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Sunset Playhouse [edit]
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122
(262) 782-4430
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Sunset Playhouse, established in 1960, owns and operates a 297-seat theater in the Village of Elm Grove. Open year-'round, the Playhouse presents a diverse selection of comedies, musicals, dramas and theater for young audiences.
Upcoming events

May 11, 2016 - May 14, 2016

The Little Red Hen is a time-tested tale about hard work and its rewards. When the hen asks for help from other animals – they say “not I.” But boy do they want to eat the cake that she bakes. This Sunset Playhouse musical remix tells the tale not once, but twice – just to make sure (with your help) the animals learn their lesson. Arrive one-half hour before the performance to participate in a family friendly craft. And don't forget to bring your blankets and wear your pjs to fully enjoy our bug in a rug experience!

May 19, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Few performers can equal the achievements of the incomparable Dame Julie Andrews. TARYN WHIPPLE and TIM REBERS present an entertaining retrospective of Andrews’ career, including music from CAMELOT, MY FAIR LADY, MARY POPPINS, and much more. Backed by an exceptional three-piece band, this cabaret will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

June 2, 2016 - June 19, 2016

It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses, all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. When all three stewardesses arrive in town simultaneously, catastrophe looms.

July 14, 2016 - Aug. 7, 2016

Nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England aboard the ocean liner S. S. American. Her pal, Billy Crocker, has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt. The problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle is Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.


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