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 2019/2019-2020 Season. Please see the posted Job Description for additional details. Questions and interest can be directed to the general Falls Patio Players email address – .
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.
33 Variations Audition Information:
Falls Patio Players will hold open auditions for the play “33 Variations” by Moisés Kaufman December 9-10, 2019. We will be casting 3-4 women and 4-5 men ages 20 to 65. Rehearsals begin December 16, 2019 and carry through until performances beginning February 7, 2020. There will be a few preliminary rehearsals in December, but rehearsals will begin in earnest after the holidays, including possible Saturday rehearsals in January. For more information, contact director Tom Berger at .
The Music Man Audition Information:
Falls Patio Players will hold open auditions for the “The Music Man” by Meredith Wilson February 10-11, 2020. Call-backs will be held, as needed, on February 12, 2020. We are looking for a large and varied cast of adults, teens, and children, ages 10 to 70. There will be reading from the script for all speaking parts. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in your key that highlights your vocal range, and bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Tape recordings and unaccompanied singing are not permitted. Please also wear shoes suitable for dancing. For more information, contact director Christopher Orth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!