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THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER will be directed by Brian Zelinski.

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 visiting 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.

 

Auditions: Monday, July 23 – Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, July 30 – Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Performances: Thursday, September 6 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

 

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 Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 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 pmfor auditions.

 

Synopsis

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley are thrilled when Sheridan Whiteside, a brilliant, witty, and widely beloved radio celebrity, accepts their invitation to dinner on his tour through their little town of Mesalia, Ohio. As he leaves their home, he slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip, and a tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the quick-tempered invalid, ex-convicts are invited to meals, and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility.

 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

 


RICHARD STANLEY (ages 18-25)
 Grown son of Earnest and Daisy, photographer, wishes he could travel and take pictures.

 

JOHN (age 40+) Butler who has been around awhile

 

MR ERNEST W STANLEY(ages 40-60) Rich factory owner, uptight, and put out by the audacity of his guest.

 

DR BRADLEY (age 50+) Whiteside’s local doctor, who diagnoses his injuries by looking at the wrong x rays. He is also a late-blooming author who tries to get Whiteside to read his book, Forty Years an Ohio Doctor.

 

SHERIDAN WHITESIDE (age 40+) A middle-aged, Falstaffian-girthed celebrity. He is a critic, lecturer, and radio personality, the intimate friend of anyone worth knowing. He is an egomaniac who “would see his mother burned at the stake if that was the only way he could light his cigarette.” His cruel wit and penchant for aggressive repartee make him a great comic character, insofar as humor often depends on other people’s misery or discomfort. That he is obviously impossible to live with is amply demonstrated when he disrupts, through his presence, a conservative upper-middle-class household in a small town in Ohio. Most of the time, he acts the consummate tyrant, but a few isolated acts of genuine kindness make him human, although not redeemable. For all of his sins, he remains disdainfully unrepentant.

BERT JEFFERSON (ages 20s-40s) The owner and editor of the Mesalia Journal. He is “an interesting looking young man” who has written a producible play. He naïvely and ambitiously allows himself to be lured by the chance of making it to the big time, even if it means the sacrifice of personal happiness.

 

PROFESSOR METZ (age 30+) “A strange-looking little man,” an entomologist who once lived for two years in a cave with nothing but plant lice. The first of three eccentrics to visit Whiteside during his convalescence, he arrives bearing a gift–a colony of ten thousand roaches.

 

BANJO (ages 30s-50s) A famous Hollywood comedian, a grown-up adolescent. He is as loony off-screen as on (the Marx brothers all wrapped into one) but he good-heartedly allows himself to be the means by which Maggie can retrieve her happiness.

 

SANDY (age 20s) a labor-organizer in Mr. Stanley’s factory, big strong lad.

 

BEVERLY CARLTON (ages 30s-50s) English thespian, songwriter, musician. A Noël Cowardish character who dashes around the world composing and writing plays and being devastatingly charming. His latest comedy, he says, is the best since Molière. He breezes in to visit Whiteside and wish him a “Merry Christmas. He stays about a quarter of an hour, using part of the time to regale him with a number from his new revue. Maggie enlists him in an attempt to lure Jefferson away from Lorraine Sheldon, trying to counter Whiteside’s attempt to break up her romance. (pianist preferred, not required)

 

4 Men, ages 20s-40s, to play multiple smaller & non-speaking roles, including:

Westcott (the head radioman)
Luncheon Guests (prisoners)
Mr. Baker (guard)
Expressman
Radio Technicians
Deputies
A plainclothesman
4 – 6 boys, ages 9-12 

Female Characters

 

MRS DAISY STANLEY (ages 40-60) Always trying to play the hostess and keep her husband from flying off the handle.

 

MISS PREEN (ages 30+) Frantic Nurse attending to Whiteside, not enjoying the task. A spinsterish, humorless prude, she becomes the constant butt of his insults and name-calling, to which she reacts with routine indignation.

 

JUNE STANLEY (ages 18-25) Grown daughter of Earnest and Daisy, wants to get married to Sandy who is starting union trouble at the factory.

SARAH (age 40+) Housekeeper who has been around awhile

 

MRS DEXTER (age 30+) Visiting society friend of Mrs. Stanley

 

MRS McCUTCHEON (age 30+) Visiting society friend of Mrs. Stanley

 

MAGGIE CUTLER (ages 20s-40s) Whiteside’s executive assistant, very businesslike most of the time, but also a romantic who falls in love with Bert Jefferson. Whiteside’s private secretary and chief interference runner for the past ten years. In her thirties, she is sarcastic and cynical, and she knows where the bodies are buried. After she meets Bert Jefferson and goes ice skating with him, she decides that the fast lane with Whiteside is infinitely less preferable than conventional delights of domesticity. The fear of losing a good secretary prompts Whiteside to try to destroy the relationship, but her seriousness about her love induces him to help her achieve her goal.

 

HARRIET STANLEY (age 50+) Earnest Stanley’s eerie sister, floats in and out when Whiteside is alone.

 

LORRAINE SHELDON (ages 30s-40s) a snobby actress, young and beautiful, the vicious epitome of the glamorous, brainless, superficial superstar. Whiteside lures her to Ohio by telling her that Jefferson’s play has a marvelous part for her. She thus unwittingly lets herself be used to break up the romance between Jefferson and Maggie. Seducing a man for benefit is, for her, all in a day’s work.

 

**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

 

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Milwaukee-based independent filmmaker casting for triptych of short films about meat. These films are intended as three standalone stories, each with a different creative direction. Actors selected for roles will play different characters for each piece. Principal photography is scheduled for summer 2018. Actors must be willing to eat meat on camera.

