Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical

By Bob & Jim Walton

Directed by Tim Olmstead

Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical takes a comic romp through life’s experiences as we slip slide toward being a senior citizen. The tour-de-farce humor sets us up to go laughing all the way through conditions and situations faced in Mid-Life! From reading glasses and mammograms to weekend warriors and the trials and tribulations and oddities of middle age all are the reality of mid-life. This show reflects them as something other than depression and grey hair through taking a comic look at the lighter side of what is often seen as a sensitive subject. The show begins with Turning Forty. There are skits about women racing to beat their biological clock, dealing with an empty nest, invasive medical procedures, finding that the life where red convertibles and reading glasses are accompanied by divorce papers, and proctology exams. Everyone will relate to this hilarious, and at times, touching musical about the curiosities and inevitabilities of middle age. (Not recommended for younger audiences!)

Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (The Old High School), 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie

Performances: November 5-14, 2010

Performance Times: November 5, 6, 12, 13, 2010 - 7:30 PM; November 14, 2010 - 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Adult $12, Senior (55+) $10, Student (<18) $8

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL is a humorous characterization of the universal theme of mid-life crisis. Six characters send the message of mid-life crisis to an audience of mixed ages ranging from young to old. The cast includes three men and three women. The play is primarily a musical with little dialogue. Actors will need to sing a broad variety of music with some dancing. This is a humorous play with a serious underlying theme and is designed for mature audiences.

Auditions will be held at the Sun Prairie Civic Theatre rehearsal facility,
500 South Bird Street, Sun Prairie as follows:
Tuesday 9/7/10 Optional Pre-Audition Training
Wednesday 9/8/10 - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9/9/10 -- 7:00 PM

Cast Read through Friday 9/10/10 7:00 PM - Rehearsals begin Monday 9/13/10

Production dates: November 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 2010