Welcome to Over Our Heads Players Season 28 !
Whether its your first OOHPS production or you've been an audience member since our inaugural production 28 years ago at our first home "George's Bar" - welcome.
Our theatre company was in fact "born in a bar" 28 years ago. Since then we have been bringing professional quality, new theatre experiences to our community and priding ourselves on winning audience members along the way. We love to hear audience members rave about adopting us as "their theatre!"
What can you expect from an OOHPS production? The unexpected.
We take great pride in offering our community an urban theatre style that is most often reserved for cities much larger than ours. Our mission continues to focus on new material and the OOHP emphasis on humor. We enjoy providing topics and humor from all angles, including thought provoking plays that may even find humor and messages in the darker corners of life. And we continue to never edit for content or language.
We are so very grateful to our loyal audience and generous sponsors that have helped make this 28th year possible. Our greatest achievement has been watching our audience and community grow with us.
The time and effort invested by our many dedicated volunteers, board and our staff, is in service the moment you arrive. Our gratitude that you have chosen to spend your time here with us cannot be overstated.
We look forward to having you in our audience !
Managing Artistic Director
KRINGLE... The Musical?, Part II:
On November 15th, Over Our Head Players opens an original sketch comedy musical, KRINGLE... The Musical?, Part II: West of the I Side Story! by Rich Smith and Over Our Head Players. The hilarious new prequel to 2017's popular KRINGLE... The Musical? runs four weekends from November 15 - December 8.
KRINGLE... The Musical?, Part II: West of the I Side Story! sees the return of all of your favorite characters in a hilarious forbidden love story set during the opening of I-94 in Racine County. Tensions rise in the ultimate showdown of kringle vs. cannoli, butter vs. oleo, and East vs. West in a battle for pastry supremacy. Historical accuracy takes a backseat to puns, cheap jokes, song parodies, dancing and plenty of Racine references.
Rich Smith, writer, director, and creator of the KRINGLE series, said he wanted to do a follow up because "interest in the first KRINGLE was very high, and a lot of audience members had been asking us to revive it." He continues, "I’ve never been a strong proponent of bringing shows back, but I had an idea for a fun twist in the story that I thought was worth enjoying." Rich said the idea for a sketch comedy musical came to him after watching "countless live sketch groups, a lot of sketch television shows and a few comedy musicals in New York City and Chicago. I hope the audience gets an experience that is uniquely OOHPS." Considering the uniqueness of the production, an eclectic collection of talent is also required. Rich said, "We needed musicians and singers as well as actors and comedians to pull off a show of this type. That obviously makes the production very unlike a straight play but even different than a traditional musical."
The cast includes Kristin Althoff, A.J. Laird, Scott Lema, Anne Mollerskov, Michael Retzlaff, Joan Roehre, Ron Schulz, Jim Selovich, Brandy Smith, Rich Smith, Maureen Troy, Dan Venne, Melissa Zeien and Tammy Zeller.
The band features Skip Carlson, Scott Fox and Brain Lauer.
Rich Smith directs and production manages, with musical director Anne Mollerskov, and choreography by Kristin Althoff and Melissa Zeien. A.J. Laird serves as stage manager with Kristin Althoff as assistant stage manager. The staff includes Janine Anderson, Amy Ball, Diane Carlson, Rebecca Eisel, John Stanley, Teri Stanley, Parker Jones, Sally Laird, Michael Retzlaff, Lori Russ and Ron Schulz.
Ticket information available below...
"KRINGLE... The Musical?, Part II:"
West of the I Side Story! Original Sketch Comedy Musical by Rich Smith and OOHPs.
2020 Snowdance® 16th Anniversary 10 Minute Comedy Festival!
Lyrical – yet biting - romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley.
Over Our Head Players is a non-profit organization of volunteer talent from Southeastern Wisconsin and operates the Sixth Street Theatre in Racine. We are now entering our 28th year as one of the best contemporary theatre companies in the area.
Auditions: Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00pm
Over Our Head Players will hold open auditions for the Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival
Auditions are held at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Racine
Roles are available for eight to twelve actors
Male and female actors of various ages between 18 - 60 are needed
Many actors will play multiple roles
Auditions involve cold readings, improv exercises; prepared pieces are not necessary
Volunteers are also needed in all technical capacities including lights, sound, props, costumes, set building, ushers and house managers
No previous experience is necessary to audition or volunteer
Shows are January 31 – March 1
For more information, please leave a message at the box office, (262) 632-6802
2019 - 2020 Calendar
nov"KRINGLE... The Musical? Part II:"
West of the I Side Story! Original Sketch Comedy Musical by Rich Smith and OOHPs
Local humor and half-baked song parodies in the best original sketch comedy musical about Racine and pastry that’s been written since we wrote the first one.
The OOHP "sketch comedy musical" format is back, and this time, we’ve gone Out West – west of I-94, that is. The kringle-bending Yopanssan clan saga continues in the Land of the Union Grovers, accompanied by our take on some favorite pop melodies. Sure to feature as many puns, sight gags, cheap jokes, and Racine references as we can fit into one evening, and possibly a Kansasville crack, Dover dig, or even some Raymond repartee. This Original OOHPs Musical is sure to sell out, so secure your seat now.
If this were a movie, we think it would be rated "PG-13."
2020 Snowdance® 16th Anniversary 10 Minute Comedy Festival! Competition of Original Comedies
You know the drill! The hit playwriting competition draws entries from around the globe. Judges choose the best to produce. Then, in the ultimate interactive experience, the audience votes on who should win the cash prize. It’s original comedy plus OOHPs’ signature hijinks between plays. Utah has Sundance; Racine has Snowdance! A great reason for season tickets – this popular event sells out.
These plays are not yet rated; they are not yet written! "R-rated" words or themes may be included.
Lyrical – yet biting - romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley. Heartbreaking Irish struggle over land and love.
The unlikely story of Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. With the years slipping away, this eccentric pair will need to overcome a bitter land feud, family rivalries, and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny, and ultimately wonderful. Full of dark humor and poetic prose by the Pulitzer, Tony, and Oscar Award-Winning author of Doubt and Moonstruck, "Outside Mullingar is a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love." – NY Daily News.
If this were a movie, we think it would be rated "PG-13."
Dark comedy about a comical mismatch by Jen Silverman. Powerful story of what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.
Think The Odd Couple meets Breaking Bad: Sharon, a recently divorced housewife in Iowa, advertises for a roommate. Enter Robyn, a pot-smoking vegan lesbian scam artist from the Bronx. Their chance cohabitation sets their lives spinning. "The Roommate tugs at the heartstrings as much as it tickles the funny bone." - Louisville.com
If this were a movie, we think it would be rated "PG-13" or a little stronger.
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