Audition

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 the box office by calling (262) 782-4430.

A COMEDY OF TENORS

Auditions for A COMEDY OF TENORS at Sunset Playhouse – Everyone welcome.

A COMEDY OF TENORS will be directed by Michael Pocaro “Paco” Auditions will consist of reading from the script. Everyone is welcome. We are especially looking for 3 tenors (as the title suggests), however, you do not have to be a trained singer – we can help you.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions;; this may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – A COMEDY OF TENORS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7 PM

Callbacks: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, July 29 – September 4, 2019

Performances: Thursday, September 5 – 22, 2019

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box office hours are Tuesday 1 pm – 7pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930’s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century–as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

Saunders (age 40-65) High-strung American producer; he’s had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.

Max (age 30-60) Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders, smart, level-headed, and quick with a joke; should also sing.

Tito/Beppo (age 30-65) He is Italian and one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature, has a bit of a diva complex, and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same actor plays Beppo, a bellhop–joyous and full of life–as down to earth as Tito is regal. Tenor.

Carlo (age 20-35) Dashing, young Italian opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father’s career; speaks English very well. No detectable Italian accent and must sing.

Female Character

Maria (age 30-54) A stunning Italian wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers, big personality, and an explosive temper. Italian accent.

Mimi (age 20-35) Bright-eyed Italian-American star hoping to be discovered. She is the daughter of Tito and Maria and, while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.

Racon (age 35-60) Racon is a famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent, must also sing reasonably well.

AFTER SUNSET SERIES PRODUCTION: DOUBT

DOUBT will be directed by Becky Spice. Auditions may consist of reading from the script.  

Auditioners will be asked the fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; this may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – DOUBT. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: September 12 – 15, 2019

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. 
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.
Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm
Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions

or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

(Suggested for mature audiences only)

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

Father Brendan Flynn – A priest at a Catholic church in the Bronx in 1964. He is characterized as progressive and friendly, priding himself on being approachable and amiable with the parish students.

Female Characters

Sister Aloysius Beauvier – A nun and the stern principal of the parish school. Her behavior makes her feared by students and teachers alike. Sister Aloysius particularly picks on Sister James, a new, naïve teacher at the school.

Sister James – A young nun and teacher. At the beginning of the show she has difficulty controlling her classroom because the students understand her naivety and take advantage of her sweet personality.

Mrs. Muller – The mother of Donald Muller, the school’s first black student.

MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! will be directed by Nate C. Groonwald, music directed by Mark Mrozek, and choreographed by Ashley Patin. Please show up on one of the Vocal Audition dates listed below with 32 bar cut of a song from the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. For the Dance Audition, bring comfortable clothes, jazz and tap shoes (if you have them). Callbacks will consist of song excerpts and readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions. This may be done the night of the auditions or in advance by downloading the Audition Sheet – MAMMA MIA!. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

You should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to their audition time in order to check in, fill out paperwork, warm-up and be ready to go promptly.

Dance Auditions: Sunday August, 11, 2019 6 – 9 pm 
Please sign up for a dance audition spot by clicking here.

Vocal Auditions: Monday, August 12 – Tuesday, 13, 2019 6 – 10 pm
Please select one audition time by clicking here.

Callbacks: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rehearsals: Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Performances: October 10 – November 3, 2019

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221

if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

Sam Carmichael (40-50) One of Sophie’s potential fathers and a wealthy architect. Sam has regretted leaving Donna all his life and now finds himself divorced and back in her presence. He is straight-laced, confident, and composed. At times he is perhaps a little over-bearing, but he is determined not to mess up the second chance he has been given… a very true and honest character within the chaos. (S.O.S., Thank You for the Music, Knowing Me Knowing You, among others)

Harry Bright (40-50) Another of Sophie’s potential fathers and a respected London banker. Once a head-banging, partying musician who went down the straight road–at least with his career. He is quirky, in the closet, and something of a romantic nostalgist. A nice guy, determined to make up for some past regrets, and full of singing. (Thank You for the Music, Our Last Summer, among others.)

