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Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents:

Antiology

Music by John Glover, Words by Kelley Rourke
Inspired by the novel Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta

Featuring Andrew Wilkowske and Jack Forbes Wilson

 

“The point isn’t to win,” according to Nash, a key character in Dana Spiotta’s award-winning Eat the Document. A radical remnant of the 70s who now presides over an anarchist bookstore, Nash draws the disaffected youth of the 1990s into a shifting series of “collectives.”  In this musical response to Spiotta’s novel, the team behind “Guns N; Rosenkavalier” and “Lucy” explores the two eras – their language, technology, music and activism.  ​With special guest Dana Spiotta.

Dates:
Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 11, at 8:00 PM
Friday, October 12, at 8:00 PM

Doors open at 7:30

Tickets: $25 General Admission / $15 Students and Artists

Order online at http://antiology.bpt.me or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Location: Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Stage Direction:                                                        Music Direction:
Jill Anna Ponasik                                                        Jack Forbes Wilson

And Starring our 70s Operatic Jam Band: Andrew Wilkowske, Eva Nimmer, Kat Wodke, Monique Ross, John Glover, Joe Riggenbach, and Jill Anna Ponasik

For more information: milwaukeeoperatheatre.org
Contact: Jill Anna Ponasik, Artistic Director, Milwaukee Opera Theatre
jillannaponasik@gmail.com or 917.684.0512

 

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is Milwaukee’s micro-brewery for opera, proudly producing small batches of high quality, local lyric theatre.  We tell stories through music…unconventionally.

 

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or fall classes at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater! We still have a few spots available, and some start as soon as September 10th!
Our classes include
• a two part Acting for the Camera series, focusing on acting technique, auditioning, networking in today’s industry (register for part 1 here, and part 2 here!)
Stage Combat, which focuses on unarmed combat with an opportunity to test for Level 1 certification with Duel Arts International (register here)
• a three part Basic Acting series, which explores fundamentals of acting including monologues, character development and scenework (Register for part 1 here, part 2 here, and part three is coming in the spring!)

Additional information can be found at https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/

Questions can be directed to Auburn Matson, Education Administrator at amatson@milwaukeerep.com

 

Come join Acting for the Camera II! Class starts Monday, September 10th, but we still do have spots available! If have previously taken Acting for the Camera I or have previous on-camera acting experience and are ready to learn more, this class is perfect for you!

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II

Acting for the Camera II focuses on developing more deeply the key technical skills introduced in Acting for the Camera I. Through individually tailored, real-world material, the instructor will lead you through commercial, theatrical, slate, interview, and monologue work. The class will devote time each week to honing on-camera practice and critique in the five major areas listed above. The goal of this class is to give each student a stronger sense of developed skill, confidence, industry preparedness, and a slew of marketable reel material. Please contact Auburn Matson with a brief summary of your qualifications if you have any questions about your eligibility for this course.

 

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: Acting for the Camera I
Next session: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 from 5:30–7:30pm.

 

Follow this link to register online: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/courses/courseregister.aspx?CourseId=41898


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Sunset Playhouse Seeks Dresser for MARY POPPINS

 

Mary Poppins | Dresser

Position

Dresser for Sunset Playhouse production of Mary Poppins

Description

Sunset Playhouse seeks two dressers for their upcoming production of Mary Poppins ¬— one female dresser to work exclusively with the actor playing Mary Poppins and one additional dresser, either male or female, to work with the rest of the cast as needed. Dressers play a vital role in the production process and performances by being responsible for the placement of costumes, helping actors with quick costume changes, organizing costumes, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work under the guidance and direction of the Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Managers, and Costume Designer to assistant them with various costume duties they may need assistance with
  • Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals (see next page for specific dates and times)
  • Work with assigned actors to execute all costume changes and other assigned production duties during performances and rehearsals
  • Utilize strong attention to detail and consistency when becoming familiar with the show and the execution and timing of costume changes
  • Think critically and creatively to solve problems in the moment
  • Maintain organization and follow along and contribute to the Costume Plot, which outlines where and when all costume changes take place
  • Keep costumes organized and in good condition
  • Maintain safety standards when working with actors who fly in the production
  • Maintain a calm and focused presence working with actors to execute quick costume changes
  • Possess a positive attitude and be willing to work as a team

    Qualifications
  • Experience in theatre, stage crew, costumes, production, etc. a plus
  • Basic sewing and costume repair skills a plus

    Interested in working on stage crew for Mary Poppins at Sunset Playhouse?

