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800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122
(262) 782-4430
www.sunsetplayhouse.com/
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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

Oct. 1, 2016
Moon Over Buffalo

A hilarious comedy, MOON OVER BUFFALO centers on a couple of over-the-hill actors trying to keep their marriage and their ragtag touring company afloat. In Buffalo, New York, there's suddenly one last shot at stardom -- film director Frank Capra is rumored to be arriving for their matinee and might sign them to a Hollywood contract. But this is fun-filled farce at its finest so everything that can go wrong does go wrong. It's the perfect recipe for an evening of madcap, door-slamming, belly-laugh adventures. "MOON OVER BUFFALO is hilarious! An evening of farcical delight. Go and enjoy!" - New York Post

Oct. 1, 2016
8th Annual Milwaukee Ukulele Festival

“All things Ukulele” will be celebrated at the 8th Annual Milwaukee Ukulele Festival at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove on Saturday October 1st. The festival is a full day of workshops, vendors, and demonstrations beginning at 10am. The evening festival, which is open to the general public, begins at 7pm. The event will have World Class Talent from right here in the Midwest and nationally recognized players. This year’s lineup includes: Bucky Halker, Guy Fiorentini, The Milwaukee Ukulele Club and Friends, Richard Ash, Lil’ Rev, Spencer & Raines, Seeso, Michael Bootzin, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, and Matt Lindahl. Jamming, Workshops, Dinner hour concert, raffle, evening concert and post fest party are all planned. Please visit our site at: http://mufest.com to learn more!

Oct. 2, 2016
Moon Over Buffalo

A hilarious comedy, MOON OVER BUFFALO centers on a couple of over-the-hill actors trying to keep their marriage and their ragtag touring company afloat. In Buffalo, New York, there's suddenly one last shot at stardom -- film director Frank Capra is rumored to be arriving for their matinee and might sign them to a Hollywood contract. But this is fun-filled farce at its finest so everything that can go wrong does go wrong. It's the perfect recipe for an evening of madcap, door-slamming, belly-laugh adventures. "MOON OVER BUFFALO is hilarious! An evening of farcical delight. Go and enjoy!" - New York Post

Oct. 6, 2016 - Oct. 9, 2016
SideNotes Cabaret Series: Songs Of The Silver Screen

From the first “talkies” to today’s modern movie musicals, songs from the silver screen have become the background music of our lives. Tunes that made their first appearances in the movies are now standards that have lasted for decades. Irving Berlin, Henry Mancini, Leonard Bernstein, and other big-name composers, as well as the lesser-knowns like Herman Hupfeld (“As Time Goes By”), Harline & Washington (“When You Wish Upon A Star”), and Kenny Vance (“Hairspray”), created unforgettable songs that fill our hearts, souls, and dreams. Join us for a look back at the glittering tunes and sparkling lyrics that have become distinctive and memorable movie stars.

Oct. 6, 2016
Moon Over Buffalo

A hilarious comedy, MOON OVER BUFFALO centers on a couple of over-the-hill actors trying to keep their marriage and their ragtag touring company afloat. In Buffalo, New York, there's suddenly one last shot at stardom -- film director Frank Capra is rumored to be arriving for their matinee and might sign them to a Hollywood contract. But this is fun-filled farce at its finest so everything that can go wrong does go wrong. It's the perfect recipe for an evening of madcap, door-slamming, belly-laugh adventures. "MOON OVER BUFFALO is hilarious! An evening of farcical delight. Go and enjoy!" - New York Post



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