Bill Austin (40-50) Another of Sophie’s potential fathers, a well-known travel writer who has visited the far reaches of the earth but never found what he’s really looking for. A real character, Bill has generally avoided the complexities of a relationship and now wonders if it’s too late. Lots of comedy and a golden heart within. (Thank You for the Music, The Name of the Game, Take a Chance on Me, among others)

Sky (25-32, American), Sophie’s fiancé, a former stockbroker who moved to the island in a young version of a mid-life crisis. He is older than Sophie but smitten by her exotic charm. Perhaps he is too eager to please and has not quite found all the answers he had hoped for on the island. (Lay All Your Love on Me, among others)

Pepper (20-25, could be from anywhere) A flirty waiter at the Taverna featured through his brief relationship with Tanya. Hot, energetic, and fun-loving, makes a great double-act with Eddie. Opportunity for a good mover. (Take a Chance on Me, among others)

Eddie (20-30, American) A waiter, boatman, and handyman at the Taverna. Other half of double-act with Pepper. Fairly nonspecific. Opportunity for a good young character actor to create something interesting. (Full Company numbers)

Father Alexandrios The minister who officiates Sophie’s wedding. Often a heavy-weight Greek Orthodox priest, this is a potentially delightful little role for a character actor of non-specified gender with some imagination. A nice little turn in Act 2 for someone who doesn’t want too much to sing. (Finale Numbers)

Female Characters

Donna Sheridan (around 40, American) The owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie’s mother. She is the former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos.” Honest, straight, and hard-working, she is the most naturalistic and vulnerable of the characters. Delivers some of the biggest solos in the show including The Winner Takes It All, Slipping Through My Fingers, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, and Money Money Money.

Sophie Sheridan Donna’s headstrong 21-year-old daughter, Sophie is determined to have what her mother never had: a traditional family and a father to walk her down the aisle. Young, bright, and energetic, she has lived all her life on the island and is ready to leave. (I Have a Dream, Honey Honey, The Name of the Game, Lay All Your Love on Me, Under Attack, among others)

Tanya Cresham-Leigh (around 40)  One of Donna’s oldest and best friends, Tanya has married several millionaires and discovered a lot more about plastic surgery than love–to the extent that she was ever looking. Wild, fun-loving, and a big character, she flirts mercilessly with young men, happy to play, but not to stick around. (Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Does Your Mother Know, among others)

Rosie Mulligan (around 40, American) Donna’s friend, a former member of the Dynamos, unmarried, free-spirited, and a renowned author of cookbooks. A character who has developed a confident, funny, and self-deprecating exterior which masks her inner vulnerability. Mostly comic, yet one of the most poignant moments in the show in the heart of Act 2. Dances like nobody’s watching. (Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Take a Chance on Me, among others)

Ali & Lisa (early 20s, American) Sophie’s friends who have traveled to the island for the wedding. A supporting double-act of bubbly, bridesmaid excitement, not necessarily gender-defined. (Honey Honey, among others)

A GAME'S AFOOT: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THE GAMES AFOOT will be directed by Carol Dolphin. 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 GAME’S AFOOT: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.  (Note that this is the Friday and weekend following Thanksgiving.  There will be no rehearsal on the holiday itself.)

A Note About Accents:  The majority of this show uses standard American dialect.  One brief Sherlock Holmes scene (Gillette, Felix, Madge, Aggie) uses standard British dialect.  Inspector Goring is from England and uses British dialect throughout.

Auditions: Monday, August 19 – Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rehearsals: Read Thru on Monday, August 26, then Monday October 21 – Wednesday December 4, 2019 (Generally Sundays through Thursday from 7-10 pm)

Performances:  Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 22, 2019

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

It is December, 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous.

Character Descriptions

Male Roles

William Gillette (age 35-55) A dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man). He has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case. Must have great comic chops.

