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By Pat Cook

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, IL

Director Elaine Parsons-Herro

Scenic Designer/ Technical Director Michael Desper

Sound Engineer Jan Pritzl

Lighting Designer Marty Wallner

Hair Stylist/Wig Master Anthony Mackie

Stage Managers Cheryl Figueroa Jan Szczepanski

October 14 – 17, 21 – 24, 28 – 31 November 4 – 7, 2010 In the Furlan Auditorium

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SUNSET PLAYHOUSE POLICIES ~The use of cameras, video recording equipment, and other electronic devices is strictly prohibited in the auditorium. Please turn off or silence all cell phones and pagers. Pagers can be left at the box office with your name and seat location. ~Sunset Playhouse is a smoke-free environment. There is no smoking inside the theatre. ~Latecomers will be seated in vacant seats toward the rear of the auditorium at an appropriate pause in the action. They may move to their regular seats at intermission. ~Restrooms are located in the hallway just north of the auditorium.

PRODUCTION TEA M Director......................................................................................................... Elaine Parsons-Herro Stage Manager.....................................................................................................Cheryl Figueroa Stage Manager.....................................................................................................Jan Szczepanski Scenic Designer/Technical Director...............................................................Michael Desper Lighting Designer...................................................................................................Marty Wallner Assistant Lighting Designer............................................................................... Mattison Voell Sound Engineer.................................................................................................................Jan Pritzl Hair Stylist/Wig Master.....................................................................................Anthony Mackie Scene Shop Coordinator.............................................................................................Pat Westen

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Liz................................................................................................................................. Gladys Chmiel Myrtle.................................................................................................................................Beth Perry Ann................................................................................................................................. Jessie Weber Arthur................................................................................................................ Thomas Van Gilder Queenie.........................................................................................................................Janet Balson Dolores...........................................................................................................................Sandra Stark Horace..............................................................................................................................David Scott S C E N E N O T E S / B R E A K D OW N SETTING The action of the play takes place in the Lobby/Living Room of The Mavis Garner Bed and Breakfast somewhere in the south. TIME Sometime in the 1980’s. A simpler time before the advent of laptops, printers cordless phones, and collapsible luggage. ACT 1 Scene 1................................................................................................................A Spring morning Scene 2........................................................................................Early afternoon that same day Scene 3........................................................................................... Early evening that same day Scene 4.......................................................................................... The next day early afternoon Intermission ACT 2 Scene 1...............................................................................................................Later that evening Scene 2................................................................................................................The next morning OTHER CREDITS Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing. D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S Every play has something to offer an audience be it a great Drama, a Musical, a Classic or a light Romantic Comedy. My job as Director is to deliver the message of the playwright with as much clarity as I can find within the text and adding my own nuances to make the piece the kind of theatre I feel the audiences will enjoy the most. YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE is neither a Drama, Musical or a Classic, but is a Romantic Comedy with a very strong feel of the great Situation Comedies of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The story is light but intriguing, silly but funny, and short and sweet. The scenes flow effortlessly without pause, and reading the scripts I got the feeling a commercial break would fit in nicely between them. That’s where I got the idea to insert different theme songs from these classic shows in between the scenes of this play, and to imply that this play is in fact a situation comedy not unlike the ones we fell in love with, Oh so many years ago!!!! So here’s to the memory of Mayberry, I love Lucy, Mr. Ed, Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, and all the rest! Thanks for all the hours of fun..... You may not be on TV any more, but The Situation Comedy is alive and well here on The Sunset Stage tonight!!! Have a great time with the show and keep your fingers crossed that they renew us for next season!! Elaine Parsons Herro Sunset Playhouse 3


A B O U T T H E AU T H O R Pat Cook has been writing since his boyhood days in Frankston, Texas. Since then he has written for educational radio, television, and night clubs. His first play was published by The Dramatic Publishing Company in 1976. Pat now has over fifty published plays, and has recently been involved with “Audience-Participation Murder Mysteries” produced in and around Houston, where he and his wife reside. BIOGR APHIES Janet Balson (Queenie) Janet is thrilled to be doing her first show at Sunset. Janet was seen most recently in NOISES OFF at Bay Players. She has performed extensively in the Rock County area – some favorite roles include Miss Prism in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST and Madame Arcati in BLITHE SPIRIT and Ella in SPITFIRE GRILL. Janet wants to thank Daisy and Onslow for their love and affection. Gladys Chmiel (Liz) Gladys is happy to be back at Sunset in this delightful production with this delightful cast and crew! She sends her thanks and love to Elaine and all for another wonderful stage experience. Previous appearances here include Betty Meeks in THE FOREIGNER, Fraulein Schneider in CABARET, and Veta Louise in HARVEY. Gladys is honored to have performed with many theatre companies in the Milwaukee area, most recently onstage experience was Anfisa in THREE SISTERS with Windfall Ensemble. She was also just seen in Mary Sweeney’s independent film, “Baraboo” at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Following this run, she will be in the staged reading of ALL FOR LOVE with Goats & Monkeys. For Michael, as always!

