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The Marvelous Wonderettes

by Roger Bean

May 20 & 21  6:30 P.M. Directed by:  Joe Feustel and Musical Director: Sandy Kasten

at Memories  1077 Lake Dr.  Port Washington, WI 53074

 

Preparation:  All roles are available. Prepare a song in style of show (Bring Music) Accompanist provided.   Learn a song from the show with parts, sing in group.

Please bring any known conflicts.

 

Show Synopsis:

It’s the 1958 Springfield High School prom, meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  Act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!  .

 

 Character List:  Roles for 4 Women

  • Cindy Lou (20-30)knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ and ‘Maybe’.
  • Missy (20,30)is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom decorations committee; and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Secret Love,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’.
  • Betty Jean (20,30)is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar,’ ‘I Only Want To Be With You,’ and ‘That’s When The Tears Start.”
  • Suzy (20,30)is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer.  Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue M

ACTORS WILL BE STIPEND BASED ON ROLE AND EXPERIENCE.

Performances on July 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25, 2019

Performances are Weekday Matinees with a 1:45 pm Curtain

Tuesday July 23rd also has a 7:45 pm evening show.

Rehearsals to begin Monday June 3, 2019, M-F ,evenings

 

 

Please contact Memories directly at (262) 284-6850 or email Joe Feustel,  Artistic Coordinator at joe@memoriesballroom.com with questions.


Audition Reminder: HAIRSPRAY at Sunset Playhouse! 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 53122 SunsetPlayhouse.com.
HAIRSPRAY – Our blockbuster summer musical!! Large cast needed. Everyone welcome!!
Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (if necessary)
HAIRSPRAY will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reginald T Kurschner.
Please show up on one of the dates listed below 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, jazz and tap shoes (if you have them) 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 at SunsetPlayhouse.com.
Rehearsals: Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, July 17, 2019
(You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.)
Performances: Thursday, July 18th – Sunday, August 11th, 2019
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a
$10 cash deposit. (refunded on return)
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
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
Visit SunsetPlayhouse.com for character breakdown and more information.
Hope to see you at auditions – Everyone welcome!

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Searching to Cast a Young Performer in The Rep Classic The Nerd

May 8, 2019 (Milwaukee) Milwaukee Repertory Theater seeks a young performer, age 7-12, to perform the role of Thor in its upcoming production of The Nerd by Larry Shue.
From the much-loved playwright of The Foreigner comes a new production of one of the funniest plays ever written. When Willum has an unexpected party guest, who turns into an unwanted houseguest, he executes an elaborate plan to rid himself of the wacky nuisance. Aided by a rag-tag team that includes friends, a would-be lover and an oblivious boss, creative acts of desperation quickly dissolve into utter mayhem. The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked!

THOR (7-12 years old to play an 8-year-old. Male. Black, AfroLatinx, or Latinx. Note: the actors cast to play Thor’s parents are Latinx and African American.) Thor is a temperamental, loud, boisterous, and irrepressible child. He is a hellion and a monster of a child to both his parents and strangers.
Young performers who would like to audition should have their parents fill out the electronic submission form via Google Forms (link below) to request an appointment. Access to a computer with a strong internet connection is recommended, but if you do not have access to a computer/internet, please feel free to call Artistic Administrator, Dylan Sladky, who will assist with the application by phone. Dylan can be reached at (414) 290-5391.

Please submit material no later than Friday, May 10 by clicking the following link and filling out the Google Form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LlCW0zhUGwig9ebJ2IAQkMgLWnGEvUzVXiwZ9Vx6tw0 Individual appointments will be assigned to candidates we would like to invite to come for an audition. No one will be seen without an appointment.
The Nerd rehearses Tuesday through Sunday, October 15 through November 14 and performs November 15 through December 15. Young performers will be required to miss school during tech week and for matinee performances. Please include all conflicts for these dates in the Google Form application or be prepared to list all conflicts when submitting directly to Dylan Sladky.

