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Studio Players is Creepy, Sexy, Funny & Smart in its 4th Season

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Studio Players, in cooperation with Sheboygan Theatre Company, is proud to announce its 4th Season, to be performed at the Paradigm Annex from Fall 2015 through Spring 2016.

The 4th Season kicks off with Studio Players’ first foray into musical theater with The Rocky Horror Show, music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Brad and Janet come upon the home of the sweet transvestite, Frank ‘n’ Furter, and his gang of misfits. This kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic is perfect for the Halloween season, and Studio Players will celebrate with a special midnight performance on October 31. The rest of the performances will run October 29-31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

In Jonathan Tolins’ deliciously funny send up of a pop icon, Buyer & Cellar takes a real setting (the boutique-style basement of Barbra Streisand’s California estate) and imagines what it would be like to be the shop keeper of Ms. Streisand’s mini mall. One actor takes on seven roles in this fast-paced and witty one-act play. Performances are January 28-30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Finally, Studio Players takes our audience on a time-bending adventure in The Curious Case Of The Watson Intelligence, by Madeleine George. The titular “Watson” refers to Sherlock’s right hand man, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, the super-computer/Jeopardy! champion, and a regular IT worker trying to make sense of life and love in the modern day. A small cast embodies many -roles as the play jumps back and forth in time and space. Performances are March 17-19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for shows will be available for purchase online and in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music a few weeks prior to each show. Audition information for each production will be found on www.StudioPlayers.net. Find Studio Players on Facebook and follow @StudioPlayersWI on Twitter for updates as they happen. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with Studio Players, please contact studioplayers@outlook.com.

For more information on Sheboygan Theatre Company’s 82nd season, visit www.SheboyganTheatreCompany.com.

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Cast of EXTREMITIES Announced

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Director Shari Roehl has completed casting for Studio Players’ production of Extremities, by William Mastrosimone, to be performed at the Paradigm Annex October 23-25. The cast is:

Raul Mike Roehl
Marjorie Michelle Miller Jorgensen
Patricia Koral Rose Curkeet
Terry Jennifer Schleinz

Extremities tackles the subject of rape in an uncompromising dialogue between a potential victim (Marjorie), her attacker (Raul), and her friends (Patricia and Terry), who have to decide how much of Marjorie’s story to believe. The audience plays witness to both the attempted rape and the fraught aftermath.

Tickets for Extremities are $10.00 and are available now online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music.

Auditions for EXTREMITIES Announced

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Auditions for Studio Players’ second show of the 2014-2015 season, Extremities by William Mastrisimone, will be held Saturday, September 13 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Horace Mann Middle School. Director Shari Roehl is seeking three women (20s-early 30s) and one man (30s-40s) for this jolting drama that explores the fraught aftermath of an attempted rape and the lengths to which the intended victim would go for revenge. Actors will read from selected scenes. Perusal scripts are available through STC Managing Director Tom Berger at 607 S. Water Street in Sheboygan.

Any questions regarding auditions can be sent to studioplayers@outlook.com.

 

Tickets are now on sale for GREATER TUNA

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Tickets are now available for Studio Players’ Greater Tuna, directed by Ty Wesley and starring Zack Pledl & Cody Gornal. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission, and can be purchased in advanced through TicketLeap.com or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music. Performances are Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, if available, can also be purchased at the door one half hour prior to performances.

Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, Greater Tuna features two actors playing over 20 roles as they portray the hilarious lives of citizens in small town Tuna, TX.

Additional fees apply for online and credit card purchases.

Cast of GREATER TUNA Announced

Director Ty Wesley has selected his cast for Greater Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. Zack Pledl previously appeared on the Studio Players’ stage in the Wesley-directed duo of Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon. Cody Gornall will make his Studio Players’ debut.

Greater Tuna runs July 17-19, 2014 at the Paradigm Annex.

Studio Players Announces its 3rd Season

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Studio Players is pleased to announce shows for it’s upcoming 3rd season. The following shows will be presented at the Paradigm Annex.

The season kicks off with Greater Tuna, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. This ambitious comedy features two actors playing over 20 roles as they portray the hilarious lives of citizens in small town Tuna, TX. Greater Tuna made it’s off-Broadway premier in 1982, and was one of the most produced plays in the country by 1985. The original acting duo performed for President George H.W. Bush and starred in an HBO adaptation of the play. Greater Tuna will play July 17-19, 2014.

