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"The Mouse That Roared"

Our theatrical friends, The Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa, are putting on an early fall show and we wanted to take a moment to tell you about it. Two of our board members, Ruth Caves and Rick Anderson, are part of the cast. It is directed by James Lentz, Jr. -- who directed our spring show and appeared in our fall show last year.
 
Anyway, the show is "The Mouse That Roared" and it tells the comedic tale of a tiny duchy that decides its economic woes are so great that the only way out of itsdifficulties is to declare war on the United States, lose that war and then accept the generous financial aid that the US is sure to offer. When the tiny empire -- through a complete fluke -- actually wins the war, the real fun starts.
 
We, the West Allis Players, are creatures of the theater and are happy to be able to promote another great production. The show will be presented at the Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive and runs September 5,6,12 and 13 -- 8 p.m. curtain on Fridays and Saturdays and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturdays. Call 1-262-781-9520 for complete ticket information.
 
Now back to OUR show -- Director Dave Dombrowski has cast "Play On" and we will be giving you updates in the coming weeks. We had 40 people audition for our show and our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to try out. We also have a dynamic crew working backstage and you will be hearing more about them too!

Play On!

We, the West Allis Players, are busy rehearsing our fall show,
Play On!" This comedy concerns a group attempting to put on a play while the overbearing playwright continues to make changes and changes -- and changes. Hilarious complications, anybody?
 
This is a pretty exciting time for the cast and crew. The set is taking shape and the cast has put aside its scripts. Suddenly -- and almost by magic -- each actor and actress is transformed into their characters. Truly a lot of work -- and a lot of fun.
 
Come join us in the audience! Our show runs October 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are very reasonable -- $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Use your Entertainment book for big savings. If you have not yet purchased your Entertainment Book, you may do so in the lobby and enjoy the savings immediately!
 
We have just announced our spring show. We will be presenting Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced." I love Christie and am really looking forward to this production. But more on that later.
 
For now -- to quote the Bard -- "If music be the food of love, play on." We intend to! To director Dave Dombrowski, cast and crew, we say, "Break a................." well, you know.

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