Weekly Highlights from 6/9-6/15
Life with Father, Waukesha Civic Theater, 6/11-6/27
This humorous story is about a rambunctious, overburdened Wall Street broker who demands that everything be perfect. The more he rails against his family, his cook, his horse, the holidays, and the inability of the world to live up to his impossible standards, the more comical and lovable he becomes.
Tickets $19, $17 for students and seniors, and $15 for subscribers. Showtimes vary, so visit Waukesha Civic Theater or call 262-547-0708.
As You Like It, American Players Theatre, Up-the-Hill Theatre, 6/12-10/3
The long-anticipated American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI, opens its season with a Shakespearean comedy. Shakespeare frequently sent his characters into the woods in search of identity, truth, and love. In this, one of his greatest comedies, those woods are just one part of a world where rules and labels apply only sporadically and loosely. As You Like It tells the tale of characters living in disguise and in exile in the Forest of Arden. Hilarity ensues, as identities and labels are mistaken and twisted. Being a girl doesn’t exclude being a boy. Being an existentialist doesn’t exclude looking for something to believe in. But being human? Well, yes, that counts for everything. As You Like It is the rare crowd-pleaser that refuses to short-change the Big Questions: Who am I? Where am I headed? And what in the world am I doing in this forest?
Tickets $39-$64. Visit American Players Theatre or call 608-588-2361.
Rat Pack Two, Sunset Playhouse, 6/14-15
Dean, Frank, Sammy…Sunset Playhouse tops off their anniversary retrospective with a second tip of the hat to this iconic group of guys. Four Sunset favorites–Bob Hirschi, Tommy Lueck, Beth Mulkerron, and Peggy Peterson Ryan, along with Rising Star J.T. Backes–will take you back to the decade when they were Sitting on Top of the World.
Tickets $15-$26. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Visit Sunset Playhouse or call 262-782-4430.
Stars and Stripes, Milwaukee Symphony Pops Orchestra, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, 6/11-13
Join the Milwaukee Symphony Pops and Chorus for Stars & Stripes – a patriotic summertime treat with Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Enjoy featuring delights from musical Americana including rousing Sousa marches.
Tickets $25-$93. Friday and Saturday concerts begin at 8 p.m., Sunday matinée begins at 2:30 p.m. Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.
A day filled with talented youth groups as they play, sing, dance, and act their way through the afternoon. The beautiful, natural setting of Lapham Peak State Park may enhance your experience as you enjoy the top youth performers in the area. Games and crafts will also be part of the festivities.
Tickets $5. Visit SummerStage or call 262-337-1560.
Notice from Milwaukee Public Theatre:
Call for performing artists:
Artists in a variety of performance disciplines are sought for Tap the Potential, a month-long project in October designed to fight stereotypes of disability. All performers—musicians, dancers, singers, storytellers, poets, puppeteers—will be paid. Please send your resume, a short description of your performance, a list of technical/space needs, and at least one reference to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Milwaukee Public Theatre at 414-347-1685 to schedule an interview/audition.
Notice from the Racine Theatre Guild:
The Racine Theatre Guild is holding auditions on June 14 and 15 for the show that will usher in the fall season, “Southern Hospitality,” a raucous comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Performances are scheduled on three weekends, from September 10-26.
There are eight roles for women, ages 20 to 70, and five roles for men, one in his 20s and the rest from late 30s to early 60s. Every role is open. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available in advance and may be checked out of the box office with payment of a refundable deposit.
Those interested in auditioning should report at 7 p.m. on either Monday, June 14, or Tuesday, June 15, entering through the front doors. Appointments are not being taken. The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue (Highway 38) in Racine.
For further information, call the box office at 262-633-4218, visit RTG on the Web, or stop by any weekday between noon and 6 p.m.
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