Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

Musical MainStage - Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame

Aug. 27, 2014

For 55 years Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove has been entertaining audiences with first-rate community theater. But what many don’t know is that for the past eight years, the playhouse has also been serving as an umbrella organization, home to three professional series. Its SideNotes series brings quality cabaret performances to the theater’s black box space and includes table-seating with refreshments available.
Sunset’s Bug In A Rug children’s series showcases original work for kids and their families and takes those shows out into the community, providing entertainment options for schools with limited arts budgets.
Now entering its ninth season, the theater’s popular Musical MainStage series features professional singers and musicians in themed concerts. The shows are produced, directed, and written by actress Susan Loveridge. “I’m proud of our shows for so many reasons”, explains Loveridge. “We provide one more employment opportunity for the area’s best and busiest performers, and we also give west side residents a chance to hear these talented singers without having to battle the Zoo interchange!”
Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts, each featuring four singers, several musicians, and one promising high school student--35 “Rising Stars” to date. The new season will kick off with a show called “Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame”. Performers include Tommy Hahn, Alison Mary Forbes, Joel Kopischke, and Peggy Peterson Ryan, with Adam Baus and Sam Steffke on keyboards and Tim Karth on drums.
“We choose a theme, the singers get to select a few songs they wouldn’t ordinarily have a chance to perform, our music director creates some fun medleys, and then I write a script that provides the framework for the show”, says Loveridge. She sits on stage with a co-narrator—on whatever set the community theater is currently using—and what follows is “90 minutes of really great music and fun-filled background information”.
Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, the theater’s artistic director explains, “Each Musical MainStage production gets rave reviews from our audiences and we’re really looking forward to the start of another great season.” For more information about “Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame” or any of the theater’s offerings, you can visit the theater’s website at sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at (262) 782-4430; the box office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-4pm.

Community Watch

» Brookfield East Sports Shorts: April 28, 2016 issue 4/29

» Brookfield Central Sports Shorts: April 28, 2016 issue 4/29

» Video: STEM Shuttle lands at St. Mary's in Elm Grove 4/29

» Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby to visit Brookfield Square in support of breast cancer research 4/28

» Elm Grove to establish citizen committee for Reinder's redevelopment proposal Updated:  4/28

» City of Brookfield on fast pace toward reaching consultant's apartment projection Updated:  4/27

» Two Brookfield Lutheran churches join together to form combined congregation Updated:  4/26

» Brookfield's Leitermann on UW-Oshkosh's National Title Team 4/26

» Brookfield East tennis team beats Eau Claire, Arrowhead, Neenah 4/26

» Brookfield Central's tennis team beats Indian Trail, West Allis Central, then wins own tournament 4/26

» Brookfield Central's girls track and field team wins Union Grove, Wisconsin Lutheran Invites 4/25

» Brookfield Academy: April 28 4/25

» Catholic Memorial principal Bob Hall selected to lead new innovative program at Elmbrook Schools Updated:  4/25

» Severe thunderstorm watch in effect 4/25

» Matt Malett resigns as Brookfield East boys basketball coach 4/25

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Previewing NFL Draft with Rob Reischel and Nathan Tanguay 4/25

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Realignment in area conferences and the status of girls/women's basketball in Wisconsin 4/21

» Sports Shorts: April 21, 2016 4/19

» Talented Brookfield East boys tennis team returns eight letter winners 4/19

» Brookfield Bulldogs win twice in Ixonia Tournament 4/19

» Brookfield approves deal with state for Calhoun expansion 4/19

» Lancers outscore West Allis schools, 37-0, in 2-0 week 4/19

» Brookfield attorney takes aim at credit card abuse by young consumers 4/19

» Construction materials stolen from Town of Brookfield hotel site 4/19

» Brookfield aldermen to discuss new apartments 4/19

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Advertisement