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Building “The DRESS” – HELLO, DOLLY! July 13 – August 6, 2017

Building “The Dress” by Joanne Cunningham  There are costumes, and then there are costumes. Some shows have iconic outfits that everyone automatically pictures when they think of a specific character. Ask someone to describe Mary Poppins, for example, and it’s almost a sure thing that they will mention her white dress with its red sash. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST? How…

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BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS AT THE SIDENOTES CABARET

Classic ballads, timeless showstoppers, and signature songs by legendary belters will be featured at the SideNotes Cabaret as DOUG CLEMONS and ANNE VAN DEUSEN present BELTERS, BALLADEERS, AND BROADWAY, June 15-18, 2017. Clemons and Van Deusen have assembled a splendid collection of tunes from classic composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Lerner & Loewe. Audiences also will…

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Musical MainStage 2017-18 Auditions: May 9, 2017

Musical MainStage  Concert Series 2017-18 Tuesday, May 9th from 6:30-9:00 pm         SUNSET PLAYHOUSE SEARCHING FOR PROFESSIONAL SINGERS AND RISING STARS Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts requiring four professional singers and one Rising Star per show. Styles needed this season include rock, pop, standards, folk and Motown.  Rehearsals are minimal and performances take place on Mondays…

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TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD AND MEL TORMÉ

ELLA MEETS MEL  AT THE SIDENOTES CABARET   Award-winning vocalists ELLEN WINTERS and JOHNNY RODGERS pay tribute to jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torm in ELLA MEETS MEL, May 18-21, 2017 in the SideNotes Cabaret at Sunset Playhouse. Along with a trio of outstanding musicians, Winters and Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of two indisputable superstars of the jazz...

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BURT BACHARACH TRIBUTE: SIDENOTES CABARET

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – BEST OF BURT BACHARACH AT SIDENOTES CABARET Syncopated rhythms, unique chord progressions and jazz harmonies will be front and center as SideNotes Cabaret presents WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: A TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH, March 30 to April 2, 2017 at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. Highlighting a career that spans more than fifty…

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FAMILY TIES Rising Star: Emma Borkowski

Brookfield resident Emma Borkowski has been named a Rising Star for Musical MainStage, a professional concert series at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. The daughter of Nicole Krebs and Jeff Borkowski, Emma is a senior at Brookfield Central High School where she’s active in the Chamber Choir, leads an all-female a cappella group, and has been seen in OLIVER! (Nancy),…

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SWING INTO SPRING AT SUNSET’S SIDENOTES CABARET

Treat yourself and a special someone to a celebration of hearts and flowers as PETE SORCE and THE SWING EXPLOSION SEXTET present IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SWING, a cabaret filled with memorable vocal and instrumental standards in the styles of the Rat Pack and big bands, at Elm Grove’s Sunset Playhouse, February 16-19, 2017. As part of the professional…

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BILLY JOEL & FRIENDS – Meet the Cast

BILLY JOEL & FRIENDS will be performed January 30 & 31st in our Furlan Auditorium. This Musical MainStage concert will be a celebration of singer-songwriters and will pay tribute to folks like Simon & Garfunkel, Carol King and the Piano Man himself. Let’s meet our stellar cast: TOMMY HAHN’s credits include work with the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre,…

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Sunset Playhouse named Theater of the Year! 2016 Broadway World Awards

The Sunset Playhouse has been named THEATER OF THE YEAR in the Milwaukee BroadwayWorld Awards! Votes were cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was the biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld announced the 2016 Milwaukee winners! We are excited to announce that Sunset Playhouse received four…

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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & HOLIDAY BELLES to perform 12/16 -18 – The show must go on!

Yes, both THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT and HOLIDAY BELLES will be performed tonight, Saturday and Sunday. The Show must go on! Friday, 12/16 – CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AT 7:30 & HOLIDAY BELLES at 8PM Saturday, 12/17 – CHRISTMAS PAGEANT at 3PM & 7:30 & HOLIDAY BELLES at 8PM Sunday 12/18 (PAGEANT at 2PM and BELLES at 3PM)

SideNotes Cabaret Rings in the Season with the HOLIDAY BELLES

Sunset Playhouse continues its ninth season of its popular SideNotes Cabaret Series with a sleigh full of jazzy harmonies and delicious melodies in a production titled HOLIDAY BELLES, December 14-18, 2016.   Area favorites LAURA MONAGLE, PEGGY PETERSON RYAN, and BECKY SPICE combine their talents to create a sparkling vocal confection of swing, jazz, and boogie-woogie.  Together with a trio…

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Giving Tuesday – November 29, 2016

Sunset Playhouse Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement  Sunset Playhouse has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black…

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