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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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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.

Dec. 8, 2014 - Dec. 9, 2014
Holiday Hit Parade

The season officially starts when we pull out our favorite holiday albums. Harry Connick, Jr.? Andy Williams? Mariah Carey? Which artist means Christmas to you?

Dec. 18, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014
Jingle & Jive: A Radio Rosies Holiday Special

There’s sure to be plenty of sparkle in the air this holiday season as THE RADIO ROSIES load up their sleigh with sweet harmonies and delicious musical delights. Elizabeth Novacek, Brittany Sheehan, and Catherine Hannah Davis create a tasty vocal confection of swing, jazz, and boogie-woogie that pays tribute to the timeless standards popularized by The Andrews Sisters, The McGuire Sisters, and other musical legends of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Also on the menu will be a generous serving of savory seasonal treats such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Let It Snow,” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Accompanied by a fabulous back up trio, THE RADIO ROSIES will bring back happy memories -- and create some new ones, too! Join us for a holly, jolly, jingle and jive with these charming and talented holiday belles!

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.

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