CYT Chicago: Milwaukee Presents...

Jump back in time with this rainstorm of a musical!  Set in the 1920s when silent movies filled the cinemas, follow Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, the hottest item in front of the cameras. You’ll laugh till you cry as we learn things aren't always as they appear on the big screen!  Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career as silent films make way for "talking pictures." Will up and coming actress Kathy Selden get her big break or will she be stuck as the uncredited voice of Miss Lamont? Join us on the journey and watch what happens when groundbreaking technology of that time unfolds bringing excitement and challenges along the way!

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Feb 13th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Feb 14th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 15th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 15th @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 16th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

All ticket sales are final.

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center:

901 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Show Notes:

Don Lockwood – David Wagenknecht
Kathy Selden – Gabby Blatt-Prevatt
Cosmo Brown – Matthew Leskinen
Lina Lamont – Mackenzie Joranlien
R. F. Simpson – Spencer Anderson
Roscoe Dexter – Jimmy Dawson+
Rose (Publicist)– Annibelle Hertel
Zelda Zanders – Maddie Cherek+
Dora Bailey – Amanda Franz+
Production Soloist – Ariel Marks
Sid Phillips – Cole Wadina
Phoebe Dinsmore – Serena McNeill
Diction Coach – Travis Johnson
Policeman – Cavan Fuller
Red Carpet & Premiere Party –
J. Cumberland Spendrill – Andrew Struebing +
Olga Mara – Lexi Villanueva +
Olga Mara’s Escort – Liam Thomas+
R. F. Simpson’s Wife – Isabel Kabara+
Mary Margaret – Maddy Schultz+
Mary’s Husband – Paul Springer+
Tom Nixx- Cole Wadina+
Victoria Ford  – Abbie Dziubek+
Charlie Chaplin – Travis Johnson+
Girl – Maddy Schultz
Man – Cole Wadina
Dueling Cavalier Filming–
Villain – Andrew Struebing
Lady in Waiting – Maddy Schultz
Beautiful Girls Dancers– Gabby Blatt/Prevatt, Maddie Cherek, Riley Connelly, Gabby Dennert, Amanda Franz, Chase Johnson, Anna Koepke, Serena McNeill, Anna Mrosko, Hannah Paul , Ruth Sawyer, Liam Thomas, Sydni Villanueva
Coconut Grove Dancers – Gabby Blatt-Prevatt, Riley Connelly, Gabby Dennert, Chase Johnson, Anna Koepke, Ariel Marks, Serena McNeill, Rebekah Michel, Anna Mrosko, Hannah Paul, Ruth Sawyer, Sydni Villanueva
Dream Girls – Trinity Christenson, Ella Connelly, Maddy Ehlers, Sierra Fuller, Natalie Hartung, Belle Hillwalker, Emma Hipp, Issy Lambert
Tappers & Flappers – Maddie Cherek, Ella Connelly, Riley Connelly, Amanda Franz (Tapper only), Anna Koepke, Issy Lambert, Serena McNeill, Anna Mrosko, Hannah Paul, Ruth Sawyer, Liam Thomas, Lexi Villanueva, Sydni Villanueva
Fashion Models – Noelle Clauser, Freyda Dahlberg, Katie Krachenfels, Ayla Petri, Katie Spitzer
Studio Singers
Voice of Man – Mitchell Anderson
Voice From Audience – Ariel Marks
Voice From Audience/Orchestra Leader – Aaron May
Emma Barnes, Emily Bernhardt, Grace Dennert, Kyla Foeckler, Cavan Fuller, Rebekah Michel
Coconut Grove Staff –
Host - Lydia May
Natalie Bremer, Michaela Hintz, Hannah Martinez, Emma Rydland
Kids Ensemble
Young Don  Johnathan Doome
Young Cosmo – Rylan Wadina
Child Actor 1 –Ella Connelly
Child Actor 2 – Issy Lambert
Child Actor 3 – Melody Marks
