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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

May 1, 2017 - May 2, 2017
Musical MainStage Concert Series: I'll Take Manhattan

Our season eleven finale will find us tipping our top hats to the best of the Great White Way, as we pay homage to your favorite show tunes, both classic and contemporary.

May 10, 2017 - May 13, 2017
bug in a rug Children's Theater: Hansel & Goldie

Once upon a time…Well, you know the stories of Hansel and Gretel and Goldilocks and the Three Bears but do you know what happened next? Did you know that Hansel and Goldilocks both get lost on the way home? They meet up in the woods and learn that two heads are better than one.

May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Ella Meets Mel

Award-winning singers pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, two of the greatest jazz improvisers of the 20th century. Backed by a trio of outstanding musicians, vocalists Ellen Winters and Johnny Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of Fitzgerald and Tormé, indisputable superstars of the jazz genre. Fresh from sold-out appearances in Chicago, Winters and Rodgers have captured the artistry and essence of the incomparable Ella and Mel. The Chicago Tribune described their performances as “high-flying vocal pyrotechnics” and praised their talents, both individually and collectively. Dramatic ballads, blazing scat, and incredibly complex vocal duets – do not miss this show!

May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017
SideNotes Cabaret Series: Ella Meets Mel

Award-winning singers pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, two of the greatest jazz improvisers of the 20th century. Backed by a trio of outstanding musicians, vocalists Ellen Winters and Johnny Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of Fitzgerald and Tormé, indisputable superstars of the jazz genre. Fresh from sold-out appearances in Chicago, Winters and Rodgers have captured the artistry and essence of the incomparable Ella and Mel. The Chicago Tribune described their performances as “high-flying vocal pyrotechnics” and praised their talents, both individually and collectively. Dramatic ballads, blazing scat, and incredibly complex vocal duets – do not miss this show!

June 1, 2017 - June 18, 2017
And Then There Were None

Eight guests who have never met each other (or their apparently absent host and hostess) are lured to an island. Throw in two house servants and you have ten guilty strangers, marooned. One by one, each is accused of murder; one by one they begin to die, each demise followed by one little toy soldier falling from the mantel…until there were none. Agatha Christie was the mistress of the carefully laid clue, the chance remark, the sleight of hand, shadowy corners, and the joy of suspense. Who will be next? “A terrifically popular play…the purveyor of wicked deaths was also wickedly funny.” ~BroadwayWorld



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