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Wilkes University Theatre to Hold Auditions

Wilkes University Theatre announces auditions for the first two shows of its 2019-2020 season on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Auditions are open to all Wilkes students. Auditions and performances will be held in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. 

Auditions for "Nine" will start at 6:30 p.m. on the main stage. Please have at least 16 bars of a song prepared to sing.

"Nine" is the story of celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film—a musical version of the Casanova story. Written by Mario Fratti, Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston, the musical won the 1982 Tony Award for best musical and the 2003 Tony Award for best revival of a musical. Performances are 8 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17. 

Auditions for "Doubt: A Parable" will begin at 8 p.m. Scenes from the script will be available to read. Please be familiar with the play. The sign-up sheet will be posted on the call board on the first floor of DDD. You may also email  jon.liebetrau@wilkes.edu to schedule a time.

Written by John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt: A Parable" won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. The drama asks the question: “What do you do when you’re not sure?” When an unconscionable accusation is leveled against the beloved priest Father Flynn, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. Performances are 8 p.m. on Sept. 26, 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 29.