• 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

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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.  Please be prepared to sing a song in the shows style and bring sheet music for our musical director to play in accompaniment.

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.

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


Our 56th Season!



The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Feb. 23, 24, March 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11*
Matinees on 4th and 11th @ 2:00
All other performances at 8 pm


Auditions: Nov 5 @ 2, 6@7:00
Directed by Linda Mandlowitz and Nance Brown

Rehearsals:  Sundays @ 2:00 and Monday, Wednesdays @ 7:00

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
April 13, 14, 20, 21, 22*, 27, 28, 29*
Matinees on 22nd and 29th @ 2:00
All other performances at 8 pm

Auditions Jan 7, 9 @ 7:00
Directed by Hal Holzer

Rehearsals:  Sundays @ 7:00 and Tuesdays, Thursdays @ 7:00

This humorous adaptation of Chekhov themes explores the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings during a visit by Masha, who supports the other two.


Avenue Q School Edition
Music/Lyrics/Original Concept by Robert Lopez & Jeff MarxBook by Jeff Whitty
June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, 24*
Matinees on 17th and 24th @ 2:00
All other performances at 8 pm

Auditions:Feb 25@2, 26@7:00
Directed by Marnie Herzfeld and Steve Reazor

Rehearsals:  Sundays @ 2:00 and Monday, Wednesdays @ 7:00

A coming-of-age parable, it addresses and satirizes the issues and anxieties faced when becoming an adult. This PG13 version features the same songs/storyline and lots of puppets, just slightly revised to be PG13 instead of R.

Because the original Avenue Q has some content elements that gave it an R rating, MTI worked with the Avenue Q authors to create an adaptation that maintains the dramatic (and comedic) intention and integrity of the piece, while editing it to make it more appropriate all audiences.

Character Breakdown

(Age ranges are those given by the publisher. Please know they are flexible.)

Princeton: A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
Gender: Male                     Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: G4         Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Kate Monster: A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
Gender: Female                 Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F#5        Vocal range bottom: G2

Nicky: A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
Gender: Male                      Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4          Vocal range bottom: A2

Rod: An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
Gender: Male                        Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E4             Vocal range bottom: A2

Trekkie Monster: A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.
Gender: Male                         Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4           Vocal range bottom: A2

Lucy: A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
Gender: Female                     Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Db5            Vocal range bottom: F3

The Bad Idea Bears: Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
Gender: Female                     Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: D4              Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Mrs. Butz: Crabby and ancient. Kate’s boss. Puppet.
Gender: Female                      Age: 50 to 65

Brian: A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
Gender: Male                           Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: E4               Vocal range bottom: B2

Christmas Eve: A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.
Gender: Female                       Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5              Vocal range bottom: B3

Gary Coleman: Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.
Gender: Female                        Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Bb4               Vocal range bottom: G#3

Ensemble: Avenue Q Residents; Moving Boxes

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