Sunset Playhouse


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

Mar 5, 2018 10:18 AM Theater


This week’s theatrical openings in Milwaukee are highlighted by Sunset Playhouse going Into the Woods and by UWM Peck School of the Arts offering us 12 Ophelias. more

Feb 26, 2018 9:26 AM Performing Arts Weekly

This week, Dear Ruthie’s exciting upcoming events include the Milwaukee’s LGBT Community Center’s TGIF event at Woody’s, Jan. 26; Elton John: Rocket Man! At Sunset Playhouse, Jan. 29-30; and Star Wars Trivia at Mary’s BeerCade, Jan. 30. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:18 PM Dear Ruthie

Sunset Playhouse’s ongoing production of Room Service plays its cards close to the vest, not taking many chances in its very straightforward and faithful show. more

Jan 23, 2018 1:52 PM Theater

Renaissance Theaterwork’s production of Russian Transport leads this week’s opening shows. It’s a timely tale about immigration and human trafficking—as well as a fundraiser for three worthy Milwaukee nonprofits. more

Jan 16, 2018 2:31 PM Performing Arts Weekly


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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

Dec 5, 2017 3:19 PM Theater

Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth by First Stage Young Company and Arsenic and Old Lace by Dale Gutzman’s Off the Wall Theatre. more

Dec 5, 2017 2:42 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by Holmes and Watson and Murder for Two—both by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater—and lively dance music from Spain comes to the city thanks to Early Music Now. more

Nov 7, 2017 2:10 PM Performing Arts Weekly


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The ’70s live again in the classy retro-musical diva comedy Sister Act, which is being presented through Nov. 5 by Sunset Playhouse. more

Oct 17, 2017 2:58 PM Theater 2 Comments


Sister Act to be performed Oct. 12-Nov. 5 at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove.

Coming up this week is Sunset Playhouse’s production of the stage musical, Sister Act, Off the Wall Theatre’s unique take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more. more

Oct 10, 2017 2:46 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Veteran local actors draw a warm and comic gravity to the stage in Sunset Playhouse’s production of Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedy by Joe DiPietro. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:58 PM Theater

The Sunset Playhouse brings Liz Norton to the stage in powerful form in the title role for its summer production, Hello, Dolly! more

Jul 18, 2017 12:44 PM Theater

Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering if she’s the bitch or all the people around her. Exciting upcoming events include Theater RED’s The Wayward Women at the Alchemist Theatre, Bastille Days in Cathedral Square and a Makers Mar... more

Jul 11, 2017 1:18 PM Dear Ruthie

Agatha Christie’s 1939 mystery And Then There Were None is a delightfully episodic little crime drama. Sunset Playhouse revisits the classic tale in three acts with two intermissions. At the begin,Theater more

Jun 6, 2017 3:58 PM Theater

Village Playhouse’s annual One-Act Play Festival returns. Meanwhile, Sunset Playhouse, Waukesha Civic Theater and Memories Ballroom produce plays of their own, the Master Singers of Milwaukee sing o,Performing Arts Weekly more

May 30, 2017 2:44 PM Performing Arts Weekly

It’s music, music and more music in Performing Arts Week. Sunset Playhouse pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, the Marcus Center takes audiences back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, Milwaukee Musaik plays rare nonets and the Milwaukee... more

May 16, 2017 2:06 PM Performing Arts Weekly

In Sunset Playhouse’s light comedy of friendship, The Dixie Swim Club, women who became friends while swimming in school periodically meet-up to relax and swim in solitude at an idyllic beach cottage in North Carolina. more

Apr 25, 2017 2:22 PM Theater

The Iliad, the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less runs at Racine Guild Theatre March 31-April 9; Sunset Playhouse pays tribute to Burt Bacharach in a cabaret-style show March 30-April 2; and Andrea and Daniel Burkholde... more

Mar 28, 2017 1:37 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s musical Little Shop of Horrors is almost impossible to bring to the stage. The complex blend of horror, comedy, drama and music is made all the more difficult by the technical demands of a huge puppet and so ... more

Mar 7, 2017 3:41 PM Theater