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J. Michael Desper (Technical Director) J. Michael Desper has designed over 70 productions for Sunset Playhouse since the summer of 2001. Previously he freelanced in Chicago for such companies as Circle Theatre of Forest Park, Pendulum Theatre, and Bowen Park Theatre and Opera. Before that, he earned his Master’s degree at San Diego State University and worked for the Tony Awardwinning La Jolla Playhouse. Originally from Oklahoma, Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. In spring 2008, he briefly returned to educational theatre with a stint as Guest Artist and Instructor for North Dakota State University. He would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in the technical aspects of theatre (and since you have read this far, there must be some interest) to give us a call at (262) 782-4431, ext. 235. We’re already working on the next show, so come be a part of what you see. Cheryl Figueroa (Stage Manager) Cheryl is thrilled to be at Sunset Playhouse this fall in the position of stage manager. Currently a junior at Wisconsin Lutheran College pursuing a Communicative Arts major and a Theatre minor, she was recently seen on stage at WLC for THE AMERICAN CLOCK and CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART. Cheryl also dabbles in other technical work there. Cheryl would like to thank everyone in this production and especially Mark Salentine for welcoming her into the company. Also, a big thanks to friends and family


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) who have always been there to support her love for the arts. Enjoy this hilarious and fun show! Anthony Mackie (Hair Stylist/ Wig Master) A New York native, Anthony began his stage acting career at age five and his musical career at seven. At 15, he was accepted to the Stone Cameren, Ruth Page Ballet Company in Chicago. Two years later he returned to New York where he joined a ballet company and took up cosmetology. Due to a knee injury and surgery, Anthony started a new career in Milwaukee as a hair stylist and wigist for most of the theatres in the region. He has also been a director and choreographer.

Elaine ParsonsHerro (Director) Elaine is thrilled to be making her directorial debut here at the Sunset Playhouse. After running Broadway Baby dinner theatre with her late business partner John Bohan for 19 years, Elaine finally has the time to branch out and work at new venues in Milwaukee. The Sunset Playhouse is definitely one of her favorites! You may remember her from MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S performed on this stage about four years ago. She’s also worked at many other theatres in town including The Skylight, First Stage, M and W Classic Children’s Theatre and The Fireside to name a few. Born and raised in New York, Elaine is trained in dance, but her first love is acting and now directing. As long as she’s in a theatre, she’s happy! Many thanks to Mark and Jonathan and

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B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) especially to her wonderful cast who made showing up for work not feel like work at all.....more like PURE JOY! To my actors, have a great run. To my audience, have a great time! To my husband Ken, thanks for being my biggest fan, and to Abby, my dog, thanks for standing in for Donovan at rehearsals...... you’re a STAR!! Woof Woof!! Beth Perry (Myrtle) Thank you for coming to the theatre and for caring enough to read the program. I love the theatre. I love to act. I always have. I always will. Without an audience it means nothing. I’m delighted you chose to spend this time with us. I hope you leave here smiling.

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Sandra Stark (Dolores) Sandra has appeared with Boulevard Ensemble, Off the Wall Theatre, Soulstice Theatre and Acacia Theatre among others. This is her first appearance with Sunset Theatre. Favorite roles include Sister Aloysius in DOUBT, Hannah Pitt (and the Oldest Living Bolshevik, Henry, Rabbi Isador Chemelwitz, and Ethel Rosenberg) in ANGELS IN AMERICA, Mrs. Boyle in THE MOUSETRAP and Clairee in STEEL MAGNOLIAS. And thank you, Bruce, for being my unfailing support and best friend


