Milwaukee Rep will be offering a 6-session (2 hours each) Basic Acting I class. This online course is meant for actors of all levels to explore what going back-to-the-basics can offer them as performers. Classes will encourage participants 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. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Instructor: Josh Krause

Class fee: $60.00 total for all sessions

Next session: Fridays, August 14 – September 18 at 7:00 -9:00 pm CDT

You can register online at our website!

Hallelujah Girls

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

Directed by Heather Hernandez


Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 – 8:00  pm

Memories 1077 Lake Dr., Port Washington, WI 53074


Auditions will consist of reading from the scripts.

No need to prepare anything.

Please bring any/all known conflicts.

Rehearsals are usually Monday – Friday afternoons/ evenings based on actors availability.

Rehearsals to start on Monday July 6, 2020.


Show synopsis

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. Carlene’s given up on romance, having buried three husbands. Nita’s a nervous wreck from running interference between her problematic son and his probation officer. Mavis’ marriage is so stagnant she’s wondering how she can fake her own death to get out of it. And sweet, simple Crystal entertains them all, singing Christmas carols with her own hilarious lyrics. The comic tension mounts when a sexy ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”


Roles: 6 Women & 2 Men


Performance dates are August 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20.  These performances are all matinee performances and one evening performance for 2 shows on August 18th.

Lisa Green

Operations Manager

On August 1st, Forward Theater will begin accepting submissions for our Within These Walls: Stories of Home Monologue Festival. We’re asking you, what is ‘home?’ For some it is a place, or people, or simply memories made over time. For some it is a city, or a state, or a nation. But ‘home’ defines us all in one way or another.

Many of us have spent a lot of time in our homes these past few months, but we encourage you to think past the purely topical. Let your imagination run free! Your script could take the form of comedy or tragedy, spoken word or poetry, mystery or farce, autobiography or pure fiction.

For more guidelines, deadlines, and details on how to submit, please visit  Happy Writing!

One of the more interesting plays I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on is opening this evening at the 53212 Presents space in Riverwest. You are going to want to see this one. And you’re going to say, “I’m going to see this one, but not this weekend.” And then next weekend you’re going to say, “I’m going to see this one, but not this weekend.” And then the following week you’re going to see the show on it’s last performance or two, and you are going to tell your frineds, “You’ve got to see this show!”, but it will be too late.


Of course you could buck this lame trend that exists in Milwaukee, and urge your friends to see it after you do on opening night, when your urging will do no end of good. This is a fine story, well produced and acted. Support local theatre!

March 6-21, 2020

the nether
by jennifer haley

directed by jaimelyn gray

Much like an episode of the hit series “Black Mirror” (and one of the most talked-about new plays in recent years), popular female playwright Jennifer Haley blurs reality into a virtual realm known as The Nether. This new form of the internet allows anyone to access a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity, and indulge in any desire. Detective Morris interrogates members of a realm known as The Hideaway, digging into the emotional consequences of its players entertaining the darkest of wants. The Nether is both twisting crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller. The play is for mature audiences only as it deals with pedophilia, sexual violence, suicide, and other very adult themes.

“The Nether” will be performed at 53212 Presents, a new arts venue dedicated to providing access to affordable rehearsal and performance space in the heart of Riverwest.

53212 Presents, 731 E. Center Street, Milwaukee, 53212


Friday March, 6, 7:30

Saturday, March 7, 7:30

Sunday, March 8, 4:00

Friday, March 13, 7:30

Saturday, March 14, 7:30

Sunday, March 15, 4:00

Monday, March 16 (Pay What You Can), 7:30

Friday, March 20, 7:30

Saturday, March 21, 7:30


For more information, go to



Bad Example Productions is shooting a pitch trailer to secure financing for their first feature length film.”Kristin at 27″ is about anxiety and depression, how they isolate us, and the help that exists to face them.
Click on the link below to fill out an audition form and for more details.

Milwaukee Opera Theatre unites with All In Productions for the first time to present PRELUDES, a musical fantasia set in the mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff by the creators of Broadway’s NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.  Delving into the composer’s troubled psyche, PRELUDES deftly blends the classical and contemporary in a meditation on ambition, failure, and lilacs.

