This FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, Cream City Films will be shooting a scene for the feature film Small Town Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, and we are in need of BACKGROUND TALENT (EXTRAS) to play sports fans in the stands! The shooting will take place Friday afternoon from approximately 2pm until 7pm (or a little later.) Great opportunity for groups of friends and families to be in a movie together!


If you’re interested in helping out, please email Maya at smalltownextras@gmail.com with the subject line FILM AT THE FAIR. In the body please list your name and phone number as well as the names of all the people in your party who will be attending. Please note if you have anyone under the age of 18 who will be joining you.


For more information about the film, email smalltownextras@gmail.com!



Forward Theater is now accepting submissions for our Two Steps Forward Monologue Festival. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2018. Monologues selected for the festival will be announced on or before April 1, 2019, and performances will take place in June of 2019.

For more details, please visit http://forwardtheater.com/learn/submissions.


Casting the lead role of Bobby Wong for a new podcast originating out of Madison called GLORIOUS.


Bobby Wong is s 38 years old.  He is third-generation Chinese-American and feels absolutely no ties to his culture.  He lives in a Tribeca loft.  He transitioned four years ago, completing it with top surgery, which he calls “gender affirmation surgery” although he has been living as Bobby, not Barbara, for 25 years.  He is the CEO of Glorious Enterprises which is on the verge of becoming the globe’s largest online merchandising company, unless his mother can stop him or unless he is stopped by a slew of those who work under him who don’t want Bobby to have his way.  He is efficient, a bit cold, somewhat calculated and boundless in energy and intelligence.


Please email Rick Rose at rrose65@gmail.com or text him at 4144036286 to request a side to prepare and send as a digital file asap.  Final auditions will be in Madison at a post facility as early as this Wednesday, 8/15, or next 8/22.


There will be paid once the podcast is officially up and running, following casting.


Milwaukee Jewish Day School is looking for a director(s) for our two school musicals: The upper school musical (grades 5-8) is a T/Th class from 2:30-3:30 that will begin late August. It meets all semester until the performances, which is the weekend of January 26-27, 2019.* The lower school musical (grades 2-4) begins sometime in February or so and meets 2x a week for 30 minutes (usually morning). The show is in mid-May and is a shorter version. We usually do the Broadway Jr. shows for middle school and the Broadway kids version for lower school. 


MJDS is a JK-8 school at 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, WI. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information, please contact Rena Porat at 414-702-1088 or rporat@mjds.org


*These dates may be subject to change depending on the availability of a director.


Position: Set Designer/Master Carpenter

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Early November

Salary: $400-600



Oak Creek High School (OCHS) Theatre needs a qualified, professional candidate who has experience both in set construction and in teaching those skills to students. As a program, we are looking to expand and want an enthusiastic, collaborative individual who will help grow our kids and teach them practical, theatrical set construction.


Andrew Steeves

English Teacher

General Manager of OCHS Theatre

Oak Creek High School


kill joy

Killjoy by Jerry Mayer

A Romantic Comedy Thriller

Audition Dates:

Monday Sept. 17 & Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018

6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

Memories – 1077 Lake Drive, Port Washington WI 53074

Auditions will consist of reading from the scripts. No need to prepare anything ahead of time. Scripts are available to read prior to auditions but must be returned by Friday Sept 14th. Contact Joe Feustel, Artistic Coordinator at Joe@memoriesballroom.com or 262-284-6850 with any questions.

Character Descriptions

3M – 3W 

CAROL – Early to mid 40s; attractive; decent; romantic and a devoted mother. She’s eager to get on with her life after a tortured twenty-four-year marriage to Victor, that ended in divorce a year ago.

VICTOR – Early to mid 50s; Carol’s ex-husband; successful; egocentric; competitive; opinionated and a bully. Even so, it’s important that we find him amusing. Victor is the “Killjoy” of this piece and obviously the one responsible for the breakup of the marriage.

