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

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

 

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

Join Us! 

 Sunset Playhouse 2023-24 Season

A CHORUS LINE DANCE WORKSHOP – March 17, 2024

Join us on Sunday, March 17th from 1-3PM for a free workshop lead by Karl Miller, who will be directing and choreographing this epic musical. This is your opportunity to get a preview of what will be taught at the auditions. 

This show spotlights a diverse cast of up to 22 people. We are looking for singers who can dance and dancers who can sing. 

We hope you will attend the workshop and the May auditions.

Sign up HERE to reserve your spot on March 17th.


Here’s some important  information:

  •  You must be 18 by July 11, 2024 and interested in, or planning to, audition for the show in order to attend the workshop. 
  • You must reserve an audition spot in advance.
  • On March 17th, please arrive by 12:45. Enter through the front lobby glass doors. Our address is 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI.
  • Wear clothes you can move in and comfortable shoes such as jazz, character, or tennis shoes.
  • If you can’t attend the workshop, no worries, we still hope to see you at the auditions on May 12 & 13th. 

Thanks for your interest in A CHORUS LINE.  This will be an amazing show! Performance dates: July 11 – August 4, 2024. 

Click A CHORUS LINE audition tab below for a show synopsis and character descriptions.

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

 Sunset Playhouse 2023-24 Season

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER – May 30-June 16, 2024

Auditions: April 1 & 2, 2024 at 7PM
Callbacks: April 3, 2024
First Rehearsal: April 15, 2024
Tech:  May 25-29, 2024
First Call:  May 27, 2024
Performances: May 30 – June 16, 2024

 

Director – Carol Dolphin
Stage Manager – Jennifer Allen 

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 fill out the form before your audition.
    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
  • If you have a resume and/or headshot, please bring them to the audition.
  • Audition slots will be 45 minutes each with groups of 10. 
  • On the night of your audition, please arrive at 15-minutes before your scheduled audition slot.
  • After the audition time slot is complete, you may be asked to stay for additional reading.
  • Please be prepared to stay until 10PM if asked.
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. 

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

Synopsis

A thrilling “theatrical” mystery. The playwright turns on the stage work light and prepares for the first reading of his new play. The actors, producer, director, and others connected with the show come onto the stage, and under their humorous theatrical talk, tension grows. We discover that everyone connected with this play was involved with another play by the same playwright. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theater, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright’s fiancée, was murdered!

As the actors read the new play, startling connections to the murder begin to unfold. The growing tension reaches the boiling point with surprising revelations. The dazzling, yet basically logical twists build to a climax and solution that are theatrically stunning!

Cast (ages are flexible)  Everyone is welcome!

Alex Dennison:  (40s-50s) A playwright, Alex is handsome, debonair, witty, intelligent, and willing to do just about anything to trap the killer of his
beloved fiancé.  Must be able to express the
full range of emotions as well: being in love, grief, vengeance, desperation, etc.

Monica Welles. (30s-40s) The famous and beautiful film actress, fiancé of Alex, and victim.  Although Monica dies early in the play, she is “brought to life” through flashbacks in order to help Alex trap her killer. 
when she met her early demise.  Must be able to
express the full range of emotions: being in love, fear, desperation, disdain, etc.

Lloyd Andrews. (40s-60s) The play’s director for the Alex’s show Chamber Music. He is handsome, although a bit nerdy.

Bella Lamb. (40s-60s) The play’s producer for the show Chamber Music. Bella is bright, extremely wealthy, glamorous, and sophisticated. She is extremely confident!

Karen Daniels. (30s) An up-and-coming Broadway actress when the play begins, Karen is now a sought-after star. She was Monica’s understudy a year prior in
Chamber Music, but she quickly reached her way to the top. She is beautiful and no longer the innocent ingenue she was. She starts the show meek and mild, but then shows herself to be ambitious and conniving.

David Mathews. (40s-60s)  A popular and handsome Broadway actor, David is also very smug and full of himself, believing that every woman worships him. He
approaches each show with the belief that he’ll have to dust off his fireplace mantle for another Tony.  

Leo Gibbs. (40s-50s) A supporting Broadway actor,  Leo is a tad awkward, & obnoxious, especially around Karen,

Sally Bean.(18-25) Young, energetic, bright but naïve. A
bit ditzy, and wide-eyed at the Big Apple.

Frank Heller (30s-50s)An observer in Act One to everything occurring on-stage during the present and “flashbacks” Frank, however, intervenes in Act Two, at first portraying Lieutenant McElroy, the detective who closed the Monica Welles’ case, and then
himself. A jack-of-all-trades: actor (often out of work), bartender, cab driver, etc.

The Following Roles can be doubled as needed.
Ernie. Male. Any age. The gruff, no-nonsense backstage theatre manager who reveres Alex and was genuinely fond of Monica.

Loretta Any age. The play’s stage manager for Chamber Music (and the last time Monica was on stage). She is very efficient and determined.

Policeman/Policewoman Any age. Assist in
the investigation of Monica’s death.

Santoro: Any age. The delivery man who brings in Monica’s Study – set up exactly as it was on the day of her death and perfect for a re-enactment.

