We are currently preparing for auditions for TWO shows, SILENT SKY and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Stay tuned for more information about HSM auditions.


We are excited to announce the return of our Advanced Theatre Series, which debuted last year with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole. This year’s play is Silent Sky by acclaimed contemporary playwright Lauren Gunderson.

Here’s what you need to know about auditions;

When: Monday, April 6, after school

Where: The music theory room

Materials: Here is a link to audition materials (including audition options and an application).

Audition information: Women will pick one audition option of the following: Henrietta, Margaret, Williamina or Annie. Men will audition with Peter. All auditions must be memorized.

Auditionees may be requested to read for another part as an on-the-spot callback. These callback auditions do not need to be memorized.

ROLES: Here are the roles available for Silent Sky.

HENRIETTA LEAVITT (LEH-vit), Female, Lead: 30s, brilliant, meticulous and excited. Almost always wearing a period hearing-aid.

MARGARET LEAVITT, Female, Supporting: 30s, Henrietta’s sweet sister. A homebody and traditionalist. Quite creative.

PETER SHAW, Male, Supporting: 30s, the head astronomer’s apprentice.

ANNIE CANNON, Female, Supporting: 40s, the leader, terse and sure with a quick wit. She grows into a firebrand.

WILLIAMINA FLEMING, Female, Supporting: 50s, smart as a whip and fun. Scottish.

Student crew and staff: As part of our Advanced Theatre program, students take on a much larger role in design and leadership for the show. In addition to a student stage crew, we will require the following leadership positions:

  • Stage Manager
  • Deck chief
  • Head of lights and sound
  • Head of construction
  • Head of props
  • Head of costumes

These positions are available by application, with interviews to occur the day after auditions.

Rehearsals: There will be an initial show meeting the day after auditions to pass out scripts and discuss the show. At this meeting we will discuss potential rehearsal schedules, which, given the small nature of this show, may be flexible to coordinate with the cast’s schedules.

Expectations: There are elevated expectations for performers in Advanced Theatre Shows. Attendance must be impeccable. Students will take greater ownership over all aspects of production, and are expected to be advocates for and strong representatives of the program. Cast may be asked to be off book earlier than they are used to.

Performances: Performances will be June 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. n the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.

Questions?: Email smhstheatrecompany@gmail.com for more information.


High School Musical auditions

Stay tuned for audition information! Auditions for the show, taking place in the fall, will be held some time in May, with current eight through 11th graders being eligible to audition.

Performances: Performances will be Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m in the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.