 

1 male, 20s/30s

1 female, 20s/30s

Actor couples with established chemistry are highly encouraged to submit materials.

 

Please send your headshot and resume to casting@bartolifilm.com for consideration.


psyche

The next exciting original play written and directed by JJ Gatesman, The Beauty of Psyche, is a modern re-imagining of the myth of Cupid’s abduction of Psyche. A cast of 4 actors will use puppetry, stage illusions, and physicality to tell this epic story. Features original music by Amanda Hull and Cole Heinreich.

Rehearsals will run August 21st through September 1st

The first act of the play will be presented at the Milwaukee Fringe Festival on August 26th

The Arcade theater (in the UC) will host the show on weekends September 6th through 22nd

Sign up for a time slot @:
https://signupgenius.com/go/20f084aafa62ba1f58-thebeauty

Characters:

Actor 1-
Psyche: A fiery young woman of intelligence and drive.
-must have basic singing ability

Actor 2-
Boy/Eros: A god who finds himself feeling human emotions and rebelling from the norms of his people
-must have basic singing ability

Actor 3-
Pan: A puckish god of the earth who helps Psyche find her way
-Puppetry

Father: Psyche’s father, a worried, superstitious man manipulated by the gods

Actor 4-
Rose- The goddess of Love, she views Psyche as a rival to her beauty, extremely jealous, loves her son Eros desperately
-Puppetry

Unseen-God of the underworld, a formal mortal turned god against her will


Much

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


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.


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.


MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

2018-19 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS

 

The Milwaukee Entertainment Group will be holding Auditions for it’s 2018-19 Season on Saturday June 2nd from 10am-4pm and Sunday June 3rd from 5pm-9pm at the Brumder Mansion 3046 W Wisconsin Ave. Descriptions of our scheduled plays are posted below.

To set up an audition, please email Amanda at: production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com
In the email please include a headshot and resume and the times you are available on the audition dates.

Please prepare a monologue under 3 minutes long and be ready for possible cold readings. If you are interested in singing in one of our shows with music, please also prepare a song of your choice that shows off your full vocal range to be sung a capella. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume to your audition and have conflicts available to share. Callbacks will be scheduled separately as needed for each production.

OUTSKIRTS THEATRE PRESENTS
THE CHILDREN’S HOUR

By Lillian Hellman
In the Subterranean Theatre at the Brumder Mansion

Directed by Dylan Sladky

Follow this link for Outskirts Audition Details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/369493936793034/
For More Information about MEG please visit:
www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com


MEG’S 2018-2019 SEASON
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JAKE REVOLVER VCR REPAIRMAN
By Matthew Konkel
September 7TH-22ND, 2018
Directed by Tom Marks


ABOUT THE SHOW

Eons ago (actually about 3 years) when the world was younger and some of us were shorter, MEG produced a hilarious radio-style show titled Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent by local playwright Matthew Konkel. He has now written a sequel to the show curiously titled: Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman. Employing the same silly noir-parody tone and live radio show format as the original, Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman is more amusing and more “radioing” than the first! In the new episode, Jake Revolver has left his investigative roots to open a successful, albeit obsolete, video repair business and is charged with finding the ominous and infamous Berlese VCR. It’s a seriously funny foray into the dark and hysterical world of a once secret agent turned small electronics mechanic. Don’t miss Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman!
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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
By Joseph Kesselring
October 12TH-27TH, 2018
Directed by Zach Thomas Woods

ABOUT THE SHOW
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life, he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. Join us for this uproariously farce on plays involving murder.
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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE MUSICAL RADIO PLAY
December 7TH-22ND, 2018
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast
by Lance Arthur Smith
Original songs and arrangements by Jon Lorenz

ABOUT THE SHOW
When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.
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LITTLE WARS
By Steven Carl Mccasland
March 22ND-April 6th, 2019
Directed by Bryce Lord

ABOUT THE SHOW
In 1980, Mary McCarthy told Dick Cavett that “everything Lillian Hellman says is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.” She also claimed to know a woman who could prove it. And with those words, a legendary literary feud began. In Little Wars, it’s France, 1940. Tensions are high. The booze is flowing. War is coming. Inspired by one of the literary world’s most famous scandals, Steven Carl McCasland’s LITTLE WARS features Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Alice B. Toklas and Muriel Gardiner having the best what-if dinner party imaginable. Together they’ll drink, scoff and face their demons. Everyone has a confession. Someone has a secret.

“Have you ever dreamed of attending one of Gertrude Stein’s infamous salons?… Little Wars…is about as close as you can get. I can’t recall the last time I saw so many incredible personalities portrayed on stage, let alone in a cast entirely of women.” – After Ellen
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NOT DEAD YET
By Andrew Peterson
June 7th– 22nd, 2019
Directed by Robert A Zimmerman

ABOUT THE SHOW
Join us in witnessing the disastrously unsuccessful efforts of a buffoonish, egocentric director to stage a murder-mystery play at the Brumder Mansion. It is quirky, dark and absurd. We’d tell you ahead of time the name of the famous director who’s coming to The Brumder Mansion – but we’d have to kill you. Trust us – you’ve heard of him. You’ve stood in line to see his movies. You’ve seen them on Netflix… Some of you have probably even pirated them on the torrents (don’t worry – we won’t tell). And now he’s coming here. To Milwaukee. To take you behind the scenes of his next artistic sensation: Not Dead Yet. Don’t miss it.