Milwaukee Repertory Theater is on the hunt for a “Tiny Tim” capable of delivering the most memorable and spirited line in  A Christmas Carol – “God Bless us everyone!”  In addition to the role of Tiny Tim, 15-18 other Young performer roles are available.  Young performers of all ethnicities, ages 7 – 17, are encouraged to audition for the rare opportunity of performing alongside seasoned professionals in this Milwaukee Holiday tradition.


Parents who would like their children to audition should fill out the electronic submission form via Google Forms at this link –


All submissions are due by Friday, May 25 at 5pm.


Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 2. Those chosen from submitted materials will be notified of an audition time and receive materials to prepare for the audition. Callbacks will be held later in the day. No one will be seen without an appointment.


A Christmas Carol rehearses Tuesdays through Sundays from November 6 to November 26 and performs November 25 – December 24 at the Pabst Theater.  Please note that young performers will need to miss school for technical rehearsals and matinee performances.


For additional questions, please contact Dylan K. Sladky, Artistic Administrator, at or via phone at 414-290-5391


Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s hit new A Christmas Carol adaptation, written by Artistic Director Mark Clements, is a tale of love, hope and  redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects.  A Christmas Carol runs November 25 – December 24, 2018 in the Historic Pabst Theater. It is a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.




Sunset Playhouse announces auditions for its professional Musical MainStage series on Monday, May 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Playhouse, 700 Wall Street in Elm Grove. 

Reserve your 5 minute audition time slot by visiting our website, and clicking on our SignUp link.


Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time with a copy of your completed audition sheet and a head shot if you have one.

Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts requiring four professional singers and one Rising Star per show. Styles needed this season include rock, pop, standards, folk and soul.  Rehearsals are minimal and performances take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Students who will be enrolled in any area high school from September, 2018 – June, 2019 are eligible to be named a Rising Star.

All singers should bring 32 bars of sheet music in their key; an accompanist will be provided. Candidates should fill out either a PROFESSIONAL Audition Sheet or RISING STAR Audition Sheet.

For further questions please contact our box office at 262-782-4430 or check the FAQ for 2018-19.

Here is the rehearsal and show lineup for the 2018-19 season:


All rehearsals on Monday nights unless noted

All tech rehearsals Sunday nights

All shows Monday and Tuesday



Rehearsals: August 27, TUESDAY September 4 and 10

Tech: Sunday, September 16

Performances: September 17 – 18, 2018


FRANK & ELLA & FRIENDS (Jazz Legends)

Rehearsals: October 1, 8 and 15

Tech: October 21

Performances: October 22 – 23, 2018



Rehearsals: November 12, 19 and 26

Tech: December 2

Performances: December 3 – 4, 2018



Rehearsals: January 7, 14 and 21

Tech: January 27

Performances: January 28 – 29, 2019



Rehearsals: February 11, 18 and 25

Tech: March 3

Performances: March 4 – 5, 2019



Rehearsals: April 8, 15, and 22

Tech: April 28

Performances: April 29 – 30, 2019



Svadba – Wedding Fact Sheet


When:             Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 PM

                        Svadba–Wedding lasts approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.


Where:           Best Place, 901 W. Juneau, Milwaukee


Tickets:           $50 VIP, $28 General, $18 Students and Artists

Order online at or 800-838-3006


Creative:        Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik, Choreographer: Debra Loewen, Music Director/Conductor: Adam Qutaishat, Assistant Stage Director: Daniel J. Brylow


Cast:               Milwaukee Opera Theatre singers: Alaina Carlson, Lydia Rose Eiche, Allison Hull, Sarah Richardson, Mikaela Schneider and Kati Schwaber, Wild Space Dancers: Kylee Mae Karzen, Danielle Lohuis, Elisabeth Roskopf, Maggie Seer and Jimmi Renae Weyneth.


About:            Tomorrow’s the wedding! Tonight’s the party! Bride-to-be Milica and her girlfriends prepare for her new life in the Milwaukee premiere of Svadba–Wedding, presented by Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Wild Space Dance Company. Composed by Montreal-based Ana Sokolović and sung in Serbian, this a cappella opera follows the six friends through a boisterous night of girl-talk, dancing, bridal traditions and a touch of soul-searching.  English translation of lyrics will be available at the performance.