Felix Geisel (age 40-60) The Company’s character actor, Felix is histrionic and melodramatic. A true theatrical who has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. He is married to Madge. Actor must have great comic chops and be physically strong.

Simon Bright (age 23 – early 30) The young leading man of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic, eager to please and find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.

Female Roles

Inspector Harriet Goring (age 35-60) She is English and eccentric, completely one-of-a-kind. By turns witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man. Wonderful opportunity for a character actress; must have great comic chops.

Martha Gillette (age 65+) Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. Loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits, she is always willing to lob a criticism when necessary. Must have great comic chops.

Madge Geisel (age 40-55) Wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. She’s game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging. Must have great comic chops.

Aggie Wheeler (age 23-29) Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, she has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple. Actress needs to have a dark side.

Daria Chase (age 35+) Glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theater critic we all love to hate. Biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes. A wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience. The actress must have wonderful comic timing and be a skilled physical comedienne.

bug in a rug Children's Theater

Open Auditions for Sunset Playhouse bug in a rug Children’s Theater
Monday, September 9, 2019
7:00 pm
Sunset Playhouse

Sunset Playhouse bug in a rug children’s theater is looking for male and female actors for our 2019 – 2020 season. Actors must have their own transportation, a flexible schedule, daytime availability, and love to work with kids. Casting for the season includes:

SUPER! (3F)
September – November

Rock N Roll Mole (1F 2M)
Jan – March

Little Red Riding Hoodie (2F 1M)
May – June

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

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

To learn more contact Erika Navin, Director of Education, enavin@sunsetplayhouse.com

AFTER SUNSET SERIES PRODUCTION: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE

FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE will be directed by Michael “Paco” Pocaro. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; this may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: Monday, November 11 – Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:00pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: February 6 – 9, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

As the curtain rises, Frankie and Johnny are discovered in bed. It is their first encounter, after having met several weeks ago on the job, and Frankie is hopeful that Johnny will now put on his clothes and depart so she can return to her usual routine of watching TV and eating ice cream. But Johnny, a compulsive talker (and romantic), has other ideas.

Character Descriptions

Male Character

Johnny – a short order cook

Female Character

Frankie – a waitress

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES will be directed by Becky Spice. Please show up on one of the dates listed below 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 MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: November 18 – 19, 2019

Callbacks: November 21, 2019

Rehearsals: December 2, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Performances: January 16 – February 1, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 pm- 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturday 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

It’s the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion.

Character Descriptions

Cindy Lou (ages 18 – 28) Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5.  She knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend, Betty Jean, when things don’t go her way. Cindy Lou makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. She sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ and ‘Maybe.’

Missy (ages 18 – 28) Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5.  She is the over-achiever of the group. Missy is very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. She’s head of the prom decorations committee and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy. Missy has a wide vocal range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Secret Love,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues.’

Betty Jean (ages 18 – 28) Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Betty is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar,’ ‘I Only Want to Be With You,’ and ‘That’s When The Tears Start.’

Suzy (ages 18 – 28) Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5.  Suzy is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, finding great pleasure in everything she does. She is in love with the lighting operator and completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue Me.’ 

NOISES OFF

NOISES OFF will be directed by Dustin J. Martin. Auditions will consist of reading 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 – NOISES OFF. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show. In addition, due to the challenging timing issues we will be rehearsing, we will not have a great deal of flexibility with conflicts.

Auditions: Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Callbacks: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Rehearsals: Monday January 13 – Thursday, February 26, 2020

Performances: Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 pm- 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

As a company of actors attempts to deliver a comedy onstage, we go behind the scenes where the real farce explodes. Everything that can go wrong does, as the actors try desperately to hang onto their lines, their sanity, and their clothes. This stage classic takes a fond look at the follies of theater folk whose out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure.

 

Character Descriptions

Female Characters

Dotty Otley (age 45-65): Dotty (offstage) is a veteran actress who has put up her life savings to mount Nothing On. She’s forgetful, dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy. Mrs. Clackett (onstage) is a cockney housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England, hospitable, though slow.

