Birch Hollow Suite Surrender Shrek the Musical

 2015-2016 Season

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The Masquers Celebrates 85 Seasons

Beginning in 1987 we became one of the charter Arts Partners for the newly renovated Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc and have called this beautiful theatre our home performance venue for over 25 years.

The Masquers, Inc. has been a leader in the Manitowoc arts community since 1931. A non-profit organization, we lay claim to the title of one of Wisconsin's Oldest Community Theater Groups. Throughout our history we have produced at least two shows every season for the last 84 years. Our latest offering includes Birch Hollow - a World Premiere, Suite Surrender and Shrek the Musical.

In 1944 The Masquers purchased the original coach house for the Rahr Mansion, now the Rahr-West Museum. The Coach House has been our home for auditions, rehearsals, costumes, set pieces and club meetings ever since. Beginning 1987 we became one of the charter Arts Partners for the newly renovated Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc and have called this beautiful theatre our home performance venue for over 25 years.

Audition Call

The Masquers is proud to announce open auditions for the first show of their 85th season, BIRCH HOLLOW.

A World Premiere, BIRCH HOLLOW is the brain child of Matthew Schliesman, Executive Director of the Capitol Civic Centre.  In July Warren Schmidt was appointed as the director for this historic event.  Warren and Matt are excited to be working together to bring this special play to life on the CCC stage.

Auditions will be held at The Masquers Coach House on September 8th and 9th beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information and details on what to bring be sure to click the link below.

What is a World Premiere?

The first show of our 85th Season will be a World Premiere of BIRCH HOLLOW, written by local celebrity Matthew Schliesman.

The event begs the question... "What is a World Premiere?"  The short answer is; a world premiere play is the first time the play is performed before a paid audience.

Once this World Premiere has been accomplished the playwright is free to market his work to publishers bringing the work to the world.  The significance of this first production is that the playwright has one more opportunity to "fine tune" the show and get valuable feedback from the director and cast members.

In a way it's amazing that this is the first time The Masquers has presented a World Premiere in their 85 year history.  We're excited and pleased to bring this show to our loyal supporters and look forward to a wonderful World Premiere event.

To read more about the playwright or the show click one of the links below.