For additional questions, please contact Frank Honts, Casting Director, at fhonts@milwaukeerep.com or via phone at (414) 290-5374.

About Milwaukee Repertory Theater Milwaukee Rep is the largest performing arts organization in Wisconsin in terms of audiences served and one of the largest professional theaters in the country. Each year, The Rep welcomes up to 275,000 people at nearly 700 performances of 15 productions ranging from compelling dramas, powerful

classics, new plays and full-scale musicals in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. Now in its 65th Season, The Rep has gained a national reputation as an incubator of new work, an agent of community change and a forward-thinking provider of vital arts education programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is seeking Stage Management Interns for the 2019-2020 season.
Available contract dates:

FIRES IN THE MIRROR: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities

August 19-Oct. 13, 2019                 Studio Theatre

 

JEEVES AT SEA                                                               October 21-Dec. 22, 2019               Studio Theatre

 

NO WAKE                                                                           January 20-Mar. 15, 2020             Studio Theatre

 

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM                                  March 24-May 17, 2020                  Studio Theatre

 

Duties include assisting the stage manager with prep week duties; rehearsal hall setup, preparing run sheets, scene shifts, and being on book during the rehearsal period; rehearsal set-up, finalizing run sheets and backstage set-up during tech week; being an active member of the run crew for tech and performance; and assisting with minimal strike duties immediately following the final performance.

 

This position requires attendance at all tech and performance calls.  Rehearsal hours may be negotiable.   All rehearsals and performances will be held at the Broadway Theatre Center.  This position pays $100 per week and is eligible for Equity’s EMC program; class credit may be arranged.

For more information go to http://www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com/about-us/opportunities/stage-management-internship-opportunities.aspx

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Colin Gawronski, Production Manager at colin@milwaukeechambertheatre.com.


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Call for Audition – May 19, 2019

Kaleidoscope, a movement theater work by Emily Elliott of Cooperative Performance, is auditioning for a wide range of actors and/or dancers who are comfortable working in a collaborative process. Actors and dancers should be prepared to learn a short movement phrase, improvise, and work from a script given that evening. Be prepared to stay the entire time, as this is a group audition. Doors will open 15 minutes early for check in. Performers of all adult ages, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Non-equity.

Please bring resumes. No headshot required. Kaleidoscope will be performed October, 2019.

Audition details:

Sunday, May 19, 2:30-5:30pm
Kenilworth Square East
2155 N Prospect Ave (enter from alley off of Kenilworth and check in on 1st floor)

Contact Andrea Burkholder to register for the audition, or with questions. aburkholder@cooperativeperformance.org

Project information: Rehearsals begin approximately August 25, and project end is October 27

Rehearsals: Depending on cast and space availability, rehearsals will begin with an intensive period August 25-30. Then, a 6-week rehearsal period September- October 6, weeknights and weekends, plus occasional extended weekend rehearsals if needed.

Performance Run: Technical rehearsals October 7-10, and performances weekends from October 11th-27th in Milwaukee

Told almost entirely through dance and movement, Kaleidoscope follows the story of two individuals who experience sexual assault/relationship abuse.While their stories progress at different rates, there are times when they inevitably converge. Without being explicit, Kaleidoscope is inspired by seven true stories from college age students and shows audiences that there is no true end to the stories and the patterns of abuse.

Original movement was sourced by the actors at UW Eau Claire, and the rehearsal process in Milwaukee will continue to be collaborative. Research will be shared, and direction will be offered for actors and dancers to learn how to safely embody the information.

“I’m afraid the story isn’t finished happening. Sometimes I think there is no entirely true story I could tell. Because there are some things I just don’t know, and other things I just can’t say. Which is not a failure of memory, but of language.” – Lacy M. Johnson,The Other Side

About the Company: Cooperative Performance is an artist-led interdisciplinary producing company, a membership co-op, and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.We provide artists a forum to experiment, creating original works and innovative performances not otherwise attainable through traditional means of production; we achieve this by creating collaborative and cooperative networks, providing platforms for artist education and feedback, and utilizing unconventional forms that integrate diverse perspectives and artistic disciplines.

