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Auditions for CHRISTMAS BELLES at Sunset Playhouse

A large cast is needed for this comedy.  All ages

Auditions: Monday, October 1 – Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, October 22 – Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Performances: Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 23, 2018

 

CHRISTMAS BELLES will be directed by Becky Spice. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time at SunsetPlayhouse.com. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

 

Visit SunsetPlayhouse.com for a synopsis of this hilarious comedy and character descriptions. Call 262-782-4431×221 for more information.

 

Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI  53122

 

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Sunset Playhouse Seeks Dresser for MARY POPPINS

 

Mary Poppins | Dresser

Position

Dresser for Sunset Playhouse production of Mary Poppins

Description

Sunset Playhouse seeks two dressers for their upcoming production of Mary Poppins ¬— one female dresser to work exclusively with the actor playing Mary Poppins and one additional dresser, either male or female, to work with the rest of the cast as needed. Dressers play a vital role in the production process and performances by being responsible for the placement of costumes, helping actors with quick costume changes, organizing costumes, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work under the guidance and direction of the Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Managers, and Costume Designer to assistant them with various costume duties they may need assistance with
  • Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals (see next page for specific dates and times)
  • Work with assigned actors to execute all costume changes and other assigned production duties during performances and rehearsals
  • Utilize strong attention to detail and consistency when becoming familiar with the show and the execution and timing of costume changes
  • Think critically and creatively to solve problems in the moment
  • Maintain organization and follow along and contribute to the Costume Plot, which outlines where and when all costume changes take place
  • Keep costumes organized and in good condition
  • Maintain safety standards when working with actors who fly in the production
  • Maintain a calm and focused presence working with actors to execute quick costume changes
  • Possess a positive attitude and be willing to work as a team

    Qualifications
  • Experience in theatre, stage crew, costumes, production, etc. a plus
  • Basic sewing and costume repair skills a plus

    Interested in working on stage crew for Mary Poppins at Sunset Playhouse?

Contact the Stage Manager, Brenda Nemec, at brenbasil@aol.com

Please Note: This is a volunteer position.


Time Commitment 

Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals

Rehearsals:

Monday, October 1, 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 2, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 4, 6-9pm

Friday, October 5, 6-9pm

Flight Training:

Tentative Dates: October 4 & 5, time TBD

Tech Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 6, 6-10pm

Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm & 5-10pm

Mon, October 8, 6:30-10pm

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-10pm

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-10pm

Performance Dates:

Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm

Friday, October 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm

Friday, October 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm

Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm

Friday, October 26, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27, 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm

Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 4, 7:30pm

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street

Elm Grove, WI 53122

 

Sunset Playhouse Seeks Stage Crew for MARY POPPINS

 

Mary Poppins | Stage Crew

Position

Stage Crew for Sunset Playhouse production of Mary Poppins

Description

Sunset Playhouse seeks several organized and enthusiastic individuals to work stage crew for their upcoming production of Mary Poppins. Crew members play a vital role in the production process and performances by being responsible for knowing exactly where and when to perform assigned tasks, move set pieces and props, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work under the guidance and direction of the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Managers to assistant them with any various duties they may need assistance with
  • Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals (see next page for specific dates and times)
  • Execute all scene changes and other assigned production duties during performances and rehearsals
  • Utilize strong attention to detail and consistency when becoming familiar with the show and the execution and timing of scene changes
  • Think critically and creatively to solve problems in the moment
  • Maintain organization and follow along and contribute to the Run Sheet, which outlines where and when all scene changes take place
  • Lift and move heavy set pieces, furniture, etc.
  • Maintain safety standards when assisting actors who fly in the production
  • Possess a positive attitude and be willing to work as a team

    Qualifications

  • Experience in theatre, stage crew, production, etc. a plus

    Interested in working on stage crew for Mary Poppins at Sunset Playhouse?

Contact the Stage Manager, Brenda Nemec, at brenbasil@aol.com

Please Note: This is a volunteer position.