 Sunset Playhouse 2023-24 Season

A CHORUS LINE – July 11-August 4, 2024 – We need singers who dance and dancers who sing.  

Auditions:  May 12 & 13, 2024 at 7PM
Call Backs May 15, 2024
First Rehearsal:  May 20, 2024
Tech:  July 7-10, 2024
Dress/First Call: July 8, 2024
Performances: July 11 – August 4, 2024  

Director/Choreographer – Karl Miller
Music Director – Mark Mrozek  

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.
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)
    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
  • 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 (no longer please) 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
  • If cast in A CHORUS LINE you will need to provide: girls – 1 pair of flesh colored tights and tan character shows – style TBD.  Guys – 1 pair of tan jazz tie shoes. 
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

A Chorus Line is a stunning musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” and “I Hope I Get It.”

Cast – We are looking for dancers who can sing and singers who can dance!  

Age ranges below are flexible as long as you are older than 18 by July 11, 2024.

ZACH: (30s) The director and choreographer of the show.

LARRY: (20s-30s) Zach’s assistant.

ALAN DELUCA: (20s) Baritone. From the Bronx. Very straight. Street tough, macho, newly married to Kristine.

BEBE BENZENHEIMER: (20s-30s) Alto. From Boston. Very insecure about her looks, very funny which is a cover for her insecurities. Feels a little bit excluded but just wants to be liked.

BOBBY MILLS: (20s-30s) Baritone. Flamboyant, funny, and witty. Very sharp tongued. Covers everything
over with a joke, had a very hard childhood. From upstate New York.

CASSIE FERGUSON:  (25-30s) Soprano. Older Dancer. Returning to the chorus after years of being a
featured performer. Very strong dancer. Shy & kind hearted. Previously had a relationship with Zach.

CONNIE WONG:  (20s-30s) Alto. Experienced dancer. Short. Married. A bit of a mother hen with a great
sense of humor. Born in Chinatown, Lower East Side, New York.

DIANA MORALES: (20s-30s) Alto. Streetwise, a little bit tough, eternal optimist and starry eyed. A determined athletic dancer from the Bronx.

DON KERR: (20s-30s) Baritone. Ladies’ man, married, into cars, money, and women. Hedonist, cool, flirts
with Maggie, very sure of himself. All American guy, cocky, worked with Zach before. From Kansas City.

GREGORY GARDENER: (20s-30s) Baritone. Over sexed, over drugged, done it all before. Very conscious of
how he looks and appears to others. Quite a smart-alec and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York.

JUDY TURNER:  (20s-30s) Mezzo. Funny, gawky, nervous, scatterbrain. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward
except when dancing.

KRISTINE URICH: (20s) Mezzo. Wide-eyed, naïve. Very nervous when not dancing. Married to Al.

MAGGIE WINSLOW: (20s-30s) Soprano. A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced
dancer from California.

MARK ANTHONY: (18-25) Tenor. Optimistic, first timer, naïve but charming. Great dancer and All American kid. Hopeful and fresh. Very young from Arizona.

MIKE COSTA: (20s-30s) Tenor. Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself but likeable. Tap dancer who worked with Zach before. Experienced and flirts with the girls. From New Jersey.

PAUL SAN MARCO:  (20s-30s) Baritone. Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing-is only now
starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. From Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana.

RICHIE WALTERS: (20s-30s) Tenor. From Missouri. African American, strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and
funny. Very likeable and laid back.

SHEILA BRYANT: (late 20s-30s) Alto. Oldest dancer on the line. Brassy, sexy, sassy and sophisticated. One of
the more popular dancers, very funny.

VALERIE CLARK: (20s-30s) Mezzo. Sexy, sassy, funny & foul-mouthed. A brazen, direct, attention seeker from Vermont.

AUDITION DANCERS: 2 males and 3 females (18-30s) will understudy and sing throughout the show

Sunset Playhouse searching for professional singers and Rising Stars for its Musical MainStage Concert Series. 

Sunset Playhouse will hold auditions for its professional Musical MainStage Concert Series Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Playhouse, 700 Wall Street in Elm Grove.  

Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts requiring four professional singers and one Rising Star per show. Styles needed for its 2024-25 season include rock, pop, standards, folk, jazz, and country. Rehearsals are minimal and performances take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students who will be enrolled in any area high school from September, 2024 – June, 2025 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.

You will provide us with a valid phone number and email (this information will be discarded after auditions and not used for any other purposes.) Candidates should fill out either a RISING STAR Audition Sheet or a PROFESSIONAL Audition Sheet. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time with a copy of your completed audition form and sheet music in your key, plus a resume and head shot if you have one. If you need to cancel, please do so as early as possible on this site. 

CLICK HERE to schedule your audition time.

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 30th

FAQ for RISING STARS:

Q: I’ve auditioned in the past; can I come in again?

A: It is not necessary if you’ve been seen before but if you would like to try again, you may.

Q: Am I eligible?

A: If you are, or will be, enrolled in any area high school (including home or online) from September, 2023-June, 2024.

