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Welcome! We hope you will audition for a Sunset show!

Every season, we hold auditions for our Furlan Auditorium and After Sunset productions and EVERYONE is welcome to try out for our shows!

 

Sunset Playhouse prides itself on being Wisconsin’s premiere community theater.

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SUMMER STARS BROADWAY CABARET, 2024

Audition Date: June 12 @ 4:30 – 7:30 (10 minute slots available) 

Students enrolling in 9th – 12th grade for the 2024-2025 academic year AND students who graduated from high school in 2024 can audition for our Summer Stars Broadway Cabaret. JUNE 12, 2024 @ 4:30 – 7:30

SIGN UP for an audition slot using this LINK

AUDITION PREPARATION: Prepare 32 bars of a Broadway Musical song that you would want to perform at the Cabaret. The piece you audition with will most likely be the piece you will perform. Bring a copy of the music for the music director to use at the audition. 

Bring a completed AUDITION FORM with you to the audition.

ALL STUDENTS interested in being cast in SUMMER STARS TEEN CABARET, 2024 must audition.  Actors must be available for ALL  rehearsals, tech, and 2 performances to be cast.

Rehearsals:

June 17 OR 19 @ 4:30 – 7:30  individual rehearsal (solos sign up for a 30-minute time slot on one of these dates)

June 26 @ 4:30 – 7:30 group rehearsal

June 29 @ 9:00 – 12:00 tech rehearsal

Show Date:
June 30, 2024 – 2 performances:  2PM & 4PM

If you have any questions, please contact Erika Navin, Director of Education, at enavin@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 290

Announcing our 2024 JR Musical Audition Series – GREASE:  SCHOOL VERSION

Audition Date: June 18, 2024 @ 6:00 –9:00 PM

UPDATE 5/3/2024:  The audition sign up is currently full HOWEVER we are creating a waitlist.   We hope to be able to provide an audition experience for all interested.  The first step in creating this opportunity is to get an assessment of the total number of students interested.  Please complete this FORM to be added to the waitlist.  We will be in contact with everyone regarding progress and update.

 
Please complete this form to add your name to the audition waitlist.

Actors are asked to stay for the whole audition time.

Auditions are available for students entering grades 7– age 18.

ALL STUDENTS interested in being cast in GREASE:  SCHOOL VERSION must audition.  Actors must be available for ALL tech rehearsals and performances to be cast.

Tuition of $250 will be assessed upon the acceptance of a role – There is NO FEE to audition.

Show Dates:

August 9, 10, 11, 2024

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AUDITION (how to sign up, what to prepare etc.) AND MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION (rehearsal dates, etc), PLEASE VISIT OUR SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS PAGE

2024-25 Season ARSENIC AND OLD LACE – September 5-22, 2024

Auditions: July 22 and 23, 2024
Call backs:  July 24, 2024
First Rehearsal: July 29, 2024
Actors on stage: August 26, 2024
Tech: September: August 31 – September 4, 2024                

Performances: September 5-22, 2024
AUDITION INFORMATION
  • All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. If possible, print the form out in advance, complete it, and bring it with you to the audition – this will make your check-in process go much faster. If you are unable to complete the form and print it in advance, please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the audition to complete your form.

  • Click HERE to print your audition form
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. 
    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot.
  • Scripts may be checkout out at the box office prior to the audition for a $10 refundable deposit. Check out is open at the box office Tuesday-Friday from 1-4PM – starting June, 2024
  • Audition Form and Audition Slot sign up available May, 2024
IMPORTANT INFORMATION  
  •  Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled audition time if you have completed and printed your audition form or 30-minutes before the scheduled audition time if you will complete your audition form on site.  
  • Be prepared to stay until 10PM if asked.
  • You must be available for EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
  • Please be sure to list all conflicts on your audition form.  

Contact Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 233 if you have any further audition-related questions.

Synopsis:  Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him!

Between his aunts’ penchant for poisoning wine, a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another brother using plastic surgery to hide from the police—not to mention his own hesitancy about marriage—it’ll be a miracle if Mortimer makes it to his wedding.