Time Commitment 

Must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and other designated rehearsals

Rehearsals:

Monday, October 1, 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 2, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 4, 6-9pm

Friday, October 5, 6-9pm

Flight Training:

Tentative Dates: October 4 & 5, time TBD

Tech Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 6, 6-10pm

Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm & 5-10pm

Mon, October 8, 6:30-10pm

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-10pm

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-10pm

Performance Dates:

Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm

Friday, October 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm

Friday, October 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm

Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm

Friday, October 26, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27, 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm

Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 4, 7:30pm

Availability to assist with flying for the MARY POPPINS JR. production preferred. Time commitment is noted below.

Rehearsals:

Saturday, October 27, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Thursday, November 1, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Friday, November 2, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Tech Rehearsal:

Saturday, November 3, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Performances:

Sunday, November 4, 6:30pm

Monday, November 5, 10:00am & 6:30pm

Sunset Playhouse

700 Wall Street

Elm Grove, WI 53122


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Auditions for Mary Poppins
August 13 & 14 – 6 – 10 PM
Call Backs – August 17 – 6 – 10 PM

MARY POPPINS will be directed by Nate C. Adams with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Ashley Patin.

To audition, please sign up for an audition time slot at SunsetPlayhouse.com.  For your audition please arrive with a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is highly encouraged. Please bring your own sheet music, in your key, clearly marked, and in a binder. We will not hear acapella auditions. Callbacks will be held on Friday, August 17 and will consist of song and scene cuts. There will be a dance call at your audition, so please bring clothes to move in. If you have tap shoes, please bring them. Those who can tap will learn a short tap combination.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – MARY POPPINS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Note:  If you are cast as Mary, Burt, or an ensemble member you MUST be available on both October 4 & 5 from 10 AM – 6 PM for flight training for Mary and Burt and flight training operation for the ensemble.

Auditions: Monday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:00 – 7:00 pm Kids Auditions*
7:00 – 9:00 pm Adult Auditions
9:00 – 10:00pm Dance Call

*Due to an overwhelming response we have now opened up all audition spots for kid auditions. (Updated 7/16/2018)

Callbacks: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

First Rehearsal: August 20, 2018
Foy flight training: Oct 4 & 5  4PM -10PM    (Mary, Burt, ensemble members, technicians – mandatory)
Tech Week:  October 6 – 10, 2018 –  Mandatory
Performances:  October 11 – November 4, 2018

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

Visit SunsetPlayhouse.com or contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Mary takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grownups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Character Descriptions –  Seeking to cast 10 males and 10 females. Please note, this production contains a full working ensemble. Ensemble members must be able to dance.

Male Characters

Bert (age: 30s) The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2

 George Banks (age: 40 to 50) The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision and order” in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary. Vocal range top: Eb4  Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 Michael Banks (age: 9 to 11) The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Vocal range top: E5*  Vocal range bottom: A3* *NOTE: This role requires an unchanged boys voice.

Robertson Ay (age: 20 to 30) The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but his “Spoonful” solo can be a fun surprise.
Vocal range top: G#4  Vocal range bottom: F3

Neleus / Sweep / Ensemble (age: 20 to 30) The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. Must dance extremely well. Ballet experience is preferred.

Policeman / Bear / Sweep / Ensemble (age: 30 to 30) Policeman: A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

Bank Chairman / Ensemble (age: 50s) Bank Chairman: The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Vocal range top: D4  Vocal range bottom: C3

Male Ensemble #1 / Male Dance Captain: Valentine / Von Hussler / Sweep (age: 20 to 30) A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

Male Ensemble #2: Toy Soldier Doll / John Northbrook / Sweep (age: 20 to 30) An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Male Ensemble #3: Park Keeper / Sailor Doll / Sweep (age: 30s) Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

Female Characters

Mary Poppins (age: 20 to 30) Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key. Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

 

Winifred Banks (age: 30 to 40)George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to obnly associate with “the best people” as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she’s not up to the job of “being Mrs. Banks,” yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone. Vocal range top: D5  Vocal range bottom: A3

Jane Banks (age: must read 11-13 on stage) The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Vocal range top: F#5  Vocal range bottom: A3

 Mrs. Brill (age: 50 to 60) The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.  Vocal range top: D#5  Vocal range bottom: F#3

 Katie Nanna / Mrs. Corry / Ensemble (age: 30 to 40)Katie Nanna: Jane and Micahel’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

