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.

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: 2 per week starting the week of February 24 through March 27, specific dates TBD
Tech Week: March 29 –  April 1, 2020
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 8:00 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

Three women, varying ages, races

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 – CABARETIf you are a between 16 – 17 years of age you must have a parent/guardian consent form.  You may fill this out the night of auditions or in advance by downloading the Consent Form You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Note: You must be at least 16 years old to audition for this show due to subject matter.  If you are under 18, you will need to bring your parent/guardian with you to the audition so they can sign a permission slip which allows you to audtion. 

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 8:00 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.

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 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.

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 8:00 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 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 – All Ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

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 8:00 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) – 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

Male ensemble/dancers

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.

Female ensemble/dancers

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