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“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


 

Pink Umbrella is going to do some great things for the city of Milwaukee. Get on board!

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Accessible theatre for individuals who identify with a physical, intellectual or emotional disability.

 

Summer Class Registration Open

 

Pink Umbrella Theater is a safe and structured learning environment where people of all abilities are welcome. Its focus is on people in our community who have, or who identify with, intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities.  All classes, workshops and events will be held at the Plymouth United Church of Christ, at 2717 E. Hampshire Street, Milwaukee.

 

Musical Theater Classes for Adults 18+

Musical Theater is the art of combining singing, dancing and acting and this class develops each of those skills. Actors will create dynamic characters, explore dance technique and find their voice through a variety of theater exercises.  The cost is $50.00 for a total of 4 sessions, which take place every Tuesday from June 4 to June 25, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm.

 

Musical Classes and Performance for Students Ages 8-17

Students ages 8-17 will engage in a 10-week course in Musical Performance, taking inspiration from our favorite Broadway shows. Students will learn to sing, dance and act at the same time. This course will result in a performance opportunity on August 28. There will be a Meet & Greet on June 5 for both parents and students. The cost for this summer program is $200.00, for a total of 10 sessions. Class will meet every Wednesday from June 12 to August 28, 2019 (no class July 3 and August 14), from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Plymouth UCC.

 

Improvisation Classes for Adults 18+

In this class, we will form an ensemble that makes up stories together by listening to each other and saying “Yes, and…” We’ll play games that encourage our imagination, create new characters, together and most importantly, laugh. This class results in a presentation on our final day for friends and family. The cost is $50.00 for a total of 4 sessions, which take place every Tuesday from July 9 to July 30, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm.

 

Acting 101 Classes for Adults 18+

Through theater exercises and scene work, actors will gain a better understanding of self, enhance technique and engage the imagination. This class is a collaborative and creative way to explore the art of acting. Cost is $50.00 for a total of 4 sessions, which take place every Tuesday from August 6 to August 27, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm.

 

Movement for the Actor Workshop for Adults 18+

Join Karen Estrada for a workshop focused on movement for the actor. Being more flexible, reducing tension and learning to tell a story using your body creates a language all its own. Students in this class will learn new ways to express yourself through body language, become more expressive and create character. The cost $15.00 per workshop; two workshops are planned for June 17, 2019 and July 29, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

 

Shakespeare Workshop for Adults 18+

Our goal is to demystify Shakespeare’s 400-year-old words and show why his works are as relevant today as they were in Elizabethan England. Jim Fletcher and Kayla Tillisch lead this exciting two-part workshop. The cost is $25.00 for two sessions on Monday, July 15, 2019 and July 22, 2019, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. A single-session workshop is also scheduled for August 26, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, for $15.00.

 

FREE Playwriting Workshops for All

Whether you are new or returning participant, Jim Fletcher will guide you through exercises that inspire stories of strength, resiliency and accessibility. Family members and caregivers are welcome. Open to all ages and abilities. Workshops are scheduled for June 3, July 8 and August 5 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

 

FREE Meet & Greet Events for All
Curious about Pink Umbrella Theater or an upcoming class or workshop? Join us for an open house to meet the teaching artists and members of the company on June 10 and August 12 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

 

Register today at www.pinkumbrellatheater.org


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TOTALLY NEW!

 

MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS

NOT DEAD YET!

An original, absurd, interactive murder mystery comedy

Written by Andrew Peterson

 

Directed and Partially Devised by Robert A Zimmerman

and his incredibly Quirky and Creative Cast of Comedic Characters!

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join us in witnessing the disastrously unsuccessful efforts of a buffoonish, egocentric, film director in producing a staged reading of a dangerous and mysteriously secret new theatrical project at the Brumder Mansion. We’d tell you ahead of time the name of this infamous Hollywood director– but we’d have to kill you. Trust us – you’ve heard of him. You’ve stood in line to see his movies. You’ve seen them on Netflix and also possibly…Inferior Flix… Some of you have probably even pirated them on the torrents (don’t worry – we won’t tell). And now he’s coming here. To Milwaukee. To take you behind the scenes of his next artistic sensation: Not Dead Yet! Don’t miss it…or else!

CAST OF CHARACTERS

ADOLF EBOLA- Zach Sharrock
BERNICE IS-NOT-MY-NAME- Amber Regan
CAMERON JAMES PINEHURST III- Dennis Lewis
E. ORR BLOCK- Chis Goode
GINGER KATZ- Cara Johnston
SUZIE DITZ- Brittany Curran

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
6/7 Evening Performance
6/8 Evening Performance
6/14 Evening Performance
6/15 Evening Performance
6/16 Matinee Performance

6/17 (PWYC) Performance
6/20 Evening Performance
6/21 Evening Performance
6/22 Evening Performance

EVENING PERFORMANCES
7:00PM House Open/ 7:30PM Curtain

MATINEE PERFORMANCES
1:30PM House Open/ 2:00PM Curtain

Box Office: (414) 388-9104
WEBSITE: www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com


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