VICKI – 20s; Carol and Victor’s daughter; painfully honest; blunt; practical. She is determined to have a more successful marriage than her parents had, when she gets married.

SONNY – 20s; Carol and Victor’s son; negative and unsure of himself, but he keeps trying, even though he’s intimidated by life in general and Victor in particular. He’s a potentially tragic figure, but things turn out great for Sonny, so feel free to laugh at his problems.

RICK – 30s-40s; Victor’s lawyer; handsome; sexy; confident. It’s important that Rick seem like a nice guy and not your average obnoxious lawyer.

CLAUDIA – 30s; Victor’s new young wife; lovely; intelligent; wholesome.  Definitely not a dumb blonde.

FATHER MULCAHY – Carol’s dream-inspired father-confessor and advisor (with an attitude), who she alone sees in her mind.

Show synopsis:

Here is an unpredictable, hilarious romantic comedy/thriller with witty dialogue and fascinating characters. Carol is being driven crazy by her charming monster of an ex-husband, Victor, and his new wife, who employ every trick in the book to end Carol’s thousand dollar a week alimony. Carol’s quirky kids work at Victor’s pasta restaurant chain, and Carol is sure Victor is bullying her son into an early grave. When Carol has a passionate affair with Victor’s lawyer, they decide Victor has to die and the audience cheers its agreement.

Performance Dates:

Friday Nov 2 – Evening, Saturday Nov 3 – Evening, Sunday Nov 4 – Matinee

Friday Nov 9 – Evening, Saturday Nov. 10 – Matinee and Evening, Sunday Nov 11 – Evening.

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Auditions for Mary Poppins
August 13 & 14 – 6 – 10 PM
Call Backs – August 17 – 6 – 10 PM

MARY POPPINS will be directed by Nate C. Adams with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Ashley Patin.

To audition, please sign up for an audition time slot at SunsetPlayhouse.com.  For your audition please arrive with a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is highly encouraged. Please bring your own sheet music, in your key, clearly marked, and in a binder. We will not hear acapella auditions. Callbacks will be held on Friday, August 17 and will consist of song and scene cuts. There will be a dance call at your audition, so please bring clothes to move in. If you have tap shoes, please bring them. Those who can tap will learn a short tap combination.

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 – MARY POPPINS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Note:  If you are cast as Mary, Burt, or an ensemble member you MUST be available on both October 4 & 5 from 10 AM – 6 PM for flight training for Mary and Burt and flight training operation for the ensemble.

Auditions: Monday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:00 – 7:00 pm Kids Auditions*
7:00 – 9:00 pm Adult Auditions
9:00 – 10:00pm Dance Call

*Due to an overwhelming response we have now opened up all audition spots for kid auditions. (Updated 7/16/2018)

Callbacks: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

First Rehearsal: August 20, 2018
Foy flight training: Oct 4 & 5  4PM -10PM    (Mary, Burt, ensemble members, technicians – mandatory)
Tech Week:  October 6 – 10, 2018 –  Mandatory
Performances:  October 11 – November 4, 2018

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Visit SunsetPlayhouse.com or 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.


Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Mary takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grownups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Character Descriptions –  Seeking to cast 10 males and 10 females. Please note, this production contains a full working ensemble. Ensemble members must be able to dance.

Male Characters

Bert (age: 30s) The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2

 George Banks (age: 40 to 50) The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision and order” in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary. Vocal range top: Eb4  Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 Michael Banks (age: 9 to 11) The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Vocal range top: E5*  Vocal range bottom: A3* *NOTE: This role requires an unchanged boys voice.

Robertson Ay (age: 20 to 30) The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but his “Spoonful” solo can be a fun surprise.
Vocal range top: G#4  Vocal range bottom: F3

Neleus / Sweep / Ensemble (age: 20 to 30) The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. Must dance extremely well. Ballet experience is preferred.

