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Auditions will take place Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm and Saturday, December 14th from 11:00am – 3:30pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on Monday, December 16th at 6:00pm. Sides will be provided.

Please prepare a monologue you are comfortable with (1 to 2 minutes). A piece in the style of the show or with a dialect is not required, but always welcome. Bring a head shot and resume.

Evening rehearsals will begin January 20th.
The show runs March 5th-8th and 13th-15th.
Actors will be paid a stipend.

Eight actors will portray nineteen characters. All characters will have either a Standard English or a Cockney dialect. Previous dialect experience is a plus, but there will be dialect coaching for everyone within the first several rehearsals.

PLEASE NOTE: The role of Joseph Merrick has already been cast.

ROLES:
Frederick Treves (age 25-35): a surgeon and a lecturer
F. C. Carr Gomm (age 40-65): an administrator of the London Hospital
Mrs. Madge Kendal (age 20-35): an actress
Ross/ Bishop Howe (age 25-65): a sideshow manager/ a bishop
Nurse Sandwich/ Princess Alexandria/ Pinhead (age 35-65)
Policeman/ Porter/ Lord John (age 20-45)
Count[ess]/ Snork/ Pinhead Manager (age 20-65)

*IMPORTANT: The role of Mrs. Kendal requires a scene with brief nudity. Though it has not yet been decided to what degree (full or partial), the actor portraying her must be prepared for this possibility and willing to perform it as such. Options and alternatives (such as period-appropriate undergarments, blocking, etc.), will be discussed with the actor after casting.

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NOISES OFF will be directed by Dustin J. Martin. Auditions will consist of reading 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 – NOISES OFF. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show. In addition, due to the challenging nature of this show, we will not have a great deal of flexibility with conflicts.

Auditions: Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Callbacks: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Rehearsals: Limited rehearsals (table work) begining December 22, 2019 – January 11, 2020

Full Rehearsals begin Monday January 12 – Thursday, February 26, 2020

Performances: Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions.

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box office hours are Tuesday 1 pm – 7pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

As a company of actors attempts to deliver a comedy onstage, we go behind the scenes where the real farce explodes. Everything that can go wrong does, as the actors try desperately to hang onto their lines, their sanity, and their clothes. This stage classic takes a fond look at the follies of theater folk whose out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure.

 

Character Descriptions

Female Characters

 

Dotty Otley (age 45-65): Dotty (offstage) is a veteran actress who has put up her life savings to mount Nothing On. She’s forgetful, dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy. Mrs. Clackett (onstage) is a cockney housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England, hospitable, though slow.

 

Brooke Ashton (age 20-29): Brooke (offstage) is a young, inexperienced actress who is always losing her contact lenses, one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle. Vicki (onstage) is an English woman who works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger. This character will spend considerable time in just bra and panties.

 

Belinda Blair (age 30-45): Belinda (offstage) is cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress, may have feelings for Freddy; Flavia Brent (onstage) is Phillip Brent’s English wife, dependable though not one for household duties.

 

Poppy Norton-Taylor (age 25-35): The assistant stage manager, emotional and over-sensitive, envious of Brooke whom she understudies, carrying Lloyd’s child (not physically evident), one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

 

Male Characters

 

Lloyd Dallas (age 45-65): British, director of the play Nothing On, a ladies man, temperamental, one third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

 

Garry Lejeune (age 30–45): Garry (offstage) is an actor who never finishes a sentence, dating Dotty, easily fired up, unjustifiably jealous of Frederick, believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage. Roger (onstage) is an English Real estate agent who is attempting to rent Flavia’s and Phillip’s home but uses it for his own personal benefit.

 

Frederick (Freddy) Fellowes (age 40-50): Freddy (offstage) is an actor with a serious fear of violence and blood, prone to nose bleeds, often questions the meaning of his lines and moves, must be able to jump up a flight of stairs with his pants around his ankles; Phillip Brent (onstage) is an Englishman who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes, enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue he will lose most of the year’s income. Sheikh (onstage) is Middle-Eastern, interested in renting Flavia’s and Phillip’s home, he is the spitting image of Phillip.

 

Selsdon Mowbray (age 65+): Selsdon (offstage) is an elderly, alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles all over the theater. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out, is hard of hearing when he wants to be. Burglar (onstage) is an old Cockney man in his seventies breaking into the Brent’s home.

