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Come see these three Wise Guys in Doug Jarecki’s delightful Christmas play.

“Twas the Night Before Christmas runs December 15th through the 23rd at Next Act.  More info can be found here: http://nextact.org/rental-events/month-before-christmas/

Oh, and Sara’s in it too.

And remember, $10 artist tickets are available for all shows.

Directed by James Fletcher

Featuring John Cramer, Lindsey Gagliano, Doug Jarecki, Mithch Weindorf and Sara Zientek

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We’ve put the whole gang back together again for this fabulous show.  Two weeks only, December 15 through December 23.  Get on it, tickets are selling fast.

‘Twas the Month Before Christmas by Doug Jarecki

Directed by James Fletcher

with John Cramer, Lindsey Gagliano, Doug Jarecki, Mitch Weindorf and Sara Zientek

For more info and ticket reservations: http://nextact.org/rental-events/month-before-christmas/

 


Auditions for Bard and Bourbon’s Henry V (drunk!) will be held at The Underground Collaborative (161 W Wisconsin Ave, in the Grand Avenue Mall under the TJ Maxx) on Monday, December 4th.

 

SIGN UP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44aaa829a3f58-henry

Or through http://www.BardAndBourbon.com

 

Please prepare a Shakespeare monologue and, if you like, a joke you really enjoy telling. If you don’t have a monologue, one will be provided for you. If you don’t have a joke, make something up about the French.

 

CALLBACKS will be held December 11th, the Monday following the 4th. Let us know if you can’t make it to auditions on the 4th and we may be able to reserve a time for you on the 11th.

 

REHEARSALS take place week day and Saturday evenings, starting January 3rd. More details about the schedule will become available once actors submit availability.

 

SHOW DATES are:

Preview Feb 7

Shows Feb 8 – 10,

Feb 12 PWYC

Shows Feb 15-17

Shows will take place in the Underground Collaborative.

 

All are encouraged to audition – seasoned actors, new to the stage, Shakespeare dorks and newbies. Sober roles available


Want to hone your dramatic skills and train with incomparable local Milwaukee Artists? The Milwaukee Repertory Theater offers adult acting classes to continue your learning and discovery!

Upcoming classes:
Basic Acting I: Introduction to Performance
Begins: Monday, December 11
6 weeks
No prerequisites required!

Acting for the Camera II
Begins Sunday, December 10
6 weeks
Prerequisites: Acting for the Camera I

Please visit our website for more information! https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/


The 2018 Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, January 8, 2018, from 8:45am to 6:00pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a locals only audition – only adult-aged, Milwaukee-based, non-union professional actors who do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.

THE SIGN-UP PROCESS

We will again implement the lottery system used last year, due to the continued high demand for these audition slots:

• The lottery will be conducted for this year’s audition and waiting list slots.   There will still be an in-person component to this process, in order to maintain focus on local talent.

• Actors who auditioned in the 2017 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2018.  Actors who auditioned in 2016 will be eligible to do so again in 2018.

• Actors enrolled in college or university and in their final semester of study before graduation at the time of the auditions will be eligible to attend.  All other student actors must wait until they meet this requirement.

• Actors born after January 8, 2000 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday December 16, 2017 at 9:30am, interested actors will be able submit their respective Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions Lottery Entry Forms outside of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s  Stackner Cabaret – https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Plan-Your-Visit/Directions–Parking/ – on the 2nd floor atrium of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.

Lottery forms are available for download here in advance of these auditions, so that interested actors may download, print, and complete them in advance of the lottery day.  Paper copies of the form will not be made available on the day of the lottery.  Lottery Entry Forms must be downloaded, printed, and completed in advance.  Interested actors must also present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to submit her/his lottery entry.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to submit one Lottery Entry only, and only for oneself – entries made for other individuals will not be accepted.

Here are the specifics of the sign-up process that will take place on December 16, 2017:

•From 8:30am to 9:30am, Lottery Entry Forms will be validated and accepted.

•At 9:30am, the Lottery will take place.  Participating actors must be present to accept a slot resulting from a winning Lottery Entry.  If your name is called and you are not present, your winning entry will be forfeited.

•As winning Lottery Entries are drawn, that actor will have the opportunity to sign up for a remaining available Audition or Waiting List slot.  Winning entries will be processed in the order in which they are drawn.

There will be 10 Waiting List slots available.  Sign-up for these slots will occur in the same manner as outlined above once all auditions slot have been filled.  Obtaining a Waiting List slot does not guarantee an audition, but preference for any slots that open (due to cancellation, for example, at a later date) will be given to those actors on the Waiting List.


Memories is excited to announce we will be holding auditions for our first show of the
2018 Dinner Theatre Season.
December 4 & 5, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
“Looking” by Norm Foster.
2M – 2 F, All characters are mid 40’s – early 50’s
From one of Canada’s most popular playwrights comes this hilarious comedy. Val is an
O.R. nurse, Andy is in the storage business, Nina is a police officer and Matt is the host
of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet
Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed
into joining their friends for support. What follows is hilarious, touching and so very true
to life.
Those auditioning should be ready to read from the script. No prepared audition
material required. All roles are available. 8 total Performances on February
9,10,11,14,16,17,18, 2018. There is a mix of matinee and evening performances.
Saturday February 17 has a matinee and evening performance. Scripts can be checked
out prior to auditions but must be returned to Memories by Monday November 27, 2017.
Contact: Joe Feustel at (262) 284-6850 or joe@memoriesballroom.com with questions
or to check out a script.

