• Welcome to Forge Theatre

    Forge Theatre brings high-quality, year-round live theatrical entertainment to the Phoenixville community. Located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, Forge offers a repertory of six productions a year. Our ongoing mission is to enrich and entertain our community by providing a superior theatre experience.

    When you visit the theatre, please observe our "Good Neighbor Policy" by not parking on First Avenue. Thank you.

    Contact us:
    Forge Theatre
    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
    To join our Patron Mail list, please send an email to: forgetheatrephoenixville@gmail.com

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General Information

Forge auditions are open to the public, no matter the level of experience, and are generally held on two dates in order to allow the most number of people to fit it into their schedule.  Some directors prefer a prepared audition, others do cold readings from the script, still others may do both.  Be sure to check the audition page for the specific show you are interested in for audition information.  Please note:  Forge is an all-volunteer organization.  There is no compensation of any kind.



Our 54th Season!




April – Harvey by Mary Chase

Auditions January 10 @ 2:00 and January 12 @ 7:00;

Snow Date for Auditions January 14 @ 7:00

                                                                       directed by Marnie Herzfeld

Elwood P. Dowd  makes friends with a six foot rabbit named Harvey that only he sees. When his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues.

April 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 May 1

Casting Requirements (ages approximate)

Elwood P. Dowd – the man who sees the rabbit, 45-55

Veta Louise Simmons – Elwood’s long-suffering sister, 45-55

Myrtle Mae Simmons – Veta’s daughter, 20-ish

William R. Chumley, MD – the psychiatrist and founder of the clinic, 50-70

Ruth Kelly, RN  – the young attractive nurse, 25-35

Lyman Sanderson, MD – the young doctor in the clinic, 30-45

Duane Wilson – the orderly, 30-50

Judge Omar Gaffney – the family solicitor, 40-70

Betty Chumley – the psychiatrist’s wife, 40-60

E J Lofgren – a taxi driver, 30-80

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet – a society woman, 40-70



June – Oliver: Music and Lyrics by  Lionel Bart

Based on the book by Charles Dickens

Auditions March 7 & 9 @ 7:00, Children’s Auditions March 5 @ 11:00

Directed by Christa Wisneski

Oliver! is the classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

June 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26


Oliver Twist — a workhouse boy about 13 years of age
Mr. Bumble, The Beadle — a large, pompous man of 55
Widow Corney — a sharp-tongued, domineering widow of 50; the Workhouse Mistress
Mr. Sowerberry — the Undertaker
Mrs. Sowerberry — his overseer
The Artful Dodger — Fagin’s brightest pupil; an undersized 18-year-old
Fagin — an elderly receiver; runs training academy for young pickpockets
Nancy — 23 years old; a graduate of Fagin’s academy, and Bill’s doxy
Bet — a 13-year-old lass in Fagin’s establishment; idolizes Nancy
Bill Sykes — a villain in his prime
Mrs. Bedwin — the Brownlows’ Housekeeper


Noah Claypoole — the Undertaker’s pimply apprentice
Charlotte — the Sowerberrys’ sluttish young daughter
Charles Bates and other Boys in Fagin’s establishment
Old Sally — a pauper
Old Lady
Mr. Brownlow — an old gentleman of wealth and breeding
Dr. Grimwig — a Doctor
First Woman
Second Woman
Night Watchman
First Bow Street Runner
Second Bow Street Runner
Man, Second Man, Third Man and Fourth Man

Workhouse Boys
Workhouse Assistants
Bow Street Runners
Street Vendors (Criers)
Crowd of Onlookers and Passersby



When you come to the theatre, please observe our Good Neighbor Policy and DO NOT PARK on First Avenue.

Questions?  Contact us by email: forgetheatrephoenixville@gmail.com


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