Positions Available at RTG
The Racine Theatre Guild (www.racinetheatre.org), one of the largest community theatres in the Midwest, is seeking a full-time Director of Marketing and Development to join its professional staff. Located in Racine, WI, on Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago, the Guild owns and operates a fully equipped 390-seat theatre. Duties include all aspects of publicity, volunteer management and fundraising for the Guild’s many productions, events and programs. Applicant must have strong written communication and organizational skills. Appropriate degree (Bachelor of Arts or beyond) and/or comparable work experience related to marketing, business, communications or theatre required. Salary commensurate with experience, starting in the $35,000 range. Benefits include health insurance and IRA contributions.
Send resume and references to Personnel Committee, Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Racine, WI 53404. Email us at email@example.com.
Racine Theatre Guild seeks customer-oriented person to attend box office during weekend performances. Number of hours varies with performance schedule (known months in advance). Applicants must have communication, clerical, organizational and math skills. Main duties involve selling/processing tickets and handling patron concerns. If interested, complete an application at the box office or send resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RTG Holding Auditions May 9 & 10 for
Summer Musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes”
The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue in Racine, announces open auditions on May 9 and 10 for “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a jukebox musical by Roger Bean featuring hits of the 1950s and ’60s. “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is the first production of RTG’s 78th season, having performances from July 17 to 26.
With a story told mostly through song, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” opens in 1958, when four girls are recruited at the last minute to fill in as prom entertainment. As they sing hits of the 1950s, rivalries develop, and the evening ends with the prom queen’s coronation. Ten years later at their class reunion, the gals are back to sing hits of the 1960s. The different paths they’ve followed since graduation lead to an on-stage marriage proposal, a marriage on the rocks, a pregnancy involving raging hormones and a wayward husband, and reconciliation among the women. The show’s 30 musical numbers include “Mr. Sandman,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Secret Love,” “It’s In His Kiss,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “It’s My Party,” “Leader of the Pack” and “Respect.”
There are singing roles for four women, ages 18 to 40. Kara Ernst-Schalk is the director. Scripts are available at RTG’s box office, to view in the lobby or check out of the building by paying a $10 refundable deposit.
To audition, come to the Racine Theatre Guild at either 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, or 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 10. Appointments are not being taken. Please prepare a song and bring the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Recordings and unaccompanied singing are not permitted.
The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre that produces eight main-stage plays annually and offers a wide range of entertainment and enrichment opportunities. For more information, call the box office at 262-633-4218 between noon and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Visit RTG on the Web at www.racinetheatre.org.
Volunteering at RTG – Help make the magic happen!
Through the efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers led by a small professional staff, the Racine Theatre Guild, a community theatre, provides a variety of live entertainment and educational offerings for all ages, including:
- Main-stage plays and musicals
- Racine Children’s Theatre
- Jean’s Jazz Series
- Comedy Tonight
- Theatre trips
- Classes and workshops
RTG volunteers have diverse backgrounds—some arrive without experience, while others come with theatre degrees. All you need is desire! Do you want to meet people and have fun? Be part of a team? Learn new things? Indulge your creative side? See amazing results from your efforts?
Information is available at
2519 Northwestern Ave., www.racinetheatre.org, 262-633-4218.