2017-August 16 — Auditions have been scheduled for November 6th at 7:00pm and November 11th at 1:00pm for Robert Harling's classic Steel Magnolias. The show will begin rehearsals December 11 but have just 3 rehearsals before Christmas and none in the 10 days leading up to Christmas. The other piece of good news for the ladies is there will not be a rehearsal on Valentines Day. There will be 8 performances from February 9th to 18th, 2018. The play will be directed by Lyle Krueger. Details are on the AUDITIONS PAGE.
2017-August 14 — Work sessions for August 15th through August 20th have been scheduled. There are 8 of them in the 6 day period!!! Why so many? We have about 3 weeks to make catwalks, a stage, grandstands and paint over 3000 square feet. We are determined to open on time! Get the details on the WORK SESSIONS PAGE.
2017-August 7 — The cast for Blind Dating at Happy Hour has been determined. Check the list on the AUDITIONS PAGE.
2017-August 4 — There will be a reading of The Gifts of the Magi, A Musical on September 7th at 7:00pm and the auditions have been scheduled for September 19th and September 21st, both at 7:00pm. This delightful little musical is based on the famous O. Henry story of a young couple trying to make their way in New York City. The show features an ensemble cast of 6 and a "street chorus" of 8 high school students will be added to it. Interested high school students should contact the Business Manager at BusinessManager@KMPlayhouse. Details are on the AUDITIONS PAGE.
2017-July 16 — The first Playhouse Auditions have been scheduled for the first production, Blind Dating at Happy Hour by local playwright Shaun Kempf. Shaun will also direct this very funny comedy. Actors who attended the reading spent a lot of time laughing and gave the script a resounding thumbs up. Don't miss the chance to be part of a show that is a proven crowd pleaser. Auditions are on August 2nd and 3rd. Details are on the AUDITIONS PAGE.
2017-July 15 — Work Sessions have been scheduled for Monday, July 17th, Tuesday, July 18th and Thursday, July 20th at 6:00pm as well as Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00am. We need someone to clean up the work site sawdust as well as handymen and carpenters. Details on the WORK SESSIONS PAGE.
2017-July 3 — We have had small but highly effective groups of volunteers the past two Saturdays who got a lot of work done. Just 8 weeks from tonight is the first rehearsal! This week the pace escalates as we have sessions on Wednesday, July 5th and Thursday, July 6th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, July 8th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. A decision about whether there will be a work session on Sunday will be made Thursday evening. The work this week is pretty much all general carpentry but it would also be good to have someone to clean up behind them as they will be making a lot of sawdust. More information is always available on the WORK SESSIONS PAGE and if you have questions, check the calendar [at the bottom of every page of this site] for who to contact.
2017-June 19 — The work starts NOW! In just 9 weeks, on August 28th, the first rehearsal for Blind Dating at Happy Hour will be happening at the Playhouse. That means, with the help of Keller Construction, we have just 9 weeks to change a church into a theater. We are doing almost all the interior work ourselves and we need lots of help. The work sessions begin Saturday, June 24th at 9:00am at the Playhouse so put on your working clothes and come join the fun. More information is available on the WORK SESSIONS PAGE and if you have questions, check the calendar [at the bottom of every page of this site] for who to contact. And here’s a tip about Saturday the 24th, FREE CARPET!
2017-May 14 — Last night’s party at Little Switzerland was a great success! About 75 people enjoyed some food and cocktails, met board members, browsed blueprints, literature and learned more about the Playhouse and our plans for it. Many tested out the seats that will be installed and gave them high reviews. As the evening wore on actors tried their hands at some readings from the 5 shows much to the delight of everyone. There was also a wonderful video created by our tech department that gave those who had never been in the church a 2 minute electronic tour. To those who came, thank you very much. Those who were unable to attend can check out the video HERE.
2017-April 23 — KMP announced a 2017-2018 Season Kick-Off Event. The event is open to the public and will be held from 7:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday, May 13th in the Chalet at Little Switzerland in Slinger. There will be free appetizers, a cash bar and music. Attendees can see blueprints for the new Playhouse, sit in one of the new theatre seats the Playhouse will have and learn how they can volunteer as well as all the details of how they can support the Playhouse financially. All of the board members and management team will be available to answer any questions. The 5 shows of the 2017-2018 season will be announced and all 5 directors will be available to answer questions actors may have. Actors may choose to participate in short readings to please the crowd and impress the director. Actors may also sign up to participate in complete script readings which will be scheduled at a later date. Attendees can also sign up for email notifications of events and activities.