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Wilkes University Theatre Auditions - Shout and Our Town

Wilkes University Theatre (WUT) will be holding auditions for the fall theater season. Auditions will be on the main stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts the first week of classes:

********Tuesday, September 1 will be the audition date for "Shout" (musical). ******* There are parts for 6 - 7 women and 5 men in this musical. Prepare a song (bring sheet music) and be prepared for cold readings immediately after the music auditions. Any song you choose is fine, but something from the show is always preferred. Music auditions will begin at 6:30 pm and you will be seen individually. After everyone sings, we will have acting auditions with everyone on stage. There will be no dance audition for "Shout" although there will be dancing in the show. You can check out some of the music on the Music Theatre International site and on the "Shout" website. Performance dates are November 13-15 and 20-22.

*******Wednesday, September 2 will be the audition date for "Our Town" by Thorton Wilder starting at 6:30pm.******** It's a great play with fantastic characters and opportunities for all - over twenty roles total! A sign-up sheet with 10 minute audition slots will be posted on the theater call board (just beyond the elevator) on the first floor of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. Scene and monologue selections from the play will be provided for presentation at the auditions (no memorized monologues necessary). Copies of the selections will be available for inspection in the theater office beginning August 31st. Performance dates are October 1-4. If you have questions regarding either of the auditions, please contact Maryellen Sloat at  maryellen.sloat@wilkes.edu  or (570) 408-4420.