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Heaven Can Wait Auditions Announced!

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, is excited to announce open auditions for the second production of our 87th season, the comedy/fantasy by Harry Segall, Heaven Can Wait.

THE STORY: Mr. Jordan is checking passengers who are to depart in an airplane for the Hereafter. The routine is interrupted by the arrival of Joe Pendleton, an attractive prizefighter, who refuses to admit he is dead and induces Jordan to look up the "records," which reveal that Joe is not scheduled to arrive for another 60 years! But, as Joe starts to return to earth to continue his fighting, word reaches Heaven that Max Levene, Joe's manager, thinking he had been killed, had Joe's body cremated, and Joe has no body to return to. Jordan promises to find Joe another body, and the ensuing events of switched identities, deceit, murder and romance make for a delightful theatrical roller coaster ride.

We are looking for male and female adult actors (20’s to 70’s) for 7 major roles and 11 minor roles. There are also opportunities for non-speaking roles for crowd scenes and other extras.  Auditions will be held at The Masquers Coach House 616 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, on Monday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m. 

All participants should come to the auditions with a completed audition form; a headshot; and a list of rehearsal scheduling conflicts.  Audition forms are available on line at  Please arrive early, be ready to start on time, and plan to stay for the entire audition session.

The rehearsal schedule will begin January 2nd, and will run Monday through Thursday until production dates.  Heaven Can Wait will be performed February 22, 23, & 24, 2018 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend the scheduled audition time, please contact one of the following:

The Director, Ellen Peronto:

The Producer, Claran LaViolette:

Wait Until Dark Director Announced!

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, is excited to announce that local director Lisa Heili has been selected to direct our season opening show Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott!

Lisa  has appeared with The Masquers in many different capacities both on and off stage as an actress, set painter, stage manager and director. This show marks Lisa's fourth directing venture with us as she has previously directed The Sound of Music, Shrek: The Musical, and The Great Gatsby.

In addition to her theatrical work with us, Lisa has worn just as many hats for the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc theatre department and Manitowoc's local youth theatre company Treehouse Theater.

The Masquers is very excited to see the unique vision Lisa will bring to our 87th season inaugual show!

Wait Until Dark will open November 9th, 10th and 11th 2018 at the Capitol Civic Centre in historic downtown Manitowoc. Information on auditions and rehearsals for this show will be announced shortly!

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