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MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

2018-19 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS

 

The Milwaukee Entertainment Group will be holding Auditions for it’s 2018-19 Season on Saturday June 2nd from 10am-4pm and Sunday June 3rd from 5pm-9pm at the Brumder Mansion 3046 W Wisconsin Ave. Descriptions of our scheduled plays are posted below.

To set up an audition, please email Amanda at: production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com
In the email please include a headshot and resume and the times you are available on the audition dates.

Please prepare a monologue under 3 minutes long and be ready for possible cold readings. If you are interested in singing in one of our shows with music, please also prepare a song of your choice that shows off your full vocal range to be sung a capella. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume to your audition and have conflicts available to share. Callbacks will be scheduled separately as needed for each production.

OUTSKIRTS THEATRE PRESENTS
THE CHILDREN’S HOUR

By Lillian Hellman
In the Subterranean Theatre at the Brumder Mansion

Directed by Dylan Sladky

Follow this link for Outskirts Audition Details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/369493936793034/
For More Information about MEG please visit:
www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com


MEG’S 2018-2019 SEASON
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JAKE REVOLVER VCR REPAIRMAN
By Matthew Konkel
September 7TH-22ND, 2018
Directed by Tom Marks


ABOUT THE SHOW

Eons ago (actually about 3 years) when the world was younger and some of us were shorter, MEG produced a hilarious radio-style show titled Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent by local playwright Matthew Konkel. He has now written a sequel to the show curiously titled: Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman. 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! In the new episode, 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. 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!
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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
By Joseph Kesselring
October 12TH-27TH, 2018
Directed by Zach Thomas Woods

ABOUT THE SHOW
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life, he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. Join us for this uproariously farce on plays involving murder.
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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE MUSICAL RADIO PLAY
December 7TH-22ND, 2018
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast
by Lance Arthur Smith
Original songs and arrangements by Jon Lorenz

ABOUT THE SHOW
When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.
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LITTLE WARS
By Steven Carl Mccasland
March 22ND-April 6th, 2019
Directed by Bryce Lord

ABOUT THE SHOW
In 1980, Mary McCarthy told Dick Cavett that “everything Lillian Hellman says is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.” She also claimed to know a woman who could prove it. And with those words, a legendary literary feud began. In Little Wars, it’s France, 1940. Tensions are high. The booze is flowing. War is coming. Inspired by one of the literary world’s most famous scandals, Steven Carl McCasland’s LITTLE WARS features Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Alice B. Toklas and Muriel Gardiner having the best what-if dinner party imaginable. Together they’ll drink, scoff and face their demons. Everyone has a confession. Someone has a secret.

“Have you ever dreamed of attending one of Gertrude Stein’s infamous salons?… Little Wars…is about as close as you can get. I can’t recall the last time I saw so many incredible personalities portrayed on stage, let alone in a cast entirely of women.” – After Ellen
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NOT DEAD YET
By Andrew Peterson
June 7th– 22nd, 2019
Directed by Robert A Zimmerman

ABOUT THE SHOW
Join us in witnessing the disastrously unsuccessful efforts of a buffoonish, egocentric director to stage a murder-mystery play at the Brumder Mansion. It is quirky, dark and absurd. We’d tell you ahead of time the name of the famous director who’s coming to The Brumder Mansion – but we’d have to kill you. Trust us – you’ve heard of him. You’ve stood in line to see his movies. You’ve seen them on Netflix… Some of you have probably even pirated them on the torrents (don’t worry – we won’t tell). And now he’s coming here. To Milwaukee. To take you behind the scenes of his next artistic sensation: Not Dead Yet. Don’t miss it.

 

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MEG STAGE MANAGER/CAT WRANGLER SEARCH

 

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 production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com for more information.

 

http://www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/bell_book_and_candle.htm

 

 

 

CAB MKE COSTUME SEARCH

 

Cabaret Milwaukee is searching for four men’s WWI US Uniforms for our upcoming production of The Clockwork Man, Origins. Please email amandajhull@gmail.com 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!

 

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MEG AUDITIONS FOR DR. WATSON

 

On the evening of Monday July 24th we are holding Auditions for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Production of:

 

“The Secret of Sherlock Holmes” by Jeremy Paul

 

Directed by Tom Marks

 

MEG is in search of a male actor aged 45-75 to play Dr. Watson in this two-man show.

Actor must be able to memorize lines with ease and present a British RP dialect.

Rehearsals will be scheduled between January 2nd – 24th based on Actor availability and performances run from January 25th – February 10th, 2018.

 

Actor will be compensated.

 

To set up an audition please email your headshot and resume or a recent photo and list of theatre experience to Amanda at production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

The Secret of Sherlock Holmes is a tribute to the remarkable friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Divided into two Acts, it chronicles their friendship from the time of their first meeting in A Study in Scarlet, to Holmes’s faked death in “The Final Problem” in Act I. Act II explores the strain on their relationship as a result of Holmes’s deception, finally culminating in the revelation of the renowned detective’s shocking secret.