Contact the Stage Manager, Brenda Nemec, at brenbasil@aol.com

Please Note: This is a volunteer position.


Time Commitment 

Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals

Rehearsals:

Monday, October 1, 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 2, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 4, 6-9pm

Friday, October 5, 6-9pm

Flight Training:

Tentative Dates: October 4 & 5, time TBD

Tech Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 6, 6-10pm

Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm & 5-10pm

Mon, October 8, 6:30-10pm

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-10pm

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-10pm

Performance Dates:

Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm

Friday, October 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm

Friday, October 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm

Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm

Friday, October 26, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27, 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm

Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 4, 7:30pm

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street

Elm Grove, WI 53122

 

Sunset Playhouse Seeks Stage Crew for MARY POPPINS

 

Mary Poppins | Stage Crew

Position

Stage Crew for Sunset Playhouse production of Mary Poppins

Description

Sunset Playhouse seeks several organized and enthusiastic individuals to work stage crew for their upcoming production of Mary Poppins. Crew members play a vital role in the production process and performances by being responsible for knowing exactly where and when to perform assigned tasks, move set pieces and props, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work under the guidance and direction of the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Managers to assistant them with any various duties they may need assistance with
  • Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals (see next page for specific dates and times)
  • Execute all scene changes and other assigned production duties during performances and rehearsals
  • Utilize strong attention to detail and consistency when becoming familiar with the show and the execution and timing of scene changes
  • Think critically and creatively to solve problems in the moment
  • Maintain organization and follow along and contribute to the Run Sheet, which outlines where and when all scene changes take place
  • Lift and move heavy set pieces, furniture, etc.
  • Maintain safety standards when assisting actors who fly in the production
  • Possess a positive attitude and be willing to work as a team

    Qualifications

  • Experience in theatre, stage crew, production, etc. a plus

    Interested in working on stage crew for Mary Poppins at Sunset Playhouse?

Contact the Stage Manager, Brenda Nemec, at brenbasil@aol.com

Please Note: This is a volunteer position.

Time Commitment 

Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals

Rehearsals:

Monday, October 1, 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 2, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 4, 6-9pm

Friday, October 5, 6-9pm

Flight Training:

Tentative Dates: October 4 & 5, time TBD

Tech Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 6, 6-10pm

Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm & 5-10pm

Mon, October 8, 6:30-10pm

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-10pm

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-10pm

Performance Dates:

Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm

Friday, October 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm

Friday, October 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm

Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm

Friday, October 26, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27, 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm

Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 4, 7:30pm

Availability to assist with flying for the MARY POPPINS JR. production preferred. Time commitment is noted below.

Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 27, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Thursday, November 1, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Friday, November 2, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Tech Rehearsal:

Saturday, November 3, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Performances:

Sunday, November 4, 6:30pm

Monday, November 5, 10:00am & 6:30pm

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street

Elm Grove, WI 53122


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MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS:

 

JAKE REVOLVER, VCR REPAIRMAN

 

 

Written by Matthew Konkel

Directed by Tom Marks

 

WHAT

Milwaukee Entertainment Group (MEG) and producer Tom Carr launch their 2018-19 theater season with the comedy-radio-noir sequel and world premiere production of Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman by Milwaukee playwright Matthew Konkel. This live stage production is directed by MEG’s artistic director Tom Marks and features an ensemble of Milwaukee area actors. Running September 7th – 22nd, 2018 7:30, Sunday September 16th matinee 2:00pm at the historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. Special Preview Performance on Thursday, September 6th 7:30pm. http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/jake-revolver-vcr-repairman

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586109

ABOUT THE SHOW

He’s a voice for the voiceless, an eye for the sightless and a nose for the nostrilless. Some have called him a villain, some have called him a hero, some have called him “four eyes” and “fatty fat fatboy” but he always got over it. No matter what you call him though, his name and title remains the same: Giving orders and fixing recorders it’s Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman!

