AE partners with the Rockford Library for a series of FREE events called Page to Stage. The first is Monday, August 27 at 6:30-7:30 in the Nordlof Center at 118 N. Main Street. Stop by and get a backstage glimpse of the mystery and mayhem that opens the AE season on Sept. 6. AE Artistic Director Richard Raether will host.
AE is participating in the city-wide celebration of Rockford Day, August 15, with a fantastic one-day sale! Women in Jeopardy single tickets are on sale for $15 (regularly $30) for any Friday or Saturday 7:30 performance. Limit: two tickets per purchase. This sale is only on August 15! Click HERE.
Season Flex Passes are on sale (one day only) for $75 (regularly $110)! A Flex Pass is four tickets that are good for any performance, any date, this season. Limit: two flex packs per purchase. This sale is only on August 15! Click HERE.
She never forgot… She never forgave… She never left. When a solicitor arrives from London to settle the estate of an elderly client, he glimpses a mysterious woman in black in the graveyard. Sinister events unfold at isolated Eel March House in this spine-tingling ghost story running May 10–27 at AE. Click HERE for tickets.
Life of the Party is a casual fundraiser, with finger food, silent auction, live performances, raffle baskets, and more! Ensemble members Patte Armato Lund and Gary Wingert are your emcees. The doors open at 6, entertainment starts at 6:30, the raffles and silent auction end at 8, which is when the after party (desserts and dancing) begins!
WHERE: The Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St. Rockford, IL
WHEN: Saturday, April 7. Doors open at 6, performances begin at 6:30
COST: Tickets are just $25 (click HERE). Proceeds benefit Artists' Ensemble Theater
Equity auditions for Artists' Ensemble's 2019-2019 season will be held in Chicago on Tues. Feb. 20, from 10–4 at the Equity Center, 557 W. Randolph. Call the audition hot line for an appointment: 877-232-1913, ext. 815.
AE is holding local general auditions for next season on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11, from 1-4. Bring a monologue if you have one. If not, material to read will be available. All ethnicities and ages (sorry, no roles for children) are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Walk-ins will be seen, time permitting. Auditions are in the Cheek Theatre in the Clark Arts Center at Rockford University, 5050 East State St. Rockford, IL.
Once upon a time a showgirl on the run from the law takes shelter with seven kindly professors. They are all wise and learned in their fields, but she manages to teach them a thing or two, all while falling in love with the youngest. A delightful fable set in the 1940s is the centerpiece of Romance Theater, part of AE's popular pay-what-you-can series of faux radio broadcasts.
The cast includes: David A. Gingerich, Katie Maringer, Gary Wingert, Patte Armato, Lund, Richard Raether, Angelo O'Dierno, Alex Ruano, and Tom Dotson. Remember, love lasts forever, but Romance Theater is only for two nights, Friday & Saturday, Feb. 9–10 at 7:30 in the Cheek Theatre at Rockford University.
AE's first ever "Bonus Show" had a limited run to sold out houses. This experiment is looking like a hit with audiences. Watch for AE's next bonus show coming in the spring, immediately following the run of "Best of Enemies"!