Audition

Addams Family Cast of Actors

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 amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or by calling (262) 782-4431 ext. 221.

PRODUCE THIS AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

PRODUCE THIS!

A Musical Comedy Celebrating the History of Sunset

A Sunset Playhouse Fundraiser

Written and Produced by Scott Kopsichke

Auditions: Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Plymouth Church (2717 E. Hampshire St, Milwaukee, please use the courtyard entrance on Hampshire St)

Rehearsals: Times are subject to change based upon availability of cast members, but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Performances: Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11th at Sunset Playhouse, Elm Grove

PRODUCE THIS!, a musical spoof will be directed by Gladys Rhodes Chmiel, the music director will be Donna Kummer and Pam Ebeling will be our choreographer.  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.

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 – PRODUCE THIS!

SYNOPSIS

Take one part Forbidden Broadway, mix it with The Producers, add a stroll down memory lane at Sunset Playhouse, sprinkle liberally with puns and schtick and you’ve got the recipe for a rollicking musical comedy!
 
Zach and Theo are theatrical producers desperate for a hit (sound familiar?). As they page through a script Theo has written about Sunset Playhouse – where Zach enjoyed a “misspent youth” – characters from past Sunset musical productions recreate top Broadway hits – but not the way they were originally written! Song spoofs from great shows like Oklahoma, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Rent and many more are lampooned. And it’s not just the songs that get a send-up. Popular dance steps and enough door slams (and scantily-clad chorus girls) for a farce are all part of the fun!
 
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Male Characters
 
Zach Pialyschtick (age: 40’s – 50’s) – washed-up Broadway producer
 
Theo Croon (age: 30’s – 40’s) – excitable accountant and would-be playwright
 
Marlon Anwarter (age: 40’s – 50’s) – non-singing – a lost dog lover
 
Female Characters
 
Emma Valea (age: 25 – 35) – Theo’s beautiful girlfriend
 
Simone Scafato (age: 35 – 45)– Feisty, softhearted dancer
 
Chorus
 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based upon availability of cast members, but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

MUSICAL MAINSTAGE 17/18 SEASON AUDITION INFORMATION

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.

Here is the rehearsal and show lineup for the 2017-18 season:

ELVIS!

Rehearsals: August 28, September 4 (LABOR DAY) and 11

Tech: Sunday, September 17

Performances: September 18 – 19, 2017   

BEYOND THE BEATLES: THE BRITISH INVASION (ROCK AND POP ACTS FROM THE KINKS TO THE STONES TO THE WHO)

Rehearsals: October 2, 9 and 16

Tech: October 22

Performances: October 23-24, 2017

HOMEWARD BOUND: THE SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL

Rehearsals: November 13, 20 and 27

Tech: December 3

Performances: December 4-5, 2017

ELTON JOHN, ROCKET MAN!

Rehearsals: January 8, 15 and 22

Tech: January 28

Performances: January 29-30, 2018

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: MOTOWN

Rehearsals: February 19 and 26, March 5

Tech: March 11

Performances: March 12-13, 2018 

BAND ON THE RUN (A TRIBUTE TO THE BEST BANDS OF THE ‘60S & ‘70S–EAGLES; CHICAGO; BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS; EARTH, WIND & FIRE; DOOBIE BROTHERS…)

Rehearsals: April 9, 16, and 23

Tech: April 29

Performances: April 30-May 1, 2018

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: Notify the box office.  The box office will be open from 1 pm to 7 pm, call 262-782-4431.

 

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.

HELLO, DOLLY! AUDITION INFORMATION

HELLO, DOLLY!

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 come to 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.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

It’s turn-of-the-century New York City when we meet the enchanting, full-of-life widow Dolly Levi. This socialite-turned-matchmaker is actually a “professional meddler”, whose clients include Horace Vandergelder, the cantankerous half-a-millionaire, and a struggling young artist, Ambrose Kemper. The show is boisterous and charming, full of charisma and heart. The memorable Jerry Herman score, including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By, It Only Takes a Moment, and So Long, Dearie, propelled the beloved musical to an unprecedented ten Tony Awards—a record that stood for 35 years.

