At Falls Patio Players nothing could get done without our dedicated group of volunteers, and we would love to have YOU join us! Not sure what interests you? Check out the list of possibilities below. Get in touch – visit our contact information page for email and phone details.
Auditions are held at the North Middle School Auditorium in Menomonee Falls, which is on the corner of Main St. and Appleton Ave. Please click here for a map detailing parking information, and entrances.
“Christmas Carol” Audition Notice
Falls Patio Players will hold auditions for the musical “Christmas Carol” on Monday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 11th . We are looking for a cast of children and adults ages 7 and up. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Wednesday, October 12th. All roles are open! Performance dates are December 2nd , 3rd and 4th . Cast members must be available for school shows during the day on Friday, December 2nd. Prepare a song (maximum of 32 measures) and bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music with actual accompaniment – not just a melody line. Tape recordings and unaccompanied singing will not be permitted. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for dancing and be prepared to list rehearsal conflicts. Auditions will be held at North Middle School, N88 W16750 Garfield Dr. in Menomonee Falls. PLEASE NOTE: Monday’s auditions will take place in the Cafeteria; please enter at the Main Office entrance off of Main Street. Tuesday’s auditions will take place in the Choir Room; please enter through the Auditorium Lobby. Doors open at 6:00pm; auditions will begin at 6:30 pm. For more information, contact the director, Karen McKinney, at . Audition Forms can be printed ahead of time here, and will be available the night of auditions.
Current Volunteer Positions
COSTUME SHOP The Costume crew works with the costume chair to organize and prepare costumes during the show. In shows with many costumes there is work to be done right away, such as measuring cast members to pair them with existing costumes, sewing new ones as needed and repairing or altering ones from storage. No previous backstage experience is necessary. Sewing skills are always needed and welcome, but not necessary.
SET CONSTRUCTION/ STAGE CREW Any number of volunteers are needed to help build sets under the direction of the technical director. Work nights are typically Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6 weeks prior to a show, and occasional weekends, but come when you can. No special skills are necessary. Painting or a special technique will be taught. Tools and equipment are provided. STAGE CREW– Moving set pieces or working the fly rail during shows (usually requires your presence at every show for the work assigned to you).
HOUSE MANAGER The house manager oversees the lobby and all patron areas during performances, and is available for audience emergencies. This position is responsible for explaining what is needed to new ushers, generally helping where needed in the lobby and overseeing sales at the concession stand. The house manager communicates with the stage manager about when to open lobby doors and dim lights after intermission. Usually assigned to one of the ushers signed up for each show by the usher coordinator.
USHERS A crew of 8 to 12 ushers is needed for each show. Ushers come to the theatre 45 minutes before curtain and show people to their seats. Ushers sell concessions before and after show and during intermissions. No previous experience is necessary. Ushers are able to see the show for no charge in any available seats left after patrons are seated. We ask that they wear a white top/shirt and black bottoms- no jeans or tennis shoes please.
BOX OFFICE VOLUNTEER Volunteers staff the box office for about 1 hour before each performance. They sell tickets, provide exchanges, hand out ‘will call’ tickets and in general, serve as customer service representatives.
PUBLICITY HELPER Help with putting up posters around town about a month before shows. Also, help post the shows under event calendars on various web sites.
MEMBERSHIP The Falls Patio Players also gives the opportunity to become a member of our theater group. The yearly fee includes our quarterly newsletter, invitations to our membership meetings and an opportunity to request show tickets before the general public. Want to join! Complete your membership information and payment here.