Written by Lillian Hellman

Directed by by Dylan Sladky

Auditions will be held at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N Market St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Auditions for adult roles will be Monday May 7th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Call backs for adult roles will be Tuesday May 8th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Auditions for child roles will be Wednesday May 9th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm & Saturday May 12th, 2018 from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Please have a 1 minute monologue prepared.
You may also be asked to read from the script.
Walks-ins will also be welcome!
Performance Dates

Performance dates will be July 19th, 2018 – July 22nd, 2018 & July 27th, 2018 – July 29th, 2018




Set in a fictional New England town in the 1930s, The Children’s Hour tells the story of two women who are unjustly accused of homosexual activity by one of their students: one Mary Tilford. The outraged community (prompted by the influential Amelia Tilford, an upstanding member of Lancet–who also happens to be the indulgent grandmother of Mary) quickly withdraws all of their students, causing a witch hunt that ultimately forces the school to close. Their lives quickly unravel as they become social pariahs. At its premiere, Hellman’s The Children’s Hour was a controversial piece that caused the author to be blacklisted. Today, it remains a haunting reminder of the horrors of intolerance.




PRIMARY CHARACTERS (in alphabetical order)
AGATHA (35-65 years old)
A no-nonsense, middle-aged maid in the employ of Amelia Tilford. She is stern and straight-laced with Mary, who calls her “stupid,” although Agatha clearly sees through Mary’s deceptions. Agatha’s attempts to make the child into a “lady” are frustrated by Mrs. Tilford, who is deaf to the maid’s common-sense observations. Agatha also attempts to support Martha and Karen in their efforts to convince Mrs. Tilford that Mary concocted her story to destroy the young teachers.
DR. JOSEPH CARDIN (26-33 years old)
Cardin is a relaxed and amiable doctor and Karen Wright’s fiance. His casual dress reflects his warm, easy-going nature. He is also gracious and humorous and seems ideally suited to Karen.
A wealthy widow, Mrs. Tilford is a large, dignified woman in her sixties. She has been an influential supporter of the Wright-Dobie School, where her granddaughter, Mary, is enrolled. Although she is a fair and generous person, she lacks good judgment when it comes to matters concerning her granddaughter. She recognizes that Mary is both spoiled and manipulative, but she dotes on the child and is utterly blind to the girl’s vicious nature.
The spoiled granddaughter of Amelia Tilford, Mary is a problem child at the Wright- Dobie School. She appears “undistinguished,” but she is clever and used to having her own way with her doting grandmother. She also attempts to manipulate everyone at the school, resorting to a variety of tricks, including flattery, feigned sickness, blackmail, physical intimidation, and whining complaints.
Rosalie, a student at the Wright-Dobie School, appears first in the hectic scene opening the play, having her hair badly trimmed by Evelyn Munn. Unlike Peggy and Evelyn, she is not cowed by Mary Tilford, whom she does not like.

One of the girls at Karen and Martha’s school, she plays a limited role. It is her bracelet that classmate Rosalie Wells “borrows.” an act which allows Mary to blackmail Rosalie into confirming Mary’s lies about Karen and Martha. Helen is one of the first to be pulled out of the school when Mrs. Tilford begins spreading the fiction that Karen and Martha are lesbian lovers.
Catherine is one of the students at the Wright-Dobie School. She appears only in the first scene, where she attempts to help Lois prepare for a Latin test. The Latin lesson contributes to the chaotic lack of discipline in Mortar’s classroom, revealing Lily’s incompetence as a teacher.
Another of Karen and Martha’s students, she receives Lain tutoring from Catherine at the play’s opening, conjugating Latin in hectic counterpoint to Peggy Roger’s reading of Portia’s “quality of mercy ” speech from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Lily Mortar’s languid criticism. Like Catherine, she plays no significant role in the rest of the drama.
The unnamed grocery boy makes a very brief appearance in the last scene, carrying a box of groceries into the school’s living room. He is almost mute, but his puerile gawking and giggling are indicative of the damage done to the reputations of Karen and Martha as a result of Mary’s accusations.
One of the girls at the Wright-Dobie School, Evelyn is first encountered in the opening scene, in which she mangles Rosalie Wells’ hair with a pair of scissors. Evelyn, who lisps, is relatively quiet and timid. With Peggy Rogers, she overhears the conversation between Martha Dobie and Lily Mortar; the overheard conversation becomes the keystone in the malicious arch of lies that Mary Tilford constructs. Like Peggy, Evelyn is a victim of Mary’s intimidation, which, at the end of the first act, turns to physical abuse. When Mary attempts to extort money from Peggy, Evelyn tries to interfere and is slapped in the face for her efforts.
A student at the Wright-Dobie School, Peggy, like Evelyn Munn, is easily intimidated by Mary Tilford. She appears in the opening scene, where, under Lily Mortar’s tutelage, she tries to read Portia’s famous speech on the quality of mercy. Unimaginative, she shows little interest in Shakespeare Her grandest aspiration is to marry a lighthouse keeper. Peggy is with Evelyn when they overhear the fateful conversation between Martha Dobie and her aunt. Thereafter the pair confide in Mary, who immediately puts her malicious scheme into operation by extorting money from Peggy, who was saving it for a bicycle.
Walks-ins will also be welcome!


