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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


 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 with any questions.


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.


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 with any questions.



On the evening of Monday July 24th we are holding Auditions for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Production of:


“The Secret of Sherlock Holmes” by Jeremy Paul


Directed by Tom Marks


MEG is in search of a male actor aged 45-75 to play Dr. Watson in this two-man show.

Actor must be able to memorize lines with ease and present a British RP dialect.

Rehearsals will be scheduled between January 2nd – 24th based on Actor availability and performances run from January 25th – February 10th, 2018.


Actor will be compensated.


To set up an audition please email your headshot and resume or a recent photo and list of theatre experience to Amanda at



The Secret of Sherlock Holmes is a tribute to the remarkable friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Divided into two Acts, it chronicles their friendship from the time of their first meeting in A Study in Scarlet, to Holmes’s faked death in “The Final Problem” in Act I. Act II explores the strain on their relationship as a result of Holmes’s deception, finally culminating in the revelation of the renowned detective’s shocking secret.


For more information about MEG please visit

Actors of all ages, genders, races, and body types are invited to audition for a diverse, nontraditional cast of Twelfth Night (drunk). All roles are available. Many roles require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. Rehearsals begin July 17 with performances Aug 31-Sep 9.

Auditions will be held at the Tenth Street Theatre – 628 N 10th St on Monday, June 26 from 5:45-9:30 with callbacks the next day.

Prepare a 1 min classical monologue of a gender different from the one you identify as and a 30 second a cappella song.

Get more info and sign up at



Monday, June 26th

The Br!NK Br!efs are ten-minute plays written by Midwestern woman Playwrights that will premiere during our Br!NK New Play Festival Weekend. These seven, exciting new plays will be performed on the Cabaret Stage at the Broadway Theater Center, September 9-10, 2017.

Auditions for “The Br!efs” will be held at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI) on Monday, June 26th beginning at 5:00 PM. Auditions will be in 30 minute increments, with eight slots available for each group. Please plan to be available for the full, half hour audition slot.

Roles include: Friends, Lovers, Sisters, Mothers, Dogs, Robots, Clowns AND SO MUCH MORE!
Please prepare one contemporary, two-minute monologue for the audition – either comedic or dramatic and bring one headshot and resume if you have one.


8/20 6-9PM 1st Read-Through
9/8 5-10PM TECH
9/9 – 3PM Performance 1 (pre-show call times TBD)
9/10 – 3PM Performance 2 (pre-show call times TBD)

Rehearsals will be August 26- September 7 – Please come to auditions with all conflicts ready for the rehearsal dates.
We have 12 roles available for women (various ages) – two are specifically for ages 50-80 and 5 roles available for men (various ages).
If you are unable to join us for auditions, please contact with a headshot and resume.

Synopsis of short film:  A 15 year old boy enlists in the Navy at the age of 15 during WWII to help provide for his family after his Father had recently been murdered.  Based on a true story.  This film takes place in 1944.


Teenage Bullies:  Looking for THREE MALE kids or young adults that look the age between 15 -19 years old to be bullies. Scenes to be filmed on one day between June 22 – 24th (flexible based on your availability). The scene would only take a ½ day.


Factory Workers:  Looking for TEN MALE extras for a scene where a 1940’s factory is on strike.  Saturday June 24th in the morning only. Woman over the age of 25 also.

This short film will then be sent out to festivals around the world. It’s a great opportunity for any younger actor to get their feet wet with large film productions and get exposure. Or for any other extra that would like to be apart of this exciting production

For questions, inquires, or interest in the project feel free to reach out to Ryan Allsop at:

The Performance Ecology Project, a collaboration between Cooperative Performance and the Urban Ecology Center, invites performers of all kinds to participate in a unique artistic experiment. Seven performers in various art forms will explore how body practices (Yoga, Tai Chi, Mindfulness , Movement, and Theater games) can generate meaningful interactions between humans and living nature. The project consists of training in various body disciplines, plus improvisation and composition, culminating in six performances at the Urban Ecology Center.

Auditions will be Monday June 26 at 6pm at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Lower (below TJ Maxx).

Please arrive at 6pm for group movement exploration. Individual ten minute auditions will follow from 7 – 10pm, Slots will be reserved on a first-come basis. Additional slots may be made available on Tuesday, June 27 if demand calls for it.

