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Cheaper by the Dozen

cheaperThe Mukwonago Village Players & St. James’ Theatrical Ministry are pleased to present Cheaper by the Dozen on April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm and April 26 at 2:00 pm, at St. James Parish Center, HWY NN, Mukwonago.

Cheaper by the Dozen, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey follows the hilarious highs – and lows – of family life when one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency decides to apply his unorthodox methods to his very large and unique family. Hijinks and heartwarming family hilarity ensue when Dad’s methods encounter a hiccup, namely his teenaged daughter, Anne.

CAST

Mr. Gilbreth and Mrs. Gilbreth are played by Tim West and Laura Larson of East Troy and Mukwonago, respectively. Their eldest daughter Ann is played by Kadee Jankowsky of Mukwonago. Their other daughters, Ernestine, Martha, Lillian Eleanor and Jackie are played by Sarah Werth  (East Troy), Jamie Watkins (Mukwonago), Abby Williamson (Mukwonago), Grace Prochnow (Mukwonago) and Izzy Snyder (Waukesha). Their sons,  Frank, Jr., Bill and Dan are played by Thomas Sullivan (East Troy), Ryan Knudsen (East Troy) and Jackson Baumann (North Prairie). Mrs. Fitzgerald is played by Doris Gitzlaff (Eagle) and Miss Brill is played by Marsha Grutzmacher (Mukwonago). Dr. Burton is played by Carl Rosine (Mukwonago) and Larry is played by Vince Kornkven (Mukwonago), while Joe Scales is played by Brody Jones (Big Bend).

Tickets are available online at https://ticketriver.com/event/15242, and at St. James Parish Office and Miller Pharmacy.

For more information, please call (262) 470-4786 or visit the MVP Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/69988439399/

 

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The Gifts of Christmas

The Mukwonago Village Players & Mukwonago High School Theater Department present “The Gifts of Christmas” on December 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm and December 21 at 2:00 pm at the Mukwonago High School.

The Gift of the Magi,” written by Jon Jory, tells the classic O. Henry story of a young couple who are short of money, but not love,  and are determined to buy each other a Christmas gift.  “Soapy Smith’s Christmas Wish,” written by Thomas Hischak, and based on O. Henry’s “The Cop and the Anthem,” finds down-on-his-luck Soapy attempting – by any means possible – to spend the holidays in the relative warmth of the local jail. Woven throughout is the touching story, “The Christmas Thing,” by Kevin Koehne, which follows a family through three generations of Christmas celebrations.

Tickets are available online at https://www.ticketriver.com/event/13097, and at Miller’s Pharmacy and Expresso Love. For more information, please call (262) 470-4786.

“The Gift of the Magi” and “Soapy Smith’s Christmas Wish” are produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Godspell Rocked!

Godspell was a great success – five well-attended shows, with smiles and cheers all around. Our assistant director Pat Hitt received this very kind note:

Pat, I can’t tell you just how much I loved the show…It brings tears to me even as I remember it..And I could have stayed all night and if my schedule would have allowed, I would have come every time.
I felt like the apostles at the table..I just did not want to have to say goodbye and leave…It was so much more than a musical or drama…everyone really carried the story so well..and embodied the joy and loss, strength and weakness, sensitivity and fragility and the love and humanness of relationships…and Jesus, well he had the ability to draw us close to him much like I imagine the real Jesus did!
I haven’t even mentioned yet how great was the humor, the singing and the storytelling…and the band was really rockin’. What else is so great was that Godspell brought people together from all over, from all walks of life, musicians, teachers, children , students.. all together working to make something really memorable and beautiful. “We can build a Beautiful City.” You did build a beautiful city. Please pass my comments along. THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Maria Tyksinski

See what you missed! Make sure you don’t miss the next show!

Godspell

Mukwonago Village Players are proud to present the 2012 revised version of Godspell by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak. One of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, Godspell is based primarily on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Featuring a sparkling, seminal score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of recognizable songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” The show opened 5/17/71 Off-Broadway and transferred to Broadway in 1976. It ran for 2,124 performance off-Broadway and 527 on Broadway.

As the cast of actor/clowns makes it way through “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Save The People,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “Bless the Lord,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side,” we, as audience members get to see the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. The show also touchingly presents the story of Jesus’ last moments beginning with the Last Supper. The main story of Godspell is portrayed in the show’s subtext–in the way the players interact with their leader, coming together to create a loving community.