Sword and shield class with Bard & Bourbon!


This April/May, join actors from Bard & Bourbon’s Richard III in a 15 hour sword and shield stage combat class led by SAFD and DAI certified fight instructor Chris Elst! This class will teach the fundamentals of Sword and Shield stage combat with a focus on safety and storytelling.  In addition to being a great skill for any stage actor, it’s sure to be a fun workout for everyone involved.


Although the 15 hour class is too short to qualify for certification, if there is enough interest in a 30 hour class, the class could be extended to qualify participants to test for SAFD certification in Sword and Shield.


Price per person: $175 including weapons rentals ($275 for the 30 hour format)

*Prices can be reduced if enough students sign up, so be sure to bring a friend*


Dates (for 15 hour format): Fri, April 13th 6-9, Sat April 14th 6-9, Fri May 4th 6-9, Sat May 5th 6-9  and Sat May 12th 6-9


TO REGISTER: email with your name and preference for 15 hour or 30 hour format.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated if there is any reduction in price

The Milwaukee Rep is hosting a specialty course in addition to our normal Adult Acting Classes. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at Rapier work, we’ve got the class for you! No prerequisite or previous training required. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out,

Focused around the European sword play instruction of the 17th Century, the transition rapier incorporates techniques from early medieval warfare as well as the teachings of duelists of the 18th Century. It is because of this that the rapier is one of the most commonly used swords in Elizabethan plays. This class is a comprehensive study of the skills required to perform and act a stage combat duel utilizing a rapier. Weapons will be provided. There will be an opportunity to test for a Level 1 Certification with Dueling Arts International. NOTE: Only ten spots available due to the number of weapons.

Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 6:00-8:00pm

To register, please visit:–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/


The Summit Players will be holding auditions for their 2018 Summer Shakespeare in the State Parks production of Twelfth Night on Sunday, March 18th, from 2 – 5pm at the Village Church, 130 East Juneau Ave., Milwaukee.  *

Summit Players is looking for enthusiastic actors/teaching artists with a spirit of adventure, who love Shakespeare and the great outdoors.  In our 75 minute high energy productions the company of 6 actors cover all of the 14+ roles in the play.  Actors are also responsible to help lead the Educational Workshops held prior to each public performance.  There is a stipend of up to $150 per week.

Interested actors should email  to obtain an audition slot.  Please attach a picture and resume if you have one.  Actors chosen to audition will need to prepare one Shakespearean monologue (preferably verse) of no more than 2 minutes in length, as well as 16 bars of a song that shows your range (a cappella).  Actors interested in auditioning need to be available for the commitment as described below. 

  • Rehearsals run evenings and weekends from Monday, May 21 through Thursday, June 21, approximately 25 hours per week.  This schedule allows for actors in the company to have a job on weekdays.
  • Performances are weekends from June 22 to July 1, followed by a short break, and then continue July 13 through August 12.
  • This is a touring production that goes to 17 different State Parks all over Wisconsin.   Several of our performance weekends you will be on the road in order to get to the parks that are further afield.  Transportation, food and lodging are included on these travel weekends in addition to your weekly stipend.
  • Once open, there are brush-up rehearsals on Thursday evenings as needed.

For more information on the company please check out:


*Carol Zippel from Windfall Theatre will also be in attendance observing potential talent for their 2018-19 season.

