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.

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB AUDITION INFORMATION

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Auditions: Sunday, February 26 - 1 - 4pm and  Monday, February 27, 2017 -  7 -10pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7-10pm (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, March 13 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Performances: Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, May 7, 2017

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB will be directed by Dustin Martin. 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 - THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same Outer Banks beach cottage to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other's lives. We focus on four of those weekends, spanning more than 30 years. When fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends prove the enduring power of "teamwork," rallying with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
If you're a fan of "The Golden Girls," you'll love this hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Female Characters
The characters are all the same age and are portrayed as 44, 49, 54, and 77 years old over the course of the play
 
SHEREE HOLLINGER: The perennial team captain, is practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy. Never without her to-do lists or Pocket Scheduler, her tendency to be hyper-organized occasionally drives her friends a bit crazy. She's the eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her family.
DINAH GRAYSON: The wise-cracking cynic of the group, has fought her way to the top and relished the view. A lawyer in the biggest and most prestigious law firm in Atlanta, Dinah excels at everything...except romance. Armed with a dry martini and an even drier sense of humor, Dinah seldom reveals her softer side as she tackles life head-on.
LEXIE RICHARDS: A true Southern belle who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of four-star hotels. She has never shied away from the occasional nip or tuck and keeps her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial. Always one to revel in her status as a man-magnet, Lexie can be counted on to share wild and hilarious tales of her romantic exploits.
JERI NEAL MCFEELEY: Is the ditzy ray of sunshine of the group. She's perky and naïve and always sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun for many years, Jeri Neal has been protected from life's seamier side. Even though she appears to be predictable on the surface, Jeri Neal, recently relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia, continually makes life choices that surprise and amaze her friends.
VERNADETTE SIMMS: Is a hard luck case if there ever was one. Marriage and motherhood came shortly after college, a dark cloud has hovered above her ever since. A public school teacher, with limited finances and a problematic home life in Spivey's Corner, North Carolina, Vernadette is self-deprecating by necessity. She faces her tribulations with gallows humor and the unwavering support of these lifelong friends.

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

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE AUDITION INFORMATION

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

by Agatha Christie

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

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

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.

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.

Auditions should fill out the audition sheet (coming soon) and indicate whether they are a professional or Rising Star candidate (adult or teen) Please bring four copies of your audition sheet on May 9th.

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.

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 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 amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.