Policeman / Bear / Sweep / Ensemble (age: 30 to 30) Policeman: A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

Bank Chairman / Ensemble (age: 50s) Bank Chairman: The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Vocal range top: D4  Vocal range bottom: C3

Male Ensemble #1 / Male Dance Captain: Valentine / Von Hussler / Sweep (age: 20 to 30) A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

Male Ensemble #2: Toy Soldier Doll / John Northbrook / Sweep (age: 20 to 30) An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Male Ensemble #3: Park Keeper / Sailor Doll / Sweep (age: 30s) Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

Female Characters

Mary Poppins (age: 20 to 30) Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key. Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: Gb3


Winifred Banks (age: 30 to 40)George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to obnly associate with “the best people” as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she’s not up to the job of “being Mrs. Banks,” yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone. Vocal range top: D5  Vocal range bottom: A3

Jane Banks (age: must read 11-13 on stage) The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Vocal range top: F#5  Vocal range bottom: A3

 Mrs. Brill (age: 50 to 60) The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.  Vocal range top: D#5  Vocal range bottom: F#3

 Katie Nanna / Mrs. Corry / Ensemble (age: 30 to 40)Katie Nanna: Jane and Micahel’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

Mrs. Corry: Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean/Creole accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).
Miss Lark / Bird Woman (age: 30 to 50) Miss Lark: The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

Bird Woman: Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds.” There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life.
Vocal range top: C5  Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Miss Andrew / Miss Smythe / Ensemble (age: 40s) Miss Andrew: George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.
Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

 Female Ensemble #1 / Female Dance Captain: Fannie / Sweep (ages 18-30)

Female Ensemble #2: (ages 18-30) Annie / Ballet Doll / Sweep 

Female Ensemble #3: (ages 18-30) Glamorous Doll / Sweep 

**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 -10:00 pm.


Marquette University Theatre is seeking a part-time Scene Shop Supervisor.  The overview of the position is as follows:
The Theatre Scene Shop Supervisor assists the Theatre Arts Technical Director in the safe operation of the Marquette Theatre scenic, lighting and paint areas for all of the Marquette Theatre productions. The Theatre Scene Shop Supervisor primarily manages the construction of theatre scenery, assists in the construction, placement, and rigging of scenery for departmental productions, performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and tools, helps to plan and organize the construction projects, and supervises student workers in the construction and painting of theatre scenery. Additionally, this individual assists in the hang and focus of lighting equipment and general supervision of all lighting and electric needs for the theatre productions.


More information about the position and application information can be found at http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10149

The position will remain open until filled.


Marquette University Theatre is seeking a part-time Cutter/Draper.  The overview of the position is as follows:

The Costume Shop: Cutter/Draper assists in the day-to-day operations of the Theatre Arts costume shop and supervises all activities associated with the shop in consultation with the Costume Shop Manager. The Cutter/Draper supervises students in the costume shop and their proper and safe use of associated machinery. The Cutter/Draper produces patterns from costume renderings, sketches, and verbal instructions; supervises others and/or performs patterning, construction, assembling, and fitting of costumes for departmental productions; performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and equipment, helps to plan and organize the construction projects; makes alterations generated from fittings and dress rehearsals; and ensures that costumes maintain their appearance.

More information about the position and application information can be found at


The position will remain open until filled.


The Classical Company Class presents Romeo and Juliet, this Friday and Saturday, August 10th and 11th at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street.  Showtime is 7:00, and the price…




I’ve worked with a bunch of these young actors for many years and I couldn’t be more impressed with their work.  Come see a Romeo and Juliet where the actors are actually the age of the title roles they are playing.

I mean not exactly.  We’re not sure of their exact birth dates…

…except for Juliet.  She was born on Lamas Eve at night fourteen years ago…

…that’s actually surprisingly exact.

But I digress.  Come see free theatre supporting some really wonderful people.

Oh, and Jennie Babisch who plays Romeo designed the program cover.  Here’s another for your viewing pleasure.