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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

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

June 15, 2017 - June 18, 2017
SideNotes Cabaret Series: Belters, Balladeers, And Broadway

Milwaukee favorite Doug Clemons and accompanist Anne VanDeusen present topnotch tunes, celebrate renowned singers, and have fun with a wide range of music from the Golden Age of Broadway. They’ve assembled a splendid collection of tunes by classic composers like Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, and from contemporary musicals such as Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and Phantom of the Opera. With songs made famous by legends like Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, and Robert Goulet, you’re sure to be singing along with the biggest balladeers and belters from Broadway’s blockbusters!

July 13, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017
Hello, Dolly!

It’s turn-of-the-century New York City when we meet the enchanting, full-of-life widow Dolly Levi. This socialite-turned-matchmaker is actually a “professional meddler”, whose clients include Horace Vandergelder, the cantankerous half-a-millionaire, and a struggling young artist, Ambrose Kemper. The show is boisterous and charming, full of charisma and heart. The memorable Jerry Herman score, including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By, It Only Takes a Moment, and So Long, Dearie, propelled the beloved musical to an unprecedented ten Tony Awards—a record that stood for 35 years. HELLO, DOLLY! is an irresistible story of the joy of living, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage…Dolly Gallagher Levi!


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Recent articles about Sunset Playhouse

"Over the Tavern" makes crisis of faith funny

By Dave Begel - March 08, 2013
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"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...
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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...
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By Damien Jaques - Jan. 31, 2012
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