HELLO, DOLLY! is an irresistible story of the joy of living, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage…Dolly Gallagher Levi!

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

HORACE VANDERGELDER, age: 40-60, baritone: Well-known half-a-millionaire, widower, owns the Feed Store, gruff, set in his ways, authoritative. 

CORNELIUS HACKL, age: 30-35, baritone: Head clerk at the Feed Store, energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous. 

BARNABY TUCKER, age: 17-20, baritone: Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower. 

AMBROSE KEMPER, age: 19-23, tenor: Struggling artist, good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde. 

RUDY, age: 40-60, bass: Maitre’d of the Harmonia Gardens, proper, commanding.

Ensemble/Chorus: Various ages 

Female Characters

DOLLY LEVI, age: 35-50, alto-soprano: Matchmaker, widow, meddler, opportunist, life-loving, commanding, strong stage presence. 

IRENE MOLLOY, age: 30-35, soprano: Owns the Hat Shop, widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving. 

MINNIE FAY, age: 17-20, mezzo-soprano: Irene’s assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Stage 

ERMENGARDE, age: 17-20: Horace’s niece, whining, high-strung, wants to marry Ambrose. 

ERNESTINA, age: 30-45:  Accommodating, good-time girl. 

Ensemble/Chorus: Various ages 

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE AUDITION INFORMATION

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE

Six tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted by Michael Pocaro

Auditions: Monday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, October 26th – Sunday, October 29th, 2017

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE will be directed by Michael Pocaro. Auditions may 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 – PHANTASIES

SynopsisPhantasies Such As These is a collection of stories and one poem by Edgar Allan Poe as adapted for stage. Although most narratives and dialogue should be memorized, the overall presenatation has the flavor of “Readers Theatre”. Presented with a minimum of technical effects,  Phantasies Such As These is presented in an intimate setting. 

Character Descriptions:

Man: Mid 20’s to early 40’s

Old Man: Mid 40’s or Older

Woman: 20’s to 40’s

Check back for a synopsis and character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS AUDITION INFORMATION

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

Book by Joe DiPietro

Produced by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Tony Converse, and James Hammerstein

Associate Producer Karen Jason

Directed by Joel Bishoff

Original Music by Jimmy Roberts

Production Supervisor Matthew G. Marholin

 

Auditions: Monday, July 24th – Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: Monday, July 31st – Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Performances: Thursday, September 7th – Sunday, September 24th, 2017

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions may 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 – OVER THE RIVER You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

The play takes place in a house in Hoboken, New Jersey, and concerns itself with the lives of an Italian-American family. Nick Cristano is a young marketing executive who routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for dinners which are governed by the three “F’s” – family, faith and food. One Sunday he has an exciting, though devastating announcement for his grandparents: He is being promoted to a new position in far away Seattle. Since Nick is their only relative left in the area, the thought of losing him calls for drastic action on the part of the grandparents. The solution? Introduce him to the woman of his dreams. So, one day, Caitlin O’Hare comes to dinner. Nick likes her and starts thinking that staying in New Jersey might not be such a bad idea. But his future and dreams are in Seattle. As his decision gets closer, Nick faces the tough question, “How much do you owe the people who care for you? How much is enough?” In the process of making his decision he learns not only how much he is loved by his grandparents, but also how much they mean to him.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

Nick – age 20-40 years old. Nice-looking, “next door” kind of young man. A bit sarcastic, funny, hardworking, which gets in the way of his happiness. Loves his grandparents deeply but communicates with them through benign (never mean) bickering.

Frank – age 40-80 years old. A former carpenter, Frank is very proud of where he has come from. He is fighting getting older and does not want to give up his independence. Frank loves his family but does not know why they have moved so far away.

Nunzio – age 40-80 years old. Emma’s husband. Nunzio is deeply in love with his wife and is a great storyteller.

