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.
Falls Patio Players is currently seeking Technical Directors for the 2018-2019 Season. Please see the posted Job Description for additional details. Questions and interest can be directed to the general Falls Patio Players email address – email@example.com.
Auditions are held at the North Middle School Auditorium in Menomonee Falls, which is on the corner of Main St. and Appleton Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, and auditions start at 7:00pm. Please click here for a map detailing parking information, and entrances.
Audition Information – Miss Holmes
Falls Patio Players will hold open auditions for the mystery “Miss Holmes” on Monday, August 13 & Tuesday, August 14, 2018, with callbacks occurring Wednesday, August 15, 2018 if needed. We will be casting five adult men and four adult women. No prepared materials are needed. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., auditions start at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the director, Diana Alioto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition Information – Disney Lion King JR
Falls Patio Players is excited to announce that we are looking for a diverse cast of young performers ages 7-15 for their children’s theater production of Disney’s Lion King Jr.Show dates are October 26 at 7:00 pm, and October 27 & 28 at 2:00 pm. Auditions will be held August 20 and 21, 2018. Doors open at 5:30, auditions begin at 6:00. Children should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and 30 seconds of a song to sing. An accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music. (Acapella singing or recorded accompaniment is not allowed.) Children should also come prepared to dance – please no flip flops or boots. CALLBACKS – IF NEEDED will be held on August 22, 6:00-8:00. All casting will be completed by Sunday, August 26.
Additional Rehearsal Information:
If cast, there will be a parent meeting at 6:00 on Monday, August 27, 2018 followed by a cast-only read thru from 6:30-8:00. Rehearsals begin September 4 and will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 pm until Tech Week – October 22-26, during which rehearsal will occur nightly. All cast members must be available for all Tech Week rehearsals and all performances.
If you have any questions, please email director, Linda Schuster Hake at .
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. If any of the above areas are of any interest to you, please take some time to fill out the requested information on the following page and send to Falls Patio Players, PO Box 904, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052 or e-mail as an attachment to . Thank you!