A classic comedy about the only think deadlier than poison: family

Characters: ages are flexible

Abby Brewster: (60s-70s) A darling lady who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: (50s-70s) Minister and father of Elaine

Teddy Brewster: (40s-50s) Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Officer Brophy: (20s-50s) A police officer

Officer Klein: (20s-50s) A police officer

Martha Brewster:(60s-70s)  A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Elaine Harper: (20s) An attractive girl in her twenties and Mortimer’s fiancee, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter.

Mortimer Brewster:(20s-30s)  Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

Mr. Gibbs : (30s-40s) A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

Jonathan Brewster: (30s-40s) Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

Dr. Einstein:(40s-50s)  A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan’s face three times.

Officer O’Hara: (any age) A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

Lieutenant Roony: (30s-50s) A tough and dominating police officer

Mr. Witherspoon:(30s-50s)  The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium


Everyone is welcome to audition!

2024-25 Season 9 TO 5 – October 17-November 3, 2024

Auditions
August 19 & 20, 2024

7-10PM

Callbacks (if needed)
August 21, 2024

7-10PM 

First Rehearsal: August 26, 2024
Tech/Dress:  October 1-16, 2024, 2024
Performances: October 17-November 3, 2024

AUDITION INFORMATION
  • All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. If possible, print the form out in advance, complete it, and bring it with you to the audition – this will make your check-in process go much faster. If you are unable to complete the form and print it in advance, please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the audition to complete your form.

    Click HERE to print your audition form

  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)

    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  
  •  Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled audition time if you have completed and printed your audition form or 30-minutes before the scheduled audition time if you will complete your audition form on site.  
  • Be prepared to stay until 10PM if asked.
  • You must be available for EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
  • Please be sure to list all conflicts on your audition form.
  • If you have a resume and/or headshot, please bring them to the audition.
  • Please prepare a 32-bar song (no longer please) in the style of the show. Bring sheet music.  There will be an accompanist that will play your selection for you. No tracks will be allowed. 
  • On the night of your audition, please arrive at 6:30PM to be ready for the 7PM start.
  • You will dance first, based on the order of arrival and then perform a short dance audition. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in.  You can then change for the vocal audition if you want to.
  • Please be prepared to stay until 10PM
  • Important Information: You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show. 

    Contact Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 233 if you have any further audition-related questions.

Synopsis:  Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot!

While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

Set in the late 1970s with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world.

Characters (ages are flexible)
Violet: (40s-50s) The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.  Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: F3

Doralee: (20s-30s) A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.  Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: G3

Judy (30s-40s) The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.  Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Franklin Hart (40s-60s) One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.  Vocal range top: Gb4, Vocal range bottom: C3

Roz Keith (35-45) The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval. Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe (25-35) A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet. Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Dwayne (25-30) Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits. Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: E2

Josh (15-18) Violet’s awkward teenage son. 

Missy (20-35) Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.   

Maria (20-30) A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: F4

Dick (35-45) Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago. 

Kathy (30-40) A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G4

Margaret (30-40) A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink. 

Tinsworthy (40-70) Franklin Hart’s boss and Chairman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on.

Ensemble – Office employees, police officers, hospital employees (all ages)

Everyone is welcome to audition!

2024-25 Season THE ODD COUPLE – January 16-February 2, 2025

Auditions
November 11-12, 2024

7-10PM

November 13, 2024 Callbacks (if needed)
7-10PM

First Rehearsal: November 25, 2024
Tech/Dress:  January 11-15, 2025
Performances: January 16-February 6, 2025

AUDITION INFORMATION
  • All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. If possible, print the form out in advance, complete it, and bring it with you to the audition – this will make your check-in process go much faster. If you are unable to complete the form and print it in advance, please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the audition to complete your form.

    Click HERE to print your audition form

  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)

    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  
  •  Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled audition time if you have completed and printed your audition form or 30-minutes before the scheduled audition time if you will complete your audition form on site.  
  • Be prepared to stay until 10PM if asked.
  • Scripts may be checkout out at the box office prior to the audition for a $10 refundable deposit. Check out is open at the box office Tuesday-Friday from 1-4PM – starting September, 2024
  • You must be available for EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
  • Please be sure to list all conflicts on your audition form. 
  • Contact Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 233 if you have any further audition-related questions.

