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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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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.
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Oct. 22, 2014
Elm Grove Reads7 "Let Him Go"

Larry Watson, author of "Let Him Go", recently received Wisconsin's Literary Award for 2014. He will be featured at the Elm Grove Reads7 event. Hosted by the Friends of Elm Grove Library the annual event encourages people to read books that receive positive literary reviews. Seating is limited. $5 tickets (for admission and snacks) are available at the Elm Grove Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Books will be sold and signed that evening. Cash bar courtesy of the Sunset Playhouse

Oct. 23, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014
Guys and Dolls

This popular Broadway musical introduces us to a cast of vivid characters - from a "mission doll" to a high-rolling gambler. The show is packed with unforgettable songs such as "Luck Be A Lady," "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," and "Bushel and a Peck." One of the most popular shows in Broadway history - get your tickets early!

Nov. 10, 2014 - Nov. 11, 2014
Movie Musicals

Hooray for Hollywood! We'll be Singin' in the Rain with Judy & Mickey, Fred & Ginger, even Shirley Temple. This concert will deliver some of your favorite songs from the silver screen's best musicals like An American in Paris, On the Town, and West Side Story. Now That's Entertainment!

Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 15, 2014
Pirate Jack's Hidden Treasure

Ahoy Matey! This bug in a rug original musical teaches us that showing kindness and respect is a true treasure in life. Pirate Jackís treasure chest is always full but he never begs, borrows or steals. The other pirates canít figure out why. Shiver me timbers! How does he do it? Come along on this pirate journey. Arrr!

Dec. 4, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014
Miracle on 34th Street

What would happen if Santa Claus were to walk among us? When a white-bearded gentleman claiming to be "the real Santa Claus" emerges in New York City, he spreads a wave of love throughout the city, fosters camaraderie between rival department stores Macy's and Gimbels, and convinces a single mother, her skeptical young daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. The whole family will love this funny, poignant and faithful adaptation of the classic 1947 film.

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