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Jan Szczepanski (Stage Manager) Jan has been active at Sunset Playhouse since the summer of 1984 when she appeared in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Although she has only appeared on the Sunset stage in 4 other shows since that time, she has experienced virtually every other aspect of the theater. She served six years as the Stage Management Chairperson and served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors. She was Chairman of the Volunteer Committee and is currently the Co-Chairman of the Sunset Playhouse Volunteer Choice Awards. Jan is also proud to say that she is a recipient of the Rudy Award (Sunset’s equivalent of the Volunteer of the Year) and was recently named a Life Member of Sunset Playhouse! You too could become a Life Member – just come on out and volunteer – and keep volunteering for 26 years – because sometimes “YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE”! Tom Van Gilder (Arthur) Tom is grateful to return to Sunset. He would like to thank our wonderful director, stage manager, and crew, and eagerly responds to artistic director Mark Salentine’s challenge of a haiku bio: Fourth season’s a charm; Sunset’s fifty first’s a gem. Warm seats are lovely! Thanks springs eternal For crew, cast, and you--and to My fam’ly I love. Mattison Voell (Assistant Lighting Designer) Mattisson is very excited to join the cast and crew for his first production with Sunset. A native from

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B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Milwaukee he comes fresh out of school at Columbia College Chicago where he majored in Lighting Design while obtaining a minor in music. Some design credits include COLORED MUSEUM, BAT BOY, BURIED CHILD, MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS, WHERE’S MY MONEY, WAITING FOR GODOT, LADY OF THE SEA, BLOOD WEDDING, and INTERIORS. Both a fan of behind stage and onstage, Mattisson is looking forward to working with such a kind and welcoming team at the Sunset Playhouse. Marty Wallner (Lighting Designer) For the past 36 years, HERE for Marty has been the Sunset Playhouse. He has designed lighting for shows too numerous to mention as well as participating in nearly every other aspect of the Sunset. When not HERE, Marty spends time THERE, at H&R Block where he is currently an instructor and will return this winter as a Master Tax Adviser. Marty spends the rest of his time in a state of quantum flux and has no need to get there from here.

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Jessie Weber (Ann) Jessie is exited to be making her debut with the Sunset Playhouse. Favorite roles elsewhere include Diana, in LEND ME A TENOR, Myra, in DEATHTRAP, Belinda, in SEASON’S GREETINGS, and Annelle, in STEEL MAGNOLIAS. After ten years of being home in “Mom World”, It feels so good to be back on stage. Thanks, Bobbie! Props The prop hands for “YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE” mysteriously appeared during rehearsals and we can only assume it has something to do with Pinky and Roger. Thank you to whoever is responsible for giving the actors something to carry around on-stage because reading “pretend newspapers” and lifting “pretend suitcases” just looks plain silly. On a side note, properties design is quite fun if you like a good scavenger hunt. So, if you want to give it a try, please stop by the box office and ask for a volunteer application. We’re sure Pinky and Roger would love to have some help!

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S U N S E T P L A Y H O U S E P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F MANAGING DIRECTOR........................................................................................ Jonathan West* ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.............................................................................................Mark Salentine* RESIDENT DESIGNER/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR........................................ J. Michael Desper* DIRECTOR, SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS....................................................................... Erika Navin* LIGHT BOARD OPERATORS COORDINATOR............................................................Pat Taige♥ SCENE SHOP COORDINATOR....................................................................................Pat Westen♥ MASTER CARPENTER........................................................................................ Dave Schumache SCENE SHOP ASSOCIATE............................................................... Stanley “Stash” Steingold ♥ SOUND ENGINEER............................................................................................................Jan Pritzl♥ STAGE MANAGER COORDINATOR..................................................................Mark Salentine* VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR............................................................................ Teri Eisenhauer♥ FRONT OF HOUSE VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS...........Linda Stalter♥, Patti Peplinski♥ CAST DINNER COORDINATOR........................................................................... Diane Ormsby♥ CAST DINNER HOSTS........................Nancy Armstrong♥, Karen A’Rowan♥, Kent Brodie♥, Jean Cody♥, Teri Eisenhauer♥, Pam Erdmann♥, Mary Gensler♥, Tim Gensler♥, Mary Gilpatrick♥, Helen Hankwitz♥, Jim Loveridge♥, Susan Loveridge♥, Erika Navin♥, Diane Ormsby♥, Sue Page♥, Jan Pritzl♥, Marlene Smedbron♥, Jan Szczepanski♥, Mark Westen♥, Pat Westen♥ MUSICAL MAINSTAGE PRODUCER................................................Susan Dwyer Loveridge♥ SIDENOTES PRODUCER..........................................................................Peggy Peterson Ryan♥ BUILDING & GROUNDS.......................................................................... Jan Pritzl♥, Al Schimel♥ PHOTOGRAPHER........................................................................................................Mark Frohna* BOOKKEEPER.................................................................................................................. Patty Rode* ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT..........................................................................Michelle Tucker* BOX OFFICE MANAGER........................................................................................ Sarah Tullberg* BOX OFFICE STAFF..............................................................Lucky Tomaszek*, Laurie Bellart*, Stephanie Rejman Staufenbeil* FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER...............................................................................Kathy Knoop* Due to publication deadlines, some volunteer names may have been omitted. Sunset Playhouse would like to acknowledge all volunteers for their contributions. Paid staff are designated by an * • Volunteers are designated by a ♥ Sunset Playhouse 13


