Auditions and Play Reading Festival at TAP

Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will hold general auditions for the 2020 season for non-Equity and Equity Membership Candidates on Jan. 18, 10 am – 5 pm, in Sturgeon Bay. Equity auditions will be held later. To find out more and sign up for an audition, visit

TAP will also present its fifth annual Winter Play Reading Festival Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

The reading cast of Dee Hopper, Alan Kopischke, Alex Sabin and Claire Morkin will present Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime on Jan. 31, 7:30 pm. It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. The reading is produced in coordination with Door County Reads. 

The bittersweet romantic comedy/drama Frankie and Johnny at the Clare de Lune will take the stage Feb. 1, 7:30 pm. In a Manhattan walk-up apartment, Frankie and Johnny have just had their first encounter, after having met several weeks ago on the job. Waitress Frankie has had more disappointments than delights in life; short-order cook Johnny is the veteran of one broken marriage already; and neither is in the bloom of youth. The reading cast features Mark Moede and Mary White.

The Feb. 2, 2 pm, reading will be Heroes, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. Gustave, Philippe and Henri – war heroes, all – are plotting an escape because they’ve had enough of the tortures of their confinement: dictatorial captors, untrustworthy fellow prisoners and too many birthday parties. Indeed, life in a retired soldiers’ home is almost unbearable. Ray Jivoff, Noah Simon and Ross Dipple form the reading cast.


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