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Just one more weekend, folks.  ‘Twas the Month Before Christmas runs Friday, December 18 at 7:30, Saturday, December 19 at 4:00 and 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00.  All shows at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water Street.  Come out for this charming and truly funny play.  $10 artist tickets are available for all shows.  Support local theatre!


We have a Monday performance this evening for ‘Twas the Month Before Christmas this evening and $10 Artist Tickets are available.  The show is at 7:30 at Next Act Theatre,  S. Water Street.  Go to their website for more info.  The show only runs through next weekend, so get on it!


‘Twas the Month Before Christmas opens in two days, Friday, December 11th and runs for two weekends only.  It’s a pretty great show if I do say so myself, and deserves an audience.



We have all heard the story of what happened that magical night in the manger in Bethlehem, but ever wonder about the story before the story? ‘TWAS THE MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS takes a look at the lives of Joseph and Mary, the three kings, and the innkeeper, and shows you what things might have been like leading up to that night. This sweet and silly play is sure to put you in the holiday spirit as it shows you that we all have a role to play in the greatest story ever told.



Friday, December 11, 7:30pm

Saturday, December 12, 4:00 & 7:00pm

Sunday, December 13, 2:00pm

Monday, December 14, 7:30pm (Artist tickets only $10)

Friday, December 18, 7:30pm

Saturday, December 19, 4:00 & 7:00pm

Sunday, December 20, 2:00pm



Adult: $23
Senior/Student: $20
Group (10 or more): $20



John Cramer
Lindsey Gagliano
Doug Jarecki
Mitch Wiendorf
Sara Zientek


Next Act Theatre is located at

255 S. Water Street

Milwaukee, WI  53204


Phone: 414-278-0765



Support local theatre!



With a cast of eleven intrepid singer-actors, a stage full of percussion instruments and a single trombone, we’ll take you to the town of Titipu for a Mikado like you’ve never seen before.


March 19-29, 2015


Next Act Theatre

255 South Water Street Milwaukee


Tickets on sale now!


Linda Stephens E-vite (1)

Linda Stephens and Jack Forbes Wilson in


Isn’t It Rich

A Sondheim Cabaret





October 17 & 18, 7:30 pm

414 278 0765


For more information or to purchase tickets online go to:



The 2013 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, February 25th, 2013, from 9:30am to 6:30pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a Locals Only audition – only Non-Union actors that do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.

We will be implementing an in-person sign-up process for this year’s auditions.  On Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 9:00am to 12:00 Noon, interested actors will be able to sign up in person for the 2013 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions outside of Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret Theater – – on the 2nd floor of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.

Slots will be available on a first-come-first-served basis – attendance on January 26 will not guarantee an audition slot.  Interested actors must present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to obtain a slot.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to request one slot only – we will not honor requests made for other individuals.

There will also be 25 Waiting List slots available.  Sign-up for these slots will occur in the same manner as outlined above.  Obtaining a Waiting List slot does not guarantee an audition, but preference for any slots that open at a later date will be given to those actors on the Waiting List.

Should there be audition or waiting lists slots available after this sign-up period, they will be made available via an additional in-person sign-up at The Rep’s administrative offices.  Additional details will be announced at should any slots remain.

Slots for this Non-Equity day will fill quickly. Please plan accordingly.


Audition slots will be 4 minutes long, and will consist of any two of the following:

  1. One contemporary monologue
  2. One classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare)
  3. One musical theater selection – 60 to 90 seconds in duration.  An accompanist will be in attendance.

Please note that the actor’s introduction and any time necessary to communicate with the accompanist will count as part of the 4 minutes.  Please prepare and time your selections carefully, as actors who exceed the audition time of 4 minutes will be stopped.

Non-Equity actors should plan to bring 25 headshots/resumes.  Actors who choose to audition with a musical theater selection and desire accompaniment should come prepared with sheet music.

Questions?  Please visit the website below for additional information.  For additional information, please email Michael Kroeker, Artistic Associate, at Due to the volume of questions, please allow 2 business days for a response.

