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Sunset Playhouse is excited to announce:


Singers, dancers, and actors needed for this exciting musical!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller with music direction by Mark Mrozek.

Please read all information below.

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

Vocal/Dance Auditions:

Sunday, October 15th
6 PM – 10 PM: Audition for singers and dancers aged 15 and up only

Please show up at 5:45 PM and be ready to audition at 6:00 PM. The dance audition will be taught beginning at 6PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition. You will have time to change before the singing audition if desired.

Bring a 32 bar cut of a song in your key in the style of the show. Provide 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 and downloading the Audition Sheet – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Callbacks: Tuesday, October 17th 6 pm – 10 pm

Rehearsals: October 19, 2017 – November 29, 2017
(Read Through October 19th 6:30 pm and
1st Music Rehearsal October 21st 10 am)

Performances: Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

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 or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions.


Adapted from the Walt Disney animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont – Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

THE BEAST/PRINCE (ages 20 – 30): The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. The Beast will transform into the Prince at the end of the show – One actor will portray both the Beast and Belle’s Prince. Baritone: A-High F

MAURICE (ages 40 – 60): Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Baritone: B flat-High D flat

GASTON (ages 20 – 30): Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A-High F

LEFOU (ages 17 – 30): Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B-High F Sharp

MONSIEUR D’ ARQUE (ages 25 – 40): D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Tenor: D-High A

COGSWORTH (ages 25 – 40): Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy Englishman who loves perfection. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A-High E

LUMIERE (ages 20 – 30): Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A-High F sharp

CHIP (ages 10 – 15 depending on size and unchanged voice): Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D-High D


Female Characters

BELLE (ages 17 – 25, looking): Belle is the original fairy tale heroine-kind, gentle, and beautiful. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. MezzoSoprano: Low A-High F

BABETTE (ages 20 – 30): Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C-C

MRS. POTTS (ages 30 – 40): Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp- High G

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp-High G


Hope to see you at the auditions!


Gruesome Playground Injuries Audition

What: Gruesome Playground Injuries, by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jaimelyn Gray
Where: The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 5-9pm
Types/Restrictions: Non-Equity. Kayleen and Doug, 25-40 (Spanning years of 8 to 38 over the course of the play).
Pay: Stipend

Gruesome Playground Injuries will have five performances at the Underground Collaborative, Thursday-Sunday, February 1-4, 2018, to serve as a preview and fundraiser for the first full season of The Constructivists. Rehearsals will start December 11, 2017. There is a break the week from Christmas to New Years.

How to Submit: For consideration, please email your headshot and resume to Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Audition instructions will be sent following the closing date via email.

Auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s Merry Wives of Windsor (drunk)

Auditions: Monday, Oct 2rd 5-8 – (additional times will be added if needed)

Sign up via to reserve an audition time!

Callbacks: Wednesday, Oct 4th 6:45-10:30 (may end earlier)

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

This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. Merry Wives performs Nov 24- Dec 2 with a preview night on Nov 22.  There is NO show on Thanksgiving. Rehearsals begin Oct 16.

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.

To sign up visit

For more information contact

Part-Time Stage Manager – Kohl’s Wild Theater


Join the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) award winning professional theater program. Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is a live, interactive, participatory theater–directed primarily to children–that uses drama, puppetry, humor and songs to help inspire children to 1) care more about our natural world, 2) learn ways to help animals here and around the world, and 3) take action to make a difference.


The Part-Time Stage Manager (SM) will lead teams of actors for daily performances at the Milwaukee County Zoo and on tour as part of the Kohl’s Wild Theater outreach program. This position reports to the full-time KWT Production Stage Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the daily performance schedule.
  • Primary representative of KWT and the ZSM to performance venues.
  • Organize and maintain all technical equipment used during a performance.
  • Communicate with KWT management about any need for technical repairs.
  • Participate in maintenance and fixing of technical equipment.
  • Liaison from the KWT professional actors to KWT management.
  • Primary driver of company vehicle to performance venues. – Operate sound equipment during performances.


Two years of professional training in stage management, technical theater, arts management, or related field is required. Undergraduate degree in stage management preferred. 1-2 years of professional stage management experience a plus.

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication with venue representatives and co-workers.
  • Leadership qualities to effectively manage a team.
  • Familiarity with Q-Lab software (both audio and video) is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance. Lifting responsibilities include setting up technical equipment for performances such as set pieces and a sound system.
  • Experience working in multiple areas of technical theater, including carpentry, costumes and sound board operation.
  • Availability to work 2-5 days per week with irregular shift times, including weekends.
  • Must have your own vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Zoological Society sponsorship.

Start date: Mid-October, 2017. Start date is negotiable.

Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours per week after training and rehearsals. Most shifts are 4-5 hours long and occur between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Shifts occur on both weekdays and weekends. Some shifts will be scheduled for evening hours. Work schedules are determined at least four weeks in advance. The stage management team can work around reasonable conflicts provided with four weeks’ notice.


  1. Email cover letter and resume to Reva Fox, KWT Production Stage Manager at In the subject line write “KWT SM Position” by October 1st, 2017.
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held from October 9th-13th, 2017.

Cooperative Performance is looking for a stage manager who can run rehearsals and performances through late October. The Performance Ecology Project will be a combination of indoor and outdoor performances at the Urban Ecology Center, running for six performances from October 15 – 29. If interested, please contact Kevin Wleklinski at with a resume and phone number.
in collaboration with Quasimondo Physical Theatre

The Performance Ecology Project is a research project/performance that explores how somatic practices can enhance our experience of meaning and value in living nature. Over five weekends this Fall, three actors, a dancer, a musician, and two poets will meet at the Morton Arboretum near the Riverside Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. Local professional teachers will lead them in sessions of yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, improvisational movement, and theater games. Then, with senses open, the performers will go into the woods, looking for encounters with other species. With the help of guest director Brian Rott of Quasimondo Physical Theatre, their stories, songs, and poems will go into a “performance report” of their journeys.

Children’s Audition for MUSIC MAN

at Concordia University – Mequon

Concordia University’s Todd Wehr Auditorium

12800 Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin

We are looking for male children ages 7 – 12 to for Concordia University Theater Department’s production of MUSIC MAN including a boy to play the role of Winthrop. Please Email the stage manager at if your child is interested in being part of this production. Most of the children will rehearse on Friday evenings and Saturdays. The role of Winthrop will need to attend rehearsals more often. During tech week (November 4th through the 8th) the full cast will be called every night until 9:30. Performances dates are November 9, 10, 11 and 12.



AEA Actors: Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold its annual Equity auditions on Monday, October 2nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, in Madison, WI. Auditions are for Forward Theater Company’s 2018–19 season (TBD), and are open to AEA and EMC actors only. Please bring two contrasting contemporary monologues of no more than two minutes each, and provide one copy of your headshot and resume. Complete information on these auditions and a link to reserve an audition slot can be found on

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Sunset Playhouse seeks Box Office Representatives / House Managers immediately. The ideal candidate will be hired and trained as both a Box Office Representative and House Manager.
In the role of Box Office Rep you will be the primary contact for Sunset’s patrons. As the House Manager you will be Sunset’s representative to its patrons and volunteers.
This is a fast-paced job in a fun and rewarding creative work environment. Working primarily afternoons, evenings and/or weekends, the position requires a high level of customer service.
We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. Theater experience not required.
Email your resume or Sunset Employment Application (available on our website) to Ann Mather at Please include the words ‘Box Office Rep / House Manager’ in the subject line of your e-mail.
Accepting applications until positions are filled. For questions please call Ann Mather: (262)-782-4431 x221.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) seeks a part-time marketing intern to assist with day-to-day tasks and promote the Company’s productions and special events. This position reports to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s marketing director.


Position is 10-12 hours per week, largely within regular business hours.


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Assist in writing, editing, and designing of MCT print materials including, but not limited to: advertisements and other promotional materials, e-newsletters, MCT Friends and special event communications, press releases, and audience guides.
  • Work with the marketing director on social media campaigns, participate in writing and posting to MCT blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Assist managing director and marketing director in planning and marketing special events for MCT subscribers and donors.
  • Researching and generating sales leads
  • Database and archive maintenance
  • Assisting with mailings and general office duties as assigned



Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and writing skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in MS Office. Experience with databases, email marketing, In Design/Adobe Creative Suite and social media preferred.


Internships are unpaid but can be used for school credit. Interns will also be given complimentary tickets to our productions and invitations to attend other MCT special events. Dates and hours are flexible.


To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Matthew Reddin, Marketing Director:



Founded in 1975, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit in intimate, audience-engaging settings, while principally employing and nurturing local theatre artists. MCT produces five plays each season at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.  For more information, visit



The Milwaukee Entertainment group is seeking a Stage Manager/Board Op and a Cat Wrangler for our October Production of Bell, Book and Candle at the Brumder Mansion. Both Positions will be compensated. Rehearsals will begin September 15th performances run from October 13th-31st, 2017. Please email Amanda at for more information.






Cabaret Milwaukee is searching for four men’s WWI US Uniforms for our upcoming production of The Clockwork Man, Origins. Please email if you have costume pieces to lend or rent or know of a place that we could reach out to. Thank you for your assistance, theatre hive mind!