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Dave Malloy

Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik
Music Director: Ruben Piirainen
Featuring Alaina Carlson, Bill Jackson, Gage Patterson, Joe Picchetti, Ruben Piirainen, Jenny Wanasek

Friday, March 20 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 PM
Monday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 27 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Woman’s Club of Wisconsin
813 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee

Tickets on sale now!
$32 Premium Reserved | $28 General Admission | $18 Student, Artist
To purchase, call (800) 838-3006 or order online at





By JJ Gatesman



This Valentine season, join us for a magical love story inspired by the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the same story which inspired the beloved Beauty and the Beast! This original retelling of the myth follows a human woman whose beauty rivals that of Aphrodite on a journey to prove her spirit, find the true meaning of love and eventually become a god! We explore her adventure through the use of puppetry, masks, original music and a live theatrical sound scape provided by the multi talented actors and musicians who serve as our ensemble chorus.



Brittany Curran as PSYCHE

Jake Konrath as EROS

Shannon Nettesheim Klein as ROSE/THE UNSEEN

Kellie Wambold as PAN/CHORUS

Paige Bourne as MELODY/CHORUS



Director- JJ Gatesman

Music Director- Donna Kummer

Stage Manager – Michael Mercuri

Asst. Director/Costume, Prop, Set Design – Amanda J Hull

Technical Director- Tom Marks

Specialty Puppets- Aaron Kopec (TROVE Bespoke Arts)

Music Development- Cole Heinrich




Thursday 2/13

Friday 2/14

Sunday 2/16 Matinee

Monday 2/17 PWYC (Please use sign up genius link below)

Thursday 2/20

Friday 2/21

Saturday 2/22 Closing Night


Evening Performances have a ‘Curtain Time’ of 7:30 pm

‘Doors Open’ to the Mansion at 7 pm


Matinee Performance has a ‘Curtain Time’ of 2:00 pm

‘Doors Open’ to the Mansion at 1:30 pm










General $25

Student/Senior $20






Sign up Genius for PWYC:


Audition Reminder: Auditions for THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 262-782-4430 or Part of the After Sunset Studio Series performed in the Marla Eichmann Studio Theater.
Auditions: Monday, February 17 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00 pm. Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (if necessary)
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES will be directed by Nikki Jaekl-Lueck. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 3 women needed – all ages encouraged to audition.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; this may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet at
You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
Auditions: Monday, February 17 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00 pm Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (if necessary)
Rehearsals: 2 per week starting the week of February 24 through March 27, specific dates TBD
Tech Week: March 29 – April 1, 2020
Performances: April 2 – 5, 2020
Visit for a synopsis and character descriptions.
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a (refundable) $10 cash deposit. Box Office hours are Tuesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm
Contact Ann Mather at or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:00 pm for auditions.

F & J
February 6 – 9, 2020
Sunset Playhouse
700 Wall Street Elm Grove, WI 53122
FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE runs Feb. 6 – 9th in the Marla Eichman Studio Theater.
There is a Thursday night special – use the code LUNE20 online or at the box office and your Thursday night, Feb. 6th ticket will be half price – just $8.
As the curtain rises, Frankie (a waitress) and Johnny (a short-order cook who works in the same restaurant) are discovered in bed. It is their first encounter, after having met several weeks ago on the job, and Frankie is hopeful that Johnny will now put on his clothes and depart, so she can return to her usual routine of watching TV and eating ice cream. But Johnny, a compulsive talker (and romantic), has other ideas. (for mature audiences only)
Frankie – Jillian Smith
Johnny – David Kaye
After Sunset Studio Series
February 6 – 8 at 7:30 February 9 at 2
Call 262-782-4430 or visit for tickets or purchase at the door one hour before each performance.

Brooklife Church located in Mukwonago, WI is looking for a a male spoken word artist to perform a piece on Sunday, April 12, 2020.  This spoken word piece is from the perspective of Joseph of Arimathea.  There will be full production to accompany the piece which will be performed in front of 1500 or so people.  We are looking for a male actor in the 20-30 age range who could deliver the spoken word piece with a southern baptist preacher style.  Time commitment would be 2 rehearsals and 3 performances.  Payment is negotiable.  For more information or to send resumes please contact

Lance Hagenbeck
Worship Arts Pastor