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08.21.2010 | | Posted at 07:22 PM

Acacia Theatre Looking to Cast Ancient Christian Story

By Russ Bickerstaff
Some of the most primal stories are very literal journeys. Having survived for over 300 years, The Pilgrim’s Progress has proven itself quite durable over the years. The story of an Everyman’s journey from the City of Destruction (the world) to the Celestial City (Heaven,) The Pilgrim's Progress has a kind of simple purity to it missing from a great deal of the Christian Bible. This coming O...
08.10.2010 | | Posted at 07:09 PM

You Could get A Part In You Can’t Get There From Here

By Russ Bickerstaff
Set in a small town bed and breakfast, Houston playwright Pat Cook’s comedy You Can’t Get There From Here tells the story of a business that gets most of its clients from cars that have broken down. A tabloid reporter shows-up, possibly looking to expose the place and slowly falls in love with it. It’s been compared to the work of Frank Capra and it’s coming to Elm Grove. � The Sunset Pl...
07.22.2010 | | Posted at 05:39 AM

The Bay Players Seeking Talent for Broadway Spoof

By Russ Bickerstaff
The cabaret-style musical revue Forbidden Broadway is kind of a strange success story. In 1982, unemployed actor Gerard Alessandrini staged a showcase for his talents in the form of a group of parodies of Broadway show tunes at a supper club on New York’s Upper West Side. It quickly went from a one-man curiosity to a full cabaret show that ended up becoming New York’s longest-running musica...
07.15.2010 | | Posted at 07:21 AM

Auditions Announced for the Sunset Playhouses Production of a Steve Martin Comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
Carl Sternheim could�ve been seen as sort of a German mutation of Oscar Wilde. His plays picked ever so gently at the moral sensibilities of an emerging middle class. A century or so ago, he wrote a Die Hose �a farce involving a woman seen in her undergarments. The play was revised as recently as 2002 by intelligent comedian Steve Martin in The Underpants. Deborah Staples starred in a Milwauke...
06.20.2010 | | Posted at 09:23 AM

Grant Park Players Looking To Cast for Mid=Seeptember Production

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � Set in the 1950�s, the 1995 comedy Moon Over Buffalo has become a long-term hit for East coast playwright Ken Ludwig. The comedy about an aging theatre couple in Buffalo, New York has the kind of commercial appeal that has kept it going for over 15 years now. South Milwaukee�s Grant Park Players will be hosting auditions for a production of the comedy South Milwaukee PAC on Tuesday, June 2...
06.04.2010 | | Posted at 05:27 PM

Milwaukee theatre group seeks performers with disabilities

By Russ Bickerstaff
An actor’s job relies quite heavily on adaptation. Adaptation tends to require a kind of homogeneity of form—a baseline uniformity in appearance that can be adapted to a number of different roles in a number of different ways. As a result of this, it can be very difficult for actors and other performers with disabilities to find work. There are profoundly talented performers out there who wil...
05.24.2010 | | Posted at 07:05 AM

Sunset Playhouse Announces Auditions of GASLIGHT REVUE

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove has announced that it will be holding auditions for its upcoming show Gaslight Revue. It’s a vaudeville-style variety show, which means that the Sunset is really looking for any kind of talent at all here. Comedians, dancers, singers and other specialty acts are encouraged to audition. The press release asks those classic three questions asked of all aspiring ...
05.09.2010 | | Posted at 11:26 PM

UW-Waukesha Hosts Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors

By Russ Bickerstaff
In�and amidst all of the rest of what’s going on in the near future, it’s nice to see announcements for the summer musicals. Starting this June, many are expected to flock to the big, soulless Broadway import running here in town through the in August. (Tickets went on sale to the general public yesterday.) UW-Waukesha’s production of Little Shop of Horrors opens the same weekend as the ch...
04.26.2010 | | Posted at 11:46 PM

Kopec and Company Looking To Fill Murder Castle

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � Jack The Ripper. David Berkowitz—the Son of Sam. The Hillside Strangler. The Zodiac Killer. The name Herman Mudgett doesn’t often come to mind along with names of the worlds most infamous serial killers, but the most prolific killers in history have very mundane names like Luis Garavito—Colombia’s “monster of the Andes,” and Dr. Harold Shipman—England’s “Dr. Death.” With a...
02.18.2010 | | Posted at 05:29 PM

Elm Grove Theatre Looking To Cast for Kurt Ludwig Farce

By Russ Bickerstaff
The author that brought the world such classic contemporary farces as Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo put out a relatively new show in 2004. The show comes to Elm Grove this year with a Sunset Playhouse�production. Leading Ladies is the story of a pair of down-on-their luck actors who decide to impersonate a wealthy, dying widow’s two long-lost nephews. When the nieces turn out to be neph...

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