Synopsis: Felix Unger, a neurotic, neat freak newswriter, and Oscar Madison, a sloppy, easygoing sportswriter, are the best of friends. As Oscar and the guys gather for a card game, Felix arrives late, tense and very depressed. His wife has just thrown him to the curb and Oscar offers him a place to stay. Oscar’s a mess but thoroughly enjoys life. Felix seems incapable of enjoying anything.

From the pen of beloved playwright Neil Simon, this hysterical comedy about mismatched roommates was a Broadway smash, followed by a successful film and television series.  

“There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious.”  The New York Times

Characters: (ages are flexible)

 Oscar Madison – (30s-60s) A disorderly mess of a man, and a recently divorced sportswriter.

Felix Ungar – (30s-60s) A finicky, fussy hypochondriac with his own marriage struggles who moves in with Oscar.

Speed – (30s-60s) One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies; he is crusty and sarcastic.

Murray – (30s-60s) One of the poker buddies; a NYPD policeman.

Roy – (30s-60s) One of the poker buddies; Oscar’s accountant; he has a dry sense of humor.

Vinnie – (30s-60s) One of the poker buddies; he is subdued and picked-on by Speed.

Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon – (20s-30s) English sisters who are Oscar’s upstairs neighbors.

Everyone is welcome to audition!

Sunset Playhouse bug in a rug Children’s Theater is looking for actors for our 2024-25 season.

Auditions:

Date and time TBD

Group Audition: everyone arrive ready to start at 6:30 p.m.

Our bug in a rug Children’s Theater series is an interactive experience for the whole audience (performances are targeted for children ages 3-8.) bug in a rug Theater is a casual and fun introduction to the performing arts where laughter and audience participation are strongly encouraged.  Sunset’s bug in a rug Children’s Theater performs locally at schools, libraries, and community centers.  We also host one weekend of public performances at The Playhouse.

Actors must have:

  • Their own transportation
  • A flexible schedule
  • Daytime and weekend availability
  • A passion and love to work with kids
  • A fantastic sense of humor

This is a paid opportunity. A stipend for rehearsal time (approximately 20 hours) and payment for each performance.

Actors please come to the audition with a 30 – 60 second song prepared to sing acappella. Upbeat songs are preferred.  There is no need to prepare a monologue. The audition will be a group audition with open scenes, improvisation, and then song presentation.

Please complete an audition form before arrival – form will be available in 2024. (or be prepared to complete right before the audition)

Please register for the audition using the audition link to be provided in 2024.

There are two musicals that we will be casting for.  Titles, rehearsals and show dates to be available in 2024.  Check back for this information. 

If you have any questions or need additional information contact Erika Navin, Director of Education at enavin@sunsetplayhouse.com

2024-25 Season

DRINKING HABITS – March 6-23, 2025

Auditions
November 18-19, 2024 – 7-10PM

 Callbacks (if needed)
November 20, 2024 – 7-10PM

First Rehearsal: January 13, 2025
Tech/Dress:  February 28-March 5, 2025
Performances: March 6-23, 2025

AUDITION INFORMATION
  • All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. If possible, print the form out in advance, complete it, and bring it with you to the audition – this will make your check-in process go much faster. If you are unable to complete the form and print it in advance, please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the audition to complete your form.

     Click HERE to print your audition form. 

  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot.

    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot
IMPORTANT INFORMATION  
  •  Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled audition time if you have completed and printed your audition form or 30-minutes before the scheduled audition time if you will complete your audition form on site.  
  • Be prepared to stay until 10PM if asked.
  • You must be available for EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
  • Please be sure to list all conflicts on your audition form.  
  • Scripts may be checkout out at the box office prior to the audition for a $10 refundable deposit. Check out is open at the box office Tuesday-Friday from 1-4PM – starting September, 2024

    Synopsis: Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce!

    Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

    A sinfully-delightful homage to slapstick comedy with plot twists galore!