It’s the sequel you didn’t know you wanted! In the continuing adventures of this radio-noir, private detective parody, Jake Revolver has left his investigative roots to open a successful, albeit obsolete, video repair business and is charged with finding the ominous and infamous Berlese VCR.

Employing the same silly noir-parody tone and live radio show format as the original, Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman is more amusing and more “radioing” than the first! It’s a seriously funny foray into the dark and hysterical world of a once secret agent turned small electronics mechanic. Don’t miss Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman! In the tradition of Firesign Theater, Jake Revolver combines slapstick, screwball humor, and commercial spoofs for a laugh-a-minute theatrical comedy. Milwaukee Entertainment Group and the Brumder Mansion are proud to present Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman

CAST

Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman stars as an ensemble of seasoned Milwaukee area actors including: Phil Stepanski as Jake Revolver (reprising his character portrayal from the prequel Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent), Marcus Beyer as Sage, Jim Donaldson as RB Hefft, Amy Geyser as Dearly Leading, Laura Holterman as Ginger, Jason Nykiel as Fredrick Nobel, Hayley San Fillippo as Top Load, and Pam Scheferman as Detective Copper.

WRITTEN by Matthew Konkel

DIRECTED by Tom Marks

COSTUMES and PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT by Amanda J. Hull

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman are $25 General Admission and $20 Student/Senior for all performances. Tickets are available online through brown paper tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586109 or by phone at (414) 388-9104.

 

Information about Jake Revolver can be found on the Milwaukee Entertainment Group website at http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/jake-revolver-vcr-repairman

 

All Performances of Jake Revolver will be held at the historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53208.

 

Performances Dates and Times:      September 7th – 22nd – Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00

Doors/7:30 Curtain.

Special Preview Performance – Thursday, September 6th

7:00pm Doors 7:30 Curtain

Matinee – Sunday, September 16th 1:30pm Doors

                                                            2:00pm Curtain

 

M I L W A U K E E   E N T E R T A I N M E N T   G R O U P

 

L I V E   T H E A T R E

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I n t i m a t e   S e t t i n g

 

Milwaukee Entertainment Group strives to promote and participate in the creation of theatre arts in Milwaukee, focusing on newly written performance ideas created and performed by local artists.

http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/

 

 


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Message*: Come enjoy a classic love story. The Beauty of Psyche is a theatrical production recreating the myth of Psyche and Cupid. After an attempted sacrifice, Psyche finds herself a prisoner in the magical castle of a mysterious stranger. Haunted by her dreams she finds a way to connect with her captor and find freedom, but that is only where the journey begins.

https://www.facebook.com/events/251479892353817/

Written and Directected by: Jj Gatesman

The Beauty of Psyche will performed at the Arcade Theater in the Under Ground Collaborative September 6th through the 15th.

The show features the talents of:

Abigail Stein
Josh Decker
Audrey Thompson-Wallace
Kellie Wambold

And original music by Amanda J Hull and Cole Heinrich


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MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE CASTING CALL

Young Playwrights Festival Showcase 2018-2019

 

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre seeks 25 non-Equity actors for our biennial Young Playwrights Festival Showcase and Honorable Mention Readings to be held January 10-13, 2019 at the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee. We strongly encourage actors of any origin, gender identification, and age to apply. Detailed character breakdown is as follows: 7, any origin/gender/age; 1 W, Hispanic or Latinx, 60s+; 4 W, 40s+; 1 W, Hispanic or Latinx, 30s-40s; 1 W, 20s-30s; 3 W, teens-20s; 1 W, Hispanic or Latinx, teens-20s; 2 W, teens; 1 M, 40s+; 2 M, 30s; 1 M, African-American, teens; 1 M, teens. Auditions will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018, from 6:00-10:00 PM at the Broadway Theatre Center, 5th floor, 158 N. Broadway, Third Ward, Milwaukee. Auditions are by appointment only; please reserve your audition slot or seek further information at marcella@milwaukeechambertheatre.com or 414.276.8842 X118. A prepared, one-minute monologue is preferred, but other material will be provided if needed. Headshots/resumes are welcome but not required.