It is highly recommended that all interested actors visit the following website regularly for information & updates:

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE (updated 01/07/13)

The Alchemist Theatre

American Players Theater

The Bunny Gumbo Theater Company

Co-Operative Performance Milwaukee

First Stage Children’s Theatre

Forward Theater Company

In Tandem Theatre

Lori Lins Talent Management

Milwaukee Artists Resource Network

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Next Act Theatre

Optimist Theatre

Pink Banana Theatre Company

Renaissance Theaterworks

Skylight Music Theatre

Zoological Society of Milwaukee/Kohl’s Wild Theater

For my thoughts on this process, follow this link

For my thoughts on headshots and resumes, click here

It looks like David Cecsarini has put his money where his mouth is and come to the rescue of this show.  Put your butts in the seat and take a stand against censorship and right-wing nut jobs.


Phantom Cicada Theater presents the wacky and irreverent comedy

THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

Directed by Bo Johnson

Featuring Brian Faracy, Emmitt Morgans and Nate Press

August 31-September 9, 2012

at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water Street

Thursday, August 30 at 7:30pm PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN PREVIEW

Friday, Aug 31 at 7:30pm

Saturday, September 1 at 4:30 and 7:30pm

Sunday, September 2 at 2:00pm

Thursday, September 6 at 7:30pm

Friday, September 7 at 7:30pm

Saturday, September 8 at 4:30 and 7:30pm

Sunday, September 9 at 2:00pm

Tickets are $15, general admission seating, and may be purchased through the Next Act box office:

414-278-0765 or at

Box office Hours are noon – 5:00pm daily, or through curtain time.  Master Card, VISA and Discover are accepted.

All tickets previously purchased through SummerStage will be honored.  Please call the box office to arrange for exchange.

THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (Abridged) takes audiences on a wild and hilarious ride through the Good Book. At break-neck speed, three actors parody the “greatest story ever accepted as fact,” wrestling with some of the great theological questions like, “Did Adam and Eve have navels?” “Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston?” and “Why isn’t the word ‘phonetic’ spelled the way it sounds?” This is a show that puts the fun in fundamentalism, proving that God has a sense of humor. Fire and Brimstone anyone?


Summer Theatre Presents


By Jeffrey Hatcher

Produced by Next Act Theatre
Directed by David Cecsarini
Featuring Norman Moses, Ruth Schudson, and Linda Stephens
Tuesday-Saturday, July 6-10, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $24 ($20 member/student)

At Riddle Key Retirement Center, it isn’t all shuffleboard and bingo–there is romance, tax evasion, and an employee with a hobby that helps the show live up to its name. The twists and turns will tickle your brain until the very end. Murderers is a blissful blend of mirth and mystery among the senior set.

To purchase tickets, visit us online or call 920-458-6144.
Ticket price includes sales tax.

Summer Theatre is supported in part by M&I Bank.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

608 New York Avenue

Sheboygan, WI  53081





Next Act Theatre presents THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: THE STORIES OF MARIAN ANDERSON AND LEONTYNE PRICE, written and performed by soprano Adrienne Danrich, at the Off-Broadway Theatre, 342 N. Water St. in Milwaukee, February 25th – March 7th, 2010. The ground-breaking careers of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price – two extraordinary opera legends – will be celebrated in photographs, speeches, famous recordings and the glorious sounds of Adrienne’s own “fresh liquid-silver” voice. Ms. Danrich will be accompanied by New York City pianist and vocal recital collaborator Djordje Nesic. Tickets can be purchased at Next Act’s Off-Broadway Theatre Box Office at 342 N. Water St. or over the phone at 414-278-0765. More information is available online at

Next Act Theatre presents PURGATORIO by Ariel Dorfman at the Off Broadway Theatre (342 N. Water, 2nd Floor) Now through February 21st. A Pay What You Can (PWYC) performance will take place Monday, February 15, 2010 at 7:30pm.  Tickets for the PWYC will be available in person at the Off Broadway Theatre Box Office beginning at 5:30pm the day of the show. “…brilliantly conceived and superbly executed production of Dorfman’s play” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).  More information available at or by calling 414-278-0765.