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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

 


“Milwaukee Repertory Theater has an excellent opportunity for outgoing and enthusiastic Teaching Artists to join the Education Department’s faculty. We are currently looking for Teaching Artists this fall for our in-school programming! Please send cover letter and resume to careers@milwaukeerep.com.

https://www.milwaukeerep.com/RepGlobal/1819/Teaching-Artist-Job-Posting.pdf


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/.