Extremities, by William Mastrisimone, tells the story of a young woman, Marjorie, who is attacked in her home by a would-be rapist, Raul, and manages to turn the tables on him, tying him up in her fireplace. When Marjorie’s two friends return home, a tense argument ensues as each makes the case for what to do with Raul. Personal histories are shared, and secrets are spilled as Raul uses the knowledge he’s gained stalking the young women to negotiate his release. Extremities will play October 23-25, 2014.

Finally, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz, will transport you inside the crumbling walls of a New York City bar. Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. This acclaimed production is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you. Yankee Tavern will play April 9-11, 2015.

Auditions: GREATER TUNA

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Studio Players and Director Ty Wesley will be holding auditions in the Horace Mann Middle School choir room for Greater Tuna on Tuesday, May 20, with callbacks on Wednesday, May 21. Greater Tuna, the first production of Studio Players’ 2014-2015 season, is an affectionate and hilarious satire on small town life. Two male actors play over 20 roles to bring Tuna, TX to life.  Sides will be provided.

Rehearsals will begin in June. Specific dates will be arranged after casting.

Greater Tuna opens July 17, 2014.

For more information, email studioplayers@outlook.com.

Audition Announcement: DOUBT

Studio Players is pleased to announce auditions for Doubt on February 24 & 25, 2014.

Sister James – a young, caring woman – has just started teaching at St. Nicholas School under the strict authoritarian, Sister Aloysius. While giving her instruction on improving her teaching, Aloysius encourages her to be more discerning of the situations around her and her students, including Aloysius’ suspicions of some improper relationships that she believes Father Flynn – the gregarious and likable priest – may be having with some of the students. As the sisters confront Father Flynn about the issue, Sister James is put at a crossroads where she needs to decide whether she will follow the path of Aloysius’ strict suspicion and judgment in order to protect the children, or whether she will continue to nurture her caring heart in the way Flynn cares for his parishioners. This Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama will leave you considering what is really true and certain.

Sister Aloysius – Female, 40+ – A cold, strict disciplinarian. Widowed principal of St. Nicholas school. Sees herself as sole protector of the children in her school.

Father Flynn – Male, 30+ – A charismatic and caring leader of his congregation. Seeks to bring the clergy of the church to a more relatable level with its parishioners.

Sister James – Female, 20+ – Kind-hearted young teacher, struggling to find her way and who she is.

Mrs. Muller – Female, 30s-40s – African-American mother of Donald, Father Flynn’s suspected victim. Very strong given her weak cultural position.

Open auditions Monday, February 24 (or February 25, by special request)
Callbacks as needed Tuesday, February 25
Auditions will be held at Horace Mann Middle School both nights.

Sides will be provided and can be viewed in advance here. You are welcome to prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue if you prefer, but you may be asked to read a side in addition. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 26. Performances run April 10-12 at The Paradigm Annex Theatre.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT Cast Selected

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The cast of Studio Players’ second production of the 2013-2014 Season, The Laramie Project, has been selected. In order of appearance, they are Michael Eberhardy, Eric Rautmann, Hannah Benton, Elisabeth Albeck, Dan Hennell, Mike Roehl, Angela Ramey, and Jennifer Schleinz. Each actor portrays several characters in a series of vignettes that reenact interviews with the residents of Laramie, Wyo. following the murder of Matthew Shepard.

The Laramie Project is directed by Laurie Dillman and runs November 7-9, 2013 at The Paradigm Annex Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advance at Paradigm Coffee & Music or at the door. Seating is limited.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT Audition Sides

Auditions for THE LARAMIE PROJECT will be Tuesday, September 10 with possible callbacks on Wednesday, September 11. To audition, please prepare one of the following monologues from THE LARAMIE PROJECT:

Catherine Connolly

Dennis Shepard – Page 1
Dennis Shepard – Page 2

Doc O’Connor

Jedediah Schultz

Matt Galloway

Romaine Patterson

Sherry Johnson

Zubaida Ula

For more information on the auditions, visit the Auditions page or watch Director Laurie Dillman discuss the show and auditions.

E-mail questions and conflicts to studioplayers@outlook.com