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We open this delightful play this Friday. Come play with us.

MARCH 8 – MARCH 24

at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Directions

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…”

When Rosalind is banished from her uncle Duke Frederick’s court, she must flee into the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and the fool Touchstone. There, they encounter clowns, noblemen, and even Rosalind’s new love Orlando – who will need to learn a few things before he will deserve her. One of Shakespeare’s greatest and most beloved comedies, AS YOU LIKE IT is filled with music, love, laughter, and reminders of what is most important in this world.

Performance runtime is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 12+

https://www.firststage.org/Shows–Events/2018-2019-Season/As-You-Like-It/


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Artist rates available for Bard & Bourbon’s

KING JOHN: a (drunk) Staged Reading

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

January 18 & 19

7:30

Charles Allis Art Museum

1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Bard & Bourbon begins our Drunk Shakespearean Histories series with King John.

Don’t know the play?  Don’t worry! This staged reading will feature drunk narration from Bard & Bourbon alumni for a one-of-a-kind night of laughs and thrills.

Featuring powerful female roles and a narcissistic king who rules by whim instead of wisdom, King John is a perfect play for our current political times.

General admission: $10

Students/Seniors/Military/Artists: $7

For tickets, visit www.BardAndBourbon.com  or https://drunkkingjohn.bpt.me


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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 maureen@summitplayerstheatre.com

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:    https://www.summitplayerstheatre.com/opportunities 


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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…

Nada.

Zilch.

Nothing.

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.

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Auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s Merry Wives of Windsor (drunk)

Auditions: Monday, Oct 2rd 5-8 – (additional times will be added if needed)

Sign up via www.bardandbourbon.com to reserve an audition time!

Callbacks: Wednesday, Oct 4th 6:45-10:30 (may end earlier)

Location: Underground Collaborative on the basement level of the Shops at Grand Avenue 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. Merry Wives performs Nov 24- Dec 2 with a preview night on Nov 22.  There is NO show on Thanksgiving. Rehearsals begin Oct 16.

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.

To sign up visit www.bardandbourbon.com

For more information contact info@bardandbourbon.com


Announcing auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Auditions: Monday, April 3rd 6:30-9 – sign up to reserve an audition time
Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5th 6:30-10:30 (may end earlier)

To reserve an audition time, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba4ad28a1fe3-auditions2
This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting. Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. The role of MacDuff is cast; all other parts are available. Many roles will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. MACBETH performs May 25-28. Rehearsals begin April 17. All actors interested in roles which require sword fighting must attend fight class (at no cost) on: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6-9 on Fri/Sat, and 7-10 on Thurs.
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 info@bardandbourbon.com


Join us for a fundraiser celebrating our love of alcohol and nerdiness as we take Shakespeare to a galaxy far, far away.


March 27at the Underground Collaborative – downstairs in the Shops at Grand Avenue, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Doors open at 6:30 – snacks, drinks, and more available for purchase.

Costume contest at 7:00 – winner receives a free drink and 2 vouchers for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Staged reading and drinking game at 7:30

Donations accepted at the door. 
All proceeds go toward Bard & Bourbon’s Memorial Day weekend production of MACBETH

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Shakespeare in the Park Auditions! Optimist Theatre is auditioning for our summer 2016 production of Julius Caesar.

 

Auditions are on February 6, 7, and 8. If you’re interested in being considered for an audition slot, please email your headshot and resume to Shakespeare in the Park Producer and Associate Artistic Director Tom Reed at treed@optimisttheatre.org. Submissions without a headshot and resume will not be considered. Previous experience required.

 

Performances of Julius Caesar will run 12 days – August 4-7, 11-14 and 18-21, outdoors at Alice Bertschy Kadish Park. Rehearsals begin near the end of June.

 

Shakespeare in the Park is also seeking to fill all crew roles. Interested? Please email Tom Reed and include a resume if you have one.


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Auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s summer production of Much Ado About Nothing are this Friday, June 12 from 5-9pm at the Underground Collaborative in the Shops at Grand Avenue, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Rehearsals begin June 29th, tech is July 27-30, and the show runs July 31, Aug 1, 3, 7, & 8. We will do our best to accommodate all conflicts up to tech week.

Interested actors must be over 21, though not all roles will require alcohol consumption for this show. Older actors and actresses are especially encouraged to audition. Bard & Bourbon embraces non-traditional casting so if you enjoy the play but feel there wouldn’t normally be a part for you, this is your chance. The roles of Beatrice and Hero are already cast but all other roles are available.

Auditions will consist primarily of cold readings. Auditionees are also strongly encouraged but not required to prepare one short Shakespearean monologue.

You must sign up via http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba4ad28a1fe3-much to select a half hour group time slot. Individual time to present monologues will be assigned within that time. Walk ins will be seen only as time allows.

Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes ahead of time to fill out paperwork and familiarize yourself with the scenes. Please bring one headshot and resume with you if available. If you do not have a headshot we will take your picture for reference in the audition room.

If you have any questions, please email katie.merriman@hotmail.com.

For more information about Bard & Bourbon, visit http://www.bardandbourbon.com or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BardandBourbon

Finally, if you cannot attend auditions but are still interested in either this or future Bard & Bourbon shows, please email your headshot and resume to info@bardandbourbon.com.


Milwaukee Auditions for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 Summer Season!

Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

The Festival performs to audiences of over 10,000 every summer and operates under an Actors’ Equity U/RTA Tier II contract.

Auditions will be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, November 10.

To be  considered for an audition, please mail a hard copy of your headshot and resume to:

Kevin Rich

Artistic Director

Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Campus Box 5700

Normal, IL 61790

Please include a current email address.  If selected to audition, you will be contacted to set up an individual time.

Thank you for your interest in ISF!–

Kevin Rich

Artistic Director, Illinois Shakespeare Festival Assistant Professor of Acting, Illinois State University Campus Box 5700 Normal, IL 61790 kmrich@ilstu.edu