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Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold its annual Equity auditions on Monday, December 3rd 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 2019–20 season (TBD), and are open to AEA and EMC actors only. Complete information on these auditions and how to reserve an appointment can be found at


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Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI  53122  262-782-4430

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED will be directed by Carol Dolphin. Auditions will 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 form.

Auditions: Monday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, November 26, 2018 – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Performances: Thursday, January 17 – Saturday, February 2, 2019


Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

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 or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.



An announcement in the local paper states the time and place of a murder to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the home’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the solution, at some risk to herself, in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

(British accent required unless otherwise noted.)


PATRICK SIMMONS:  Julia’s brother, good looking, smooth, a few years older than Julia. late 20’s and up.

EDMUCH SWETTENHAM:  Mrs. Swettenham’s son, privileged, earnest, fledgling writer, mid 20’s to mid 30’s

RUDI SCHERZ: Strongly built, commanding voice, Swiss/German or Swiss/Italian accent (cameo role)

INSPECTOR CRADDOCK: The chief inspector of the case, in control, rational, 50’s – 60’s.  There is good chemistry between Craddock and Miss Marple.

SERGEANT MELLORS; Craddock’s helper, could be any age or type (a small role)


JULIA SIMMONS; Attractive, sweet, unmarried, mid 20’s

LETITIA BLACKLOCK; Sophisticated, monied, still attractive, “beyond middle age,” never married. Owner of Chipping Cleghorn, scene of the play

DORA BRUNNER (BUNNY): Long time friend of Letitia, slightly older, a bit dotty and confused

MITZI: The cook/maid middle European (with Hungarian or Slavic accent), an explosive character, mid 20’s to mid 40s, emotional and melodramatic

MISS MARPLE: The famous Christie character, 60’s or older, quick witted.  (She might be any body type – no preconceived requirements here)

PHILLIPA HAYMES: Elegant, classy appearance, sophisticated, mid 20’s, a widow with a small son

MRS. SWETTENHAM: One of the grand dames of the area; sophisticated, haughty, mid 40’s to 50’s


**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 -10:00 pm. (Generally, Sunday – Thursday) You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.




The 2019 Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, January 21st, 2019, from 8:45am to 6:00pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a locals only audition – only adult-aged, Milwaukee-based, non-union professional actors who do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.


Due to the continued high demand for these audition slots, we will again implement the lottery system used last year:

  • The lottery will be conducted for this year’s audition and waiting list slots.   There is an in-person component to this process in order to maintain focus on local talent.
  • Actors who auditioned in the 2018 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2019. Actors who auditioned in 2017 are eligible to do so again in 2019.
  • Actors enrolled in college or university and in their final semester of study before graduation at the time of the auditions will be eligible to attend.  All other student actors must wait until they meet this requirement.
  • Actors born after January 21st, 2001 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday December 15th, 2018, interested actors will be able submit their respective Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions Lottery Entry Forms outside of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s  Stackner Cabaret–Parking/ on the 2nd floor atrium of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.

Lottery forms are available for download here in advance of these auditions so that interested actors may download, print, and complete them in advance of the lottery day.  Paper copies of the form will not be made available on the day of the lottery.  Lottery Entry Forms must be downloaded, printed, and completed in advance.  Interested actors must also present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to submit their lottery entry.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to submit one Lottery Entry only, and only for oneself-entries made for other individuals will not be accepted.




Here are the specifics of the sign-up process that will take place on December 15th, 2018:

  • From 8:30a to 9:30a, Lottery Entry Forms will be validated and accepted.
  • At 9:30a, the Lottery will take place. Participating actors must be present to accept a slot resulting from a Lottery Entry.  If your name is called and you are not present, your entry will be forfeited.
  • As Lottery Entries are drawn, that actor will have the opportunity to sign up for a remaining available Audition or Waiting List slot. Entries will be processed in the order in which they are drawn.

There will be 10 Waiting List slots available.  Sign-up for these slots will occur in the same manner as outlined above once all auditions slot have been filled.  Obtaining a Waiting List slot does not guarantee an audition, but preference for any slots that open (due to cancellation, for example, at a later date) will be given to those actors on the Waiting List. As we have streamlined this process over the last few years, we now recommend any interested actors on the Wait List come to the auditions in the very likely case we are running ahead of schedule and are able to offer a slot in the moment. Please note that this is not a guarantee of being seen.


Audition slots will be 4 minutes long, and will consist of any two of the following:

  • One contemporary monologue
  • One classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare)
  • One musical theater selection – 60 to 90 seconds in duration. An accompanist will be in attendance.