Female Characters

Aida – age 40-80 years old. Aida is Frank’s rock. A very simple, loving woman whose life has been about husband and family. She is a homemaker/housewife and a bit of a worrier.

Emma – age 40-80 years old. Emma is Nunzio’s wife and loves him deeply. She’s a bit more modern than Aida, with a sense of herself. Emma can be a bit of a spitfire and is not afraid to share her opinion.

Catlin – age 20-40 years old. Attractive and charming, Catlin is not one to settle for less. She is a bit old-fashioned and stands up for what she believes.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

SISTER ACT AUDITION INFORMATION

SISTER ACT

Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, August 21st – Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Rehearsals: Monday, September 4th – Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Performances: Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017

SISTER ACT will be directed by Diana Aliota with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong. 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 – SISTER ACT You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis: When disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank commit a murder at the grungy club where she’s performing, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community. Word of their success reaches Curtis and his mob, who arrive on the scene to settle their score with Deloris and find themselves battling not only her, but a gang of feisty nuns and the Mother Superior as well.

Character Descriptions:

DELORIS VAN CARTIER:

MOTHER SUPERIOR:

SISTER MARY ROBERT:

SISTER MARY PATRICK

SISTER MARY LAZARUS:

MONSIGNOR O’HARA

CURTIS:

EDDIE:

TJ:

JOEY:

PABLO:

SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS:

SISTER MARY THERESA:

MICHELLE:

TINA:

ERNIE:

Check back for character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

THE GRADUATE AUDITION INFORMATION

THE GRADUATE

A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson

Based on the Novel by Charles Webb and 

The Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henry

By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal

Originally Produced on the London and Broadway Stage by John Reid and Sacha Brooks

 

Auditions: Tuesday, November 7th – Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, January 11th – Sunday, January 14th, 2017

THE GRADUATE will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions may 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 – THE GRADUATE

Synopsis:

Character Descriptions:

BENJAMIN:

MRS. ROBINSON:

MR. ROBINSON:

ELAINE:

MR. BRADDOCK:

MRS. BRADDOCK:

STRIPPER:

HOTEL CLERK:

PSYCHIATRIST:

PRIEST:

Check back for a synopsis and character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AUDITION INFORMATION

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller with music direction by Mark Mrozek.

Vocal/Dance Auditions:

Sunday, October 8th 

12 PM – 2 PM Audition for children ages 10 – 14 Only.  

Please arrive by 11:45AM and be ready to audition at  12PM.  The dance audition will be taught beginning at 12PM – all children will be taught in one group so please come on time as there will be limited time to learn the dance combination.  Children will be taught a vocal selection from the show and do not need to bring in their own sheet music.  Children under age 10 are not eligible for this audition.  Wear comfortable clothing.

Note:  This is the only audition time for children to audition for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Parents please view the performance calendar on the Sunset website and be prepared to list all rehearsal and performance date conflicts.  Children (including Chip) will be double cast.

Sunday, October 8: 2PM – 5 PM Auditions for Singers and Dancers 15 years old and up

Please arrive at 1:45  with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show and be ready to audition at 2 PM. The dance audition will be taught beginning at 2PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time.  

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.

Please arrive by 1:45 PM and be ready to audition at 2PM

Sunday, October 15th 6 PM – 10 PM:  Audition for singers and dancers aged 15 and up only

Please show up at 5:45 PM  and be ready to audition at 6:00  PM with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. The dance audition will be taught beginning at 6PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time.

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.

Callbacks:  Sunday, October 15th approx 8:30 PM:  If needed, will begin at 8:30 PM.  Those who auditioned on October 8th will be notified in advance if needed for callbacks.