Mrs. Corry: Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean/Creole accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).
Miss Lark / Bird Woman (age: 30 to 50) Miss Lark: The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

Bird Woman: Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds.” There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life.
Vocal range top: C5  Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Miss Andrew / Miss Smythe / Ensemble (age: 40s) Miss Andrew: George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.
Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

 Female Ensemble #1 / Female Dance Captain: Fannie / Sweep (ages 18-30)

Female Ensemble #2: (ages 18-30) Annie / Ballet Doll / Sweep 

Female Ensemble #3: (ages 18-30) Glamorous Doll / Sweep 

**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 -10:00 pm.


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THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER will be directed by Brian Zelinski.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by visiting SunsetPlayhouse.com. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

 

Auditions: Monday, July 23 – Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, July 30 – Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Performances: Thursday, September 6 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions.

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pmfor auditions.

 

Synopsis

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley are thrilled when Sheridan Whiteside, a brilliant, witty, and widely beloved radio celebrity, accepts their invitation to dinner on his tour through their little town of Mesalia, Ohio. As he leaves their home, he slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip, and a tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the quick-tempered invalid, ex-convicts are invited to meals, and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility.

 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

 


RICHARD STANLEY (ages 18-25)
 Grown son of Earnest and Daisy, photographer, wishes he could travel and take pictures.

 

JOHN (age 40+) Butler who has been around awhile

 

MR ERNEST W STANLEY(ages 40-60) Rich factory owner, uptight, and put out by the audacity of his guest.

 

DR BRADLEY (age 50+) Whiteside’s local doctor, who diagnoses his injuries by looking at the wrong x rays. He is also a late-blooming author who tries to get Whiteside to read his book, Forty Years an Ohio Doctor.

 

SHERIDAN WHITESIDE (age 40+) A middle-aged, Falstaffian-girthed celebrity. He is a critic, lecturer, and radio personality, the intimate friend of anyone worth knowing. He is an egomaniac who “would see his mother burned at the stake if that was the only way he could light his cigarette.” His cruel wit and penchant for aggressive repartee make him a great comic character, insofar as humor often depends on other people’s misery or discomfort. That he is obviously impossible to live with is amply demonstrated when he disrupts, through his presence, a conservative upper-middle-class household in a small town in Ohio. Most of the time, he acts the consummate tyrant, but a few isolated acts of genuine kindness make him human, although not redeemable. For all of his sins, he remains disdainfully unrepentant.

BERT JEFFERSON (ages 20s-40s) The owner and editor of the Mesalia Journal. He is “an interesting looking young man” who has written a producible play. He naïvely and ambitiously allows himself to be lured by the chance of making it to the big time, even if it means the sacrifice of personal happiness.

 

PROFESSOR METZ (age 30+) “A strange-looking little man,” an entomologist who once lived for two years in a cave with nothing but plant lice. The first of three eccentrics to visit Whiteside during his convalescence, he arrives bearing a gift–a colony of ten thousand roaches.

 

BANJO (ages 30s-50s) A famous Hollywood comedian, a grown-up adolescent. He is as loony off-screen as on (the Marx brothers all wrapped into one) but he good-heartedly allows himself to be the means by which Maggie can retrieve her happiness.

 

SANDY (age 20s) a labor-organizer in Mr. Stanley’s factory, big strong lad.

 

BEVERLY CARLTON (ages 30s-50s) English thespian, songwriter, musician. A Noël Cowardish character who dashes around the world composing and writing plays and being devastatingly charming. His latest comedy, he says, is the best since Molière. He breezes in to visit Whiteside and wish him a “Merry Christmas. He stays about a quarter of an hour, using part of the time to regale him with a number from his new revue. Maggie enlists him in an attempt to lure Jefferson away from Lorraine Sheldon, trying to counter Whiteside’s attempt to break up her romance. (pianist preferred, not required)

 

4 Men, ages 20s-40s, to play multiple smaller & non-speaking roles, including:

Westcott (the head radioman)
Luncheon Guests (prisoners)
Mr. Baker (guard)
Expressman
Radio Technicians
Deputies
A plainclothesman
4 – 6 boys, ages 9-12 

Female Characters

 

MRS DAISY STANLEY (ages 40-60) Always trying to play the hostess and keep her husband from flying off the handle.

