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They’re back! A couple of wise guys…and Doug. We open Wednesday, December 18th and run through Sunday, December 22nd. Showtimes are at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 matinee on Thursday and Sunday. Artist tickets are $18.00 and available the night of performance at the Vogel Hall box office. For more information visit


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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.

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.


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




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 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.


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 /
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 – 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 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


Hi guys,

The Constuctivists are opening a super interesting play by Sam Shephard this weekend (what play by Sam Shephard isn’t interesting) The God of Hell. This cast is doing really great work and you should come see it. And here’s a thought, instead of waiting for the last weekend or missing it completely, why not come opening weekend and help get the word out when you relate your delightful theatrical experience to, oh I don’t know, everyone you know? Support local theatre!


P.S. The show is at The Underground Colaborative in the basement of The Grand Avenue Mall.  All shows are at 7:30 pm. And if you come tonight, I’ll let you buy me a beer.

The Constuctivists are opening Sam Shephard’s The God of Hell this weekend. Sam Shepard’s THE GOD OF HELL. Opening Friday, September 27 thru Saturday, October 12, 2019. Tickets at #milwaukee #theatre #samshepard #thegodofhellmke #wisconsin #usa #gotmilk





Theater RED teams with Kettle Moraine Players for Girard’s Nude

A 1950s-style musical comedy with an outrageous French accent!


MILWAUKEE, May 1, 2018 – For the opening of their 2019-2020 season, Theater RED presents another world premiere written by Kristin Bayer and Deanns Gibeau, two up-and-coming local playwrights. Director Christopher Elst compares the show to a modern take on “I Love Lucy” with the main character constantly embroiled in innocent miscommunications to hilarious effect. The show’s songs pay homage to musica americana of its time, from barbershop to doo-wop with many stops in between.


Girard’s Nude is set in 1953 in Waldenford, Pennsylvanis, USA, where girdles are tight and morals even tighter. Middle-aged Ethel Evans meets Girard, a famous French artist who wants her to pose for him. In the nude. Ethel agrees, but needs to avoid scandalization from her many nosy friends and neighbors, and particularly her husband. Ooh la la!


Performances of Girard’s Nude will take place September 6th-22nd at Kettle Moraine Playhouse, located at 204 Kettle Moraine Dr S in Slinger, WI. The theater seats 66 patrons and offers refreshments before the show and during intermission. Tickets are $20 and are available now at


About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising artists.


About Kettle Moraine Players: Since 2006, the Kettle Moraine Players (KMP) have been providing the Greater Kettle Moraine area with a wide variety of entertaining and engaging non-musical productions. As a traveling theatre company, KMP attracts talent from all across southeastern Wisconsin, and their productions have been staged in many fine communities, including Campbellsport, Fond du Lac, Kewaskum and Hartford. Community involvement and volunteerism have been the cornerstone of this creative organization since its inception. KMP prides itself on not only the quality of their performances but also the camaraderie and fun that is generated along the way.


                                                                                                For further information, contact:

Marcee Doherty-Elst 414-617-0132


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



The Arts@Large Performance Collective presents:

Collected Stories by Donald Marguiles


Live theatre in an art gallery…with free and easy parking.



WHERE: Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee

WHEN: Aug 28, 30, 31, Sept 4, 6 7:30 pm  |  Sept 7 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

TICKETS:  $18 (Available at or at the door


This inaugural theatre production introduces the Arts@Large Performance Collective housed in the recently renovated historic Polish House (1890) at 1100 South 5th Street, and features Ashley Jordan (playing Lisa) and Jacque Troy (playing Ruth) in a heartfelt comedic drama that explores the complicated relationship between an aging, Jewish writer and her aspirational protégé.


Timothy X. Troy (Director), Ava Bush (Stage Manager), Martina Patterson (Costume Design) and Sean Kiebzak (Lighting Design).


*NOTE:  Play contains some strong language.



Be a part of the first play in a new performance venue!!

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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.


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 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:


The Underground Collaborative is located in the Grand Ave. Enter at the TJ Maxx entrance and proceed to the lower level.