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02.10.2010 | | Posted at 04:35 PM

Silent Comedy Group Looking For New Faces

By Russ Bickerstaff
Local silent comedy group The MUTES have developed a rather interesting niche for themselves. The idea of performing silent film-era physical comedy complete with title cards and black and white wardrobe/make-up effects is as clever as it is enjoyable. Looking for fresh faces to join the act, the MUTES will be hosting auditions next Wednesday at the Alchemist Theatre. The audition announcement ...
02.08.2010 | | Posted at 08:24 PM

Pink Banana Casting For Its Spring Shorts Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Pink Banana Theatre has been staging shorts programs for a few years now. Its latest offering, Sex, Drugs And The American Way finds its way to the Off-Broadway Theatre’s Studio Theatre this May. The new show features work by a number of area playwrights centered around the title theme. Pink Banana never fails to put together an interesting show. Last year’s program featured work by peop...
02.04.2010 | | Posted at 03:26 PM

The Racine Theatre Guild Casting for THE PRODUCERS next month

By Russ Bickerstaff
In addition to its massive success on Broadway and beyond, Mel Brooks’ screwball musical The Producers has had a particularly remarkable amount of local popularity in the past couple of years, having had something like three different productions staged in and around Milwaukee in the past year or so, including impressive stagings by both The Skylight Opera and Carte Blanche Studios. This May T...
02.03.2010 | | Posted at 05:21 PM

Acacia Theatre Looking To Cast for 1954 Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
Acacia Theatre opens its doors to potential actors this month as it holds auditions for an upcoming production of The Trip To Bountiful—Horton Foote’s 1954 drama set in Texas. A woman yearns to return to the town she grew-up in. With the right kind of staging, this could be a very powerful production on the Concordia University stage that Acacia uses.   Auditions for Bountiful take place on...
01.14.2010 | | Posted at 06:40 AM

Auditions for Brendan early next month.

By Russ Bickerstaff
UW-Washington County’s theatre department is looking for actors for its spring production of Ronan Noone’s Brendan. The comic drama about an Irishman who has moved to Boston. Brendan’s settling into his new lifestyle west of the Atlantic, but he’s also having to deal with the ghost of his late mother passing judgment on his decisions and host of other concerns. The play, which debuted in ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Soulstice Theatre’s Auditions for FLASETTOS

By Russ Bickerstaff
This Thursday and Friday, Soulstice Theatre will be hosting auditions for its production of the early ‘90’s Michael Finn musical The Falsettos. It may not have the kind of cache given to its biggest contemporary Rent, but it has a kind of earthbound reality that goes beyond the peculiar idiosyncracy of the more critically acclaimed of the two. The story follows a man, his ex-wife, his son and...
09.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Sunset Playhouse has announced that it will be holding open auditions for its production of Inspecting Carol—a comedy inspired by Gogol’s The Government Inspector. The Daniel J. Sullivan comedy is set in a Midwestern theatre preparing to put on a production of A Christmas Carol in the midst of news that its government funding has been cut. The theatre’s only hopes of survival rest in a ...
09.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Acacia Theatre recently announced auditions for its Christmas musical The Gifts of the Magi. Set in contemporary-ish New York, the Mark St. Germain/ Randu Courts musical is based on classic stories by O. Henry. The musical is relatively small, requiring only 2 women and 4 men. Auditions for the musical will be held by appointment only at Church In The City on 2648 N. Hackett. on Saturday, October...
09.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre  has announced auditions for its Young Playwrights Festival. This year’s festival (which hits the stage of the Broadway Theatre Center December 17 – 20th) consists of a program of three short plays by area high school students. Judging from the brief teasers for the three shorts available on the website, there’s some interesting stuff in here. One of the sho...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  Not too long ago, I used to work at a huge industrial-office complex south of downtown. Back then, there was a remarkably resilient guy who’d been working there for decades—knew the place and all of its bewildering corridors inside and out. This guy could make his way from an obscure point on the fifth floor to an equally obscure point in the basement in less than ten minutes on a busy day...