 

MISS PREEN (ages 30+) Frantic Nurse attending to Whiteside, not enjoying the task. A spinsterish, humorless prude, she becomes the constant butt of his insults and name-calling, to which she reacts with routine indignation.

 

JUNE STANLEY (ages 18-25) Grown daughter of Earnest and Daisy, wants to get married to Sandy who is starting union trouble at the factory.

SARAH (age 40+) Housekeeper who has been around awhile

 

MRS DEXTER (age 30+) Visiting society friend of Mrs. Stanley

 

MRS McCUTCHEON (age 30+) Visiting society friend of Mrs. Stanley

 

MAGGIE CUTLER (ages 20s-40s) Whiteside’s executive assistant, very businesslike most of the time, but also a romantic who falls in love with Bert Jefferson. Whiteside’s private secretary and chief interference runner for the past ten years. In her thirties, she is sarcastic and cynical, and she knows where the bodies are buried. After she meets Bert Jefferson and goes ice skating with him, she decides that the fast lane with Whiteside is infinitely less preferable than conventional delights of domesticity. The fear of losing a good secretary prompts Whiteside to try to destroy the relationship, but her seriousness about her love induces him to help her achieve her goal.

 

HARRIET STANLEY (age 50+) Earnest Stanley’s eerie sister, floats in and out when Whiteside is alone.

 

LORRAINE SHELDON (ages 30s-40s) a snobby actress, young and beautiful, the vicious epitome of the glamorous, brainless, superficial superstar. Whiteside lures her to Ohio by telling her that Jefferson’s play has a marvelous part for her. She thus unwittingly lets herself be used to break up the romance between Jefferson and Maggie. Seducing a man for benefit is, for her, all in a day’s work.

 

**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

 


THE PRODUCERS

Auditions for THE PRODUCERS! A large cast of singers, dancers, and actors is needed for this summer blockbuster!

 

THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners, as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”

 

At the 2001 Tony Awards, The Producers won 12 out of its 15 nominations, setting the record for most wins in history and becoming one of the few musicals to win in every category for which it was nominated

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomal Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 14th – Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Performances: Thursday, July 12th – Sunday, August 5th, 2018

THE PRODUCERS will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reggie Kurschner. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE PRODUCERS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must complete complete a parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please click here to print the needed minor audition form THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Synopsis

Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. They aim to produce the worst show ever and run away with millions, but they soon learn that show business can kick you in the teeth.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

MAX BIALYSTOCK (ages 45 – 60): The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2

LEOPOLD BLOOM (ages 30 – 50): An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2

ROGER DE BRIS (ages 45 – 65): New York’s most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G#2

CARMEN GHIA (ages 30 – 45): Roger Debris’ faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3

FRANZ LIEBKIND (ages 40 – 60): German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Male Dancer/Singers (ages 16+) A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent will be used as well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must complete complete a parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please print form by clicking HERE – THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Female Character

ULLA (ages 25 – 35): A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Female Dancers – (ages 16+) A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent needed as well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must completea parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please print form by clicking HERE – THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Call the box office at 262-782-4430 or hpulkowski@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

 


Sunset Playhouse announces auditions for its professional Musical MainStage series on Monday, May 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Playhouse, 700 Wall Street in Elm Grove. 

Reserve your 5 minute audition time slot by visiting our website, SunsetPlayhouse.com and clicking on our SignUp link.

 

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time with a copy of your completed audition sheet and a head shot if you have one.

Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts requiring four professional singers and one Rising Star per show. Styles needed this season include rock, pop, standards, folk and soul.  Rehearsals are minimal and performances take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Students who will be enrolled in any area high school from September, 2018 – June, 2019 are eligible to be named a Rising Star.

All singers should bring 32 bars of sheet music in their key; an accompanist will be provided. Candidates should fill out either a PROFESSIONAL Audition Sheet or RISING STAR Audition Sheet.

For further questions please contact our box office at 262-782-4430 or check the FAQ for 2018-19.