Visit our website at www.cooperativeperformance.org. Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2185205398231825/.


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LAST CHANCE

 

Bard & Bourbon is looking for an Artistic Director and Managing Director to work with us for the 2019/2020 season, which will include some exciting new opportunities for Bard & Bourbon.

 

For more information, visit:

https://www.bardandbourbon.com/work-with-us/

 

Application deadline is May 1st so don’t miss out!


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Outskirts Theatre

2019-2020 Season General Auditions

 

Tuesday, May 14th, 5:30-9:00pm

The Underground Collaborative

161 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00-9:00pm

Outskirts Theatre Offices

223 Maple Avenue, Suite 206, Waukesha, WI 53186

 

LINK FOR AUDITION SIGN UP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044aa8ae2fa7fd0-outskirts1

 

**Please note, if you are interested in being considered for our musical, we ask that you sign up for a time slot at either 5:30-6:30 on Tuesday OR 7-9 on Wednesday. If you are unavailable at these times, please contact Ryan Albrechtson at ryan@outskirtstheatre.org for additional options!**

 

Please bring a headshot and resume and prepare a 1-2 minute monologue for as well as 32 bars of an upbeat song if interested in being considered for the musical.

 

In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Outskirts Theatre works hard to not discriminate based on color, gender, sexuality, size, or disability. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

 

THE SHOWS:

**Outskirts offers a small stipend to their performers.**

 

In The Next Room, or the Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Dylan K. Sladky

September 6-15, 2019

 

Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat ‘hysterical’ women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

 

Roles:

  1. GIVINGS – a man in his forties, a specialist in gynecological and hysterical disorders.

CATHERINE GIVINGS – his wife, a woman in her late twenties.

SABRINA DALDRY – his patient, a woman in her early thirties.

ANNIE – a woman in her late thirties, Dr. Giving’s midwife assistant.

LEO IRVING – Dr. Giving’s other patient, an Englishman in his twenties or thirties.

ELIZABETH – an African-American woman in her early thirties. A wet-nurse by default.

  1. DALDRY – Sabrina Daldry’s husband, a man in his forties or fifties.

 

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The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute

Directed by Kelly Goeller

January 3-12, 2020

 

Set on September 12, 2001, THE MERCY SEAT continues Neil LaBute’s unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before. Can one be opportunistic in a time of universal selflessness?

 

Roles:

BEN

ABBY, his boss/lover

 

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Carrie the Musical based on the novel by Stephen King

Directed by Ryan Albrechtson, Music Directed by Julie Johnson, Choreographed by Samantha Paige

March 2020, Exact Dates TBD

 

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…

 

Roles:

Margaret White

Carrie White

Sue Snell

Lynn Gardner

Chris Hargensen

Tommy Ross

Billy Nolan

Mr. Stephens

George

Norma

Freddy

Stokes

Helen

Frieda

Ensemble

 

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Bug by Tracy Letts

Directed by Allyson Imig

May 2020, Exact Dates TBD

 

Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison.

 

Roles:

Agnes

Peter

Jerry

R.C.

Dr. Sweet


 

The Constructivists are holding auditions for “The God of Hell,” by Sam Shepard on Monday, May 13th, from 6-9pm, at The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Lower Level, (One block west of The Riverside Theater, enter the Grand Ave. Main Entrance by the TJ Maxx).

 

THE GOD OF HELL, by Sam Shepard

directed by jaimelyn gray

 

Emma and Frank live a quiet life with their cows in the heart of Wisconsin. They don’t expect anything exciting to come from taking in their friend Haynes, but when secret agent Welch comes looking for Haynes, this slice of American heartland is turned into a place of paranoia and unspeakable horror. A rarely staged dark comedy, Sam Shepard’s play written in response to our government’s reaction to 9/11 is now more timely than ever.