Location
St. James Catholic Parish
830 County Road NN East
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149

Times
Fri, May 9, 6:30 PM – Fish Dinner
Sat, May 10, 7:30 PM
Fri, May 16, 6:30 PM – Fish Dinner
Sat, May 17, 7:30 PM
Sun, May 18, 2:00 PM

Prices
For the Dinner Shows (Friday May 9 and Friday May 16)
Adults $30
Students (25 & under w/ school ID) $27
Seniors (60+) $27

Show Only
Adults $15
Students (25 &under w/ school ID) $12
Seniors (60+) $12

Tickets are available online


or at these locations:

St. James Parish Office (map)
830 County Road NN E
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm

Miller Pharmacy (map)
801 North Rochester Street
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-4001
Hours: Sun 9am-1pm; Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat 9am-4pm

Espresso Love Coffee (map)
105 North Rochester Street (HWY 83)
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-2558
Hours: Mon-Thur 6am-6pm; Fri 6am-5pm; Sat 6:30am-4pm; Sun 7am-4pm

Shanahan’s Coffee House (map)
920 Greenwald Ct Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-3992
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm; Sat 7am-3pm; Sun 7am-2pm

 

 

Godspell Cast Announced

The Mukwonago Village Players are pleased to announce their cast for their 2014 spring production of GODSPELL. The cast includes Adam LaMarr (Muskego), Brad Pradarelli (Muskego), Kevin Koehne (Mukwonago), Trent Smith (Mukwonago), Thomas Sullivan (East Troy), Kendra Gabriel, (Burlington) Connie Gehl (Mukwonago), Jessica Mayer (Mukwonago), Nicole Morley (Muskego) and Heather Whitten (Burlington). The production is being directed by Marsha Grutzmacher.

For more details see Godspell.

Godspell Auditions Extended

We are still looking for a few more performers for Godspell; so we are having additional audition opportunities! They will be held from 6:30 to 9 on Tuesday, March 11th and Wednesday, March 12th in Room 11 at St. James Parish Center.  Please enter from doors with awning facing Hwy NN and come down stairs.  Auditions open to anyone age 15 and up. For more info see Godspell Auditions

39 Steps

Mukwonago Village Players are proud to present The 39 Steps – a comedy which is a Hitchcock spoof of the classic book and movie of the same name. The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.

The original concept and production of a four-actor version of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote this adaptation in 2005. The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four or five. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the two – three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

Location
Ivan’s On The Square (map)
2087 Division St
East Troy, WI
Phone: (262) 642-7107

Performances
* Friday February 21, 7:30pm
* Saturday February 22, 7:30pm
* Friday February 28, 7:30pm
* Saturday March 1, 7:30pm
* Sunday March 2, 2:00pm

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets at the door, by calling 262-470-4786 or in person at any of these fine local businesses

Miller Pharmacy (map)
801 North Rochester Street
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-4001
Hours: Sun 9am-1pm; Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat 9am-4pm

Espresso Love Coffee (map)
105 North Rochester Street (HWY 83)
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-2558
Hours: Mon-Thur 6am-6pm; Fri 6am-5pm; Sat 6:30am-4pm; Sun 7am-4pm

Shanahan’s Coffee House (map)
920 Greenwald Ct Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-3992
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm; Sat 7am-3pm; Sun 7am-2pm

Godspell Auditions

GodSpellThe Mukwonago Village Players, in concert with St James Theatrical Ministry and Grace Notes Orchestra will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Godspell” on Monday, March 3rd and Tuesday March 4th. Anyone in their late teens and up are invited to come to audition at St. James Parish Center, located at 830 Hwy NN East, Mukwonago. Auditions will be held in room 11 from 6:30pm until 9.

“Godspell” is a fun, modern-day retelling of the New Testament parables from “The Gospel According to Matthew.” Director Marsha Grutzmacher is looking for an ensemble cast to help explain to the audience parables through song and dance, comedy and mime. “This show is a wonderful opportunity for a cast of actors to come together and create joyous, compelling and exciting theater.” “Godspell” features a sparkling rock gospel score, and is at times comedic and at times sentimental.

Auditions will consist of a 32-bar musical selection and one-minute comedic monolog. Please bring a printed piano accompaniment in the correct key or an accompaniment CD without vocals. A pianist will be available at auditions. No a cappella, please.

“Godspell” performances will on May 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 at St. James Activity Center.

For more information call (262)470-4786.

“39 Steps” Auditions

Mukwonago Village Players will be holding auditions for 39 Steps – a comedy which is a Hitchcock spoof of the classic book and movie of the same name. Auditions will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday January 7 and Wednesday January 8 at East Troy Village Hall which is located at 2015 Energy Drive in East Troy.  A cast of 3 adult men and 2 adult women will be needed. No preparations are required for the production.  For additional information, please contact the director, Mary Hubbard Nugent, at 262-470-8570.

The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production of a four-actor version of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote this adaptation in 2005.

The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four or five. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the two – three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

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