Please note that the actor’s introduction and any time necessary to communicate with the accompanist will count as part of the 4 minutes.  Please prepare and time your selections carefully, as actors who exceed the audition time of 4 minutes will be stopped.

Actors should plan to bring 35 headshots/resumes that must be neatly stapled back to back prior to the audition date. (Please no paperclips or loose paper.) Actors who choose to audition with a musical theater selection and desire accompaniment should come prepared with sheet music arranged in a way that will be easy for our accompanist to read.

All actors must check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled audition times. This will allow the auditions to move forward with fewer interruptions.

Questions?  Please email Dylan K. Sladky, Artistic Administrator, at  Due to the volume of questions, please allow two business days for a response.

All interested actors should visit this page regularly for information and updates.

2019 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions

Lottery Entry Form





Phone number:                                                                                                               

Phone type:                       O Mobile            O Home              O Work                (Check one)

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By submitting this lottery form for the 2019 Milwaukee General Auditions, I hereby acknowledge the following:

  • I understand that submission of this form does not guarantee an audition slot or a waiting list slot in the 2019 Milwaukee General Auditions.
  • I was born before January 21st, 2001.
  • I will not be enrolled in college or university as of June 2019.
  • I am a resident of the Greater Milwaukee area.
  • I did not audition in the 2018 Milwaukee General Auditions.
  • I am not a member of Actors’ Equity Association.





The 17th Annual

Milwaukee General Auditions

January 21st, 2019





I’m Girthene Thompson. I’m looking to produce a play that I wrote early next year. The play is titled, “DESIREE JONES.” The bulk of the play will be that of the psychologist and patient going back and forth. This play was written to be performed by two African American Women, but that might not be a factor. It is an extremely intense story that becomes a mystery as it plays out. Would need two strong female actresses who can look like they are around the ages of early forties. If interested, please email me back, and I will be so very pleased.


The Southwestern Suburban Symphony will present the 2nd Annual Madrigal Dinner and Yuletide Concert at the Indian Community School, 10405 W. St. Martins Rd. in Franklin on December 16, 2018.

Auditions are scheduled on Sunday, November 4th beginning at 2:00 p.m. All roles are paid.

Roles include:

JESTER………………………………………….Master of Ceremonies  (Aged 20 – 45)                   LEAD

KING HENRY…………………………………Host of the Madrigal Dinner  (Aged 35 – 60)         LEAD

THE BARD of GALWAY………………….Royal Storyteller   (Aged 20 – 45)                            LEAD

LORD/LADY FUMBLEMORE………….Royal Wordsmith  (Aged 30 – 50)  Male or Female

FRIAR LAWRENCE XAVIER……………Monk  (Aged 28 – 50)    Full Figured Character


LADY MARGARET PEGGY…………….Redundant Royal  (Aged 35 – 50) Male or Female


LORD/LADY CANTERBURY…………..Noble   (Aged 20 – 35) Male or Female


QUEEN ISABELLE…………………………Spouse of King Henry


SYNOPSIS:  Join the royal Court of King Henry CMXLII for a night of frolic and fancy you won’t soon forget!  A host of wacky characters spreads the fun around thickly as the audience, playing the part of esteemed dinner guests, experience non-stop mirth and music in this comedy for all ages.

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AUDITION NOTICE:  THE LAST CYCLIST, a Milwaukee Premiere in April 2019

Cardinal Stritch University, The Holocaust Education Resource Center, and the Jewish Community Center are pleased to announce auditions for THE LAST CYCLIST, a play by Naomi Patz making its Milwaukee premiere in April 2019!  Directed by Mark Boergers, this production is a unique collaboration that will bring Cardinal Stritch University Students (cast and crew) together with Professional Milwaukee actors, designers, and stage managers.

General Auditions will take place on Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM to 4 PM in 5-minute increments at the Nancy Kendall Theater on the campus of Cardinal Stritch University.  Email Casting Director, Marcee Doherty-Elst, to schedule an audition time (

Please note:  there are limited available audition slots – act now to schedule your audition and have the greatest chance of booking your time on Saturday 10/20.  Once the audition slots are filled, actors who are interested may be placed on an audition waiting list.  Auditions are by appointment only – no walk ups will be permitted.

Please visit the link below for more information about the production and audition details.

The show will rehearse in February 2019 with performances in April 2019.  The Director is looking to cast between 5 and 8 Professional actors of all backgrounds and age ranges in the production.  All Professional actors will be paid a competitive stipend.