 

Timothy Allgood (age 20+): An over-worked stage manager, carpenter, company manager, understudy, gofer; understudies Selsdon and Freddy


FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE Auditions at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI, 53122 262-782-4430 / SunsetPlayhouse.com
FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, part of our After Sunset Series, will be directed by Michael Pocaro “Paco” and be performed in the Marla Eichmann Studio Theater.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 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 at SunsetPlayhouse.com – FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE.
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, November 11 – Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:00pm Callbacks: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (if necessary) Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: February 6 – 8 at 7:30PM and February 9 at 2PM, 2020
Read further 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 1 – 7 pm, Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm.
Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com 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.
Synopsis As the curtain rises, Frankie and Johnny 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.
Character Descriptions Note: You must be 18 or over to audition for this show and be comfortable with possibly wearing lingerie/under wear on stage
Male Character Johnny – a short order cook
Female Character Frankie – a waitress

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Directed by Jaimelyn Gray, auditions for THE NETHER, by Jennifer Haley, will be held on Sunday, September 8th, from 11am-2pm at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

Roles:

Sims/Papa, a successful businessman, late-40s–60s
Morris, a young female detective, late-20s/Early-30s
Doyle, a middle-aged science teacher, male, 40s/50s
Iris, a shining little girl, actor able to play pre-teen
Thomas Woodnut, a fresh-face guest, late-teens–late 20s

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination.

Actors will read sides from the script. Materials will be uploaded to theconstructivists.org on or before Tuesday, August 27th. Sides do not need to be memorized, just become as familiar as you can with the material to make active choices. Also please bring one headshot and resume with you to your audition if we have not seen you within the past year.

Rehearsals will begin mid-January, with performances running March 6-21, 2020, at a location TBD. The Constructivists invite and encourage all persons to audition, including persons of color, all gender identities, and persons with disability.To reserve a time:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4da9ad2fa2ff2-auditions3

Questions? casting@theconstructivists.org

The Underground Collaborative is located in the Grand Ave. Enter at the TJ Maxx entrance and proceed to the lower level.


Man of La Mancha

by Dale Wasserman   Lyrics by Joe Darion and Music My Mitch Leigh

Sunday September 8th at 1:00 P.M.  and Monday, September 9th at 6:30 P.M.  Memories Dinner Theater  1077 Lake Dr.  Port Washington, Wi 53074

Directed by: Ralph Maffongelli and Musical Director: Janice Westphal

 

Preparation:  All roles are available. Those interested in auditioning should plan to attend both audition dates listed above.  Monday will be considered call backs.  Reading will be done from the script.    Please bring a prepared song, in the style of the show.  Music selection no longer than 2 minutes.  Bring sheet music in the correct key.  Pianist will be provided.

Please bring any/all known conflicts.

 

Show Synopsis:

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

 

 Character List:  14 Strong Actors required

  • Don Quixote
  • Sancho
  • Aldonza
  • Padre
  • Antonia
  • Housekeeper
  • The Governor/Innkeeper
  • The Duke/Dr. Corrosco
  • Captainof the Inquisition
  • Prisoner #1 – Horse, Pedro, Knight of Mirrors
  • Prisoner #2 – Horse, Muleteer, Knight of Mirror, Moorish Pimp
  • Prisoner #3 – Guard, Anselmo, Barber
  • Prisoner #4 – Maria, Moorish Girl
  • Prisoner #5 – Fermina, Moorish Girl 

This show has 7 Performances and runs November 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10, 2019  (2 shows on Saturday, November 9th)  Show will be staged in the round.

Lisa Green

Operations Manager

Memories

262-284-6850

lisa@memoriesballroom.com

 

 


Auditions for DOUBT: A Parable at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 262-782-4430, SunsetPlayhouse.com.

Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (if necessary)

DOUBT: A PARABLE will be directed by Becky Spice. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. The format will be a staged reading performed in the Marla Eichmann Studio Theater.

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 at SunsetPlayhouse.com. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Monday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Rehearsals: Starting: August 19th. Monday – Thursday nights only. Total of about 12 rehearsals. Flexible schedule based on cast conflicts.

Performances: September 12 – 15, 2019

Performances: September 12 – 15, 2019

Click this link for a synopsis and character descriptions: http://sunsetplayhouse.com/volunteer-information/audition/

Everyone welcome. Scripts are available for check out at the box office with a $10 refundable deposit. Contact Ann Mather at 262-782-4431×221 it you have any questions. Thanks


Auditions for A COMEDY OF TENORS at Sunset Playhouse

Everyone welcome

 

Auditions: Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7 PM

Callbacks: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, July 29 – September 4, 2019

Performances: Thursday, September 5 – 22, 2019

A COMEDY OF TENORS will be directed by Michael Pocaro “Paco” Auditions will consist of reading from the script. We are especially looking for 3 tenors (as the title suggests), however, you do not have to be a trained singer – we can help you.

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 at SunsetPlayhouse.com. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930’s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century–as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos.

Male Characters

Saunders (age 40-65) High-strung American producer; he’s had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.

Max (age 30-60) Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders, smart, level-headed, and quick with a joke; should also sing.

Tito/Beppo (age 30-65) He is Italian and one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature, has a bit of a diva complex, and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same actor plays Beppo, a bellhop–joyous and full of life–as down to earth as Tito is regal. Tenor.

Carlo (age 20-35) Dashing, young Italian opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father’s career; speaks English very well. No detectable Italian accent and must sing.

Female Characters

Maria (age 30-54) A stunning Italian wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers, big personality, and an explosive temper. Italian accent.

