Towngate Theatre Holding Auditions for “Twelfth Night”
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Auditions for “Twelfth Night”

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Open auditions for “Twelfth Night”
by William Shakespeare

7pm March 18 & 19 at Towngate Theatre.

Roles include 8 men, 3 women, 5 either gender, and extras. Play is staged May 3, 4, 5 & 10 & 11, 2024.

Dennis Fox directs.

For specific audition questions, call Towngate Theatre at 304-233-0820.

About the Play

“Twelfth Night,” or What You Will, is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare that is believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck.

Orsino is in love with Olivia, but she’s mourning for her dead brother, so has rejected all his advances so far. He sends Cesario (who is really Viola) with love letters to woo Olivia on his behalf. Unfortunately for the Duke, Olivia is taken in by Cesario’s disguise and falls in love with him.

Audition Dates for Towngate Theatre 2023-24

July 31 & August 1, 2023; 7pm
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Director Dave Henderson; Musical Director David Scherrick; Choreographer Cheryl Pompeo
Roles include 9 males and 12 females, ages 16 and up.
Play is staged September 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 2023

September 18 & 19, 2023; 7pm
Open auditions for “Biloxi Blues”  
by Neil Simon
P.D. Gregg directs.
Roles include 7 men and 2 women.
Play is staged November 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 2023

October 9 & 10, 2023; 7pm
Open auditions for “Babes in Toyland”
Adapted by Cathey C. Sawyer and Kermit Medsker. Music by Victor Herbert. Additional lyrics by Cathey C. Sawyer and Kermit Medsker.
Produced with express permission by Yellow Rose Productions, LLC.  
Director Tim Thompson; Musical Director Karissa Martin
Roles include 12 males, 10 females, 10 either gender. Ages 12 and up, including adults. 10 children ages 8-11 to play Toys.
Play is staged December 8, 9 & 10

December 11 & 12, 2023; 7pm
Open auditions for “Wiley and the Hairy Man”  
By Suzan Zeder
Dave Henderson directs.
Roles include 3 men, 1 woman, 4 either gender, and extras.
Play is staged January 26, 27, 28, February 3 and 4

January 29 & 30, 2024; 7pm
Open auditions for “Rabbit Hole”  
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Butch Maxwell directs.
Roles include 2 men, 3 women, 17-year-old male.
Play is staged March 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 2024 

March 18 & 19, 2024; 7pm
Open auditions for “Twelfth Night”  
by William Shakespeare
Dennis Fox directs.
Roles include 8 men, 3 women, 5 either gender, and extras.
Play is staged May 3, 4, 5 & 10 & 11, 2024

May 28 & 29, 2024; 7pm
Open Auditions for Parcel Players, Oglebay Institute’s summer theater program for students ages 13-22.

Experience the magic of art onstage…

Towngate is the premiere venue for community theater in Wheeling.  Enjoy an intimate theater experience. Marvel at and applaud the talent of local actors. Experience a variety of though-provoking, heartwarming, comedic and historically significant works from renowned playwrights and talented newcomers. When watching a stage production, you are transported  into a different world. Escape from reality and feel the energy created by sharing an intimate space with actors and fellow theatergoers. Live action happens right before your eyes. There’s no app for that!  Furthermore, theater is a social experience meant to be shared with one another. So, bring your family and friends and meet new friends, too. Most importantly, support your local actors, directors, stage managers, set and costume designers. They spend months working to bring characters and stories to life. Their efforts produce amazing art time and time again.

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of the Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage. Most of all, Towngate celebrates the essential power of theater to illuminate our common humanity. The community enjoys and participates in hundreds of live performances, classes and workshops year-round.




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