 

[Please note: Showcase actors must be available for full cast read-through (Monday, November 5, 2018, evening) and for ALL final rehearsals and performances (the week of January 7-13, 2019). Reading actors must be available for one rehearsal between January 7-11 and for the technical rehearsal and public reading on the afternoon of January 12, 2019. All interim rehearsals are scheduled individually with directors.]


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Directed by James Fletcher

The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for “Lombardi” on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

Five-time NFL champion and two-time Super Bowl champion, Vince Lombardi is the man behind every Green Bay Packers’ legend. Driven by ultimate perfection, this play follows reporter Michael McCormick through a week of the Packers’ 1965 season. He discovers Lombardi’s passions and relationships on and off the field with his players, the press, and his wife, Marie.

Roles for:
1 WOMAN
– Marie Lombardi: (40s – early 60s) a wife of a certain time that loved and supported her husband above all else. She is the only person who could really challenge Lombardi.

5 MEN
– Vince Lombardi: (40s – early 60s) a hard-nosed coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 – 1967 who became an American icon. He is never satisfied with himself and constantly strives to push himself and those around him to be better.
– Michael McCormick: (20s – mid 30s) the narrator of the play. Ambitious, relentless, enthusiastic and inquisitive reporter on his first major assignment.
– Paul Hornung: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build) the “Golden Boy” Hall of Famer who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1957 – 1966. A trouble-maker off the field.
– Dave Robinson: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build, African-American) a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1963 – 1972; he had a difficult but respectful relationship with Lombardi. Embodies pride and work ethic.
– Jim Taylor: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build) fullback for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 – 1966. Soft spoken, but dominate and unstoppable on the field. Known for punishing hits and sloughing off injuries.

No appointments necessary. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script. Individuals with all levels of experience are invited to audition.

Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office. The show will go into rehearsal in August and will be performed weekends October 19 – November 4.

For more information, visit http://www.racinetheatre.org/audition/lombardi/ or contact the box office at (262) 633-4218.Featured-Image-Lombardi-Sweep


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Songwriting Class

with Instructor Zosia Holden

 

Zosia Holden uses her classical theory background and her current work as a singer/ songwriter to help show you what makes songs sound the way they do. We’ll analyze our favorite songs, workshop each other’s pieces, and convene at the end for a coffeehouse performance.

 

No registration fees!

 

Class is collaborative and welcoming. Students can start at any point in the semester.

 

 

Ages 8+ (with at least one year of formal study of any instrument)

 

Saturdays: 3pm – 5pm

September 22nd – October 20th

(no class October 6th)

 

$25 /session

$75 /semester

 

Students will leave the semester with at least one finished piece!

 

To sign up visit http://www.brassbellmusic.com/t-lessonsform.aspx

 

To see other Fall classes we are offering visit: http://www.brassbellmusic.com/t-fallenrichmentclasses.aspx


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                                                                        Theater RED brings Angela Iannone’s This Prison Where I Live to Milwaukee

A play in the Edwin Booth cycle, and companion piece to acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo

 

MILWAUKEE, August 1, 2018 – Continuing their 2018 season, Theater RED revisits the 19th century’s most cherished Shakespearean actor, Edwin Booth, for another Milwaukee premiere. Written and directed by Angela Iannone, and featuring Theater RED alumni and Chicago-based actor and playwright Jared McDaris, “This Prison Where I Live” marks the second collaboration between Theater RED and Iannone as a playwright and director, after 2015’s critically acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo.

 

This Prison Where I Live recalls Edwin Booth, the first superstar celebrity in the world of theater, as he rehearses his production of Shakespeare’s Richard the Second. As he readies himself to play, the ghosts of his past, including that of his notorious brother, interrupt his rehearsals with their own requests and mock the crown of America’s “Prince of Players.”

 

The run of This Prison Where I Live will last three weeks, with performances at 7:30pm on August 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, and 31st and September 6th, 7th and 8th and matinee performances at 2:00pm on August 26th and September 9th. All performances will take place at the Tenth Street Theatre (home to In Tandem Theatre), located at 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233. The lobby offers refreshments during intermission, and before and after the show. Running time is around two hours, including a fifteen minute intermission. Tickets cost $18 and will be available starting August 3rd at www.theaterred.com

 

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 playwrights. www.theaterred.com