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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.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44afad28a4fc1-elephant


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 bunnygumbotheatrecompany@gmail.com

 

 


 

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

ISO Part Time (as needed) sound technician for a Memories dinner theater in Port Washington.  Responsibility would include running sound during tech rehearsals and performances for musical productions.  Approximate time requirement would be 40 hours over a 3 week period.  Performances may be weekday or weekend performances.

Lisa Green

Operations Manager

Memories

262-284-6850

lisa@memoriesballroom.com


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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


The Theatre Department of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus invites applications for a HALF TIME instructor for the 2019-2020 Academic year with possibility of renewal. Courses such as Fundamentals of Acting, Introduction to Theatre and Theatre Laboratory that assist in the production of theatre performances in the areas of Acting, Theatre Management and Production. Direct one or two productions each academic year. Courses to be assigned/developed based on departmental needs and candidate’s training and experience. MFA or PhD in a Theatre Discipline preferred, Masters is required. Direct questions to Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft, Chair of the UW Oshkosh Theatre Department at pursewij@uwosh.edu who is located at the Oshkosh Campus of the university.

Online applications at http://careers.uwosh.edu/cw/enus/job/496546/college-of-letters-and-science-instructional-academic-staff-open-pool

 


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