Ticket Prices for 2019-2020 Season

Due to rising production costs, the Village Playhouse is raising its ticket prices for the 2019-2020 season.

New pricing:

  • Adults – $19
  • Students/Seniors – $17
  • Flex Tickets $95 (6 tickets for the price of 5)
  • Groups of 10 or more – $15 each (when purchased together in advance)

Members will still receive half off on opening night tickets.

New ticket prices are in effect for all tickets purchased for the upcoming season, starting with The Clean House. Flex tickets will be available at the current price of $85 through the month of August.

Email info@villageplayhouse.org with any questions on the new ticket pricing.

Enhanced Staged Reading — A guide

So you’ve seen the posts about the Village Playhouse’s upcoming production of Tartuffe and are a little confused — What do they mean by “Enhanced Staged Reading”?

You’re not alone in that confusion. So here’s a helpful guide on what to expect:

  • Expect full 17th century costumes, designed by (the award winning!) Nikki Maritch
  • Expect a full set, designed by Derek Jacobs
  • Expect movement and blocking, designed by director Donna McMaster
  • Expect full stage lights, designed by Elizabeth M. Havican
  • Expect actors who are in character and engaged throughout the production.

In short, by enhanced staged reading we mean a play that is fully produced (set, lights, costumes, blocking, etc.), but where the actors are using scripts.

By having the actors use scripts, we were able to give many actors the opportunity to play roles that they would not have felt comfortable with if they had to memorize. With script in hand each actor is able to dig deep into their character and pull out all the nuances that will lead to better audience understanding of the show.

We are proud of the work that everyone has put into this production and are excited to share it with the community. It’s a timeless story of blind belief and betrayal of that trust.

As Donna McMaster, the director of this production says “Most people can relate to this play. We all know of individuals who have pretended to be something other than what they truly are in order to get something they want, to impress someone, or to simply fit in. Who hasn’t been scammed, lied to, or used in some way for someone else’s gain and then lost so much because of the scam? Moliere explores all of this.”

Tickets available now through Brown Paper Tickets.

Auditions – The Clean House

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl

Romantic Comedy – The whimsical tale of a Brazilian maid who would rather be a comedian.

Auditions for the Village Playhouse production of The Clean House will be July 22nd & 23rd, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 PM, or by appointment if unable to make those times.

Looking for

  • (3) W ages 45-60, any race
  • 1 W age 25-35, Brazilian/Hispanic (Character is from Brazil and has lines in both Portuguese and English with a Brazilian accent.)
  • 1 M age 50-65, any race (must pass as biological father of W age 25-35)

*playwright’s note – all actors must be able to tell a good joke.

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.   Email info@villageplayhouse.org or call 414.207.4879 with any questions.

All auditions, rehearsals & performances will be at Inspiration Studios.

Performances are September 27, 28, October 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 PM, with matinees on October 5 & 13 at 2 PM.

You’re Invited!

As we close our 2018-2019 40th Season and move into our 2019-2020 Season, we invite you to join us in celebration.  This is a great time to get together with friends and celebrate the theater.  We look forward to seeing you!

General Membership Meeting 
Encore Awards Banquet

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

5 PM — Gather with your friends 
6 PM — Potluck Dinner
7 PM — General Membership Meeting  followed by Encore Awards Ceremony

The theater supplies drinks and meat to be grilled. Please bring a dish to pass. 

Everyone is welcome. However, if you plan to vote on anything at the meeting (including for new board members), you must be up to date with your membership dues. Dues are $12/year and can be paid at the meeting. Being a paid member allows you voting rights at the meeting and gets you half price tickets to opening night of each show during the upcoming season!

If you are interested in running for the board for the 2019-2020 season, please fill out the interest form at https://villageplayhouse.org/volunteer/

The Encore Awards are given out to participants in the One Act Festival, based on the audience votes. 

The party is held at Inspiration Studios, 1500 S 73rd St, West Allis Wi, 53214. It will be outside in the parking lot, unless there in rain, in which case we’ll move into the performance space inside. 

In order for us to have enough food for everyone, please confirm you are coming by emailing info@villageplayhouse.org.