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07.03.2012 | | Posted at 09:31 AM

Sunset Playhouse Auditions for STAGEDOOR

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The theatre loves the theatre. That third wall can be a mirror facing the stage. To this end, the Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman play Stage Door became kind of a huge success several decades ago. Written in the 1930's, the play is about a group of aspiring actresses living in a boarding house.    Sunset Playhouse will be staging a production of the classic this coming September. They wil...
06.30.2012 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

Sunset Playhouse's Variety Show looking for talent

By Russ Bickerstaff
    The first two days in July, the Sunset Playhouse will be holding auditions for its long-running Vaudeville-style variety show. Gaslight is a diverse mixture of different types of performance that all mix in a fast-paced and family-friendly show. They're looking for people who can entertain on a comfortably big stage in Elm Grove. As stated in the Audition notice:    " f you've got a singi...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It is said that real life mirrors art. John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation, which opened last weekend at Sunset Playhouse, uses both as a starting point. Six Degrees is based upon a real account that began in 1983 with a smooth-talking...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
When people take advantage of the ambiguity of identity at the expense of others, it can get positively revolting. Take the case of David Hampton, a man who passed himself off as the son of Sidney Poitier in the early '80s. Hampton conned money...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The best children's fare of any kind is a delicate balance. It should be fun and entertaining for kids and those accompanying them, it should be educational without being too obvious and, if it's really good, it should instill a few moral lessons without getting...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Chance, circumstance and more than a bit of genius have made Thornton Wilder's Our Town one of the most influential American plays of all time. Nearly 75 years after its debut, the drama remains as popular as ever...
05.07.2012 | | Posted at 08:12 AM

Sunset's THREE LITTLE PIGS: PART2

By Russ Bickerstaff
We know what happened with the three little pigs. Everyone knows that a wolf who was, by all accounts, big AND bad had systematically come to demolish the homes of two of the pigs before arriving at the house of the third one. He was unable to bring THAT house down due to the fact that the house in question was constructed of bricks and the wolf had been using kind of an archaic method of demoli...
05.01.2012 | | Posted at 01:00 PM

Sunset Playhouse looking to cast for SWEET CHARITY

By Russ Bickerstaff
    For Ray Jivoff, may begins with a thoroughly charming appearance in Skylight Music Theatre's production of Things That Go Ding! That show closes this coming weekend. A couple of weeks after the final performance of THAT show, Jivoff will be in Elm Grove looking to cast for the Sunset Playhouse's production of Sweet Charity.    The classic '60's musical makes it to the Sunset for a product...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A madcap, screwball comedy with Broadway credentials arrives at the Sunset Playhouse in the guise of an opera gone haywire in Lend Me a Tenor. Ken Ludwig's comedy is highlighted by an energetic and engaging cast. The production runs through...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Set in the 1930s, Ken Ludwig's popular farce Lend Me a Tenor feels like it's been around since the '30s. In reality, though, the smash comedy debuted a little more than 25 years ago. Since then, it has become a staple of regional and community theaters...

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