Location: Auditions will be held in the Nancy Kendall Theater on the main campus of Cardinal Stritch University (Joan Steele Stein Center for Communications and Fine Arts) located at 6801 N. Yates Road.  For auditions, please follow signs for the Nancy Kendall Theater and park in Lot 5.  Check in at the desk in the main lobby of the theater near the box office.

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Auditions for CHRISTMAS BELLES at Sunset Playhouse

A large cast is needed for this comedy.  All ages

Auditions: Monday, October 1 – Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, October 22 – Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Performances: Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 23, 2018


CHRISTMAS BELLES will be directed by Becky Spice. Auditions will 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 You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.


Visit for a synopsis of this hilarious comedy and character descriptions. Call 262-782-4431×221 for more information.


Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI  53122




Young Playwrights Festival Showcase 2018-2019


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre seeks 25 non-Equity actors for our biennial Young Playwrights Festival Showcase and Honorable Mention Readings to be held January 10-13, 2019 at the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee. We strongly encourage actors of any origin, gender identification, and age to apply. Detailed character breakdown is as follows: 7, any origin/gender/age; 1 W, Hispanic or Latinx, 60s+; 4 W, 40s+; 1 W, Hispanic or Latinx, 30s-40s; 1 W, 20s-30s; 3 W, teens-20s; 1 W, Hispanic or Latinx, teens-20s; 2 W, teens; 1 M, 40s+; 2 M, 30s; 1 M, African-American, teens; 1 M, teens. Auditions will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018, from 6:00-10:00 PM at the Broadway Theatre Center, 5th floor, 158 N. Broadway, Third Ward, Milwaukee. Auditions are by appointment only; please reserve your audition slot or seek further information at or 414.276.8842 X118. A prepared, one-minute monologue is preferred, but other material will be provided if needed. Headshots/resumes are welcome but not required.


[Please note: Showcase actors must be available for full cast read-through (Monday, November 5, 2018, evening) and for ALL final rehearsals and performances (the week of January 7-13, 2019). Reading actors must be available for one rehearsal between January 7-11 and for the technical rehearsal and public reading on the afternoon of January 12, 2019. All interim rehearsals are scheduled individually with directors.]


Directed by James Fletcher

The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for “Lombardi” on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

Five-time NFL champion and two-time Super Bowl champion, Vince Lombardi is the man behind every Green Bay Packers’ legend. Driven by ultimate perfection, this play follows reporter Michael McCormick through a week of the Packers’ 1965 season. He discovers Lombardi’s passions and relationships on and off the field with his players, the press, and his wife, Marie.

Roles for:
– Marie Lombardi: (40s – early 60s) a wife of a certain time that loved and supported her husband above all else. She is the only person who could really challenge Lombardi.

– Vince Lombardi: (40s – early 60s) a hard-nosed coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 – 1967 who became an American icon. He is never satisfied with himself and constantly strives to push himself and those around him to be better.
– Michael McCormick: (20s – mid 30s) the narrator of the play. Ambitious, relentless, enthusiastic and inquisitive reporter on his first major assignment.
– Paul Hornung: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build) the “Golden Boy” Hall of Famer who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1957 – 1966. A trouble-maker off the field.
– Dave Robinson: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build, African-American) a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1963 – 1972; he had a difficult but respectful relationship with Lombardi. Embodies pride and work ethic.
– Jim Taylor: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build) fullback for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 – 1966. Soft spoken, but dominate and unstoppable on the field. Known for punishing hits and sloughing off injuries.

No appointments necessary. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script. Individuals with all levels of experience are invited to audition.

Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office. The show will go into rehearsal in August and will be performed weekends October 19 – November 4.

For more information, visit or contact the box office at (262) 633-4218.Featured-Image-Lombardi-Sweep


Casting the lead role of Bobby Wong for a new podcast originating out of Madison called GLORIOUS.


Bobby Wong is s 38 years old.  He is third-generation Chinese-American and feels absolutely no ties to his culture.  He lives in a Tribeca loft.  He transitioned four years ago, completing it with top surgery, which he calls “gender affirmation surgery” although he has been living as Bobby, not Barbara, for 25 years.  He is the CEO of Glorious Enterprises which is on the verge of becoming the globe’s largest online merchandising company, unless his mother can stop him or unless he is stopped by a slew of those who work under him who don’t want Bobby to have his way.  He is efficient, a bit cold, somewhat calculated and boundless in energy and intelligence.


Please email Rick Rose at or text him at 4144036286 to request a side to prepare and send as a digital file asap.  Final auditions will be in Madison at a post facility as early as this Wednesday, 8/15, or next 8/22.


There will be paid once the podcast is officially up and running, following casting.