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Open Auditions Announced

Sex Please We're Sixty

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company is excited to announce open auditions for the final production of our 88th season, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P. L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The Masquers is looking for male and female adult performers ages 18 to 70 and children ages 7 to 14 for this production. Auditions will be held at The Masquers Coach House 616 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, on Tuesday, February 26th and Wednesday February 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Children’s auditions will be scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 on each day. We can accommodate a limited number of children each night so please reserve your audition spot by contacting The Masquers via e-mail at

All participants should come to the auditions with a completed audition form; a headshot; a prepared 1-minute monologue; and a vocal selection of 18 - 32 bars, with a copy of the music for the pianist or a backing track. Participants should be dressed to dance with appropriate shoes and be ready to learn choreography from the show. All monologues and vocal selections should be chosen to showcase the actor’s strengths as they pertain to this show. Audition forms and show information is available by following the links below. Please plan to attend only one of the days listed; arrive early; be ready to start on time; and stay for the entire audition session.

Rehearsals will begin March 5th and will run Monday through Thursday until production dates. Mary Poppins will be performed May 9, 10, 11, 12, 2019 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI. Please direct any questions to Director Warren Schmidt through The Masquers, Inc. e-mail at

Our 88th Season Announced

Since 1931 the Masquers has entertained the lakeshore with community theater events every year making us one of the oldest community theater groups in Wisconsin. We are continuing that tradition again this year by announcing our season of shows for the 88th time.

It's A Wonderful LifeFirst on our list is the holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life. Based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Peter Van Doren Stern, this show will bring to the Masquers Stage all your favorite characters from the movie. You'll see George Bailey, Mary (Hatch) Bailey, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and everyone's favorite villain, Mr. Potter.

It's the story of George Bailey, the very ordinary man from Bedford Falls, who can't seem to live out any of his dreams because he is always fulfilling the expectations of those he loves and cares about. When everything seems to be falling apart around him he is visited by his guardian angel tasked with helping him. Clarence, the angel, decides to show George what the world would be like if he had never been born, and helps him understand that his really has been a wonderful life.

We hope you join us for this heartwarming adaptation of It's A Wonderful Life. The evening just won't be the same without you!

88th SeasonSet at Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Sex Please We're Sixty is a wonderful comedy that features two men - the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "Bud the Stud" Davis and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell, along with three older women - Victoria Ambrose a romance novelist, Hillary Hudson a friend of Henry's, and Charmaine Beauregard a "Southern Belle".

Alson in this show is a little blue pill invented by Henry, and Bud's "little blue pills", and unrequited love, and hot flashes, and mood swings and ... well, you'll understand when you come to the show. But beware, you're liable to leave with tears in your eyes from laughing!

88th SeasonAre you ready for a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS musical adventure?

Fresh from a long run on Broadway, Mary Poppins is an exceptional musical based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, and it's coming to the Masquers stage!

You'll be treated to all your favorite characters and songs along with some very special new songs and theater magic that will make your evening out truly exceptional. And just to make this an even more special event, we've scheduled an additional matinee performance on Sunday afternoon at 2:00!

Now is a great time to get your tickets for the entire season. Just check out our pre-season ticket campaign or request a brochure. See you at the theater!