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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET AD

The Milwaukee Entertainment Group is looking for a skilled accompanist to play piano and provide live Foley sound effects for our upcoming production of Miracle on 34th Street The Live Musical Radio Show. The piano score is integral to the show, which includes 1940’s style radio jingles and jazzy reinterpretations of Christmas carols and underscoring throughout the script. We have a Vocal Director, who is teaching the music to the singers so though we’d love to meet with the accompanist a few times throughout the rehearsal process, my main concern is tech week and performances. Interested accompanists please take a look at the tech/performance schedule below and email Amanda at production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com with your availability and any questions. It’s going to be a lot of fun and Christmas shows at the Beautiful Brumder Mansion are always memorable! We really need a talented pianist on our team and the casting process has been a difficult one so far. Thank you so much for your consideration.

 

 

SAT 12/1 TECH 10am-5pm
MON 12/3 Dress Tech Rehearsal 6-10 PM
TUES 12/4 Dress Rehearsal 6-10 PM
WED 12/5 Final Dress 6-10 PM
THURS 12/6 Preview Performance 7:30 PM
FRI 12/7 Opening Night 7:30 PM
SAT 12/8 Performance 7:30 PM
FRI 12/14 Performance 7:30 PM
SAT 12/15 Performance 7:30 PM
SUN 12/16 Matinee 2:00 PM
MON 12/17 PWYC 7:30 PM
THURS 12/20 Performance 7:30 PM
FRI 12/21 Performance 7:30 PM
SAT 12/22 Performance 7:30 PM

 

 

 

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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 https://forwardtheater.com/learn/auditions.


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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 SunsetPlayhouse.com 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 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

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.

Characters – A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED
(British accent required unless otherwise noted.)

MALE: 

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)

FEMALE:

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.

 

 


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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.

gflatt15@yahoo.com


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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

LORD WILLIAM WILLIAMS

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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We rehearse Tuesday- Thursdays 6:30-8:30 at the school, St Jude apostle. The first show is 4,5 grade kids starting the second week in January with performance dates March 1, and 2.  Show has not been finalized as of yet.

The second show is May 10, and 11.  Rehearsals are same time and days from End of February to May. Show has not been announced yet, but will be Little Mermaid JR.

We are primarily looking for a rehearsal pianist and possible performance pianist as well. Previous work with children is important, and some musical direction will be necessary.

Contact Ashley Abshire for more information:    Msashleyabshire@gmail.com


MCT

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is hiring the position of Wardrobe Supervisor for the production of CHRISTMAS IN BABYLON.  This production will take place in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.

 

Duties shall include, but are not limited to: preparing the dressing rooms and stage for all wardrobe needs; assisting the designer with load-in, costume repairs and rigging during tech; maintaining run sheets; presetting, tracking and maintaining costumes; coordinating and executing quickchanges; laundry, drycleaning, and maintaining wardrobe supplies for the duration of the production; cleaning and organizing all costumes and dressing rooms at strike.

 

This position runs from November 17-December 23, 2018, plus attendance at one run through prior to tech.

 

Please contact Brandy Kline, Production Manager, at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre for more information or to apply.

 

MCT Office: 414-276-8842 OR brandy@milwaukeechambertheatre.com


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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 (lastcyclistcasting@gmail.com).

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.

https://stritchproduction.wordpress.com/the-last-cyclist-auditions/

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 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.