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION

 

Rehearsals begin Monday, August 12, 2019, 5 days/week, 20 hours/week, Mondays – Thursdays, alternating Saturdays and Sunday evenings, accommodating conflicts.


Run: Friday, September 27 – Saturday, October 12, 2019, Fridays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm

 

All rehearsals and performances will be at The Underground Collaborative. There is a stipend.

 

FOR THE AUDITION

 

Roles:

 

Frank, Husband, late 20s-60s

Emma, Wife, late 20s-60s

Haynes, a friend of Frank, late 20s-60s

Welch, an Agent, late 20s-60s

 

Prepare readings from the script (will be provided on the website by 5.1.19), and bring one headshot and resume with to you to your audition. A reader will be provided to read with you. You may also be asked to perform an additional monologue of your own if needed. We invite all persons to audition, including persons of color, all gender identities, and persons with disability.

To sign up: SIGN UP GENIUS

 

*****Please be aware the main entrance closes at 8pm, and those with auditions past this time will need to enter the building before 8pm and wait for their time at The Underground Collaborative.

 

More information about The Constructivists at theconstructivists.org.

 

Live theatre, and the human connection it provides, is needed now more than ever. The Constructivists are committed to creating accessible, viscerally driven live theatre, exposing and exploring the complexity of human nature and the perils it creates. We strive to create a diverse artistic environment welcoming all persons of color, genders, orientations, and persons with disabilities.


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April 22 & 23 at 7 PM / Callbacks: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (if necessary)

 

Rehearsals: Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Performances: Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

 

LEADING LADIES will be directed by Michael “Paco” Pocaro. Auditions may 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 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.

 

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 pm for auditions.

 

Synopsis

 

In this hilarious comedy by the author of LEND ME A TENOR and MOON OVER BUFFALO, two English actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge Circuit in Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces!

 

Visit https://sunsetplayhouse.com/volunteer-information/audition/   for more information.   All welcome/encouraged to audition.

 

AUDITIONS:  LEADING LADIES

Sunset Playhouse, 700 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, WI  53122

262-782-4430

Sunset Playhouse.com


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The Milwaukee Entertainment Group will be holding General Auditions for it’s 2019-20 Season on Saturday June 29th from 10am-5pm and Sunday June 30th from 10am-2pm at the Brumder Mansion 3046 W Wisconsin Avenue. Casting details posted below. Find descriptions of our scheduled plays in the comments.

To set up an audition, please email your headshot, resume and the times you are available during the audition period to Amanda at:
production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com

For the audition, please prepare a contemporary monologue under 3 minutes and if you would like to be considered for singing roles, additionally prepare 16 bars of a musical theater piece or Christmas carol to be sung a cappella that shows off your vocal range.

Callbacks for individual shows will be held throughout the coming year as needed.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee
Directed by Mark Neufang
Performances October 17th-November 2nd, 2019
1 Woman- 50+, 1 Man 45+ , 1 Man & 1 Woman 20’s-30’s

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly
Directed by Amanda J Hull
Performances December 6th-22nd, 2019
3 Men 50+, 1 Woman 50+, 2 Men & 1 Woman 25+

THE BEAUTY OF PSYCHE Written and Directed by JJ Gatesman
Performances February 7th-22nd, 2020
1 Man 20-35 (Minor singing role)
1 Woman 20-35 (Singing role)
1 Woman 40+
1 Woman 20+ (Movement role)

TABLE FOR THREE An evening of three One Acts by Bill Jackson
Performances May 1st-16th, 2020
COFFEE WITH DOUG Directed by Bill Jackson
2 Men aged 60+
NUT RING Director TBA
2 Women 40+, 2 Women 20+
IMMORTAL ITALIC Director TBA
1 Man Early 30’s, 1 Woman Late 20’s

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Reva Fox
Performances June 12th-27th, 2020
2 young women 14+, 2 Mature Women 40+
1 young man 16+, 3 Mature Men 40+
3 Men 25+, 1 Women 25+