Here is the rehearsal and show lineup for the 2018-19 season:

 

All rehearsals on Monday nights unless noted

All tech rehearsals Sunday nights

All shows Monday and Tuesday

 

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WALT (Disney)

Rehearsals: August 27, TUESDAY September 4 and 10

Tech: Sunday, September 16

Performances: September 17 – 18, 2018

 

FRANK & ELLA & FRIENDS (Jazz Legends)

Rehearsals: October 1, 8 and 15

Tech: October 21

Performances: October 22 – 23, 2018

 

A JOHN DENVER CHRISTMAS

Rehearsals: November 12, 19 and 26

Tech: December 2

Performances: December 3 – 4, 2018

 

BILLBOARD’S BEST

Rehearsals: January 7, 14 and 21

Tech: January 27

Performances: January 28 – 29, 2019

 

SOUNDS OF SOUL

Rehearsals: February 11, 18 and 25

Tech: March 3

Performances: March 4 – 5, 2019

 

BEAT IT! BACK TO THE 80s

Rehearsals: April 8, 15, and 22

Tech: April 28

Performances: April 29 – 30, 2019

 


 

Resident Technical Director

 

Job Description

 

Employment:

 

The Resident Technical Director is a member of Sunset Playhouse’s full-time professional staff. This is a salaried, full-time position with comprehensive benefits.  Status “exempt”

 

 

General Responsibilities:

 

The Resident Technical Director is responsible for the technical aspects of productions produced by Sunset Playhouse, the premiere community theater in south eastern Wisconsin. Working within the established policies and procedures of the organization, with the assistance of staff and volunteers and with oversight by the Artistic Director, duties include, but are not limited to:  set design of 6 – 8 main stage productions per season, set build for 8 main stage productions, assist guest set and light designers as needed; maintain the technical shop area and equipment; recruit, train and utilize technical volunteers, provide general support of the overall production quality of the Sunset Playhouse; and assist in general maintenance of the facility. The Resident Technical Director will attend staff meetings

 

Qualifications

 

Education:        BA in Technical Theater with emphasis on design and construction or equivalent experience

 

Experience:   1-2 years’ experience in design/construction of sets.

                        Basic Understanding of light and sound board programs

 

Availability:   Varied hours based on theater calendar, including nights and weekends during tech weeks.

 

Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

 

 

  • Ability to recruit, train, and retain technical staff and volunteers
  • Ability to multi-task/ strong organizational skills
  • Ability to adhere to schedules and meet all production deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Google docs and Microsoft Office.

 

Physical Demands

 

Manual Dexterity:        Ability to use a computer, write instructions, complete forms.

 

Physical Effort:             Walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting.  Ability to lift 50lbs.

 

Working Conditions: Must be comfortable working in an open office environment.

 

Hazards:                        None.

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About The Sunset Playhouse: Sunset Playhouse was established in 1960 as Southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere community theater.  The Playhouse has evolved since those early days into a community arts complex presenting a mix of community theater and professional theater/music events.  Additionally, the Playhouse is an important player in theater arts education through its School for The Arts and bug in a rug Children’s Theater Series.  The Playhouse produces approximately 26 live productions each season, as well as a number of special concerts and fundraising events.  Sunset offers opportunities to guest directors and designers and counts over 600 volunteers in the Sunset Playhouse family.

For more information, please contact:   Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director nvarmstrong@sunsetplayhouse.com

 

To apply for the Resident Designer/Technical Director position:

Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references by February 16, 2018 to: Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director nvarmstrong@sunsetplayhouse.com


Auditions for THE GRADUATE – Sunset Playhouse – After Sunset Studio Series

 

THE GRADUATE will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

 

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE GRADUATE  All roles are open.

 

Auditions: Tuesday, November 7th or Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, January 11th – Sunday, January 14th, 2017
 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

 

Synopsis

A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the ’60s, Benjamin’s disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in the After Sunset Studio production.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

BENJAMIN (ages 20 – 28): Once the ideal student and son, and now a recent college graduate, he keeps hearing he has his whole life ahead of him.  Disillusioned with the idea that everything he’s worked for is without meaning or purpose, he desperately seeks a future that is different from the “American Dream” he grew up in.  This is a largely dramatic role with biting, understated, dry humor.