Taylor Antony, Chaz Dawson, Elloise Hartung, Natalie Hartung, Emma Hipp, Olivia Lanaghan, Belle Marks, Sophie Smith-McCullough, Eva Watters
Rain Tappers – Taylor Antony, Chaz Dawson, Johnathan Doome, Elloise Hartung, Natalie Hartung, Emma Hipp, Olivia Lanaghan, Sophie Smith-McCullough, Rylan Wadina, Eva Watters
Monumental Studios Unit –
Prop Mistress – Abbie Dziubek
1st Assistant – Mitchell Anderson
2nd Assistant – Cavan Fuller
3RD Assistant – Belle Hillwalker
Diction Coach –Travis Johnson
Wardrobe Woman – Emma Barnes
Hair – Isabel Kabara
Make Up – Chase Johnson
Camera 1 – Simon Reinke
Camera 2 – Jordan Schmidt
Sam/Sound Engineer – Aaron May
Stagehand – Paul Springer
Hollywood Crowd
Bartender –  Jordan Schmidt
Theater Usher – Emma Rydland
Theater Usher – Hailey Gustafson
Fan – Hannah Martinez
Pedestrian 1 – Eva Dahlberg
Pedestrian 2 – Violet Gross
Photographers – Adelle Matchie, Addie Patneaude, Sadie Veir
Audience – Simon Reinke, Jordan Schmidt
Exiting Movie Women – Natalie Bremer, Noelle Clauser, Freyda Dahlberg, Katie Krachenfels, Ayla Petri, Katie Spitzer
Crowd -Kyla Bassler, Aden Cass, Brody Christenson,  Zuri Everson, Alex Franz, Nora Griffin, Carissa Hendon, Michaela Hintz, Savannah Kramasz, Nadia Mayr, Adriana Morin, Ivylynn Nivongsa, Julia Reinke, Emily Springer, Jacob Springer, Nina Stuller, Claire Tentoni
Monumental Studio Actors
Trinity Christenson, Allison Clauser, Noelle Clauser, Freyda Dahlberg, Maddie Ehlers, Sierra Fuller, Katie Krachenfels, Marie Leskinen, Lydia May, Ayla Petri, Maria Sawyer, Maddy Schultz, Katie Spitzer, Andrew Struebing
+Tango Dancer
To all who auditioned for  Singin ’ in the Rain - WOW Milwaukee!! Thank you for the hard work and energy you put into your auditions.  Casting is always a difficult puzzle AND the energy, heart and versatility you brought to this weekend made for an extra challenge for us.  However - watching you all perform in your "minute to shine" only makes us even MORE excited to tell this story TOGETHER with you! 
We realize the casting process is often accompanied by both great joy and excitement, as well as frustration, disappointment, and even some heartbreak.  We all understand what it feels like to be disappointed or what it feels like to not be cast in the role we had hoped for.  Each of us has been there, multiple times.  So, please know this… it is ok to be sad. We are sad too.  Our hope and prayer is that you recover quickly and when you are ready, can be happy for those who are happy. Donald O'Connor [movie actor who played Cosmo]  is quoted as saying "Dancing is so wonderful. Once they start the music, your whole day, if it's been rotten, seems to melt away. You get carried away in the tune that you're moving to. It's a marvelous catharsis, to be able to get on top and tap dance."   And we have a lot of dancing planned -Well, for everyone but R.F. Simpson, Dexter and Lina.
We are glad that EACH OF YOU is going to be in SITR -Together God has called you to do this show at this time.  If you are one of those who are excited, GREAT!!!  We’re excited too!  We hope and pray that your excitement grows and becomes contagious to those around you throughout this entire show process!!!   
Our Show Verse this session will be Romans 15:5-7 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.    Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
We look forward to Singin' and Dancin' with you from now until middle of February.   Get ready for a fun, hard working, crazy, silly, rehearsal process.   [Bring a pencil to every rehearsal]
See you NEXT WEEK! 
Amy, Brooke, Jessica, Sydney and Angie