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 2 minutes) in your key and please do NOT read the music off your phone!

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, and jazz.

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 take place on Monday evenings. Three rehearsals starting a month before the show, plus one tech rehearsal on Sunday. 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 work in a professional environment and gain knowledge, confidence, and exposure. 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 by June 30th.

Q: What if I’m sick or can’t make it.

A: Please cancel online. For last-minute cancellations, please send an email to: susandloveridge@gmail.com.

 

Date TBD in 2024

4:30–7:30 PM

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.

Audition:

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. 

More information and dates to be posted in 2024.  Thanks for your interest.

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

Audition Date: TBD – June, 2024 – 6–9 PM

Actors are asked to stay for the whole audition time.

Auditions are available for students entering grades 9–12 for the 2024-25 academic school year.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Thank you so much for your interest in auditioning for our School for the Arts Summer performance: GREASE:  SCHOOL VERSION.  We are so excited and honored that you are interested in this show!

Show Dates:
August 9, 10, 11, 2024

Audition Date:

June, 2024 – 6–9 PM – Date to be announced in spring of 2024. 

Actors are asked to stay for the whole audition time.

Rehearsals:

First Rehearsal –  TBD

Remaining Schedule

     Monday – Thursday – 4–6:30 PM

Tech Rehearsals (no conflicts allowed):

August 4 @ 5:30–9 PM

August 5, 6, 7, 8  @ 6–9 PM

Performances (no conflicts):

August 9, 2024 @ 7:30 PM

August 10,  2024* @ 7:30 PM

August 11, 2024 @ 2 PM

*possible addition of a 2 PM show on August 10th, if all other shows sell-out. 

What to do:

Register for the audition when slots open. (2024)

Complete the audition form by using this link provided in 2024.

Complete the conflict form by Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – link to be provided in Spring, 2024.

What to prepare for the audition:

Please prepare one of the pieces to present at auditions.  Pieces to be provided in 2024.

Sheet music and rehearsal/backing tracks are available 

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

***Please note this opportunity is different from our School for the Arts Fall & Winter JR Musical sessions where students register and all who register are cast – acceptance into this production is audition based***

GREASE:  SCHOOL VERSION

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the show.  Recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place GREASE among the world’s most popular musicals.

2024-25 Season COMEDY – 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. (available May, 2024)
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. 
    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. (available May, 2024)
  • 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 – available May, 2024

Cast of Characters – available May, 2024
Production Team – TBD
Everyone is welcome to audition!

2024-25 Season MUSICAL – October 17-November 3, 2024

Auditions
August 19 & 20, 2024

7-10PM

Callbacks (if needed)
June 26, 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. (available May, 2024)
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)
    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. (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.
    • 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 – 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. 

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

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

Synopsis – available May, 2024

Cast of Characters – available May, 2024
Production Team – TBD
Everyone is welcome to audition!

Sunset Playhouse 2024-25 Season

COMEDY:  TBD 

Performances: December 5-22, 2024
                
Auditions: September 23-24, 2024   
Call backs:  September 26, 2024
First Rehearsal: October 7,  2024
Tech: November 30-December 4,  2024                               

Performances: December 5-22, 2024              

                                       

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 audition – this will make you check in process go much faster.
  • Click HERE to print your audition form. (available May, 2024)
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)
    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. (available May, 2024)
  • If you have a resume and/or headshot, please bring them to the audition.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 

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

Synopsis

Will be posted in May, 2024

Cast of Characters (ages are flexible)

Will be posted in May, 2024

2024-25 Season COMEDY – 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. (available May, 2024)
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)
    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. (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.
  • 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 – available May, 2024

Cast of Characters – available May, 2024
Production Team – TBD
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 COMEDY – March 6-23, 2025

Auditions
December 16-17, 2024

7-10PM

December 18, 2025 Callbacks (if needed)
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. (available May, 2024)
    • You will also need to reserve an audition spot
      Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. (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.  
  • 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
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Contact Brooke Olson at bolson@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext. 233 if you have any further audition-related questions.

Synopsis – available April, 2024

Cast of Characters – available April, 2024
Production Team – TBD
Everyone is welcome to audition!

2024-25 Season MUSICAL – 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 May, 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. (available May, 2024)
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)
    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. (available May, 2024)
  • 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. 
  •  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. 
    • You will sing first, based on the order of arrival and then all will perform a short dance audition. 

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

Synopsis – available May, 2024

Cast of Characters – available May, 2024
Production Team –
TBD
Everyone, over 18, is welcome to audition!

 Sunset Playhouse 2023-24 Season

Show 7 – TBD – 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 May, 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. (available May, 2024)
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot
    Click HERE to reserve your audition spot. (available May, 2024)
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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. 

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

Synopsis available May, 2024

Character descriptions available May, 2024

Show #8 – 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 May 2024
  • You will also need to reserve an audition spot. (50 slots per night available)
    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR AUDITION SPOT. Link available in May, 2024.
  • 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 (no longer please) 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
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

Available May, 2024

Cast – Info available May, 2024 – We are looking for a large cast of performers who can sing and singers who can dance!