    Characters:  (ages are flexible)

    Mother Superior (40s-60s) Runs the Convent of The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. Won’t allow any word pertaining to alcohol to be uttered in the convent. When Rome decrees insignificant convents be closed, she suspects one of the new arrivals is a spy sent to report back to Rome.

    Sister Augusta (20s-50s) Both Sister Augusta & Sister Philomena have worked together making & selling “grape” juice for years, Sister Augusta has her work cut out for her keeping the secret from Mother Superior, especially when two new nuns arrive and one of them looks to be a spy from Rome.

    Sister Philomena (20s-50s) The convent is the only life she has ever known. Willing to save the convent at any cost she conspires with Sister Augusta to keep the doors open. Her only problem is she can’t lie.

    Sister Mary Catherine (18-30)  An orphan raised by the church, now sent to the convent by Cardinal Redding to finish up her training, Sister Mary Catherine pretends to be a Nun when she really is a Novice. Knowing she will be sent back if they find out, she is wracked with guilt but determined to make The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing her life.

    Father Chenille (40s-50s)  Priest at the local Parish, an amateur magician. Terrified Rome have sent “Father Paul” to take over his parish.

     George (18-30)  Sweet & gentle young man, the groundskeeper for the convent, ready to do anything to help Mother Superior and Father Chenille and the sisters.

     Paul (18-30) Raised in a Catholic Orphanage Paul is a bit scared of Nuns, Working with his ex-fiancé & reporter Sally, (who he still loves) they sneak into the convent to find out who is making the town’s Award Winning Wine. Now he’s been roped into impersonating a Father, spying for the Mother Superior and surprises everyone by turning up as the Cardinal Redding.

    Sally (18-30)  Reporting is her life; Sally is out to get the front-page story of her career. Nothing will get in her way of a good story – not even her wedding day! Previously leaving Paul standing at the altar to chase a lead on a story, Sally and he have been teamed up to find out who has been making the award-winning wine

Contact Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 233 if you have any further audition-related questions.

Everyone is welcome to audition!

2024-25 Season GRAND HOTEL – April 24-May 11, 2025

Auditions: You must be 18 or over to  audition for this show.
February 17 & 19, 2025 – 7-10PM

Callbacks February 20, 2025 – 7-10PM

First Rehearsal: March 3, 2025, 2025
Tech/Dress:  April April 18-23, 2025, 2025
Performances: April 24-May 11, 2025

AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Form and Audition Slot sign up available (available early June, 2024)

  • All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. If possible, print the form out in advance, complete it, and bring it with you to the audition – this will make your check-in process go much faster. If you are unable to complete the form and print it in advance, please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the audition to complete your form.

    Click HERE to print your audition form. 

  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)

    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. 

  • Arrive 15 minutes before scheduled audition if you have completed and printed your audition form or 30 minutes before if you will complete form on site. 
  • If you have a resume and/or headshot, please bring them to the audition.
  • Please prepare a 32-bar song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music.  There will be an accompanist that will play your selection for you. No tracks will be allowed. You will sing first, based on the order of arrival and then all will perform a short dance audition. 
  •  Be prepared to stay until 10PM if asked.
  • You must be available for EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
  • Please be sure to list all conflicts on your audition form.

    Contact Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 233 if you have any further audition-related questions.

Synopsis: It is 1928. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. However, underneath it all, much is happening with the Grand Hotel’s illustrious clients. Inspired by Vicki Baum’s period novel, issues of life and death, financial ruin, love, and murder converge as people and come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel.

Grand Hotel richly contrasts comedy, tragedy, glitz and realism and will captivate the audience from start to finish.

Suggested for mature audiences only due to strong language, simulated drug use, and mature themes.

Characters: (ages are flexible)

The Doctor (50s-70s) Grievously wounded by gas and shrapnel in WW1; a cynical, ruined man.