Please bring:

  • a short (one-to-two minute) audition piece in your artistic specialty (acting, music, dance, etc.)
  • a resume and headshot, if possible
  • A short (a paragraph or so) written narrative of a memorable experience you had with nature. You will be asked to tell this story as part of your audition.

Performances will run from October 18 – 29, 2017. If you are interested in auditioning or have any questions, please e-mail us at with your name and contact information.


CTM (Children’s Theater of Madison) will be holding auditions for its 17/18 season’s musical productions  Monday June 19th and Tuesday June 20th from 5:00-8:00pm for adults and teens age 16 and over.                  All musical productions perform in Overture Center & rehearse downtown Madison.  Auditions for non-musicals (A Christmas Carol and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane) will be held at a later date.

Madagascar (TYA Version)  – runs Oct. 6 – 23, 2017; rehearsals begin Sept. 5, 2017

Tuck Everlasting  –  runs Feb. 17 – 28, 2108; rehearsals begin approx. Jan. 9, 2018

Diary of a Worm, A Spider and a Fly – runs Mar 9 –25; rehearsals begin approx. Feb. 10, 2018

Please note: all shows include a number of daytime school matinees over 2 weeks (3-4 mornings/wk).

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

Time slots available Monday June 19 between 5:00-8pm and Tuesday June 20th between 5:00-8pm.

Audition Preparation: please come prepared with two (2) 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 to stay for a dance call at the end of the hour in which you are auditioning; please dress appropriately.

Audition Location: Madison Opera Rehearsal Hall, 335 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Adult roles are paid.  A limited number of out of town actors can be hired and housed for each production. CTM is committed to diversity in casting.  All shows seek to cast actors of color.

ROLES AVAILABLE for Adults include Principals and Chorus/Ens.:  As of 6/1/17 ALL roles are available.

MADAGASCAR  (4M, 2W, 3 either) Most adults except 4 Principals (Marty, Alex, Gloria, Melman) play multiple roles; strong singing, moderate dancing.

TUCK EVERLASTING (5m, 3w + chorus/ens) Complex music requiring strong singing AND strong dancing.   Traditional dance (ballroom, waltz…) and ballet technique a plus.

DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY (3m, 3f) adults except Worm, Spider and Fly play multiple roles; Strong singing, light dancing.

Complete casting breakdown and more detailed information about rehearsals, performance schedule, etc. will be posted at and available at auditions. Adults are welcome to submit a video audition (YouTube preferred) if not able to make the in-person call; however, in order to be cast in Madagascar or Tuck Everlasting, actors must attend a callback in order to participate in a dance call.  Callbacks will be in July. Check website after June 20th for details.


Calling all students in grades 5-10 interested in developing skills in acting, singing & dancing! 

Auditions for HAIRSPRAY JR. will be held at Riverside University High School on Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30 – 7pm!
Come prepared to sing (anything!) and read from the script. All are welcome regardless of experience level.

This is a NEW Summer Musical Camp organized by First Stage. Rehearsals take place Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from June 26 – July 28, 2017 (Lunch included; no sessions on July 3 & 4). The final culmination of the camp will be three public performances of HAIRSPRAY JR on Friday July 28 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm and on Saturday, July 29 at 1:30 pm. *All registered students will be in the performance!

Questions? Contact First Stage at (414) 267-2971.
Can’t make it to the audition? Register for this camp online at
Course #1RCE3217-RS01

*The cost to participate in the camp is $80 for residents and $160 for nonresidents. Scholarships are available.

Local production company is casting for a short film.




Woman – can look between 35 and 45 – brunette – between 5’ 3” and 5’6”

Man – can look between ages 70 and 90 with make-up – any hair color – height is open

Man – look between 28 and 35 years – any hair color – height is open

Woman – ages 25 to 45 – any hair color – between 5’3” and 5’7”

Man – ages 45 to 55 – any hair color – height is open

3 Women – look between 30 and 45 years – any hair color – height is open

2 Men – look between 30 and 45 years – any hair color – height is open


We’re filming the last couple weeks of June and first week of July in and near Milwaukee. Shoots will usually be half days during the day – most likely mornings, but that could change. Depending on the role, will be between 1 half day and 4 half days. The actual shoot dates will be dependent on weather and your availability.


No dialogue.


Access to 1940’s and 1950’s style clothing a plus but not required.


All rolls are paid.

Contact Susan Fry at