Richard III (drunk) auditions

Auditions: Monday, March 19th 5:30-8:00 – sign up to reserve an audition time

Callbacks: Tuesday, March 20th 6:00-10:00 (may end earlier)


Visit to sign up


After a long and bloody civil war, peace has finally settled over England with the ascension of the York king Edward IV.  But Edward’s younger brother Richard resents the happiness he sees around him.  Bitter at being treated as a monster since birth due to his physical appearance, Richard chooses to embrace his villainous reputation and when he sets his eyes on the throne of England, nothing and no one will stand in his way.  As the body count rises, allies turn to enemies and Richard’s rule faces a new threat descended from old enemies – a young rival named Henry Tudor, Duke of Richmond.  The two men will soon face each other on the battlefield in a fight for the fate of all England.


This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all ages, body types, genders, races, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition. Real alcohol will be consumed onstage. Many roles including that of Richard will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available.  Richard III performs May 24-June 2. Rehearsals begin April 16.  All actors interested in roles which require sword fighting must attend fight class in April (at no cost).


Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume.  You may also be asked to read from the script.

Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.

For more information contact


Date: 03/19/2018 (Mon.)

Location: Underground Collaborative at the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203


Auditions for Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Renaissance Theaterworks


DATE: Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 10:00am – 6:00pm (break from 1:00pm-2:00pm)


APPOINTMENTS:  Email Sam Nykiel at (preferred) or call 414-299-4959.


SEEKING: Adult performers for 2018-2019 seasons.


PREPARATION: Prepare any combination of material as follows:

–              1 song and 1 monologue

–              2 contrasting songs

–              2 contrasting monologues

Material should not exceed 5-minute audition time slot.

Please bring 3 headshots and resumes.


LOCATION: Broadway Theatre Center

158 N Broadway

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Street parking only.  Please leave ample time for parking as it can be tricky in the area.


PERSONNEL: Ray Jivoff and Sam Nykiel from Skylight Music Theatre, C. Michael Wright from Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Suzan Fete, Mallory Metoxen and Bailey Wegner from Renaissance Theaterworks.

An accompanist will be provided.


PRODUCTION DATES: Please see each theatre’s website for additional information on shows.


BTC’s EPA’s are a color inclusive, ability inclusive, and gender inclusive audition. Please let Sam know if access services are needed.

I am seeking actors to serve as standardized patients for the physician assistant students. The students are in their didactic year of their medical training, and need practice taking a patient history, conducting a physical exam, formulating a plan and sharing that with the patient, and providing patient education.


Below are dates and times that I need help, along with the theme of the patient encounter. The PA program pays $20 per hour for the time spent as standardized patients on campus. We do not pay for travel time.  We will have you fill out a W-9 and we will send a check to you with your payment, as all checks for Concordia are cut from one office.


Our PA students are eager learners, and are excited to work with standardized patients. So far they have only practiced their skills on other students and the mannequins in our simulation lab.


Date/time Topic Length of each encounter
Tuesday 2-27-18,    1-3pm Microbiology (such as sinus infection, pneumonia, etc.) 20 minute simulation with 5-10 min debrief after each simulation (same scenario with all 4 students)
Tuesday 3-20-18,   1-3pm Cardiac- likely chest pain or rapid heart beat 20 minute simulation with 5-10 min debrief after each simulation (same scenario with all 4 students)
Tuesday 4-17-18,  1-3pm Sexually transmitted infections

Note- the student will ONLY be conducting a sexual history and history of the present illness of either vaginal or penile discharge after intercourse with a new partner.

There is NO physical exam.


20 minute simulation with 5-10 min debrief after each simulation (same scenario with all 4 students)
Tuesday 5-08-18,    1-3pm Explaining lab results to a patient, and providing pertinent patient education.

Multiple topics- depends on how many actors can help- but topics will range from urine test, CBC, kidney function tests, EKG result, etc.

NO physical exam.

PA faculty will be observing the students in these stations

10 minute simulations, with 5 min debrief after each simulation (same lab result scenario with all 8 students)




Thank you so much for considering or for passing on this information to your theatre colleagues! Your participation in educating the next generation of health care providers is greatly appreciated! I will send more details to those who are interested in participating.


I will be in need of standardized patients for other future courses, so if you are interested, but are unable to help on the above dates, please let me know!


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.



Pollyanna Kabara



Pollyanna Kabara, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Academic Coordinator

Physician Assistant Studies

Concordia University Wisconsin

(262) 243-2016