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Sunset Playhouse [edit]
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

Sept. 8, 2016 - Sept. 25, 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

Sept. 19, 2016 - Sept. 20, 2016
Musical MainStage Concert Series: Happy Days

We'll stroll down Nostalgia Lane to the soundtrack of our youth -- American Graffiti meets The Big Chill.

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. 13, 2016 - Nov. 6, 2016
Fiddler On The Roof

Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth, and honesty. Set in the little Russian village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters. At a time when our own world can seem cruel and chaotic, when families everywhere are facing the unknown, we are comforted by this beloved, colorful, and tight-knit Jewish community. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’S universal themes of love and tradition cut across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, wrapping audiences in a warm, familiar hug of tears and laughter. With iconic and beloved songs including "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man," and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the perfect mix of humor and heart.

Oct. 23, 2016 - Oct. 24, 2016
Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Presented by the Sunset Playhouse School for the Arts, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR is a special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. It follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry-off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR’S universal themes of love and tradition cut across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion. Audiences will love its humor, warmth, and honesty.



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