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Heaven Can Wait Cast Announced!

Producer Claran LaViolette and Director Ellen Peronto are proud to announce thier cast for the hilariously divine comedy Heaven Can Wait! The Cast is as follows:

J Gravelle as Joe Pendleton
Paul Hacker as Mr. Jordan
Roz Vossen as Messenger #7013
Corrie Skubal as Julia Farnsworth
Tim Brey as Tony Abbott
Warren Schmidt as Max Levine
Emily Guillemette as Bette Logan
D.J. Lucas as Mrs. Ames
Kate Koubaddy as Suzie
Claran LaViolette as Ann
Christine Bubolz as third maid
Jerri Burkart as Nurse
Darcy Gravelle as 1st Escort
Tom Bartelme as 2nd Escort #3081 and Doctor
Gregg Wolf as Williams
Fred Schnell as Plainclothesman
Randy Leifer as Lefty and Referee
Roger Bennin as Workman and Announcer

Heavn Can Wait will open February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2018 at the Capitol Civic Centre in historic downtown Manitowoc! Tickets are available now online ( or by phone by calling (920) 683-2184.

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Legally Blonde Production Team Announced!

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, is excited to announce that local directors Jonathan Medendorp and Kevin Sievert have been selected as co-directors for our final production of the season - Legally Blonde: The Musical!

If you saw any Masquers production during our 2014-2015 season you will be familiar with their work, as between the two of them they directed all three shows in the season! Jon was responsible for Leading Ladies and The Miracle Worker, while Kevin directed The Addams Family: The Musical. Their dedication to meaningful story telling and light-hearted fun will be well served in this production!

In addition to co-direction, Kevin will choreograph the production. Hannah Otto, an experienced director in her own right, will assistant direct the production. Phillip Jindra will bring experienced knowledge to the cast ast the Vocal Director and Jordan Kabat, having previously directed our pit for The Producers will return to our company as Pit Director for this production. Vicki Svacina will be Producer for this production

The Masquers is very excited to see Jon, Kevin, and their team's vision come to life!

Legally Blonde: The Musical will open May 10th, 11th and 12th 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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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: