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Milwaukee Opera Theatre unites with All In Productions for the first time to present PRELUDES, a musical fantasia set in the mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff by the creators of Broadway’s NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.  Delving into the composer’s troubled psyche, PRELUDES deftly blends the classical and contemporary in a meditation on ambition, failure, and lilacs.

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Dave Malloy

Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik
Music Director: Ruben Piirainen
Featuring Alaina Carlson, Bill Jackson, Gage Patterson, Joe Picchetti, Ruben Piirainen, Jenny Wanasek

Friday, March 20 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 PM
Monday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 27 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Woman’s Club of Wisconsin
813 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee

Tickets on sale now!
$32 Premium Reserved | $28 General Admission | $18 Student, Artist
To purchase, call (800) 838-3006 or order online at


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Recorded once a month, WAIP is an ongoing semi-serialized variety show podcast produced by All In Productions. WAIP follows the exploits within a failing fictional Milwaukee radio station along with various episodic programming, parodies, skits and other outlandish content thrown in for good measure.


NEXT RECORDING:   Sunday January 27, 2018 Live Recording Begins @ 7:00pm at In Tandem Theatre, 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233 (Subsequent recordings are once a month on the final Sunday.)  Listen to all episodes of WAIP here


Directed and conceptualized by Adam Qutaishat, WAIP features some of Milwaukee’s finest established and up-and-coming talent by area actors, artists, and writers. Each episode of WAIP also features a special guest interview with a Milwaukee area theatre professional. Previous theatre guests include Ray Jivoff (Skylight Music Theatre), David Cecsarini (Next Act Theatre), Jill Anna Ponasik and Danny Brylow (Milwaukee Opera Theatre), Alyson Chavez (Milwaukee Ballet), Matt Kemple (Milwaukee Comedy Festival), Zach Thomas Woods (Kohl’s Wild Theatre), Marcee Doherty Elst (Theatre RED), Jason Powell (Milwaukee Metro Voices), Eric Welch (Untitled Productions), Alexis Forseth and Hannah Kubiak (Voices Found Repertory), Composer Paula Foley Tillen, and Jake Brockman and Kyle Conner (Forge Theatre).


Content of WAIP stretches from the ridiculous to the inexplicable and includes:

The struggling exploits of WAIP’s employees presented in sitcom-esque fashion.

All Arcadians, an ongoing fantasy satire.

The Worsener, a superhero parody series.

Time Ranger, a superhero parody series.

Dog Investigator, the hardboiled adventures of a canine detective and his past that just won’t leave him alone.

Other commercials, skits, radio plays and material include: Awkward Elevator Conversations, The Mournful Gene Lavender, Job Seekers, Robot Roommate, Long Tom Silvers, Packer Snackers, Fop on Pop, Court of the Dead, Inferior Flix, and Off Topic.




Episodes of All In Productions’ WAIP are published bimonthly and can be heard worldwide free of charge on the music and audio platform SoundCloud at It can also be found on iTunes, Stictcher, and more.




WAIP regular and guest performers and writers include Tim Backes, Marcus Beyer, Becky Cofta, Kyle Conner, Hannah Esch, Alexis Furseth, Ana Gonzalez, Chris Goode, Kathryn Hausman, Hailey Hentz, Amanda J Hull, Mike Jones, Matthew Konkel, Hannah Kubiak, Beth Lewinski, Edward Lupella, Laura McDonald, Robby McGhee, Emmitt Morgans, Connor O’Hara, Rae Elizabeth Pare, Gage Patterson, Adam Qutaishat, Tim Rebers, David Sapiro, Zach Sharrock, Liz Shipe, Stephanie Staszak, Zach Thomas, Woods, Maddie Wakley, Hannah Shay, Casey Van Dam, Bob Zimmerman, Brant Allen, JJ Gatesman, and Ben Yela.

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Sound engineering and sound effects for WAIP are by Derek Buckles. WAIP is stage managed by Allison Kasprovich. Graphic design is by Cassie Pearson. Equipment for WAIP is provided Q Music, LLC.







All In Productions is pleased to announce auditions for its production of CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, taking place at the Alchemist Theatre. Show dates are April 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14 and 15, with rehearsals beginning in February. The show is being directed by Mitch Weindorf.


Please read the below information to prepare for auditions. To schedule an audition time, email and you will be assigned a timeslot. Audition videos can also be emailed to, but must be turned in by February 6th.


Wednesday, February 8

Underground Collaborative at Grand Avenue Mall

5:30 – 8:00 PM

(If necessary, callbacks will be held at 8:30)




When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.



LAUREN (Female – Teenager): A loner. Definitely the outsider in the group – prefers being apart from the group, yet with a deep inner curiosity. Rough around the edges, but wants to succeed. Not aloof, just doesn’t know how to connect. Dreams of being an actor. Deep heart. Can be any ethnicity.


MARTY (Female – Late 40s-Early 60s): The teacher of the class. A bit of an earth mother quality, she believes in the power of vulnerability and connection that this work can bring. A natural leader, super comfortable in her skin. Unconventional. Has secrets. Married to James, and in a rocky patch.


JAMES (Male – Mid 50s-Late 60s): Outdoorsy, a previous Berkeley hippie now living in Vermont. Married to Marty, they are in a rocky patch which is making it harder for him to be vulnerable in the class, though he wants to participate. An introvert and people pleaser, has a rich imagination he is not used to sharing. Think Lands End.


