• 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.

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    Forge Theatre
    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
    610-935-1920
    forgetheatrephoenixville@gmail.com
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Auditions

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.

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Our 54th Season!

2015-2016

 

Opus 5

January – Opus by Micheal Hollinger

Auditions by appointment September 12 & 13

                                                                       directed by Aaron Gould

After firing one of their founding members due to his erratic behavior, a world-class string quartet takes a chance on a gifted but relatively inexperienced young woman violist.

January 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Director Aaron Gould is looking for four men in their mid-40s and one woman in her mid-20s. Auditions are on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, and are by appointment. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY A STRING INSTRUMENT for auditions or performances. Performances are January 8-24, 2016.

For an appointment, or for more information about the auditions, the production, or the script, contact Aaron Gould at aaron.gould@verizon.net.

 

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Feb/Mar – Four Weddings and an Elvis by Nancy Frick

Auditions November 1 & 2 @ 7:00

                                                                       directed by Hal Holzer

The show takes place in a small, tacky wedding chapel in Las Vegas where the proprietor, Sandy, guides a series of unlikely couples as they take the big leap.

Four Weddings and an Elvis takes place in a small, tacky wedding chapel in Las Vegas, where the proprietor, Sandy, guides a series of unlikely couples as they prepare to take the big leap. Bev and Stan plan to marry as revenge on their exes – Vanessa and Bryce, are trying to revive their movie careers with a paparazzi wedding – Martin and Fiona, postal worker and ex-con, prove opposites can attract in spite of Fiona’s lingering affair with ex-boyfriend and convict, Fist. And of course, there will be Elvis(s) and other comic characters in this outrageous, broadly written, physical comedy.

The scenes of Four Weddings and an Elvis are written like three self-contained one-acts plays, with a fourth act tie-in.  It will be a very flexible rehearsal schedule since the characters from each scene, except Sandy, don’t appear together until the last scene.

Director, Hal Holzer, is looking for a broad range of ages and character types for this zany comedy. He can be reached at halholzer@verizon.net.

It requires 7 M, 4 F most between 25-55 except one man 60’s-70ish..Auditions will be readings from the script.

Open auditions are November 1st and 2nd @ 7:00 PM at Forge Theatre, 241, First Ave., Phoenixville, PA.

Performance dates are February 26, 27  March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

 

Harvey

April – Harvey by Mary Chase

Auditions January 10 and 12; Snow Date for Auditions January 14

                                                                       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

 

Oliver

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

 

 

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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