 

Visit SunsetPlayhouse.com 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

 


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Sunset Playhouse Seeks Dresser for MARY POPPINS

 

Mary Poppins | Dresser

Position

Dresser for Sunset Playhouse production of Mary Poppins

Description

Sunset Playhouse seeks two dressers for their upcoming production of Mary Poppins ¬— one female dresser to work exclusively with the actor playing Mary Poppins and one additional dresser, either male or female, to work with the rest of the cast as needed. Dressers play a vital role in the production process and performances by being responsible for the placement of costumes, helping actors with quick costume changes, organizing costumes, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work under the guidance and direction of the Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Managers, and Costume Designer to assistant them with various costume duties they may need assistance with
  • Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals (see next page for specific dates and times)
  • Work with assigned actors to execute all costume changes and other assigned production duties during performances and rehearsals
  • Utilize strong attention to detail and consistency when becoming familiar with the show and the execution and timing of costume changes
  • Think critically and creatively to solve problems in the moment
  • Maintain organization and follow along and contribute to the Costume Plot, which outlines where and when all costume changes take place
  • Keep costumes organized and in good condition
  • Maintain safety standards when working with actors who fly in the production
  • Maintain a calm and focused presence working with actors to execute quick costume changes
  • Possess a positive attitude and be willing to work as a team

    Qualifications
  • Experience in theatre, stage crew, costumes, production, etc. a plus
  • Basic sewing and costume repair skills a plus

    Interested in working on stage crew for Mary Poppins at Sunset Playhouse?

Contact the Stage Manager, Brenda Nemec, at brenbasil@aol.com

Please Note: This is a volunteer position.


Time Commitment 

Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals

Rehearsals:

Monday, October 1, 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 2, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 4, 6-9pm

Friday, October 5, 6-9pm

Flight Training:

Tentative Dates: October 4 & 5, time TBD

Tech Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 6, 6-10pm

Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm & 5-10pm

Mon, October 8, 6:30-10pm

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-10pm

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-10pm

Performance Dates:

Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm

Friday, October 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm

Friday, October 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm

Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm

Friday, October 26, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27, 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm

Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 4, 7:30pm

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street

Elm Grove, WI 53122

 

Sunset Playhouse Seeks Stage Crew for MARY POPPINS

 

Mary Poppins | Stage Crew

Position

Stage Crew for Sunset Playhouse production of Mary Poppins

Description

Sunset Playhouse seeks several organized and enthusiastic individuals to work stage crew for their upcoming production of Mary Poppins. Crew members play a vital role in the production process and performances by being responsible for knowing exactly where and when to perform assigned tasks, move set pieces and props, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work under the guidance and direction of the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Managers to assistant them with any various duties they may need assistance with
  • Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals (see next page for specific dates and times)
  • Execute all scene changes and other assigned production duties during performances and rehearsals
  • Utilize strong attention to detail and consistency when becoming familiar with the show and the execution and timing of scene changes
  • Think critically and creatively to solve problems in the moment
  • Maintain organization and follow along and contribute to the Run Sheet, which outlines where and when all scene changes take place
  • Lift and move heavy set pieces, furniture, etc.
  • Maintain safety standards when assisting actors who fly in the production
  • Possess a positive attitude and be willing to work as a team

    Qualifications

  • Experience in theatre, stage crew, production, etc. a plus

    Interested in working on stage crew for Mary Poppins at Sunset Playhouse?

Contact the Stage Manager, Brenda Nemec, at brenbasil@aol.com

Please Note: This is a volunteer position.

Time Commitment 

Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals

Rehearsals:

Monday, October 1, 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 2, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 4, 6-9pm

Friday, October 5, 6-9pm

Flight Training:

Tentative Dates: October 4 & 5, time TBD

Tech Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 6, 6-10pm

Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm & 5-10pm

Mon, October 8, 6:30-10pm

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-10pm

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-10pm

Performance Dates:

Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm

Friday, October 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm

Friday, October 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm

Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm

Friday, October 26, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27, 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm

Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 4, 7:30pm

Availability to assist with flying for the MARY POPPINS JR. production preferred. Time commitment is noted below.

Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 27, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Thursday, November 1, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Friday, November 2, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Tech Rehearsal:

Saturday, November 3, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Performances:

Sunday, November 4, 6:30pm

Monday, November 5, 10:00am & 6:30pm

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street

Elm Grove, WI 53122