SCHULTZ (Male – Mid 30s-Late 40s):
Recently divorced, puppy-dog sweet, and painfully needy. He exudes loneliness, lifelong hurt and resentment toward those men who have all the luck with women. Schulz is an endearing and slightly bumbling, and a would-be artistic furniture maker. He is recently on his own after a painful divorce, searching for something more not only in his activities, but in another woman.


THERESA (Female – Early 30s-Late30s):
Voluptuous, conflicted, flirtatious, warm and buoyant, and a former actress who has just moved to this small Vermont town, fleeing New York and a toxic relationship. Through Theresa’s uncertainty and anger over past hurts, we see how the acting exercises do, indeed, break down barriers



Please prepare one 1-minute, contemporary monologue in the style of the show. Callbacks will be held if necessary. Please bring a headshot and resume to your audition.



All In Productions will be holding open auditions for Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. For an audition appointment, please email
Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie’s wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs’ jealousy which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who’s been shot?

5/17 – Tenth Street Theatre (628 N 10th St, Milwaukee)
5/18 & 5/21 – Underground Collaborative, Grand Avenue Mall (Under TJ Maxx)

AUDITION – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – 6:30PM – 9:30PM
AUDITION – Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 6:30PM – 9:30PM
AUDITION – Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 10:30AM – 12:00PM
DANCE CALL/CALLBACKS – Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 1:00PM until 4:00PM

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please e-mail to reserve a slot.

Please bring 18 – 32 bars of sheet music of any modern musical theatre genre.
Please come prepared with a headshot and resume.

Please be prepared to list any conflicts that may occur during the rehearsal process. Preliminary dates are listed below but are subject to change. A rehearsal calendar will be provided at the audition.

Video auditions will be accepted until May 18th, 2016. Please prepare 18 – 32 bars of any modern musical theatre with a live accompanist and email your video to

Callback materials will be posted in the coming weeks.

Rehearsals will be held primarily at the Underground Collaborative (though we will also utilize other spaces in the downtown area as needed).

The following schedule is subject to change, but general availability for rehearsals should include:

August 1-August 4 (6:00PM – 10:00PM)
August 7-August 11 (6:00PM – 10:00PM)
August 14-18 (6:00PM – 10:00PM))
August 21-25 (6:00PM – 10:00PM)
TECH August 28-Sept 1 (6:00PM – 10:00PM)

All performances will be at Next Act Theatre

September 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th at 7:30PM
September 4th, 11th at 5:00PM


BLACK- Strong, handsome, and poised without being posed. An enigmatic loner. Protective. No-nonsense kind of guy who cannot understand Queenie’s attraction to Burrs.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

BURRS – Handsome. A professional clown. Dangerous and charming all at once. Sexually ravenous and drawn to Queenie like a moth to the flame. Hurts somewhere deep inside, and slowly descends into jealous insanity.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

DOLORES – A party-goer pitching ideas and hoping to score with Sam. A wild woman of the night.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

EDDIE – Mae’s husband who is perhaps even more dim-witted than she is. A big oaf. Can be a lovable teddy bear but also a quick tempered brute. Adores his wife.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

KATE – A lush. Likes to be the “life of the party.” Always looking out for number one, and is jealous of Queenie. Sexy, sensual, and confident.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

MADELAINE TRUE – A tired woman with slanted eyes and a cruel mouth. An announced lesbian. Sexually hungry. Blunt and very dry.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

MAE – Eddie’s wife. Sweet and beautiful, but not particularly bright. Adores her husband and dotes on him.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

SAM – Busy producer and “attention whore.” Trying to avoid the outrageous pitches made by Dolores, until it becomes sexual.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

OSCAR D’ARMANO – Phil’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

PHIL D’ARMANO – Oscar’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

QUEENIE – Blonde and beautiful. Sexy. Looks a little older and more tired than her age would indicate. Afraid of being alone. Has become addicted to Burrs’ presence and ravenous sexual appetite.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3

NADINE – The only minor at the party. Waifish and somewhat naïve. She is in over her head and trying to keep up.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

MAX – One of the party goers and a member of the usual “gang.” He is full of life and energy.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

All In Productions is pleased to announce their next show, ORDINARY DAYS.

“From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. ORDINARY DAYS is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.”
– Rodgers and Hammerstein show description

Performances will be at In Tandem Theatre on March 25-26 and March 30-April 2 at 7:30 P.M., with 4:00 P.M. matinees on March 27 and April 3.

Auditions for Ordinary Days will be held on December 12th and 13th at the Underground Collaborative in Grand Avenue Mall, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day at 10-minute intervals. Actors wishing to audition should email to schedule their time. All auditionees should bring a headshot and resume to their appointment and prepare a musical theater piece in the style of the show of no longer than five minutes. An accompanist will be provided.


Claire is in her 30’s and is embarking on a new stage of her life with boyfriend Jason. The decision to share an apartment is the catalyst for Claire to face her past. Her cathartic “I’ll Be Here” provides the audience the final clue to her arc.

Required vocal range: Soprano

Jason is in his 30’s and is the boyfriend of Claire. A romantic at heart, he spends the bulk of the musical attempting to further his relationship, at first by moving in (“The Spaces Between”) and then by proposing. Claire consistently resists his attempts leading to the central conflict of their story arc (“Fine”).

Required vocal range: Tenor

In her mid twenties, Deb is a cynical and defensive grad student who is struggling to find focus in her life. She meets struggling artist Warren when he finds her thesis notes in the street.

Required vocal range: Mezzo

The cheerful and sometimes annoyingly optimistic Warren sees beauty in the simple things in life, delivering the musical’s message and final number (“Beautiful”).

Required vocal range: Tenor

Contact us at if you have any questions about auditions or the show.