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MEQUON’S JEFFREY-THOMAS SNOW NAMED RISING STAR

      Mequon resident Jeffrey-Thomas (JT) Snow has been named a Rising Star for Musical MainStage, a professional concert series at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. JT, the son of Jeff and Mia Snow, is a junior at Homestead High School, where he has appeared in show choir and the musical SHREK. His Wisconsin credits include First Stage Children’s…

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Sunset delivers a comedic feast in ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

By Marilyn Jozwik The Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner” is a classic with its bucket list lead role of Sheridan Whiteside. Hal Erickson can check this plum role off his list with a highly entertaining portrayal of the cantankerous Whiteside, a popular 1930s radio personality who slips on the ice in front…

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Volunteer Appreciation Party, August 11, 2018

The Sunset Playhouse Volunteer Appreciation Party was held on August 11, 2018.  Over 200 people attended the event which included pre-show appetizers and wine, the volunteer recognition presentation, and the post-show party which featured great food, fabulous desserts, dancing, and the opportunity to mingle with old and new friends.                 A big thank you…

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A TRIBUTE TO COUNTRY MUSIC ROYALTY at the SideNotes Cabaret

The classic songs of country music icons will be center stage as vocalists KELLI CRAMER and SARALYNN EVENSON star in a cabaret titled THE QUEENS OF COUNTRY, June 14-17, 2018 in the SideNotes Cabaret at Sunset Playhouse. The show will trace the careers of several popular female singers who have risen from their humble beginnings to the heights of international…

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Sunset puts on a delicious comedic romp in ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

Sunset puts on a delicious comedic romp in ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ By MARILYN JOZWIK   Everyone loves the Abbott and Costello “Who’s on First” skit with its cascading array of misinterpretations. Imagine a similar bit going on for a little over 100 minutes, adding lies, purposeful confusions, hidden infidelities, as well as a host of misinterpretations, and you have…

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SIDENOTES CABARET PRESENTS A LIVELY TRIBUTE TO COLE PORTER

Milwaukee favorites BECKY SPICE and JACK FORBES WILSON star in a tribute to Cole Porter titled IT’S TOO DARN HOT, May 17-20, 2018 in the SideNotes Cabaret at Sunset Playhouse. The duo was such a hit in their previous SideNotes show, RED HOT MAMA, that they have reunited to create a show with a festive party atmosphere where they and…

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JUDY GARLAND TRIBUTE AT SUNSET PLAYHOUSE

Singer and pianist KERRY HART BIENEMAN pays tribute to the work of musical giant Judy Garland in a concert titled C’MON GET HAPPY on May 12th and 13th at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. Often described as one of the world’s greatest performers, Garland was an international star who won multiple awards for her work in film, television, and recording….

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SideNotes Cabaret Series Features “Milwaukee’s Manhattan Transfer”

Stylish arrangements and intricate harmonies will fill the air as BOYGIRLBOYGIRL presents an evening of musical entertainment March 22-25, 2018 in the SideNotes Cabaret. SideNotes is continuing its tenth season in the intimate Studio Theatre of Elm Grove’s Sunset Playhouse. Featuring DON LOBACZ, TOMMY LUECK, LAURA MONAGLE, and MICHAELA RISTAINO, BGBG has been crowned “Milwaukee’s Manhattan Transfer.” LOBACZ and LUECK…

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Sunset brings a bundle of talent ‘Into the Woods’

Read Marilyn Jozwik’s review of : INTO THE WOODS.  This wonderful musical by Stephen Sondheim will be performed by our very talented cast from March 1 – 18, 2018.  By MARILYN JOZWIK The music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim are not meant for the faint of heart, or faint of voice. His tunes take drastic plunges, have non-intuitive transitions and…

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Sunset Playhouse named Theatre of the Year – Broadway World Regional Awards

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards; Sunset Playhouse Wins Theatre of the Year! Winners have been announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2017. This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards took place in a record number of markets, with a record number of votes – including 56 cities across…

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BROADWAY VETERANS FEATURED AT THE SIDENOTES CABARET

BROADWAY VETERANS FEATURED AT THE SIDENOTES CABARET   Broadway veterans SUSAN AND ANDREW VARELA will be featured in a cabaret titled PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE: THE ROMANCE OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, February 15-18, 2018 at the Sunset Playhouse SideNotes Cabaret in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.  Timeless classics from OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL,  SOUTH PACIFIC, and other works by Rodgers & Hammerstein…

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‘OUR FAVORITE THINGS’ A FITTING HOMAGE TO JULIE ANDREWS

BY MARILYN JOZWIK PUBLISHED ON DEC. 19, 2017 Virtually everyone can conjure up the voice of Julie Andrews. Whether she’s singing “Do-Re-Mi” from “The Sound of Music” or “Wouldn’t it Be Loverly” from “My Fair Lady,” Andrews’ pure, pitch-perfect British-accented voice is memorable. In the show, “Our Favorite Things,” presented recently at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove, Taryn Whipple sang…

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