We’re going to rock the house as we Journey through Styx, Foreigner, Aerosmith, and more of your ’70s and ’80s favorites.
General Guidelines for Sunset Playhouse Patrons*
- Patrons, volunteers, performers, and staff who are FULLY VACCINATED are NOT REQUIRED to wear a mask, however, if you feel more comfortable, please feel free to wear one when visiting Sunset.
- Patrons, volunteers, performers, and staff who are NOT FULLY VACCINATED are REQUIRED to wear a mask when visiting Sunset.
- Coat check will be closed will not be available.
- There will be no intermissions for Musical MainStage concerts.
ELISABETH ADAM, Rising Star – Elisabeth is honored to return to Musical MainStage for the third time, following her appearances in BARRY AND BETTE and 100 YEARS OF MOVIE MUSIC. She is a recent graduate of Wauwatosa West High School where favorite productions include THE LITTLE MERMAID (Ariel) and INTO THE WOODS JR. (Baker’s Wife). In the fall, Elisabeth will begin her studies in Music Therapy at Concordia University.
RYAN CHARLES, Performer – Ryan’s a regular on both our professional stages: ELVIS, MOTOWN, SOUNDS OF SOUL, EAGLES, SGT. PEPPER for this series and LEGENDS OF AMERICAN ROCK for the SideNotes Cabaret. Other credits include In Tandem Theatre (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CARNIVAL); Skylight Music Theatre (LES MIS, PIRATES OF PENZANCE); The Boulevard Theatre (TWELFTH NIGHT, THIS IS OUR YOUTH); CBINT (KING DAVID, JOSEPH…); and Greendale Community Theatre (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ROCK OF AGES.) With a BFA in Musical Theater from UW-Stevens Point, Ryan has spent a decade as the lead singer of local rock band Independent Idols.
KERRY HART BIENEMAN, Piano/Music Director – With a master’s in voice performance from Northwestern, Kerry is in her seventh year as MD of this series. She’s also been featured in several SideNotes Cabaret productions, has served as voice professor at Carthage College and UWM, as vocal coach and accompanist for the Milwaukee Rep, Florentine Opera, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and Opera for the Young, and serves as Choral Director for the KIDS from Wisconsin.
TOMMY HAHN, Performer – Tommy is delighted to be a Musical Mainstage Concert Series regular! Local credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (MAN OF LA MANCHA, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH) and Skylight Music Theatre (RENT, LES MISERABLES, MUSIC MAN). Regional: Fireside Theatre (PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, ROCKIN’ AT THE FIRESIDE), Marriott Theatre at Lincolnshire (PHANTOM, EVITA, MISS SAIGON), Northlight Theatre (SIDE SHOW), and DEE SNIDER’S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE (Broadway Playhouse, Chicago). Tommy is also the lead singer of the award-winning Milwaukee band, The 5 Card Studs.
BOB HIRSCHI, Narrator – With a long history of credits as both actor and singer, Bob is always delighted to return to the Musical MainStage co-pilot chair. He also performs with the nine-piece classic rock cover band Groove Therapy.
TIM KARTH, Percussion – With a BS in Music Education from Carroll University, this busy musician has been gigging since 1988. By day he works for Hal Leonard Music Publishing. Besides the Playhouse, Tim regularly performs with BtW Productions, Radio Rosies, and Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets. A proud alumnus of the Kids from Wisconsin, he keeps busy as a worship drummer and Technology Coordinator for his church, the U.M.C. of Whitefish Bay.
JACK KOSHKIN, Guitar/Keyboard – A multi-instrumentalist who loves nothing more than performing, Jack recently returned to his hometown of Milwaukee after an extensive stint in Germany. In the fall, he will begin his studies at UWM while managing his own band, Fightin’ Bob, and serving on the board of a musical non-profit he helped create.
SUSAN LOVERIDGE, Producer/Director/Writer/Narrator – A few years ago, Susan moved from voiceover and on-camera performer to career volunteer. She is grateful for your continued support of this series, soon kicking off its 15th season!
RANA ROMAN, Performer – Milwaukee native and proud graduate of Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Rana is delighted to return to the Musical MainStage series. Recent area credits include Mrs. Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Mami in ON THE WINGS OF A MARIPOSA (First Stage Children’s Theatre), Kate/Lilli in KISS ME KATE (Skylight Music Theatre), and Ella in LIFE SUCKS at Forward Theater of Madison, where she is also a member of its Advisory Company.
Stage Manager: Mary Gensler
Technical Crew: Scott Varga, Matt Carr
Also: Jim Loveridge, Peggy Peterson Ryan, and the Sunset Playhouse board and staff
In Memoriam: Robert (MAC) McIndoe