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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

March 2, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Little Shop Of Horrors

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, has devoured the hearts of theater-goers for over 30 years. Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II"--after his coworker crush. This R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it-- BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent towards global domination! Suggested for mature audiences One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the charmingly tongue-in-cheek musical has been produced worldwide to incredible success.

March 6, 2017 - March 7, 2017
Musical MainStage Concert Series: Family Ties

Most families create stories but some also generate a whole lot of great tunes. In this concert, we'll celebrate the musical ties that bind as we pay tribute to everyone from the Everly Brothers to the Sisters Sledge.

March 30, 2017 - April 2, 2017
SideNotes Cabaret Series: What The World Needs Now - A Tribute To Burt Bacharach

Six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy award winner Burt Bacharach composed popular hit songs that created the soundtrack of our lives from the ‘50s to the ‘80s. Known for his many collaborations with Dionne Warwick, Bacharach and partner Hal David also worked with Perry Como, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, The Carpenters, and numerous other artists. Bacharach’s unique combinations of syncopated rhythms, chord progressions, and jazz harmonies will be front and center in this exciting retrospective of his many popular and sophisticated compositions.

April 20, 2017 - May 7, 2017
The Dixie Swim Club

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same Outer Banks beach cottage to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other's lives. We focus on four of those weekends, spanning more than 30 years. When fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends prove the enduring power of "teamwork," rallying with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. If you’re a fan of “The Golden Girls,” you’ll love this hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

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.

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