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Dover Little Theatre is holding auditions for William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Dover Little Theatre, in Dover, NJ, is holding auditions for William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Directed by Alex Oleksij.
Performance Dates: September 25th & 26th, October 2nd, 3rd, 4th,* 9th & 10th (*matinee). Shakespeare’s classic comedy of romance, music, and mistaken identity. Orsino is love with Olivia, Malvolio is love with Olivia, Andrew Aguecheek is in love with Olivia, but Olivia is in love Cesario. Except Cesario is really a girl, Viola, who is love with Orsino. And then Viola’s twin brother shows up! This version of 12th NIGHT is set in the 1930s. Songs from the period (Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers & Hart, etc.) will be interpolated into the show, so auditionees should be prepared to sing an up tempo song of that type, as well as being prepared to read Shakespearean dialogue.


VIOLA: shipwrecked girl who thinks her brother drowned. Disguises herself as a boy, Cesario, to work at the court of Duke Orsino and falls in love with the Duke.

ORSINO: Duke of Illyria. Commanding and romantic, yet melancholy. In love with the idea of being in love.

OLIVIA: A countess, whose father and brother have both recently died. Determined to wallow in her grief, she refuses all romantic suitors – until she meets Viola/Cseario.

MALVOLIO: Olivia’s steward. A prim and proper prig. Disliked by just about everyone. Hopes to marry Olivia and become master of her estate.

SIR TOBY BELCH: Olivia’s uncle, whose chief concern in life is to drink and make merry.

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK: One of Olivia’s suitors and a blithering idiot. Frequently duped by Sir Toby Belch.

MARIA: Olivia’s maidservant, and partner in Sir Toby’s practical jokes.

FABIAN: Olivia’s groundkeeper, has a real grievance against Malvolio, and eager to humiliate him.

SEBASTIAN: Viola’s twin brother, who is constantly mistaken for her.

ANTONIO: A sea captain who rescued Sebastian from drowning. In love with Sebastian.

VALENTINE: One of Orsino’s courtiers and his chief security officer.

CAPTAIN: Man who rescued Viola from drowning and aids her in her disguise. Will also double as a priest and Curio, another courtier.

Open Auditions in NJ

Monday, July 13, 2009 and Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM. 69 Elliott Street, Dover, NJ 07802.

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