C O N T R I B U TO R S ( c o n t .) The Staff, Membership, and Board of Directors of Sunset Playhouse acknowledge the individuals, corporations, and foundations whose generosity confirms the importance of live theatre in our community. In recognition of this support and encouragement, we proudly list their name in thanks. The following is a list of contributors kind enough to think of Sunset Playhouse. This list reflects those who donated to Sunset Playhouse within the past year up to September 23, 2010. Directors ($5,000+) Anonymous Esposito, Danny and Kaye Elm Grove Junior Guild Pritzl, Jan and Karen A’Rowan Playwrights ($1,000-$4,999) de Medici, Nicki Eichmann, Marla Elm Grove Woman’s Club Fuchs, Matt and Carol Hohing, Laura Jordan, Craig and Noreen Kaye, Nancy Kopischke, Scott and Joanne Loveridge, Susan and Jim Peterson, Elaine Polley, J.D. and Sally Proebsting, Doug and Wendy Rytel, Krystyna Schilffarth, Marlene and Richard Sempercor Foundation Skrypchak, Dennis Troglia, Jeanne United Performing Arts Fund Westen, Pat and Mark Woller-Anger and Company Actors ($250-$999) Adams, Inge Andrae, Michael G. and Luisa Boeck, Pat Bon Ton Stores Casey, Jean Dolphin, Carol Z. 14 Sunset Playhouse

Dude, Bob and Mary Ann Ebersole, Calvin Flynn, Helen Fromm, Sue G.E. Foundation Gottlieb, Marvin and Elaine Hoak, Harold Holmes, Michael Lauer, Robert and Helen Marks, Sally and Rob McCaughey, Paul and Sally McIndoe, Robert Miskowitch. Rudy Moeser,Erik and Carol Mossey, Dr. Richard and Patricia Navin, Erika and Mark Schumacher, David Schuppner, Ken and Lisa Sparks, Mary Stalter, Lee and Linda Werra, Jude and Nora West, Jonathan and Paula Suozzi Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation Designers $100-$249 Armstrong, Nancy Armstrong, Paul Beck, Pam Boettcher, Mark Campbell, Fraland and Eileen Carlson, Arlene and Bob Cody, Jean Crump, Phil and Pat Daniel, Gordon and Margaret Domres, Nancy Erdmann, Pam

Franz, Margaret Frechette, James Freitag, Nancy and Robert Gensler, Tim and Mary Gonzales, Karen Hoernke, Irene and Donald Horne, David Irwin, Kim and Davis Jaeger, Dorothy Johnson Bank Johnson, Mary and David Keating, Mary and Eugene Kesich, George and Elaine Klauck, Kenneth A. Knudsen, Carol Knudten, Mary Koegel, Donald and Edith Kraemer, Regina Landmark Credit Union Lape, Jim and Irene Libbey, Blythe Lueptow, Wayne Malen, June Martins, Ronald and Kay Nason, John Nelson, Mark and Rhonda Nevers, Darryl and Barbara Nygaard, Wilma Ormsby, Diane Orth, Robert Palmer, Neil Pearson, Richard and Lynne Peplinski, Rick and Patti Price, James and Wilma Prinz, Russell and Vivian Ramsey, Kay


C O N T R I B U TO R S ( c o n t .) Repp, James and Linda Roncke, Mary K Rosenheimer, Nancy and Paul Ryan, Jim and Peggy Sazama, Francis Wilson and Jacqueline Schimel, Al Schimel, Bruce and Shirley Schimel, Christopher and Beth Ann Scweitzer, Ron and Jeriann Shebasta, Harvey and Collette Siepmann, Ronald and Mary Simeth, Denise and Steve Smith, Ken Smith, Kevin Spencer, Robert Steingold, Stanley Story, Mike and Carol Strong, Mark and Patty Timmler, Robert and Sylvia Torretta , Michael and Edith Tucker, Michelle and William Thomas Turowski, Irene Van Eerden, Robert and Loraine Warren, Gary and Kathleen Wells, Agnes and Ronald Wenzel, Thomas and Karen Wilbert and Genevieve Schauer Foundation Williams, Dr and Mrs Delore Zielesch, Alana Stage Managers (Under $100) Albert, John and Helen Anschutz , Carol and Jim Atkielski, Don and Marlene Azzolina, Carlye