Cooperative Performance Auditions

 

All Ethnicities, race, religion, genders  encouraged to audition.
Non-equity

WHEN? November 15 or 16 7pm-9:30pm. *You only need to attend one evening*
Auditions will be in a group. Please expect to stay the full time.
To sign up for an audition or any questions email:
kcoffey@cooperformke.com
*Walk-ups are Welcome. Arrive no later than 7pm*

*Please arrive 15min early to check in*

WHERE? Alverno College -Pitman Theatre
3431 S 39th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215

WHAT to Bring? Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one but it is not required.
Come dressed prepared to move (comfortable clothing).
We will ask you to read from the script.
*No monologues required*

ELLIS will be performed at Alverno College, Pitman Theatre
February 2018
FEB 9,10,16,17,23,24 evening performances

ELLIS is a play about immigration stories in our community and the U.S. All stories are written by immigrants and are personal stories of their own and/or their family’s experience with immigration in this country.

Told through poetry, dance, spoken word, music and art, Ellis is symbolic of the hopes, dreams and fears of immigrants.

In collaboration with Alejandra Gonzalez and Alverno College
Created by Kelly Coffey and Don Russell, this original devised work incorporates personal stories of immigration submitted from our community. This project is a celebration of those diverse stories including the joy and frustration of the experiences they face as immigrants from the past to the present.

http://www.cooperativeperformance.org


Auditions for THE GRADUATE – Sunset Playhouse – After Sunset Studio Series

 

THE GRADUATE will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions will 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 downloading the Audition Sheet – THE GRADUATE  All roles are open.

 

Auditions: Tuesday, November 7th or Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, January 11th – Sunday, January 14th, 2017
 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

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 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.

 

Synopsis

A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the ’60s, Benjamin’s disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in the After Sunset Studio production.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

BENJAMIN (ages 20 – 28): Once the ideal student and son, and now a recent college graduate, he keeps hearing he has his whole life ahead of him.  Disillusioned with the idea that everything he’s worked for is without meaning or purpose, he desperately seeks a future that is different from the “American Dream” he grew up in.  This is a largely dramatic role with biting, understated, dry humor.

MR. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 60): Mrs. Robinson’s husband, Elaine’s father, and long-time business partner of Mr. Braddock.  He considers Benjamin the son he never had.  He wants Benjamin to take a romantic interest in Elaine to solidify the business relationship and friendship between the two families; both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

MR. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 60): Benjamin’s father and long-time business partner of Mr. Robinson; immensely proud of his wealth and family, he has big dreams and aspirations for Ben; he tries to support and understand his son despite his bizarre behavior, only to push Ben further away.  Both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

Female Characters

MRS. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 50): Seductive, manipulative, sexy, and destructive; she finds an emotionally vulnerable Benjamin and manipulates and seduces him into an affair.  She does not seem to have any other interest or concern for Benjamin until the notion of his dating her daughter reaches her.

ELAINE (ages 20 – 28): Daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Robinson.  Her bright, seemingly naive and optimistic charm casts a stark contrast to Benjamin’s somber tone.  She wishes to lead a normal and responsible life despite her emotionally fragile disposition caused by the long-past-deteriorated marriage between her parents and destructive nature of her mother.

MRS. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 50): Benjamin’s mother; almost entirely out-of-the-loop, she desperately tries to understand her son, often by asking the most direct and awkward questions; this is a largely comedic role.

STRIPPER (ages 25 – 40): Speaking role that may also be doubled.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

 

Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122


Free Shakespeare Workshops

Original Practices Milwaukee is holding FREE workshops in the First Folio Technique in preperation for their production of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.

*NOTE: Original Practices is still looking for additional performers for their production. Workshops will serve as an audition for those interested in performing as well.*

About Original Practices Milwaukee and the First Folio Technique:

Shakespeare Original Practices is an attempt to recreate some of the conditions that Elizabetthan actors would have had to prepare under in the 16th Century.  As there was no electrical lighting a company would perform during the day, there was no time for what we think of rehearsals.  Also, with no copy wright laws to protect intellectual property, an actor would only be given their own lines in an attempt to protect the shows.  With these challenges, the texts themselves would serve as director.  Scripts were encoded with specific language that would inform actors where they are supposed to be and to whom they should be speaking.  Finally, with no believe of a fourth wall in Elizabethan Theater and so the audience was welcome to immediately comment on what they were seeing and performers would respond in kind.  Original Practices attempts to recreate the visceral immediacy of these performances;  Actors carry scrolls on stage, having no rehearsal to memorize them, the audience  speaks to the performers, and the shows move at a break-neck pace.  We welcome you to come and enjoy some old text brought to new light!

 

WORKSHOPS

@ The Brumder Mansion- 3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

November 1st, 6 PM – 8 PM

November 2nd at 6 PM – 8 PM

 

Additional FREE workshops if you COME SEE THE SHOW!

@ Charles Allis Art Museum – 1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

*show has a suggested donation of $10*

November 5th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

November 12th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

QUESTIONS? email: originalpracticesmke@gmail.com


Sunset Playhouse is excited to announce:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Auditions.

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 SunsetPlayhouse.com 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 amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions.

Synopsis

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

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

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

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

Hope to see you at the auditions!