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True West Cast Announced

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Director Jay Johnson has announced the cast of Studio Players’ True West, to be performed at Paradigm Coffee & Music January 26-28, 2017.

Making their Studio Players debuts are Jeremy Jochman as Austin, Brian Prestley as Lee, and Sharon Quinn as Mom. Returning to Studio Players is Dan Hennell as Saul. Elizabeth Johnson will act as Assistant Director, with additional assistance from Mariya Grabow.

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From top left: Jeremy Jochman, Brian Prestley, Sharon Quinn, Dan Hennell
Photo credit Andrew Delong

Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music at 1202 North 8th Street during regular business hours.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Cast Announced

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Director Tom Berger has announced the cast of Studio Players’ upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The cast includes returning Studio Players actors Hannah Benton (The Laramie Project), Koral Rose Curkeet (Extremities), Sarah Huebner (Dog Sees God), and Timmy Wiverstad (Dog Sees God). The complete cast list follows.

Dr. Frank ‘N Furter – Scott Schmidt
Brad – David Quinn
Janet – Hannah Benton
Riff Raff – Duncan Doherty
Magenta – Koral Rose Curkeet
Columbia – Sarah Huebner
Eddie / Dr. Scott – Timmy Wiverstad
Narrator – Lee Trotta
Rocky – Sean Lavallee
Phantoms – Jennifer Wunderlin, Caylee Sparks, Tiffany Bauer

The Rocky Horror Show opens on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue on Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m., with a special performance at midnight on Saturday, October 31. Tickets can be purchased online at www.paradigmannex.ticketleap.com.

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.

Meet the Cast: Bang, Marry, Kill with the cast of EXTREMITIES

The cast of Extremities sat down to discuss what it’s like working with one another, and then they had to play a game of Bang, Marry, Kill. “This is really awkward,” said Michelle Jorgensen. We know, and we hope you enjoy.

Extremities runs October 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paradigm Annex. Tickets are available now online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music. This show contains mature themes and is intended for an adult audience.

Anatomy of a Fight Scene: Raul’s Attack in EXTREMITIES

Sheboygan Theatre Company Managing Director Tom Berger walks us through the creation of a fight scene for the upcoming Extremities through Studio Players. As an integral part of the show, the violence in Extremities must be rehearsed so that the audience can be convinced but the actors remain safe.

Extremities runs October 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paradigm Annex. Tickets are available now online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music. This show contains mature themes and is intended for an adult audience.

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.

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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.

DOUBT: Rehearsal Photos

Rehearsal photos from Doubt: A Parable, a Studio Players production opening April 10, 2014.