Bach, Jackie Balint, Marjorie and Joseph Banda, Carrie Becker, Reginald and Shella Behm, Anne Behrens-Kuettel, Holly Benner, Carol Benning, Audrey Bintzler, Jim Boie, Jan and Mary Brandl, Rose and John Breunig, Karen and Tom Brooks, James Buetschli, Eleanor Campion, Zupnik Cardenas, Joe and Barbara Carroll, Jay Cassell, Ann Copson, Joan and George Cushman, Nancy Czechorski, Warren Daas, Genevieve and Richard Dahlen, Chris and Gary Dahlen, Rae Dahm, Vicki Dehnel, Joan and William Dettman, Dolores and James Eisenhauer, Alice End, Joan Engelbrecht, Janice Engelking, Ellen Fadeski, Dennis Fine, Diana Flores, David Fose, Dale C. Frank, Marilyn Garcia, Paula Gawronski, Mary Goodland, John Grasse, Eileen Gravelle, Brenda Griffin, Joyce Groth, Bob and Joan Hately, Jeneane and Daniel Heinrich, Jim and Lynne

Henry, Dena Herman, Robert and June Hoeschen, Brad Hoffman, Carlyn Huennekens, Keith Hutton, Ted and Sharon Jenders, Christine and Don Jesse, Jim and Sharon Johansen, Albert and Carolyn Jones, Rachel Kaczkowski, Alfred Kaestner, Jill Kalinoski, Joan Kappel, William Katschke, Richard Kelly, Holle And Richard Klahorst, Darlene Klemstein, Dale and Susan Klumb, Francis Knock, Katherine Koeble, Charles E. Kolbeck, Henry and Peggy Kopischke, Ginny Kopischke, Joel Kordus, Robert Korek, Kent and Lori Kowalski, Sue Krueger, Kelly Kult, Bob and Laurel Kurhajetz, Ed Laste, Bill and Judy Layde, Tom and Karen Lemke, Bruce Lennon, Jan Libbey, Rich Lisi, June Lovas, Ken Lynch, John Martin, DJ McHale, Julie McWilliams, Rosemary Meier, Nancy Miller, Elaine Moeller, Virginia Monday, Judy Mott, Laura and David Muhlenhaupt, Arline Sunset Playhouse 15


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Schlidt. Robert and Jean Schuetz, Sandra Schultz, Holly Schwarz, Sandra and Dave Smith, Jacquelyn Sokol, Cindy Stachowiak, Kim and Tim Stankovsky, Jim and Edith Stollenwerk, Ken and Eileen Strong, Mary Suess, Kenneth Szczepanski, Lee Szyba, Robert and Sharon Taylor, Laurene and Donald The Gilded Edge Thompson, Lee Thompson, Marcia Valen, Dorothy Van Erden, Lory Verburgt, Whitney Wanta, Thomas and Laura Way, Wilbur and Virginia White, Peggy Wolkenstein, David and Judy Zielesch, Barb

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S U N S E T P L A Y H O U S E T H E AT R E I N F O R M AT I O N The Sunset Playhouse is located in the heart of downtown Elm Grove at 800 Elm Grove Road. BOX OFFICE is open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturdays. The Box Office is open one hour prior to any performance through intermission. The Box Office can be reached at (262) 782-4430. BUSINESS OFFICE is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday though Friday. It can be reached by calling (262) 782-4431 ext. 221. TICKETS can be purchased in person during our above Box Office hours using cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. Tickets can be purchased over the phone using a credit card; please be aware that there is a $1 per ticket fee for all phone, mail, and fax orders. All sales are final. Exchanges must be done in advance and must be made for a different performance of the same show. Prices for the 2010-2011 Season have changed and are as follows: 16 Sunset Playhouse


EVENTS CALENDAR You Can’t Get There From Here October 14-17, 21-24, 28-31, 4-7

November 4-7

Oct. 14-Production Notes 6pm Preview 7:30 pm Oct. 15-Opening 8 pm Oct. 16-8 pm Oct. 17-2 pm

