIONS: a video containing a monologue of your choice (contemporary), two songs (Stranger cut attached from BF) and H/R by Sept. 10th. Script and score attached.

This is a collaboration between Four Seasons Theater and Theatre LILA. Read more at <>

Actors can email me directly with questions at

Thank you!

Jessica Lanius
Artistic Director, Theatre LILA
P.O. Box 5221   Madison WI 53705

Theatre LILA [lee-lah] (Sanskrit: लीला): a divine sense of play


Theatrical Tendencies presents the first show in their SEVENTH SEASON–

The MILWAUKEE RETURN of Jane Chambers’


Directed by Nabra Nelson

Who: 8 women, ages 20 – 50+

When: Please attend ONE night – Tuesday, September 6th OR Wednesday, September 7th @ 6:45pm. Callbacks will occur on Thursday, September 8th.

Where: SOULSTICE THEATRE 3770 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, St. Francis, WI(a few blocks south of Bay View)


Performance Dates are Friday and Saturday evenings: October 21, 22, 28, 29 November 4 & 5, 2016.

You must be available for all performances to be considered for a role.

Rehearsals start September 12th and will be held at Soulstice Theatre.

All performers receive a stipend for their work.

About the show:

LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE is the story of Eva, a dissatisfied straight woman who leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself and unwittingly wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians at the beginning of their annual beachside vacation. She ultimately falls in love with Lil who, unknown to her, is dying of cancer. The show celebrates the friendship and the love shared by this group of women. It looks at the fears of being outed, the difficulties of being gay and how it can affect relationships with family, children, and parents and its affect on careers. Now nearly 35 years old, this groundbreaking script tells the story of a particular segment of the LGBTQ community found in “everyday America” that had never before been told with such respect. Chambers’ comedic dialogue, her sensitivity to human nature and the tender treatment of her characters truly show the universality of these women’s journeys, whether straight or gay.

Jane Chambers’ writing for Search for Tomorrow won her a Writers Guild of America Award in 1973. She is the award-winning author of Christ in a Treehouse, Tales of the Revolution and Other American Fables, Random Violence, A Late Snow (produced at Playwrights Horizons in 1974 and one of the earliest plays to portray lesbian characters in a positive light), Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven and The Quintessential Image.


AEA Actors. Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold its annual Equity auditions on Tuesday, September 6th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Madison Opera Center, 335 W. Mifflin, in Madison, WI. Auditions are for Forward Theater Company’s 2017–18 season (TBD). Please bring two contrasting contemporary monologues of no more than two minutes each, and provide one copy of your headshot and resume. Complete information on these auditions and a link to reserve an audition slot will be at the AEA website ( within the next week.

For any questions regarding these auditions, please email Karen Moeller at