ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play Open Auditions on January 21st at Xavier Fine Arts Theatre

ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play Open Auditions on January 21st at Xavier Fine Arts Theatre

Open auditions for ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play, a dramatic musical based on the life of Christ, will be held on Saturday morning, January 21st, at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre (1600 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton). Adult and student performers, grades three through twelve, of all faiths are invited to audition. Director Jim Romenesko seeks singers, dancers and actors for the community production. 

Performances dates for the 2023 season are March 30th through April 2nd, with a special performance for Religious Education groups on March 29th.

Chorus, lead and supporting roles, both singing and non-singing are available.  Those auditioning will also be asked to do a simple movement/dance audition.

Performances and rehearsals are held at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Avenue Appleton on Sunday evenings with soloists & actors in leading roles also rehearsing on some Sunday afternoons. Peter Leschke is the show’s musical director. Mary Doverspike, Jr. is the choreographer.

For more information visit the show’s website: and click or tap the “Join Our Cast” button near the top of the page.

Xavier Theatre streaming production of “Sherlock Holmes Adventures”

Xavier Theatre will present a streaming radio-style show featuring two sleuth cases in Sherlock Holmes Adventures. Viewers will feel like they are inside the radio’s recording studio allowing them to see both the actors performing and the sound effects happen live.

The production will stream on-demand April 15th through April 25th.  Each ticket purchased will give the viewer a 48-hour window to watch the show within the stream dates once the code contained in the ticket has been entered.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at or by phone through the Xavier box office, (920) 733-8840.  The box office is open Mondays and Wednesdays from noon until 3:00 pm for phone orders.  You may leave a phone message at any time. 

We regret that we are unable to accommodate walk in sales at this time.