 

Rehearsals: Sunday, October 22nd – Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Performances: Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

 

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 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis: Adapted from the Walt Disney animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont – Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Character Descriptions:

 

BELLE: Belle is the original fairy tale heroine–kind, gentle, and beautiful. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. MezzoSoprano: Low A-High F 

MAURICE:  Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Baritone: B flat–High D flat 

GASTON: Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A–High F 

LEFOU: Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B–High F Sharp

MONSIEUR D’ ARQUE:  D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Tenor: D–High A

COGSWORTH: Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A–High E

LUMIERE: Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A–High F sharp

BABETTE: Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C–C 

MRS. POTTS: Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp– High G 

CHIP: Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D–High D 

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp–High G 

THE BEAST: The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. Baritone: A–High F 

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

ROOM SERVICE AUDITION INFORMATION

ROOM SERVICE

Book by John Murray and Allen Boretz
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Original Production by George Abbott at the Cort Theatre, New York City

Auditions: Monday, November 13th – Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, November 15th, 2017 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, December 4th, 2017 – Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, January 18th – Sunday, February 3rd, 2018

ROOM SERVICE will be directed by Michael Pocaro. Auditions may 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 – ROOM SERVICE You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis: A nimble-witted producer, living on credit with several actors in a Broadway hotel, is desperately in need of a good script. He finds one, and, by great good luck, he also finds an angel with $15,000. The play shows how, during a hectic few days, the producer plays hide-and-seek with the angel who wants to withdraw his financial support, manages to outwit creditors, and at the very last moments puts over his play in spite of the most ludicrous and unexpected obstacles.

Character Descriptions:

SASHA SMIRNOFF:

GORDON MILLER:

JOSEPH GRIBBLE:

HARRY BINION:

FAKER ENGLUND:

CHRISTINE MARLOWE:

LEO DAVIS:

HILDA MANNEY:

GREGORY WAGNER:

SIMON JENKINS:

TIMOTHY HOGARTH:

DR. GLASS:

BANK MESSENGER:

SENATOR BLAKE:

Check back for character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

INTO THE WOODS AUDITION INFORMATION

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, January 8th – Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 7:00pm

Callbacks: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, January 22nd – Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, March 1st – Sunday, March 18th, 2018

INTO THE WOODS will be directed by Nate Groonwald with music direction by Mark Mrozek. 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. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

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 – INTO THE WOODS You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis: The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”, as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers’ Rapunzel), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

Character Descriptions:

CINDERELLA: A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Gender: female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3

JACK:  young actors (13-17) The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Seeking to cast a young performer. Gender: male Age: 14 to 17 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2

BAKER: A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. Gender: male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2

BAKER’S WIFE: Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. Gender: female Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER: The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Gender: female Age: 40 to 50 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

FLORINDA: Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Gender: female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: Ab5 Vocal range bottom: C4

LUCINDA: Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Gender: female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: Ab5 Vocal range bottom: C4

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD: A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Seeing to cast a young performer. Gender: female Age: 13 to 17 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

WITCH: Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Gender: female Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER/JACK’S MOTHER/GIANT: 

(Jack’s Mother) Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. (Cinderella’s Mother) Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. (Giant) Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss. Gender: female Age: 35 to 65 Vocal range top: Gb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

NARRATOR/MYSTERIOUS MAN: (Narrator) An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. (Mysterious Man) A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. Gender: male Age: 30-50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2

RAPUNZEL: A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Gender: female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: B3

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE/WOLF: (Rapunzel’s Prince) Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. (Wolf) Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Gender: male Age: 25 to35 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

CINDERELLA’S PRINCE: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Gender: male Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER AUDITION INFORMATION

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER

A Comedy by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Auditions: Monday, February 26th – Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, March 12th – Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, April 19th– Sunday, May 6th 2018

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER will be directed by Michael Pocaro. Auditions may 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 – DONT DRESS FOR DINNER You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis: Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Character Descriptions:

ROBERT:

BERNARD:

JACQUELINE:

SUZANNE:

GEORGE:

SUZETTE:

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HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL AUDITION INFORMATION

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

Book by Michael Stewart
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the 1988 Film Heathers

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Sunday, March 4th – Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, March 6th 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th, 2018

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL will be directed by Reggie Kurschner with music direction by Mark Mrozek. 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 – HEATHERS

Synopsis: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Character Descriptions:

VERONICA SAWYER:

JASON DEAN:

