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Sunset Playhouse is excited to announce:


Singers, dancers, and actors needed for this exciting musical!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller with music direction by Mark Mrozek.

Please read all information below.

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

Vocal/Dance Auditions:

Sunday, October 15th
6 PM – 10 PM: Audition for singers and dancers aged 15 and up only

Please show up at 5:45 PM and be ready to audition at 6:00 PM. The dance audition will be taught beginning at 6PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition. You will have time to change before the singing audition if desired.

Bring a 32 bar cut of a song in your key in the style of the show. Provide sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

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 visiting and downloading the Audition Sheet – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Callbacks: Tuesday, October 17th 6 pm – 10 pm

Rehearsals: October 19, 2017 – November 29, 2017
(Read Through October 19th 6:30 pm and
1st Music Rehearsal October 21st 10 am)

Performances: Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

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 or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions.


Adapted from the Walt Disney animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont – Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

THE BEAST/PRINCE (ages 20 – 30): The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. The Beast will transform into the Prince at the end of the show – One actor will portray both the Beast and Belle’s Prince. Baritone: A-High F

MAURICE (ages 40 – 60): Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Baritone: B flat-High D flat

GASTON (ages 20 – 30): Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A-High F

LEFOU (ages 17 – 30): Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B-High F Sharp

MONSIEUR D’ ARQUE (ages 25 – 40): D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Tenor: D-High A

COGSWORTH (ages 25 – 40): Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy Englishman who loves perfection. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A-High E

LUMIERE (ages 20 – 30): Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A-High F sharp

CHIP (ages 10 – 15 depending on size and unchanged voice): Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D-High D


Female Characters

BELLE (ages 17 – 25, looking): Belle is the original fairy tale heroine-kind, gentle, and beautiful. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. MezzoSoprano: Low A-High F

BABETTE (ages 20 – 30): Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C-C

MRS. POTTS (ages 30 – 40): Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp- High G

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp-High G


Hope to see you at the auditions!


Gruesome Playground Injuries Audition

What: Gruesome Playground Injuries, by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jaimelyn Gray
Where: The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 5-9pm
Types/Restrictions: Non-Equity. Kayleen and Doug, 25-40 (Spanning years of 8 to 38 over the course of the play).
Pay: Stipend

Gruesome Playground Injuries will have five performances at the Underground Collaborative, Thursday-Sunday, February 1-4, 2018, to serve as a preview and fundraiser for the first full season of The Constructivists. Rehearsals will start December 11, 2017. There is a break the week from Christmas to New Years.

How to Submit: For consideration, please email your headshot and resume to Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Audition instructions will be sent following the closing date via email.

Auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s Merry Wives of Windsor (drunk)

Auditions: Monday, Oct 2rd 5-8 – (additional times will be added if needed)

Sign up via to reserve an audition time!

Callbacks: Wednesday, Oct 4th 6:45-10:30 (may end earlier)

Location: Underground Collaborative on the basement level of the Shops at Grand Avenue 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. Merry Wives performs Nov 24- Dec 2 with a preview night on Nov 22.  There is NO show on Thanksgiving. Rehearsals begin Oct 16.

Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume.  You may also be asked to read from the script.

Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.

To sign up visit

For more information contact

Children’s Audition for MUSIC MAN

at Concordia University – Mequon

Concordia University’s Todd Wehr Auditorium

12800 Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin

We are looking for male children ages 7 – 12 to for Concordia University Theater Department’s production of MUSIC MAN including a boy to play the role of Winthrop. Please Email the stage manager at if your child is interested in being part of this production. Most of the children will rehearse on Friday evenings and Saturdays. The role of Winthrop will need to attend rehearsals more often. During tech week (November 4th through the 8th) the full cast will be called every night until 9:30. Performances dates are November 9, 10, 11 and 12.



AEA Actors: Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold its annual Equity auditions on Monday, October 2nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, in Madison, WI. Auditions are for Forward Theater Company’s 2018–19 season (TBD), and are open to AEA and EMC actors only. 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 can be found on


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.