Oct. 28-7:30 pm Oct. 29-8 pm Oct. 30-5 pm & 8pm Oct. 31-2 pm

Oct. 21-7:30 pm Oct. 22-8 pm Oct. 23-5 pm& 8 pm Oct. 24-2 pm

Nov. 4-7:30 pm Nov. 5-8 pm Nov. 6-5 pm & 8 pm Nov. 7-2 pm

Milwaukee Opera-Superhero Operetta October 28-30-7:30 pm

Musical Mainstage Time Capsule November 1-7:30 pm Reception-9:30 PM 2-1 and 7:30 pm

Switch Witch (free craft fun one half hour prior to show)

November 4-10:30 am 5-10:30 am 6-10:30 am and 2 pm

Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices A Musical and Comic Interlude November 6-7:30 pm

SideNotes Cabaret An Evening of Rising Stars November 11-13, 18-20 11-7:30 pm 12-8 pm 13-8 pm

18-7:30 pm 19-8 pm 20-8 pm

It’s a Wonderful Life

November 24, 26-28 December 2-5, 9-12, 16-19 Nov. 24-Production Notes 6 pm Preview 7:30 pm Nov. 26-Opening Night 8 pm Nov. 27-8 pm Nov. 28-2 pm

What About Luv? Auditions

November 29, 30 7-10 pm


S U N S E T P L A Y H O U S E T H E AT R E I N F O R M AT I O N ( c o n t .) For Plays: 1st and Last Thursdays $10 Friday & Saturday $20 2nd & 3rd Thursdays, Sundays $18 For Musicals: 1st and Last Thursdays $10 Friday & Saturday $22 Wednesday, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays, & Sundays $20 SideNotes Cabaret Full Price $15 Groups of 15 or more $12

For both Plays and Musicals: Seniors $16 Students $15 Rush (Purchased 30 min prior to the show) $15 Adult Groups of 15 or more $15 each Student Groups of 15 or more $12 each Musical Mainstage Full Price $17 Adult Groups of 15 or more $15 Student Groups of 15 or more $12 New Year’s Eve $25

For a complete list of performance dates for these series, please go to www.sunsetplayhouse.com or contact our Box Office at 262-782-4430. RECEPTION ROOM RENTAL Sunset Playhouse offers a reception room for theatre parties, meetings, seminars and other special events. Rental fees for theatre parties are $125.00. Rental fees for the reception room for an event not connected to one of our performances are $300.00 for four hours and $50.00 for each hour over the original four hours. For more information please call the Business Office at (262) 782-4431. SHOW SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available. For more information contact the Business Office at (262) 782-4431 ext. 221.

U P C O M I N G S H OW S Time Capsule: the Forties, a Musical Mainstage Production The first in a series, we’ll explore a generation of music and milestones, history and fads. Both lighthearted and serious, we’ll celebrate the essence of the decade. November 1-2, 2010 SWITCH WITCH, a Bug in a Rug production Can a good witch change a bad witch? This is a story of a good witch who overcomes loneliness and being different by befriending a bad witch. She uses her imagination and determination to always be helpful, kind and good to change the bad witch’s ways. November 4-6, 2010 An Evening of Rising Stars, a SideNotes Cabaret production Talented area teens once again have their time in the spotlight in this showcase for their outstanding musical talents. November 11-20, 2010

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U P C O M I N G AU D I T I O N S WHAT ABOUT LUV? book by Jeffrey Sweet, music by Howard Marren, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead Comic zingers and a trio of singers make this witty musical about the perils of modern love a lyrical winner. Old school chums Milt and Harry bump into each other on the Brooklyn Bridge one day. Milt has grown weary of married life; Harry admits times have been so tough that he’s going to jump off the bridge and end it all. When Milt’s wife Ellen shows up, a reversal of fortunes and partners happens with madcap musical results. Needed: 2 men, 1 woman, ages 30s-40s Audition Dates: November 29-Tuesday, November 30, 2010 (7-10 p.m.) Rehearsal Dates: December 6-January 12, 2011 Performance Dates: January 13-February 6, 2011 WHAT ABOUT LUV? will be directed by Mark Salentine. Please show up at 7pm on either November 1 or November 2 at The Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road. Bring 32 bars of sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Be ready for some movement and be prepared for readings from the script. For more information call the Actor Audition Hotline – 262-782-4431 ext. 302 or check our website at www.sunsetplayhouse.com

20 Sunset Playhouse

Sunset-You Can't There from Here  

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, IL In the Furlan Auditorium Sound Engineer Jan Pritzl Hai...

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