Mimi (age 20-35) Bright-eyed Italian-American star hoping to be discovered. She is the daughter of Tito and Maria and, while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.

Racon (age 35-60) Racon is a famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent, must also sing reasonably well.

 

Hope to see you at auditions!

Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong

Artistic Director

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street
Elm Grove, WI 53122

262-782-4431 Extension 234

 


The Marvelous Wonderettes

by Roger Bean

May 20 & 21  6:30 P.M. Directed by:  Joe Feustel and Musical Director: Sandy Kasten

at Memories  1077 Lake Dr.  Port Washington, WI 53074

 

Preparation:  All roles are available. Prepare a song in style of show (Bring Music) Accompanist provided.   Learn a song from the show with parts, sing in group.

Please bring any known conflicts.

 

Show Synopsis:

It’s the 1958 Springfield High School prom, meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  Act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!  .

 

 Character List:  Roles for 4 Women

  • Cindy Lou (20-30)knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ and ‘Maybe’.
  • Missy (20,30)is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom decorations committee; and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Secret Love,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’.
  • Betty Jean (20,30)is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar,’ ‘I Only Want To Be With You,’ and ‘That’s When The Tears Start.”
  • Suzy (20,30)is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer.  Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue M

ACTORS WILL BE STIPEND BASED ON ROLE AND EXPERIENCE.

Performances on July 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25, 2019

Performances are Weekday Matinees with a 1:45 pm Curtain

Tuesday July 23rd also has a 7:45 pm evening show.

Rehearsals to begin Monday June 3, 2019, M-F ,evenings

 

 

Please contact Memories directly at (262) 284-6850 or email Joe Feustel,  Artistic Coordinator at joe@memoriesballroom.com with questions.


Audition Reminder: HAIRSPRAY at Sunset Playhouse! 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 53122 SunsetPlayhouse.com.
HAIRSPRAY – Our blockbuster summer musical!! Large cast needed. Everyone welcome!!
Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (if necessary)
HAIRSPRAY will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reginald T Kurschner.
Please show up on one of the dates listed below 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, jazz and tap shoes (if you have them) 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 at SunsetPlayhouse.com.
Rehearsals: Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, July 17, 2019
(You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.)
Performances: Thursday, July 18th – Sunday, August 11th, 2019
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a
$10 cash deposit. (refunded on return)
Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
Synopsis
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
Visit SunsetPlayhouse.com for character breakdown and more information.
Hope to see you at auditions – Everyone welcome!

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Searching to Cast a Young Performer in The Rep Classic The Nerd

May 8, 2019 (Milwaukee) Milwaukee Repertory Theater seeks a young performer, age 7-12, to perform the role of Thor in its upcoming production of The Nerd by Larry Shue.
From the much-loved playwright of The Foreigner comes a new production of one of the funniest plays ever written. When Willum has an unexpected party guest, who turns into an unwanted houseguest, he executes an elaborate plan to rid himself of the wacky nuisance. Aided by a rag-tag team that includes friends, a would-be lover and an oblivious boss, creative acts of desperation quickly dissolve into utter mayhem. The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked!

THOR (7-12 years old to play an 8-year-old. Male. Black, AfroLatinx, or Latinx. Note: the actors cast to play Thor’s parents are Latinx and African American.) Thor is a temperamental, loud, boisterous, and irrepressible child. He is a hellion and a monster of a child to both his parents and strangers.
Young performers who would like to audition should have their parents fill out the electronic submission form via Google Forms (link below) to request an appointment. Access to a computer with a strong internet connection is recommended, but if you do not have access to a computer/internet, please feel free to call Artistic Administrator, Dylan Sladky, who will assist with the application by phone. Dylan can be reached at (414) 290-5391.

Please submit material no later than Friday, May 10 by clicking the following link and filling out the Google Form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LlCW0zhUGwig9ebJ2IAQkMgLWnGEvUzVXiwZ9Vx6tw0 Individual appointments will be assigned to candidates we would like to invite to come for an audition. No one will be seen without an appointment.
The Nerd rehearses Tuesday through Sunday, October 15 through November 14 and performs November 15 through December 15. Young performers will be required to miss school during tech week and for matinee performances. Please include all conflicts for these dates in the Google Form application or be prepared to list all conflicts when submitting directly to Dylan Sladky.

For additional questions, please contact Frank Honts, Casting Director, at fhonts@milwaukeerep.com or via phone at (414) 290-5374.

About Milwaukee Repertory Theater Milwaukee Rep is the largest performing arts organization in Wisconsin in terms of audiences served and one of the largest professional theaters in the country. Each year, The Rep welcomes up to 275,000 people at nearly 700 performances of 15 productions ranging from compelling dramas, powerful

classics, new plays and full-scale musicals in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. Now in its 65th Season, The Rep has gained a national reputation as an incubator of new work, an agent of community change and a forward-thinking provider of vital arts education programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.