Brooke Ashton (age 20-29): Brooke (offstage) is a young, inexperienced actress who is always losing her contact lenses, one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle. Vicki (onstage) is an English woman who works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger. This character will spend considerable time in just bra and panties.

Belinda Blair (age 30-45): Belinda (offstage) is cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress, may have feelings for Freddy; Flavia Brent (onstage) is Phillip Brent’s English wife, dependable though not one for household duties.

Poppy Norton-Taylor (age 25-35): The assistant stage manager, emotional and over-sensitive, envious of Brooke whom she understudies, carrying Lloyd’s child (not physically evident), one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

Male Characters

Lloyd Dallas (age 45-65): British, director of the play Nothing On, a ladies man, temperamental, one third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

Garry Lejeune (age 30–45): Garry (offstage) is an actor who never finishes a sentence, dating Dotty, easily fired up, unjustifiably jealous of Frederick, believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage. Roger (onstage) is an English Real estate agent who is attempting to rent Flavia’s and Phillip’s home but uses it for his own personal benefit.

Frederick (Freddy) Fellowes (age 40-50): Freddy (offstage) is an actor with a serious fear of violence and blood, prone to nose bleeds, often questions the meaning of his lines and moves, must be able to jump up a flight of stairs with his pants around his ankles; Phillip Brent (onstage) is an Englishman who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes, enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue he will lose most of the year’s income. Sheikh (onstage) is Middle-Eastern, interested in renting Flavia’s and Phillip’s home, he is the spitting image of Phillip.

Selsdon Mowbray (age 65+): Selsdon (offstage) is an elderly, alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles all over the theater. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out, is hard of hearing when he wants to be. Burglar (onstage) is an old Cockney man in his seventies breaking into the Brent’s home.

Timothy Allgood (age 20+): An over-worked stage manager, carpenter, company manager, understudy, gofer; understudies Selsdon and Freddy.

AFTER SUNSET SERIES PRODUCTION: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES will be directed by Nikki Lueck. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; this may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet-THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: Monday, February 17 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: April 2 – 5, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

A whirlwind tour of the forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a diverse gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

(suggested for mature audiences only)

Character Descriptions

Woman 1

Woman 2 

Woman 3

Woman 4

Woman 5

Woman 6

CABARET

CABARET will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller, music directed by Mark Mrozek. Please show up on one of the dates listed below with 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes and jazz shoes (if you have them) 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. This may be done the night of the auditions or in advance by downloading the Audition Sheet – CABARET. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: February 24 – February 25 7:00 pm

Callbacks: February 27 (if necessary)

Rehearsals:  March 2 – April 22, 2020

Performances: April 23 – May 10, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

In a Berlin nightclub as the 1920s draw to a close, a Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience with assurances that they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, the musical explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s native and expatriates, as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

(1998 version – suggested for mature audiences only)

Character Descriptions

ALL ETHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION

Male Characters

Emcee (Age range flexible) Vocal Range – Middle C to High C# – Tenor.  The Master of Ceremonies and host at the Kit Kat Klub – presented as a character comfortable with being close to both men and women – comedic – lovable. Requires agile stage movement and dance and speaks with a German Accent.

Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw (Late 20s to Mid 30s) Vocal Range – Low A to High E – Tenor. Clifford is an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin.  Comfortable with stage movement and light dance. Speaks with an American accent.

Herr Schultz (Age Range 40+) Vocal Range – Low G to High F – Tenor. One of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a Fruit Shop. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance. Speaks with a German accent.

Ernst Ludwig (Age Range – flexible) Vocal range flexible. A friendly and likeable German. Takes English lessons from Cliff and smuggles funds for the Nazi Party. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance – waltz. Speaks with a German accent.