MR. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 60): Mrs. Robinson’s husband, Elaine’s father, and long-time business partner of Mr. Braddock.  He considers Benjamin the son he never had.  He wants Benjamin to take a romantic interest in Elaine to solidify the business relationship and friendship between the two families; both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

MR. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 60): Benjamin’s father and long-time business partner of Mr. Robinson; immensely proud of his wealth and family, he has big dreams and aspirations for Ben; he tries to support and understand his son despite his bizarre behavior, only to push Ben further away.  Both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

Female Characters

MRS. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 50): Seductive, manipulative, sexy, and destructive; she finds an emotionally vulnerable Benjamin and manipulates and seduces him into an affair.  She does not seem to have any other interest or concern for Benjamin until the notion of his dating her daughter reaches her.

ELAINE (ages 20 – 28): Daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Robinson.  Her bright, seemingly naive and optimistic charm casts a stark contrast to Benjamin’s somber tone.  She wishes to lead a normal and responsible life despite her emotionally fragile disposition caused by the long-past-deteriorated marriage between her parents and destructive nature of her mother.

MRS. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 50): Benjamin’s mother; almost entirely out-of-the-loop, she desperately tries to understand her son, often by asking the most direct and awkward questions; this is a largely comedic role.

STRIPPER (ages 25 – 40): Speaking role that may also be doubled.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

 

Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122


Sunset Playhouse is excited to announce:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Auditions.

Singers, dancers, and actors needed for this exciting musical!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller with music direction by Mark Mrozek.

Please read all information below.

You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Vocal/Dance Auditions:


Sunday, October 15th
6 PM – 10 PM: Audition for singers and dancers aged 15 and up only

Please show up at 5:45 PM and be ready to audition at 6:00 PM. The dance audition will be taught beginning at 6PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition. You will have time to change before the singing audition if desired.

Bring a 32 bar cut of a song in your key in the style of the show. Provide sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

Auditions may also consist of readings from the script. Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by visiting SunsetPlayhouse.com and downloading the Audition Sheet – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Callbacks: Tuesday, October 17th 6 pm – 10 pm

Rehearsals: October 19, 2017 – November 29, 2017
(Read Through October 19th 6:30 pm and
1st Music Rehearsal October 21st 10 am)

Performances: Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

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

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm
Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions.

Synopsis

Adapted from the Walt Disney animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont – Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

THE BEAST/PRINCE (ages 20 – 30): The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. The Beast will transform into the Prince at the end of the show – One actor will portray both the Beast and Belle’s Prince. Baritone: A-High F

MAURICE (ages 40 – 60): Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Baritone: B flat-High D flat

GASTON (ages 20 – 30): Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A-High F

LEFOU (ages 17 – 30): Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B-High F Sharp

MONSIEUR D’ ARQUE (ages 25 – 40): D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Tenor: D-High A

COGSWORTH (ages 25 – 40): Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy Englishman who loves perfection. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A-High E

LUMIERE (ages 20 – 30): Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A-High F sharp

CHIP (ages 10 – 15 depending on size and unchanged voice): Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D-High D

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

Female Characters

BELLE (ages 17 – 25, looking): Belle is the original fairy tale heroine-kind, gentle, and beautiful. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. MezzoSoprano: Low A-High F

BABETTE (ages 20 – 30): Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C-C

MRS. POTTS (ages 30 – 40): Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp- High G

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp-High G

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

Hope to see you at the auditions!


Sunset Playhouse – BOX OFFICE REPRESENTATIVES / HOUSE MANAGER
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Sunset Playhouse seeks Box Office Representatives / House Managers immediately. The ideal candidate will be hired and trained as both a Box Office Representative and House Manager.
In the role of Box Office Rep you will be the primary contact for Sunset’s patrons. As the House Manager you will be Sunset’s representative to its patrons and volunteers.
This is a fast-paced job in a fun and rewarding creative work environment. Working primarily afternoons, evenings and/or weekends, the position requires a high level of customer service.
We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. Theater experience not required.
Email your resume or Sunset Employment Application (available on our website) to Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com. Please include the words ‘Box Office Rep / House Manager’ in the subject line of your e-mail.
Accepting applications until positions are filled. For questions please call Ann Mather: (262)-782-4431 x221.