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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...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its commitment to working with area university theater programs as it opens William Inge's Bus Stop in collaboration with UW-Parkside. Bus Stop is a mid-'50s comedy perhaps best known...
04.02.2012 | | Posted at 07:13 PM

Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets at the Sunset Playhouse

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets have the potential to capture an interesting crossover audience . . . at least in theory. The four-part musical group appeals to an older demographic—older boomers who remember the early days of rock and roll AND retro hipsters into the music as well. And while this may not be the exact reason for the group’s success in Elm Grove, their latest theatrical ca...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's Greater Tuna seems like an unlikely success story. There is very little that is novel or original about the play—essentially, it is a sketch comedy show featuring two guys in a variety of roles in the setting of...
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
In the 1980s, con artist David Hampton tricked a group of wealthy Manhattanites out of a great deal of money by claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son. In 1990, playwright John...
12.19.2011 | | Posted at 10:16 AM

The Sunset Playhouse is looking for two people to do a whole bunch of Texans onstage.

By Russ Bickerstaff
nnAuditions are on the horizon in the New Year. In addition to the Alchemist’s upcoming auditions in January, the Sunset Playhouse is looking for a cast for its upcoming production of Greater Tuna.nThe irrepressible comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard  makes it to Elm Grove  courtesy of a production directed by the talented Bryce Lord. The catch is this: they’re only looking ...
12.08.2011 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

Sunset Playhouse Extends its Bing for another couple of performances

By Russ Bickerstaff
People still love Bing Crosby. A lot. The Sunset Playhouse recently announced that its  holiday tribute to Crosby had sold out six upcoming performances. (Six.) The show, which opens tonight at 7:30pm, has added a couple of performances to the end of its run. Now there will be a show on the 17th and the 18th. In other news, Broadway Across America is warning people against buying tickets to its...

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