Welcome! We hope you will audition for a Sunset show!
We hold auditions for all performances at Sunset Playhouse, and everyone is welcome to try-out for every show!
Scripts may be checked out at the box office Tuesday (1-7 pm), Wednesday-Friday (1-5 pm) and Saturday (1-4 pm) with a $10 deposit. No guarantee of availability. For further information or if you have any questions, contact Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Mather at email@example.com or by calling (262) 782-4431 ext. 221.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Agatha Christie
Auditions: Thursday, April 13 and Monday, April 17 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (if necessary)
Rehearsals: Sunday, April 23rd through Wednesday, May 31, 2017
(There will be required rehearsals Memorial Weekend; Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th)
Performances: Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 18, 2017
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE will be directed by Carol Dolphin. Please come to Sunset Playhouse on one of the audition dates listed above. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Eight guests who have never met each other (or their apparently absent host and hostess) are lured to an island. Throw in two house servants and you have ten guilty strangers, marooned. One by one, each is accused of murder; one by one they begin to die, each demise followed by one little toy soldier falling from the mantel…until there were none. Agatha Christie was the mistress of the carefully laid clue, the chance remark, the sleight of hand, shadowy corners, and the joy of suspense. Who will be next?
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Rogers (age: 40’s – 50’s) – A competent man-servant who is quick and deft but just a bit shifty.
Fred Narracott (age: 30’s – 40’s) – A delivery person that also provides ferry service to and from the Island.
Philip Lombard (age: 30’s – 40’s) – A mysterious, confident, and resourceful man who seems to have been a mercenary soldier in Africa. Lombard is far bolder and more cunning than most of the other characters, traits that allow him to survive. He also has an interest in Vera.
Anthony Marston (age: 20’s) – A rich, athletic, handsome youth. Tony Marston likes to drive recklessly and seems to lack a conscience.
William Blore (age: 30’s – 40’s) – A former police inspector. Blore is a large (or well-built) man whose experience often inspires others to look to him for advice. He acts boldly and frequently takes initiative, but he also makes frequent blunders.
General Mackenzie (age: 60’s) – The oldest guest. An upright soldierly old man with a gentle and tired face.
Sir Lawrence Wargrave (age: 50’s – 60’s) – A recently retired judge. Wargrave is a highly intelligent older man with a commanding personality. As the characters begin to realize that a murderer is hunting them, Wargrave’s experience and air of authority make him a natural leader for the group.
Dr. Armstrong (can be either male or female; age: 40’s – 60’s) – An experienced, knowledgeable, and precise doctor. Armstrong often draws the suspicion of the other guests because of his medical knowledge
Mrs. Rogers (age: 40’s – 50’s) – Rogers’s wife. At first, Ethel is opinionated and seems fine, but underneath Ethel is a frail woman.
Vera Claythorne (age: 20’s – 30’s) – A former governess who comes to Indian Island purportedly to serve as a secretary to their absent hostess, Mrs. Owen. Vera is one of the most intelligent and capable characters in the play, but she also suffers from attacks of hysteria, feels guilty about her supposed crime, and reacts nervously to the uncanny events on the island.
Emily Brent (age: 50’s – 60’s) – An older, ruthlessly religious spinster who is disagreeable and suspicious.
Dr. Armstrong (can be either male or female; age: 40’s – 60’s) – An
experienced, knowledgeable, and precise doctor. Armstrong often draws the suspicion of the other guests because of her medical knowledge
*We reserve the right to end auditions after 8:30 if all actors present have already been seen. If you plan to arrive after 8:30, please call 262-782-4431 prior to the day of auditions to notify the Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Mather.
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00-10:00 pm.
Sunset Playhouse is seeking 4 male and 4 female actor/singers for their production of Produce This, a musical spoof. Auditions will be held April 22 and April 29, from 1 PM to 3 PM at Plymouth Church at 2717 E. Hampshire St, Milwaukee. Please use the courtyard entrance on Hampshire. Performers are asked to sing a prepared Broadway-style vocal selection of 16 to 32 bars. Bring a copy of your music; an accompanist will be provided. Also please dress for dance auditions. Show dates are June 9, 10 and 11 at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove.
SUNSET PLAYHOUSE SEARCHING FOR PROFESSIONAL SINGERS AND RISING STARS
Sunset Playhouse announces auditions for its professional Musical MainStage series on Tuesday, May 9th from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road in Elm Grove.
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 and Tuesdays. Students who will be enrolled in any area high school from September, 2017 – June, 2018 are eligible to be named a Rising Star. All singers should bring 32 bars of sheet music in their key; an accompanist will be provided.
Candidates should fill out either a RISING STAR Audition Sheet or PROFESSIONAL Audition Sheet. Please call the Box Office prior to May 9th to schedule a 5 minute time slot between 6:30 – 9:00pm. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time with a copy of your completed audition sheet.
For further questions please contact Ann Mather at 262-782-4431 ext 221 or check the FAQ below.
FAQ for PROS:
Q: I’ve auditioned in the past, can I come in again?
A: If you’ve auditioned previously or appeared in a previous Musical MainStage production, we do not need to see you again.
Q: Is this paid?
A: Professional performers will receive a stipend.
Q: When will I be notified?
A: All auditioners will be notified via email by June 15th.
Q: What if I’m sick at the last minute or can’t make it.
A: The box office may be closed. Last-minute cancellations, call producer Susan Loveridge, at 414-336-8930
FAQ for RISING STARS:
Q: Am I eligible?
A: If you are, or will be, enrolled in any area high school from September, 2017-June, 2018
Q: Can duets or small groups audition?
A: Yes, but no more than four people; all should be singers.
Q: Will Sunset have music available to those auditioning?
A: No, singers must bring their own sheet music. 32 bars (no more than 1 minute) in their key!
Q: If the singer doesn’t have music, can they sing a capella or bring recorded music?
A: A capella is not recommended for professional auditions. No recorded music!
Q: What kind of song should I sing?
A: 32 bars of whatever song best shows off your voice, something you can sing with confidence. We’re looking for all styles—rock, pop, standards, country, folk, Motown.
Q: Is this an audition for a musical—one of the main stage shows?
A: No, this is for our concert series featuring professional singers and musicians.
Q: How much rehearsing is involved?
A: Rehearsals usually take place in the evenings, mostly Mondays. Three rehearsals starting a month before the show, plus one tech rehearsal. Since there are only four, performers must also work on their own.
Q: Are Rising Stars paid?
A: Not in dollars, but it’s an opportunity to gain knowledge, confidence, and exposure in a professional environment. Each Rising Star also receives two comps for opening night, and several have later received college scholarship monies.
Q: When will those chosen be notified?
A: Everyone who auditions, whether selected or not, will receive email notification (if address is legible) by June 15th.
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.
Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 22 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks: Thursday, May 25, 2017 (if necessary)
Rehearsals: Tuesday, May 30 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Performances: Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, August 6, 2017
HELLO, DOLLY! will be directed by Tom Weissgerber with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Karl Miller. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – HELLO DOLLY
Check back for a synopsis and character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.