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Shakespeare in the Park Auditions are on Saturday, February 15th! “Romeo and Juliet” will be directed by Mr. David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director of Next Act Theatre. (WOOT!!!!)
Ever dream of being a part of Milwaukee’s summer Shakespeare? Now’s your chance. Performances are 2 long weekends of June, the first long weekend of July plus 2 matinees. 13 performances total. All cast members are paid a very nice stipend.
Email Tom Reed at to schedule a time and for more info. Or contact Susan Fry as for more info.


Summit Players Theatre will be holding auditions for their 2019 summer Shakespeare in the State Parks tour of Romeo and Juliet on February 17th from 9am – 2pm.

We are looking to cast a diverse six member acting company who must be available for weekend and weekday evening rehearsals from mid-May to mid-June, and to tour weekends from June 14 through August 4th.

If you are interested and available, please send a picture and resume (or equivalent information) to

All applicants for this energetic and physically demanding 75 minute production and accompanying workshops must be available for the entirety of the rehearsal and performance schedule.  If called in to audition, you will be contacted with an appointment time and venue location.

Details on audition criteria, rehearsal and performance schedule, and actor stipends can be found on our website: 


The Classical Company Class presents Romeo and Juliet, this Friday and Saturday, August 10th and 11th at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street.  Showtime is 7:00, and the price…




I’ve worked with a bunch of these young actors for many years and I couldn’t be more impressed with their work.  Come see a Romeo and Juliet where the actors are actually the age of the title roles they are playing.

I mean not exactly.  We’re not sure of their exact birth dates…

…except for Juliet.  She was born on Lamas Eve at night fourteen years ago…

…that’s actually surprisingly exact.

But I digress.  Come see free theatre supporting some really wonderful people.

Oh, and Jennie Babisch who plays Romeo designed the program cover.  Here’s another for your viewing pleasure.




Voices Found Repertory Presents


Romeo & Juliet

A Tragedy by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jake Russell Thompson


10th Street Theatre, Milwaukee WI

August 10 ­ 13 at 7:30pm, 13 ­ 14 at 2:00pm

(Doors open 30 minutes before curtain)

$12 general admission


Romeo Montague crashes Juliet Capulet’s party, and in one moment they find what most people believe they’ll never had in their lifetime. Less than a hundred hours later, there’s been a

wedding, a banishment, a sex scene, some domestic abuse, and a horrible miscommunication –

and five people are dead. What the hell went wrong? Between an iconic balcony and a double suicide, Voices Found Rep’s debut production is a fresh and stylish take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, set in an abstract post­punk world, and aims to portray the heart and humanity

of a timeless story.


Tickets at


This production features flashing lights, and violence against men and women.



Voices Found Repertory is the product of many creative minds. Through experimentation, flexibility, and integrity, we hope to produce passionate, empathetic, and imaginative stagings of Shakespeare’s work, alongside original, never­before­seen plays.


Our mission is to create theatre that unifies its audience; to develop a common artistic vocabulary and allow artists to work, learn, and play together; to establish and uphold an

inclusive safe space for exploration, communication, and empathy. We want to give you a place where you can do what you love, what you’re interested in, what you’re curious about. Our interest is in how art resonates with you, and how you can communicate yourself through it.


Learn more at, and follow our blog to keep up with our productions!




Jared Stepp



Eric Schmalz



Jake Russell Thompson



Caroline Boettcher



Andy Montano



Krista Kanderski



Zach McClain



Aaron Suggs



Shanna Theiste



Alec Lachman



Alison Howard



Allison Paranka



Beatrice Kuenn



Kira Renkas



Roc Bauman




Tawnie Thompson



Victoria Hudziak



Wren Du Vernois



The Bard & Bourbon Theatre Company presents ROMEO AND JULIET (drunk), a fully rehearsed, staged, and memorized production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers performed with the addition of several shots of whiskey.

The Bard & Bourbon Theatre Company adds an alcoholic twist to classic plays, with a goal of introducing Shakespeare to new audiences in a fun and relatable manner. Each fully rehearsed and memorized production features small non-traditional casts playing multiple parts while getting one actor very drunk over the course of the show.

ROMEO AND JULIET will be performed at In Tandem Theatre, 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29. All shows 7:30 pm.

Pay What You Can on May 25th.
General admission – $15
Student, Senior, Artist, or Military – $12


10 actors needed for Bard & Bourbon’s drunken Romeo and Juliet


Auditions: Feb 29 6:30-9:30  – to reserve an audition time sign up at

Callbacks: March 1 6:30-10:30 (may end earlier)


This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all types are encouraged to audition.  All parts are available. Half of the roles will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available.  Romeo and Juliet performs Memorial Day weekend – May 25-May 29 – with rehearsals beginning April 25.


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.