HEATHER CHANDLER:

HEATHER MCNAMARA:

HEATHER DUKE:

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK:

KURT KELLY:

RAM SWEENEY:

BELEAGUERED GEEK:

PREPPY STUD/OFFICER MILNER:

HIPSTER DORK/OFFICER MCCORD:

NEW WAVE GIRL:

STONER CHICK:

YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE:

BILL SWEENY/BIG BUD DEAN/COACH RIPPER:

PAUL KELLY/MR. SAWYER/PRINCIPAL GOWAN:

MRS. SAWYER/PAULINE FLEMING:

Check back for character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE AUDITION INFORMATION

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE

Book by Fred Carmichael
Staged by Patricia Carmichael
Original Production performed by the Caravan Theatre Summer Stock Company at the Dorset Playhouse

Auditions: Monday, April 16th – Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Sunday, April 22nd – Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, May 31st – Sunday, June 17th, 2018

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE will be directed by Carol Dolphin. Auditions may 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 – ANY NUMBER CAN DIE You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis: A hilarious take off on the mystery plays of the Twenties complete with sliding panels, robed figures, wills being read at midnight, etc. The idioms, costumes, hairdos, and make up of the period add to the thrills and laughter. Four ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first case. The ever popular storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem, and the missing fortune all add to the intricate and inventive mystery off which the laughs bounce.

Character Descriptions:

CHUCK: A likable young man in his early twenties.

JUDY: A pretty girl slightly younger than Chuck.

ZENIA: A light colored Haitian, a Creole; when she speaks it is with a Haitian accent, half French, half native. Her voice is low and resounding. She seems set apart from the rest of the world and as if she knows things before they happen.

ROGER MASTERS: A dignified lawyer and he looks the part. He is somewhere near sixty with silver hair and a mustache. He is precise and, from his attitude, a successful business man.

CELIA LATHROP: A sophisticated woman of the world in her mid-forties. She is hard and determined and when she makes up her mind to get something, nothing stands in her way.

T. J. LATHROP: Slightly older than Celia. He is an admitted failure, but through it all has an endearing sense of humor, but one feels he is capable of great strength when the situation calls for it.

EDGARS: Gives the appearance of something out of a Transylvanian horror story. His gray-flecked hair is combed forward over his forehead. His chalky white face has deep-set eyes. His butler’s outfit hangs grotesquely due to his hunched shoulders. When he speaks, it is slow and definite.

ERNESTINE WINTERGREEN: Somewhere in her sixties, she is remarkably well-preserved. There is a determination about her which covers her almost elfin, warm-hearted approach to life.

SALLY VAN VILLER: The most typical ingenue that ever breathed. she thinks only of the goodness in people and never of herself. Her pretty face is made up with tiny red lips, huge eyes, and the extreme innocence of her youth.

CARTER FORSTMAN: An energetic young man in his late twenties, but there is a coldness behind his eyes. He wears a pencil thin mustache, and his black hair is parted in the middle and plastered down.

JACK REGENT: Looks the part of the hero which he is. In his twenties, he is honest beyond all doubt, strong when necessary, but kind-hearted and true at all times.

HANNIBAL HIX: An elderly man with a mass of white curls giving his face a gnome-like quality. He is usually delighted with everything that happens and rarely sees anything but the best side of everything. He has the twinkly look and bouncy gait of an elf and nothing could please him more than to be in the midst of everything that happens.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

THE PRODUCERS AUDITION INFORMATION

THE PRODUCERS

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomal Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 14th – Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Tuesday, May 30 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Performances: Thursday, July 13th – Sunday, August 5th, 2018

THE PRODUCERS will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reggie Kurschner. 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 – THE PRODUCERS You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis: Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. They aim to produce the worst show ever and run away with millions, but they soon learn that show business can kick you in the teeth.

Character Descriptions:

MAX BIALYSTOCK:

LEOPOLD BLOOM:

ROGER DE BRIS:

CARMEN GHIA:

ULLA:

FRANZ LIEBKIND:

Check back for character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.