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Hallelujah Girls

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

Directed by Heather Hernandez


Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 – 8:00  pm

Memories 1077 Lake Dr., Port Washington, WI 53074


Auditions will consist of reading from the scripts.

No need to prepare anything.

Please bring any/all known conflicts.

Rehearsals are usually Monday – Friday afternoons/ evenings based on actors availability.

Rehearsals to start on Monday July 6, 2020.


Show synopsis

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. Carlene’s given up on romance, having buried three husbands. Nita’s a nervous wreck from running interference between her problematic son and his probation officer. Mavis’ marriage is so stagnant she’s wondering how she can fake her own death to get out of it. And sweet, simple Crystal entertains them all, singing Christmas carols with her own hilarious lyrics. The comic tension mounts when a sexy ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”


Roles: 6 Women & 2 Men


Performance dates are August 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20.  These performances are all matinee performances and one evening performance for 2 shows on August 18th.

Lisa Green

Operations Manager

On August 1st, Forward Theater will begin accepting submissions for our Within These Walls: Stories of Home Monologue Festival. We’re asking you, what is ‘home?’ For some it is a place, or people, or simply memories made over time. For some it is a city, or a state, or a nation. But ‘home’ defines us all in one way or another.

Many of us have spent a lot of time in our homes these past few months, but we encourage you to think past the purely topical. Let your imagination run free! Your script could take the form of comedy or tragedy, spoken word or poetry, mystery or farce, autobiography or pure fiction.

For more guidelines, deadlines, and details on how to submit, please visit  Happy Writing!

Bad Example Productions is shooting a pitch trailer to secure financing for their first feature length film.”Kristin at 27″ is about anxiety and depression, how they isolate us, and the help that exists to face them.
Click on the link below to fill out an audition form and for more details.

Audition Reminder: Auditions for THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 262-782-4430 or Part of the After Sunset Studio Series performed in the Marla Eichmann Studio Theater.
Auditions: Monday, February 17 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00 pm. Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (if necessary)
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES will be directed by Nikki Jaekl-Lueck. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 3 women needed – all ages encouraged to audition.
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 downloading the Audition Sheet at
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, February 17 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00 pm Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (if necessary)
Rehearsals: 2 per week starting the week of February 24 through March 27, specific dates TBD
Tech Week: March 29 – April 1, 2020
Performances: April 2 – 5, 2020
Visit 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 – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 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 8:00 pm for auditions.

Brooklife Church located in Mukwonago, WI is looking for a a male spoken word artist to perform a piece on Sunday, April 12, 2020.  This spoken word piece is from the perspective of Joseph of Arimathea.  There will be full production to accompany the piece which will be performed in front of 1500 or so people.  We are looking for a male actor in the 20-30 age range who could deliver the spoken word piece with a southern baptist preacher style.  Time commitment would be 2 rehearsals and 3 performances.  Payment is negotiable.  For more information or to send resumes please contact

Lance Hagenbeck
Worship Arts Pastor

Shakespeare in the Park Auditions are on Saturday, February 15th! “Romeo and Juliet” will be directed by Mr. David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director of Next Act Theatre. (WOOT!!!!)
Ever dream of being a part of Milwaukee’s summer Shakespeare? Now’s your chance. Performances are 2 long weekends of June, the first long weekend of July plus 2 matinees. 13 performances total. All cast members are paid a very nice stipend.
Email Tom Reed at to schedule a time and for more info. Or contact Susan Fry as for more info.

Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) seeks experienced professional actors to join the KWT acting company. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 25th from 12:00-4:00 PM and Wednesday, February 26th from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Karen Peck Katz Conservation Education Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo.


Actors in the KWT Company perform multiple roles in a variety of plays and musicals for young audiences. Experience with musical theater, puppetry, and comedy improv is a plus. Audition material supplied upon inquiry. An accompanist will be provided. Actors will be considered for the summer season with rehearsals beginning on Tuesday, April 10th (although additional start dates may be considered based on availability and casting needs.)


Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, actors should send their headshot and resume to KWT Manager of Artistic Direction, Zach Woods, at and write “audition” in the subject line.


Program Information:


Kohl’s Wild Theater is a professional theater for young audiences that is a part of Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department. Using drama, puppetry, and music, KWT teaches lessons on environmental conservation and the importance of caring for animals. KWT performs seven days per week during the summer months at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other venues in the community. During the school year, KWT tours to schools and other community organizations within a one-hour radius of the Zoo. Potential company members must have daytime availability 3-4 days per week for rehearsals and performances.


Once hired, company members join our part-time staff of professional actors, learning multiple shows and roles in a repertory format. On average, company members work 15-25 hours per week. Rehearsal and performance schedules are typically released four weeks in advance. Starting pay is $12 per hour. Additional benefits include flexible scheduling and professional development workshops.


Please visit for more information.

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.

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.


The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company in association with the Waukesha Civic Theatre presents Combat Boot Camp, January 4th, 2000. This is the high school version of Combat Theatre, with a group of young adults creating an evening of shows in just 48 hours. All three aspects of the show, writing, directing and actiing, are made up of high school students. This program is free to participants.


Participants must be between 14 and 18 years old. Those interested or requiring more information should contact James Fletcher at




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 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.


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