Erik (25-35) The assistant concierge who is deeply in love with his wife. Eager to start a family. Intelligent, ambitious, devoted. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: C4

Zinnowitz  (35-50) An attorney in Berlin. The secretary for the company under Preysing’s direction. Encourages Preysing to lie. Ambitious, greedy, and willing to do whatever it takes. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: D4

Hermann Preysing (40-60) General Director of a large textile mill. A solid burgher blinded by riches and terrified of losing his lifestyle. He uses lies and money to get what he wants. Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Flaemmchen (18-25) A pretty girl who has theatrical ambitions, she wants to go to America and appear in movies. Constantly conflicted between her ambition and her morals. Strong dancer and belter. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: E2

Otto Kringelein (35-60) A mortally ill bookkeeper from the small town life looking for new excitement. He is a smart man wanting to live life to the fullest while he can. Humble, joyous, and grateful. Vocal range top: A5, Vocal range bottom: C4

Baron Felix Von Gaigern (30s-40s) Athletic, charming, and optimistic but broke. Wishes to be immoral. A good guy who loves life in the fast lane and falls in love with Grushinskaya. Vocal range top: A5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Raffaela (35-50) Confidante, secretary, and Elizaveta’s dresser. Secretly loves Grushinskaya and always wants to protect her. Hardworking, dependable, and smart. Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: F3

Elizaveta Grushinskaya (40s-60s) The still-beautiful, world-famous Prima Ballerina on the verge of retirement. Finds herself feeling old until she is revived by the young Baron’s love. Demands only the best from herself and for her fans. Must be graceful. Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: G3

The Countess & The Gigolo (20s-40s) Ballroom dancers who dance throughout the show.

Jimmys (20s-30s) 2 bartenders in the Grand Hotel. Comic roles must be able to sing harmony. 

Rohna (30s-50s) Hotel general manager

Chauffeur (20s-50s) A tough gangster posing as a chauffeur

Witt (30s-50s) Company manager of Grushinskaya’s ballet troupe 

Ensemble: Doorman, Bellboys, Telephone Operators, Scullery Workers, Dancers

Everyone, over 18, is welcome to audition!

 Sunset Playhouse 2023-24 Season

Show 7 – MISS HOLMES – April 18-May 5, 2024 – everyone welcome – ages 18 and up

 Auditions: April 7 & 8, 2025  
Call backs: April 9, 2025 (if needed)
First Rehearsal: April 21, 2025 (Flexible)          
Tech: May 31-June 4, 2025
Performances: June 5-22, 2025            

  • Audition Information
  • Audition form and ability to reserve an audition spot will be available (available early June, 2024)
  • All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. We prefer you print the form out in advance, complete it, and bring it with you to the auditionthis will make you check in process go much faster. Forms will be available at the auditions, if you don’t have access to a printer.

    Click HERE to print your audition form. Link available in January, 2025

  • You will als0  need to reserve an audition spot.

    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. Link available in January, 2025

Important Information – Please read
  • 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 an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead.

Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors.

This clever reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic characters pits its heroes not only against cunning criminal masterminds, but also against the rigid and restrictive rules of Victorian society.

Characters (ages flexible) All actors, except Sherlock and Watson, may  play multiple characters.

Sherlock Holmes (25-40s) Brilliant and eccentric. A keen observer and puzzle solver who disrupts the status quo. Not afraid of a fight.

Dr. Dorothy Watson (25-40s) Intelligent and dedicated physician. Determined to make a difference in the world.

Lizzie Chapman (20s) A young wife looking for help. Would do anything for her husband.

Eudora Featherstone (40s-60s) A strong-willed older Victorian woman and grieving mother.

Mrs. Hudson (40s-60s) Sherlock’s disapproving, but tolerant landlady.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (40s-60s) First woman in England to qualify as a physician and surgeon; insightful.

Peggy (20s)  Eudora Featherstone’s protective maid.

Martha (30s-60s) A washerwoman and mother, part of Sherlock’s network.

Mycroft Holmes (30s-50s)  Sherlock’s older brother and guardian. The Man making things happen within the government.

Geoffrey Lestrade (20s-40s) The epitome of a Scotland Yard detective.

Thomas Chapman (30s-50s)  Scotland Yard detective with an unsavory reputation.

Dr. Michael Stamford (25-50s) A respected physician and admirer of Dr. Watson.

Edwin Greener (30s-60s) An army veteran and small-time criminal, a rather shady character.

