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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



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.


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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:
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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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



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:

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

“Radio WHT presents Sherlock Holmes” performed at Sunset Playhouse Studio Theatre

A pigmy. A snake. A one-legged man and a pair of shockingly bald identical twins. Sherlock Holmes faces all this and more in “Radio WHT Presents Sherlock Holmes” – a live performance of an original radio drama written by Charles Sommers.  The show is directed by Char Paulbicke and Beth Lewinski and features the acting talent of Randall T. Anderson, Karen Estrada, Tim Higgins, and Jim Owczarski with live sound effects created by Charles Sommers.

Performances are Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 pm, and a Mothers’ Day Matinee on Sunday, May 8th at 3:30 in the studio theatre of the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Rd, Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at the box office (262-782-4430) or at

The timing of the show for Mothers’ Day weekend is no accident. According to Sommers, Wisconsin Hybrid Theater was formed in part to perform plays his own mom would enjoy. “I knew we were on the right track when people would come back to see a show a second time, so that they could bring their mom along.”

Since 2007, Wisconsin Hybrid Theater has delighted audiences with original adaptations of classic stories in their old-time Radio WHT Studio.  Every Radio WHT production begins with a radio script written by Sommers, adapted from the classics. Each actor then creates his or her own unique metacharacter of a radio performer from the era. During the rehearsal process, the cast improvises in character while performing the script “on air.” The final show is a carefully crafted hybrid of tight script work, choreographed mayhem, and occasional ad libs.

The Shepherd Express calls Radio WHT “brilliantly written and directed” and “delightfully inspired silliness” while WMSE says “Radio WHT is the best in the business (anywhere) at writing and producing live radio dramas.”

Contact: Charles Sommers

414 828-1158