 

For more information about MEG please visit http://www.milwaukeeentertainentgroup.com


ART by Yasmina Reza, Directed by Lindsey Erin

Produced by the Milwaukee Entertainment Group

Performed at the Brumder Mansion, 3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

This dark comedy raises questions about art and friendship and concerns the varying opinions of long-time friends Serge, Marc and Yvan. One of the men, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a very large, very expensive, completely white painting. The reactions of his friends to his purchase creates tension in their friendship. For one friend, Serge’s purchase of the painting is a cruel joke.

Mark Neufang as Serge

Randall Anderson as Marc

Chris Goode as Yvan

Assistant Direction by Caitlin Clark

Fight Design by Tawnie Thompson

The doors will open 30min before each performance for check in. Once inside, there will be a half hour long Pop Up Art Gallery displaying Pieces by local Artists and Live Music performed by Local Musicians. A Cash Bar for refreshments will be available before every performance.

To purchase tickets please call our Box Office at: 414-388-9104

Or visit Brown Paper Tickets: http://artatmeg.brownpapertickets.com/

Online or Phone Early Bird Discount codes, available until May 5th!

code CRITIC for General Admission

code GALLERY for Student/Senior

“Art” — Performance Schedule

Performance Schedule

Friday, May 5 – Opening Night – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 6 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Friday, May 12 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 13 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Sunday, May 14 – Matinee – Doors/Gallery: 1:30pm – Curtain: 2:00pm

Monday, May 15 – PWYC Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Thursday, May 18 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Friday, May 19 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 20 – Closing Night – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm


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The Milwaukee Entertainment Group will be holding Auditions for it’s 2017 Season on Saturday November 5th, 2016 at the Brumder Mansion from 11am-4pm. Descriptions of our scheduled plays are posted below. Based on this audition we may make offers for currently unscheduled plays throughout our season.

To set up an audition, please email Amanda at: production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com
In the email please include a headshot and resume and the times you are available during the audition period.

Please prepare a dark comedic monologue and be ready for possible cold readings selected from one of the scripts. Please bring a headshot and resume to your audition and have conflicts available to share.

Callbacks, if needed, will be held on November 12th.

SEASON PRODUCTION DESCRIPTIONS
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“Murder at the Mansion” by Jack Pachuta January 28th, 2017

This special evening of murder mystery entertainment will be directed by Tom Marks and hosted by The Brumder Mansion along with Milwaukee Public Television.

One Night Only … an Official PBS Fundraising Event
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“Flanagan’s Wake” March 2017

Flanagan’s Wake is a hilarious interactive Irish wake that transports you to Graplin, County Sligo, Ireland, where the audience joins the villagers in the telling of tales, singing of songs, and mourning the passing of one of your own: Flanagan.

Cast: 5 Men, 2 Women, 1 pianist, Any Adult Ages
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“ART” by Yasmina Reza April/May 2017

This dark comedy raises questions about art and friendship and concerns the varying opinions of long-time friends, Serge, Marc, and Yvan. One of the men, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a large, expensive, completely white painting. The reactions of his friends to his purchase creates tension in their friendship. For one friend, Serge’s purchase of the painting is a cruel joke.

Cast: 3 Adult Men, any age
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“Deathtrap” A Thriller in Two Acts, by Ira Levin June 2017

Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a string of failed shows and a shortage of funds. When he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been teaching at a nearby college — a thriller which Sidney instantly recognizes as a possible Broadway hit — he devises, with his wife’s help, a plan to collaborate with the student. The younger man quickly accepts Sidney’s offer. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the story twists and turns with devilish cunning.

Cast: 3 Men, 1 young, 2 mature, 2 women, any age
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“The Secret of Sherlock Holmes” by Jeremy Paul September 2017

This two-man play is a tribute to the remarkable friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. It explores the friendship from their meeting in A Study in Scarlet to Holmes’s faked death in “The Final Problem”, and deals with the friendship strained by Holmes’s deception, as well as the titular secret.

Cast: Two Men, Mature

 
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MEG SEASON AUDITIONS

 

The Milwaukee Entertainment Group is looking to cast two fantastic Original shows by Local Playwrights for our upcoming Season.
Jake Revolver Freelance Secret Agent by Matthew Konkel & aMUSEd by Megan Ann Jacobs

AUDITIONS will be Saturday May 23rd, 2015 – you will need to sign up for an audition time in advance, though we will try to accommodate walk-ins. Sign Up for your audition by emailing Amanda with your name, phone number and times you are available on the audition date at: Production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com

Feel free to prepare a comedic monologue (though not required), we will be providing sides from the shows for you to prepare in advance for the audition.

