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09.17.2010 | | Posted at 05:19 AM

William Kirchen Casting for MIRRORS OF DESIRE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Wisconsin-raised Billy Kirchen is developing a musical set to debut in Berlin, Germany in Autumn of 2011. He’s looking to cast a Milwaukee-based staged reading of it here at the end of the month. Mirrors of Desire is an ambitious project that mixes the world of the fantastic with the harsh reality of sexual abuse. The project’s website has a comprehensive synopsis of the show and it sound...
09.15.2010 | | Posted at 04:50 PM

Elm Grove Company Looking To Cast IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s difficult to imagine how future generations are going to view It’s A Wonderful Life. For better or worse, Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film has been viewed by countless people on countless TV’s since light was first cast through the original film 60-some years ago. The film’s immense popularity (and resulting ubiquity) has afforded the story of George Bailey that special place ...
09.11.2010 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Acacia Looking To Cast for A Christmas Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
Just as the weather settles-in from an inhumanely hot and humid summer, there are those looking ahead to the bitter cold of winter. Among the retailers and snow removal people preparing for the upcoming winter, there are also a great many people in the local performing arts making preparations for the holiday season that is now roughly a quarter of a year away. In a couple of weeks Acacia Theatr...
08.31.2010 | | Posted at 04:16 PM

An opportunity to be onstage while people eat

By Russ Bickerstaff
Memories Dinner Theatre of Port Washington sent out a press release recently announcing auditions for the first two shows of its five-show season. Which includes a vintage comedy and a premiere production of a family-based holiday show. Here’s a look:   The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers— The 1969 comedy about a middle-aged guy who attempts adultery three times—failing at every turn. It came...
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...