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The Milwaukee Entertainment Group is looking for a skilled accompanist to play piano and provide live Foley sound effects for our upcoming production of Miracle on 34th Street The Live Musical Radio Show. The piano score is integral to the show, which includes 1940’s style radio jingles and jazzy reinterpretations of Christmas carols and underscoring throughout the script. We have a Vocal Director, who is teaching the music to the singers so though we’d love to meet with the accompanist a few times throughout the rehearsal process, my main concern is tech week and performances. Interested accompanists please take a look at the tech/performance schedule below and email Amanda at with your availability and any questions. It’s going to be a lot of fun and Christmas shows at the Beautiful Brumder Mansion are always memorable! We really need a talented pianist on our team and the casting process has been a difficult one so far. Thank you so much for your consideration.



SAT 12/1 TECH 10am-5pm
MON 12/3 Dress Tech Rehearsal 6-10 PM
TUES 12/4 Dress Rehearsal 6-10 PM
WED 12/5 Final Dress 6-10 PM
THURS 12/6 Preview Performance 7:30 PM
FRI 12/7 Opening Night 7:30 PM
SAT 12/8 Performance 7:30 PM
FRI 12/14 Performance 7:30 PM
SAT 12/15 Performance 7:30 PM
SUN 12/16 Matinee 2:00 PM
MON 12/17 PWYC 7:30 PM
THURS 12/20 Performance 7:30 PM
FRI 12/21 Performance 7:30 PM
SAT 12/22 Performance 7:30 PM







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:
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.


By Lillian Hellman
In the Subterranean Theatre at the Brumder Mansion

Directed by Dylan Sladky

Follow this link for Outskirts Audition Details:
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MEG’S 2018-2019 SEASON

By Matthew Konkel
September 7TH-22ND, 2018
Directed by Tom Marks


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!
By Joseph Kesselring
October 12TH-27TH, 2018
Directed by Zach Thomas Woods

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.
December 7TH-22ND, 2018
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast
by Lance Arthur Smith
Original songs and arrangements by Jon Lorenz

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.
By Steven Carl Mccasland
March 22ND-April 6th, 2019
Directed by Bryce Lord

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

By Andrew Peterson
June 7th– 22nd, 2019
Directed by Robert A Zimmerman

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.



Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies
Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

October 13-14, 2014
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be directed by Dustin J. Martin. Please come to Sunset Playhouse on one of the audition dates listed. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  Children auditioning should prepare to sing a capella one verse of a Christmas carol.


Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Form prior to auditioning; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Audition Form or Young Performer Audition Form.


Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, October 13 – 14, 2014 (7-10 p.m.)*
Callbacks:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7-10 p.m. (if necessary)
Rehearsals: October 27 -December 3, 2014**
Performances: December 4 – December 31, 2014
Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions!

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 deposit.

Box Office hours are TuesdayFriday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; & Saturdays 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

Contact Kristen Kraklow at or
262-782-4431, ext 222  if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 for auditions.



What would happen if Santa Claus were to walk among us?  When a white-bearded gentleman claiming to be “the real Santa Claus” emerges in New York city, he spreads a wave of love throughout the city, fosters camaraderie between rival department stores Macy’s and Bloomingdales, and convinces a single mother, her skeptical young daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth.  The whole family will love this funny, poignant and faithful adaptation of the classic 1947 film.



(2 men, 1 woman, 1 female child, and 11-13 adults and 5-10 children)
These roles are for a specific gender and age:

KRIS KRINGLE: (Male, early 50s/late 70s) Lovable, kind, and warm. The embodiment of Santa Claus. Will need real beard.

DORIS WALKER: (Female, late 20s/early 40s) Personnel manager at Macy’s. A professional and successful single mother who protects and loves her daughter very much.

SUSAN WALKER: (Female, must appear 6-9) Bright, young girl with a natural curiosity about who Kris really is. Despite trying to be like her mother, she begins to see people in a whole new way that opens her eyes to the magic of the world around her.

FRED GAYLEY: (Male, late 20s/early 40s) Lawyer, neighbor, and friend to Doris and Susan. Determined to win his impossible-to-win case and the heart of Doris.


These roles are open for either male or female adults of any age:

SHELLHAMMER: Doris Walker’s personal assistant. Works very hard to please Doris and sell Macy’s merchandise. A touch nervous and high-strung.

SAWYER: Macy’s vocational guidance counselor that does not believe Kris is the real Santa and is out to expose him as a myth and a fraud.

DOCTOR PIERCE: Physician at Maplewood Home. Concerned for the safety and well-being of Kris. Wants very much to believe he is Santa.

MACY: Tough and stern but has a soft spot for Kris and the Christmas season.

JUDGE HARPER: Torn between duty to the law and desire to advance political career.

HALLORAN: Judge Harper’s political campaign manager. More concerned with advancement of the political career than doing what is right.

MARA: Prosecuting attorney who has to prove there is no Santa Clause. Torn between duty and being a parent to a child who believes in Santa.

Various Adult Roles: (4 – 6 adults): Various minor speaking roles available. May play several characters including pedestrians, parents, townspeople, shoppers, court officials, etc. Will also be asked to sing Christmas carols.

Various Children Roles: (5 – 10 children, 5 – 17): Various minor speaking and non-speaking roles available. May play several characters including: townspeople, elves, pedestrians, shoppers, etc.

Children may be double-cast. Will also be asked to sing Christmas carols.


*We reserve the right to end auditions after 8:30 if all actors present have already been seen.  If you plan to arrive after 8:30, please call 262-782-4431the day before to notify the Production Coordinator, Kristen Kraklow.


**Rehearsals will be held 5 times a week during the weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. Final schedule will be determined based on cast’s availability.

Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong

Artistic Director
Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122
262-782-4431 Extension 234