Male Dance Ensemble (4 will be cast)Bobby, Victor, Herman, and Hans (Age Range – 20s to early 30s) Strong singers (all voice parts) and excellent dance skills required. Kit Kat Klub waiters and patrons and various other roles.

1 Young Blonde Boy (unchanged voice) or 1 Young Blonde Girl that can pass as a boy (no taller than 4 feet) – called for limited rehearsals, sings TOMORROW BELONGS TO ME. Beautiful soprano voice, one song, one short scene, no lines.

Female Characters

Sally Bowles (Age Range 20s to 30s) A British Cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Vocal Range – Low A to High C – Soprano – Strong Belt – A quirky character who comes across as flighty, yet sometimes struggles with the dark reality of her life as a cabaret performer. Excellent dance skills required. Speaks with a British Accent.

Fraulein Schneider (Age range 40+) Vocal Range – Low D to Ab above middle C – Alto. A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance. Speaks with a German accent.

Fraulein Kost (Age Range – 30s to 40s) Vocal Range – Low A flat to High F – Alto/Mezzo.  Another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers. She earns money by offering favors to sailors – presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature. Comfortable with stage movement. Speaks with a German accent.

Kit Kat Klub Girls (6 will be cast) Fritzie, Frenchie, Lulu, Helga, Rosie, and Texas   (Age Range – 20s to early 30s) Strong Singers and excellent dance skills required. Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts. These individuals will also be part of various scenes as performers and club patrons. The ladies can be of various shapes and sizes – the key is to be comfortable with your femininity and scanty costumes that show off sex appeal.

1 Young Blonde Boy (unchanged voice) or 1 Young Blonde Girl that can pass as a boy (no taller than 4 feet) – called for limited rehearsals, sings TOMORROW BELONGS TO ME.  Beautiful soprano voice, one song, one short scene, no lines.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK will be directed by Donna Daniels. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions. This may be done the night of the auditions or in advance by downloading the Audition Sheet-BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: April 20 – 21 7:00 pm

Callbacks: April 23 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: April 27- June 3, 2020

Performances: June 4 – 21 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a stuffy, ambitious young lawyer and she’s a romantic, free spirit. After a six- day honeymoon, she’s found the perfect apartment, a tiny fifth floor walk-up in Greenwich Village. This was Neil Simon’s first play and the launchpad for his reign as the king of Broadway comedies.

Character Descriptions

Female Characters

Corie Bratter (20’s-30’s) A newlywed, married only six days at the beginning of the play. She is young, pretty, and full of enthusiasm for the future. Impulsive and fun-loving, she considers herself a doer, not a watcher. Her impetuosity is not shared, at first, by her mother or husband, and they are aghast when she cheers the crazy antics of Victor, a neighbor. Corie eventually learns to appreciate dependability and quiet strength.

Ethel Banks (50’s-60’s)  Corie’s mother. Although she is still pretty, she has fallen out of step with the fashions. She lives alone in West Orange, New Jersey. Consciously or unconsciously, she has adopted a narrow image of herself as someone with a sensitive stomach, a bad back, and no need for romance. It takes a wild evening out with Victor for Ethel to rediscover her carefree and spontaneous self.

Male Characters

Paul Bratter (20’s-30’s) Corie’s husband, an attorney in his first job. Both his dress and his outlook are very conservative. Extremely proper and dignified, he always knows the right thing to say. He is levelheaded and practical, and he keeps his emotions in check, perhaps too much so. After Corie accuses him of lacking playfulness, he shows her that he, too, is capable of walking barefoot in the park.

Victor Velasco (50’s-60’s) The Bratters’ upstairs neighbor, a colorful character. Although capable of looking positively natty in a double-breasted pinstriped suit, he also wears Japanese kimonos and berets. He is vain, flamboyant, and without shame when it comes to letting someone else pick up a tab. Married three times, he is a terrific flirt. He is also a gourmet cook; Paul refers to him as the “Hungarian Duncan Hines.” There are signs that Victor is beginning to slow down. After an exhilarating evening of his own creation, he suffers a broken toe and an upset stomach.

