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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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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


TFiL Closing 4.13.19

 

Get out and support new local theatre people. Last weekend.

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THREE. SHOWS. REMAIN. | $15 in advance and discounted tickets at theconstructivists.org

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $10 Student with valid ID

Friday, March 29 – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees at 4pm

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
(Just one block west of the Riverside Theater, in the Grand Ave, Lower Level), Access to excellent street and garage parking, and dining and drink options.
“a captivatingly complex meeting…” –The Small Stage

“…the level of intimacy between Merryn and Wyatt feels like something you shouldn’t be witnessing…” –Ozaukee Living Local

“Lean in. The reward is worth it.” –Broadway World Milwaukee

“With To Fall in Love, the Constructivists have proven yet again that they are a fearless company. The Milwaukee group effortlessly explores complex topics through a realist lens. Jaimelyn Gray’s direction is bold, genuine, and not to be missed.” –The Drama Den

To Fall in Love
By Jennifer Lane
A Midwest Premiere
directed by jaimelyn gray

Featuring Madeline Wakley and Matthew Scales

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron watched as two strangers, sitting directly across from each other, fell in love in his laboratory as they asked each other a series of 36 questions he had prepared. Six months later, the two participants were married and invited the entire lab to the ceremony. In “To Fall in Love” a couple, Merryn and Wyatt, on the verge of ending their marriage, meet in Wyatt’s apartment and use the questions in hopes of reconnecting and a starting a new phase of their relationship.

Be a fly on the wall of this intimate, humorous and moving production. This production contains adult subject matter. Viewer discretion advised.


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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+

 


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Auditions: Monday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

 

 

SIDE SHOW will be directed by Becky Spice with music direction by Paula Tillen.

 

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.  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 by visiting SunsetPlayhouse.com

 

You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (May 26 – May 29) 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

 

Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, SIDE SHOW is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bond brings them fame but denies them love.

 

For more information and character descriptions please visit SunsetPlayhouse.com

 

Synopsis

 

Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, SIDE SHOW is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bond brings them fame but denies them love.

 


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Cooperative Performance devises steampunk journey through the psyche in MACHINA PERSONA

 

MACHINA PERSONA seeks to create tangible representations of the humors that we find unexplainable. From anger and sadness to fear and joy, this devised piece personifies the very emotions that define our daily lives. With steampunk influence, an ensemble of actors interacts as the individual forces driving the human machine, revealing the kinks and malfunctions that different social challenges and mental disorders create along the way.

 

IF YOU GO

April 5 – 20, 2019

7:30 PM

*A talkback will be held after Saturday, April 13th’s performance.

 

North Milwaukee Arthaus

5151 N. 35th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53209

(Just south of Villard Ave. Free street parking available.)

 

*This is a site-specific show, performed on the ground floor of the soon-to-be renovated historic Old North Milwaukee Village Hall & Fire Station. The site is drafty, raw, and unfinished. Please take this into consideration and dress appropriately.

 

TICKETS

$15 online, $18 at the door

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
www.CooperativePerformance.org


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UWM Opera Theatre and UWM Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre invite you to join us for an exciting opera production of a Mozart classic.  Sung in the original Italian, this tale of political intrigue, forgiveness and redemption will feature a cast of students and alumni! At the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.

Maestro Jun Kim, Conductor

Jill Anna Ponasik, Stage Director

James Zager, Choreographer
Leslie Vaglica, Costume Designer

Janna Ernst, Music Director

LeRoy Stoner, Lighting Designer

Tony Mudra, Chorus Master

Colleen Brooks, Producer

Performances: Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-show talks: Held before both shows at 6:30 p.m.

Ticketing Information
To order, call the Zelazo Center Box Office at 414-229-4308, email psoatix@uwm.edu, or visit https://uwm.edu/arts/event/la-clemenza-di-tito-uwm-opera-theatre-uwm-symphony-orchestra/2019-04-05/.

April 5: https://bit.ly/2UIOSZC

April 6: https://bit.ly/2HuN0k5

General – $22 | Seniors & UWM Faculty and Staff – $17
Students with ID – $12 | Music Majors – Free


are you on the fringe

Interested in presenting artistic work in the 4th Annual Milwaukee Fringe Festival?

Awesome! Submissions are NOW OPEN!

WWW.MKEFRINGE.COM/SUBMISSIONS

 

What are we Looking For?

The Milwaukee Fringe Festival is a unique multi-faceted performing and visual art festival and we

hope to include art from various disciplines from Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond! We

are looking for live theatre, one person shows, dance, live music, visual artists, and performance

art! Submissions are judged and selected for the Fringe Fest based primarily on: originality,

creativity, and professionalism.

Have an idea for a show but it’s not created yet? Tell us what we can expect! Provide us with as

much information as possible. If you only have a concept for a show, elaborate on what you would

want the show to be including themes and subject matter. You can include a video of your performance

or style, talk about your vision and tell us if your video is what we will see on stage, or just an example

of the art you can do.

Applying to the Fringe

It’s easy. Read all of our information provided here and then go ahead and fill out our online application. (Note that we are unable to accept late applications.) Submissions are accepted starting

February 2, 2019 and the final deadline is March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. Application fee is $25. Your completed application and payment of submission fee are due no later than the final deadline of

March 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Accepted performances will require a production fee to be paid to help cover costs of the venue, but artists will be paid back a percentage of ticket sales (many artists from last year made a profit on their shows.)

Outdoor performances will not be charged a production fee, but outdoor shows aren’t ticketed, so they will not receive a percentage of ticket sales.

  • A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to cover the production fee. You can indicateyour need for this on the application form.

Please complete one application per project/company wishing to join in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival!

(Submission fees from applicants not admitted to the festival are non-refundable.)

Returning performers already familiar with the process can submit here.

Basic Information

  • The Milwaukee Fringe Festival performance dates are Friday, August 23rd Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th, 2019.
  • The application fee is $25.
  • All applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by April 15th, 2019.
  • Production fee for indoor performances (Vogel Hall and Todd Wehr Theatre) is $215.

There is no production fee for outdoor performers, roving performers or visual art. Fee paid upon acceptance into the festival no later than May 1st. Please read our Letter to Participants.

  • The MKE Fringe will include artists and artwork from as many domains as possible (ie. theater,dance, music, performance art, painting, sculpting, & mixed media).

What You’ll Get

  • One or two performances in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival.
  • A professional-grade venue with a standard light plot and sound capabilities.
  • Indoor performances will include professional technicians to run tech during your show, a Stage

Manager, Ushers and support staff.

  • A short tech time to set lighting, sound levels and cues.
  • Promotional information on the Fringe and venue for your show.
  • Listings on all official Fringe schedules, website and social media.
  • Distribution of your show’s information to press (when applicable).
  • Artist passes for you and your cast to see other Milwaukee Fringe shows for free.

What You Are Responsible For?

  • Submitting a complete application and paying the submission fee on or before the deadline.
  • Finding/creating your show. This includes actors, performers, musicians, directors.
  • Any payment arrangements for your cast.
  • Acquiring any necessary rights or permissions for your show.
  • Providing costumes, props, set pieces, and cues for your show.
  • Marketing your show! (We work to get people out to the Fringe, but it is your job to grab attention and build your audience.)

Please keep in mind that the Milwaukee Fringe Festival is different than producing your own show.

Your show is part of a greater picture – more than 40 different events in 2 days. We take care of the

venue rental, production staff, scheduling and ticketing. The Fringe schedule and event runs at a fast

pace, and our timeline is compressed. Reasonable requests in other circumstances could be anunrealistic request in the Fringe. There are so many shows and venues within the Fringe. We need youto trust in, and comply with, our guidelines and rules to keep everything running smoothly. We ask you

be professional, on time and prepared for a great weekend!

Companies, directors, and/or shows that do not follow the rules will need to be removed from the

festival. Keep in mind, this may result in the forfeiture of the submission fee, production fee,

performance slots, and other work put towards your Fringe Fest show.


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We open this delightful play this Friday. Come play with us.

MARCH 8 – MARCH 24

at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Directions

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…”

When Rosalind is banished from her uncle Duke Frederick’s court, she must flee into the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and the fool Touchstone. There, they encounter clowns, noblemen, and even Rosalind’s new love Orlando – who will need to learn a few things before he will deserve her. One of Shakespeare’s greatest and most beloved comedies, AS YOU LIKE IT is filled with music, love, laughter, and reminders of what is most important in this world.

Performance runtime is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 12+

https://www.firststage.org/Shows–Events/2018-2019-Season/As-You-Like-It/


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CONTACT: Kellie Wambold

651.263.1055 or wambold27@gmail.com

February 27, 2019 – (Milwaukee) The Constructivists, a new Milwaukee Non-Equity Theater Company, are thrilled to announce their official second season – including a rarely produced dark comedy from an American legend and a noir techno-thriller from one of the most popular contemporary female playwrights.

 

 

THE CONSTRUCTIVISTS SEASON TWO (2019-20)

THE GOD OF HELL, BY SAM SHEPARD | Fall of 2019

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.

“The God of Hell” will be staged at The Underground Collaborative. Full dates, cast, and production information will be released as is becomes available.

 

THE NETHER, BY JENNIFER HALEY | Spring 2020

Directed by Jaimelyn Gray

One of the most requested plays in recent years, popular female playwright Jennifer Haley blurs reality into a virtual realm known as the Nether. This new form of the internet allows anyone to indulge in their deepest longings, but some realms dive into the most unsavory sexual desires. Detective Morris interrogates members of a realm known as The Hideaway, digging into the emotional consequences of allowing even the imagination to entertain the darkest desires.

 

“The Nether” will be staged at a performance location to be determined. Full dates, cast, and production information will be released as is becomes available.

 

SEASON AUDITIONS

 

The Constructivists will hold season auditions this spring. More information will be announced in the coming weeks, or go to www.theconstructivists.org for updates.