For more information contact

Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest
Directed by Leda Hoffmann
Milwaukee Combined AEA and non-AEA auditions
Monday, Dec 15th 5pm-9pm
Chicago non-AEA Auditions
Tuesday Dec 16th 6pm-9pm
Chicago AEA Auditions at the Actors’ Equity Building at 557 W. Randolph
Tues Dec 16th and Wed Dec 17th
If you would like to be considered for the Milwaukee or non-AEA Chicago auditions, please send a current headshot and resume to Please include the city in which you wish to audition as well as times that you are available.
Please prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, not to exceed four minutes.
Contract dates include the following:
First Rehearsal, June 8th
First Preview June 30th
Season runs July 3rd – August 15th.
Rehearsals and performances take place in Baileys Harbor, Door County.

R & J

Greetings Friends,
As a special end of the year thank you to our theater peers, we would like to invite you to attend a school performance of the First Stage Young Company production of Romeo and Juliet. A recipient of the NEA Shakespeare for a New Generation grant, this production is directed by First Stage associate Artistic Director/Young Company Director John Maclay and features some amazingly talented young actors. John has adapted the script to around 80 minutes, and the young people – supported by gifted professional teaching artists have truly risen to the occasion. Inspired by the nature of the theatre apprentice, it has been a gift to see these young people grow as artists and as individuals through the process. They have come out the other side with a full and rich performance that I truly hope you can witness.


The production is running through May 22 with weekday performances at 9:30 and 11:45 at the Rosa Parks Auditorium at Golda Meir School (just south of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center parking lot).


To take advantage of this free offer, simply contact Clare Kuhnen – and let her know how many seats you need and which performance you would like to attend. Then check in with our House Manager Teddy when you arrive – enter off of Old World Third Street


Thursday, May 15            9:30a & 11:45a

Friday, May 16                   9:30a & 11:45a

Monday, May 19              9:30a & 11:45a

Tuesday, May 20              9:30a & 11:45a

Wednesday, May 21       9:30a & 11:45a

Thursday, May 22            9:30a & 11:45a


Jeff Frank

Artistic Director

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  • Merrick Morton/20th Century Fox
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Orlando Bloom in “Romeo and Juliet” on Broadway.
Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad in “Romeo and Juliet,” now on Broadway.
Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1996 film “Romeo and Juliet.”
A scene from the 2006 production of “King Lear” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.
Rory Kinnear, left, and Adrian Lester in the National Theater’s production of “Othello” in London, to be broadcast in movie theaters this week.
Denzel Washington, far right, in the 2005 Broadway production of “Julius Caesar.”
Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh in the 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story.”


Wherefore art thou riding a motorcycle, Romeo?

Romeo and Juliet

Considering the timelessness of Shakespeare’s tragic love story

So might audiences muse at the start of the new Broadway staging of “Romeo and Juliet,” the first in the season’s plentiful Shakespeare productions, both on Broadway and off.

As the shows open in the coming months, fellow New York Times writers and I will be regularly posting commentaries on aspects of them, engaging larger questions about how today’s theater artists approach these canonical works, and inviting you to add your opinions about how vitally Shakespeare continues to speak to modern audiences. (Opera, ballet and movies will come up as well.)

Read the whole article here

Fools for Tragedy has just finished the very successful run of “In My Mind’s Eye” – to pretty positive remarks. One woman did call it the 7th circle of hell – but here at Fools we will take that as a compliment.

However we don’t just want to stop there – we have some great idea’s for our upcoming season and would love for you to be a part of giving these ideas shape. We will be looking for everybody who can a hand – in whatever way possible. You wanna act? We got room for you… just… y’know… be good at acting. You like lights? We will need tons of lights. If you just want to give us a small amount of money and tell us to do something amazing with it, we would love for you to fill that role.

The Mercutio Story (untitled) – Our next take on Shake – we will be presenting this piece in conjunction with Fresh Page Productions A short but very compelling take on the classic lover’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The piece will explore the role of Romeo’s tragic companion in the sweeping Shakespearean epic. We are looking to put this on in an urban/industrial setting so if you are interested in guerilla style theatre – this is the project for you. We are certainly looking for a large and dedicated group of young actors and any aged creative minds to put this together. We would love help on the story-building, creative input on design and whatever you want to throw your hat into. If you just want to see it happen, we can do it without you… you will be missed though.

Waiting (working title) by Jordan Gwiazdowski – The tale of two actors waiting, before their first rehearsal of “Waiting for Godot”, for the arrival of Samuel Beckett. The show will be small, intimate, and very simple in production. This will be a much more traditional stage production with a few fun twists. Again – we are looking for creative minds in general. This show will most likely be pre-cast, but if it is something you are interested in auditioning for, we will most certainly see you.

We have a few other ideas in mind – but we don’t want to spoil them all. Fools will be holding a meeting around the end of September to discuss the future and all of it’s fun possibilities in this city. Want to join us?

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