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Sunset Playhouse enters Spring with an enjoyable production of Sondheim’s classic INTO THE WOODS. more

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On a relatively modest budget, the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove stages an emotional production of Alan Menken’s Beauty and the Beast. more

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It was a pleasantly warm weekend’s trip out to Elm Grove this past weekend for the Sunset Playhouse’s most recent bug in a rug Children’s Theatre show. The series opens theatrical shows to even the youngest theatergoers. This past weekend’s show w.. more

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Breaking the mold of what many may expect when they think of dining in Elm Grove, the recently opened, Wall Street Drink Exchange, is a pleasant surprise. Mural-covered walls with images of New York streets and modern furnishings lend a cos... more

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Barbara Robinson’s 1971 kid’s book The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has secured a special place in the popular consciousness. The story about a church Christmas show gone wrong makes it to the stage in a popular adaptation again this holiday .. more

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Sunset Playhouse’s staging of Cole Porter’s delightful musical comedy Anything Goes is firmly planted in Porter’s energy. more

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The Little Red Hen is a folktale that goes back many, many years. A hen finds a grain of wheat. She wants to plant it, but requires some help. Being a bird, she’s not terribly well-constructed anatomically to be able to properly plant a seed.. more

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It’s a professional performing opportunity on a nice, spacious stage in Elm Grove. On the last day of the month, Sunset Playhouse will be holding auditions for Rising Stars at the Sunset Playhouse. Four rehearsals. Two performances days. S.. more

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It can be kind of uncomfortable watching grown actors pretend to play kids. Even college students playing high school students onstage can feel weird and awkward at best. At worst, it’s strange and vaguely disturbing. Next week, the Sunset P.. more

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Elm Grove’s Sunset Playhouse has been around for over 60 years. That’s like...8 million years in local theater time. This company has been through a few major local theatre epochs and mass extinctions and things. The company continues its sa.. more

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Laurie Friedman’s 2006 children’s book Love, Ruby Valentine is a sweet, little premise. Aided by her trusty parrot Lovebird, a little girl spends all her time before Valentine’s Day making cards and treats to give a little love to everyone.. more

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It’s a speakeasy in Chicago in the ’20s, but it’s also a theatre in Elm Grove this coming weekend. It’ll be at the Sunset, but it’ll start after sunset as it starts at 7:30 p.m. (Sunset is at 5:01 p.m. on Saturday at Sunset. That's when the su.. more

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Feeling perhaps that the character was stifling him from more serious literary work, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle attempted to kill of Sherlock Holmes in the 1893 short story The Final Problem . The character lived on most immediately in works t.. more

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Sunset Christmas Carol

Sunset Playhouse will be adding its voice to the holiday season this year with an Elm Grove production of the John Jakes stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. The show runs Dec. 3 - 27 on Sunset’s main stage. Suns.. more

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Sunset Playhouse hosts its annual Sunset Fund Raiser this weekend with Revenge at the Reunion - A Murder Mystery Comedy. The “Norman Bates Memorial High School” reunion is kind of a clever setting for a whodunnit. It offers a plausible space to.. more

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Sunset Playhouse’s Bug In A Rug Children’s Theatre is one of the more unique theatre experiences in town. As it is open to children of almost any age, it’s largely the type of experience limited to parents and kids far too young to appreciate .. more

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The Sunset Playhouse spoofs a classic spy story as it stages The 39 Steps with a sharp sense of comedy. more

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It takes a tremendous amount of personality and ambition to decide to put together a one-person performance. Ryan Capp appears to have more than enough personality to fill a show. He’s a choreographer and singer and a dancer AND an actor. Early ne.. more

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