Reginald (20s-40s)  Eudora’s nephew, with hopes for inheritance; both fawning and controlling.

Superintendent (any age) The man in power at Bedlam asylum.

Orderlies, Vagrants, Londoners

Everyone welcome to audition!

Contact Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 233 if you have any further audition-related questions.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT  – July 10-August 3, 2025 – Singers and dancers needed for this large cast musical 

Auditions:  May 12 & 14, 2025 at 7PM
Call Backs May 15, 2024
First Rehearsal:  May 19, 2025
Tech:  July 5-9, 2025
Dress/First Call: July 7, 2025
Performances: July 10 – August 3, 2025  

Audition Information
  • All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. We prefer you print the form out in advance, complete it, and bring it with you to the auditionthis will make you check in process go much faster. If you don’t have access to a printer, you may complete the form before the start of your audition.

    CLICK HERE TO PRINT YOUR AUDITION FORM.
    Link available in January, 2025
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)

    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR AUDITION SPOT. Link available in January, 2025

  • Scripts may be checkout out at the box office prior to the audition for a $10 refundable deposit. Check out is open at the box office Tuesday-Friday from 1-4PM
  • If you have a resume and/or headshot, please bring them to the audition.
  • Everyone will dance first. Please wear comfortable clothing for the dance audition.
  • After everyone has danced the singing audition will follow.  Please prepare a 32-bar song in the style of the show.
  • Bring sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided. 
  • On the night of your audition, please arrive at 6:30PM to be ready for the 7PM start.
  • Please be prepared to stay until 10PM
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  • You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show. 

Synopsis: Experience the musical journey that follows Joseph, the favored son of Jacob, as he overcomes trials and tribulations, rising from slavery to power in Egypt.

With a diverse and vibrant score, stunning visuals, and a timeless message of love and forgiveness, this musical celebration promises an enchanting evening for all.

Throughout the journey, audiences are treated to a visual spectacle, with stunning costumes, dynamic choreography, and a stage adorned in a brilliant array of colors. The story transcends time, blending ancient tales with a contemporary flair that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Characters: (ages are flexible)

JOSEPH: (18-20s) High Tenor, Vocal Range Low A to High G. Eleventh son of Jacob and Jacob’s favorite. Looking for a strong actor with a confident but charming personality. Must move and sing very well. 

NARRATOR: (20s-30s) Soprano with extended mix/belt range, Low F# to High G. The Narrator is our host, and through word and song guides the audience through the story of Joseph and his brothers. 

PHARAOH: (20s-30s) Baritone, Low B to High G#. Pharaoh is the most powerful man in Egypt, and considered a god on earth. The character is in style an homage to Elvis. 

POTIPHAR: (20s-40s) Baritone, Vocal Range D to B. Potiphar is a rich, self-indulgent and sophisticated Egyptian capitalist who buys Joseph as a slave. Needs to be a strong actor as well as singer.

 MRS. POTIPHAR: (20s-30s) Strong Dancer. Mrs. Potiphar is an indulgent woman who likes to get her own way, and thinks first and foremost about her own personal gratification. 

JACOB: (40s-60s) Baritone, Low A to C. Jacob is the father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He clearly favors Joseph as the first son of his favorite wife, unwittingly causing the friction that exists between Joseph and his brothers. Jacob needs to be a good actor, who can sing and move reasonably well. 

JOSEPH’S 11 BROTHERS: (16-20s) From oldest to youngest: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin), are jealous of Joseph being their father’s favorite son, sell him into slavery, and ultimately realize their wrongdoing.
BUTLER & BAKER: (20s-30s) The Butler and the Baker both work for the Pharaoh. They are both decent men in precarious situations. Sood singers who can double as brothers.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: (16 and up) Will play multiple roles throughout the show including wives to Jacob and his sons and citizens of Egypt. They sing and dance throughout the entire show. Looking for energetic singers who move well.

YOUNG ENSEMBLE: (13-17)  Sing and dance along with main characters throughout the show. May double as other roles/understudies

If you have any questions, please email Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com. 

Everyone welcome to audition!