Telephone Repair Man (any age)  He witnesses, to his mortification, a fight between Corie and Paul.

WEST SIDE STORY

WEST SIDE STORY will be directed by Tommy Lueck, music directed by Mark Mrozek, and choreographed by Reggie Kuschner. Please show up on one of the dates listed below with 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes and jazz shoes (if you have them) 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. This may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – WEST SIDE STORY. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: May 11-12, 2020 7:00 pm

Callbacks: May 14 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: May 18 – July 15, 2020

Performances: July 16 – August 9, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431 ext. 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate and prejudice is one of the most innovative and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

BERNARDO (Range Bb2- Eb4) A proud, strong, handsome man.  Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria’s brother and Anita’s boyfriend, he is the leader of the Sharks. There will be limited solo singing.  Strong dance background required.

CHINO  An  angry  and,  at  times,  naive  Shark  who  turns  murderous  and  vengeful.  He is a suitor to Maria and a friend of Bernardo’s. 

PEPE (Baritone) Gang member. Dancing/Singing required. 

INDIO (Tenor) Gang member.  Dancing/Singing required.

LUIS (Baritone/Bass) A Gang member. Dancing/Singing required. 

TONY (Range:  Bb2- Bb4)   A  romantic  young  man  and  former  leader  of  the  Jets,  he  has  found  a  new  lifestyle now  that  doesn’t  involve  gangs.  Tony  finds  himself  violently  torn  between  his   friendships  and  love.  Falls  in  love  with  Maria  and  meets  an  unfortunate  death.  Genuinely  sweet  and  sincere.  Strong  tenor  voice.  Limited  dancing. 

RIFF (Range Bb2- G4) An athletic, quick tempered leader of the Jets. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang’s dominance. Tony’s best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Strong dance background required.

ANYBODY’S  A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets.  The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company.  Full of energy and heart.  

DIESEL (Baritone/Bass) Second-in-command  of  the  Jets.  He becomes the leader after Riff’s death.

ACTION (Tenor) The  most  quick¬tempered  member  of  the  Jets,  always  ready  for  a  fight. 

A-RAB (Baritone) Slightly  less  quick-tempered  than  Action.  Baby  John’s  best  friend.

BABY JOHN (Tenor) The  youngest  Jet,  is  beaten  up  during  the  opening  sequence.

OFFICER  KRUPKE  The  local  beat  cop.  He  has  no  patience  for  the  gangs’  conflict  and  tries   to  keep  tensions  from  erupting  between  them.  A little  dorky,  he  is  regularly  mocked  by   the  local  gangs.  Speaking  role.  No  dance  background.  

DETECTIVE  SCHRANK A  local  police  detective  frustrated  by  the  ongoing  violence   between  the  Jets  and  Sharks.  Blunt,  brash,  racist,  and  unapologetic.  Speaking  role.  No  dance  background. 

DOC The  adult  owner  of  the  store  where  the  Jets  hang  out.  He  tries  to  guide  the  Jets’   youthful  angst  and  provides  a  safe  haven  for  Tony.  Old-fashioned  and  wise  in  his  ways.   Speaking  role.  No  dance  background. 

GLAD HAND Nerdy, overly cheerful, and ill-equipped social director at the school dance (“Mambo”). Speaking role. No Dance background

Female Characters

MARIA A (Range Bb3-C6) Hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo’s younger sister. Strong soprano voice, some dancing. 

ANITA  (Range F3-D5) Feisty and assertive. She dispenses “older sister” advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo’s girlfriend and Maria’s friend. Strong Alto (belt).  Strong dance background required.

ROSALIA (Mezzo  Sop.) Indio’s girlfriend, more demure, not too bright.  

CONSUELA (Alto) Tough,  young.  Pepe’s girlfriend.

FRANSISCA  (Soprano) Young,  Luis’ girlfriend.

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