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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

Jan. 22, 2015 - Feb. 8, 2015
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Nurse Ratched reigns over her psychiatric ward with a steely smile and an iron fist. When roguish convict Randle P. McMurphy falls into her care, she expects him to comply. Instead he challenges her authority, pushing other patients to question the status quo and entertain the idea of freedom. The result is a clash that may lead to escape for some, but at what price? Rules must be followed or drastic measures will be taken.

Jan. 26, 2015 - Jan. 27, 2015
Give My Regards to Broadway: New York's Tin Pan Alley

A tip of the hat to Broadway's founding fathers -- folks like George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Sammy Cahn. This is New York City in its heyday, Broadway at its best.

Feb. 12, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2015
A Heart Full of Swing

Featuring Pete Sorce with Swing Explosion The incomparable Pete Sorce, backed by the exciting and versatile Swing Explosion, presents an evening of memorable vocal and instrumental standards in the styles of the Rat Pack and the big bands, guaranteed to be the perfect musical gift for your funny Valentine.

Feb. 19, 2015 - Feb. 21, 2015
Mostly Monsterly

Tammi Sauer’s magnificent children’s book is brought to life in this bug in a rug original musical. Bernadette might look like your ordinary monster, but sometimes she likes to do some very unmonsterlike things…like make cards, pick flowers, and bake! At Monster Academy, her classmates don’t understand her. Can Bernadette make new friends and still be herself? Adaptation of MOSTLY MONSTERLY by Tammi Sauer. Text copyright ©2005 by Tammi Sauer. Used with permission of Tammi Sauer. All rights reserved.

March 12, 2015 - March 29, 2015
The Nerd

One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinary inventive, side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, then produced in Great Britain and went on to Broadway. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam - the visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

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Recent articles about Sunset Playhouse

"Over the Tavern" makes crisis of faith funny

By Dave Begel - March 08, 2013
Rudy Pazinski spends a fair amount of time bedeviling Sister Clarissa, his aging … Read more...

"Lumberjacks in Love" falls flat

By Dave Begel - Jan. 26, 2013
"Lumberjacks in Love" gives us stereotypes of the men who cut the trees. They … Read more...

"Stage Door" still dazzles after seven decades

By Dave Begel - Sept. 15, 2012
When you decide to do a 76-year-old play and present it to an audience today, it … Read more...
New music series on the horizon

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By Dave Begel - Sept. 11, 2012
Monday, Sept. 17, the Musical Mainstage Series opens with music from 1960 to 64 … Read more...
Singing in their dinner jackets

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By Damien Jaques - Jan. 31, 2012
Few of us have to show up for work wearing white dinner jackets, but Aaron … Read more...