CALLBACKS (if needed) will take place on the evening of May 24th.

We are looking for experienced Actors. If cast, you will be compensated for your time and talent and those details will be disclosed to you at the time you are offered the role.

See more about the MEG at: http://www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/

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Jake Revolver Freelance Secret Agent
-A Radio-Noir Parody Written by Matthew Konkel
Directed by Tom Marks

Wherever there’s a right needing to be wronged, he’ll be there. Whenever there’s food needing to be eaten, he’ll have a fork. And whatever you can do, he can do better. Some say he’s not human. Others say he’s just a man. Only a small percentage say he’s a woman. But no matter what he is, his name and title remain the same. Into the light of the dark black night comes… Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent!

TENTATIVE REHEARSALS for Jake Revolver will be from May 25th-June 4th and Performances will run from June 5th-June 27th. Please bring all conflicts with you to the audition.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS FOR JAKE REVOLVER:
RADIO ANNOUNCER, Transitional character used to shift between story acts and to support the radio drama concept. Could be done as a recorded voice over.
JAKE REVOLVER, A freelance secret agent— basically a private detective in the tradition of Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. Projects a persona of resourceful intelligence, sharp wit and a tough exterior, however, he often has spells of emotional frailty and dense intellect.
EMMY AWARD, Dedicated secretary to Jake Revolver. Resilient and perceptive, Emmy is a smart woman who’s in love with Jake Revolver and harbors a big secret.
ANGEL FATALE, Her name tells her story. The traditional femme fatale of the noir genre. Angel exudes a false frightened and helpless exterior to manipulate Jake Revolver and serve her own personal nefarious agenda.
NARRATOR, Jake Revolver’s chronicler used to speak Jake’s thoughts and
supplement his actions. At times Narrator acts as a partner to Jake. He’s
confident, omniscient and bold— also sometimes pushy and extremely verbose.

  1. ANN DANDERSON, Classic overly suspicious and obsessive crime genre police officer. Danderson is an experienced and thorough cop with a fanatical agenda to take down Jake Revolver.

DASHIELL ROLL, Jake Revolver’s former partner. Once a dedicated partner, he’s now believed to be dead. He blames Jake for his near-death and returns to exact his revenge. He is smart and obsessive and also totally insane.
RAYMOND RATTLE, Another of Jake Revolver’s former partners. In the past he was a supportive colleague and a good agent but in present day he’s become suspicious and irrational.

  1. CRAY, A client from Jake Revolver’s past. A mysterious presence, cool and calculating.

WINDY, Shady owner and operator of Breezy’s Nightclub.
TRUDY, Plastic, affected radio commercial spokesperson.
WALLACE, Hapless and innocent radio commercial representative.
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aMUSEd
– A fast paced, fun-filled dramatic-comedy
Written and Directed by Megan Ann Jacobs

Alone in a New York apartment, the god of comedy is melancholy, and he wants everyone to know it. Sebastian, the last remaining Greek Muse, mourns the passing of his latest instrument and friend, passing time by successfully spooking, pranking, and sabotaging every opportunity for a potential replacement. Until Nikki. Driven by her own personal demons, Nikki stubbornly battles with Sebastian for mastery of the apartment. Their feud gets all the more complicated when an over-involved landlord, well-intentioned fiancé, and a no-nonsense police officer get involved. “aMUSEd” captures and explores our tendency to honor the dead by refusing to live, and leads us, through the ancient art of comedy, to live with the past and move forward.

REHEARSALS for aMUSEd will be from August 31st-September 23rd and Performances will run from September 24th-October 17th. Please bring all conflicts with you to the audition.

 

Character Descriptions for aMUSEd audition:

Nikki: a young, well-educated, willfully independent lawyer who is haunted by a past she does nothing but stubbornly run from and fight to forget.

Sebastian: a witty, clever, and picturesque man who seems to appear to be in his twenties or thirties, but has a strange air about him.

Tyler: an extremely talkative, naive, and overbearing man who is also landlord of the apartment.

Kasey: a strict with others, but easy on herself police officer with an attitude.
All characters are great fun and appear more than once. Sides will be released for each character, as we get closer to the audition date.

 

 


AUDITION NOTICE

Reconstructing Grimm and Milwaukee Entertainment Group are holding auditions for the role of JAMES MORIARTY in this April’s production of SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE REGRETTABLE ENGAGEMENT by Liz Shipe.

This show is a sequel to the sold out production of SHERLOCK HOLMES AND A MOST IRREGULAR TEA PARTY that premiered last October and will be remounted this March at the historic Brumder Mansion.

This is a paid acting job.  The show will run through all of April and the first weekend in May.

We are looking for an actor that can bring an elegance to the character while still having an edge.

Interested parties should email: production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com

There are only a set number of audition slots for the role, after those are filled we will not be accepting additional resumes.  Thank you.Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular T