The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

March 18, 2013

Theatre West Virginia slates local auditions

If you’ve always wanted a chance to take the stage and show the world your talents, then Theatre West Virginia might have a spot for you.

Local auditions for TWV’s upcoming productions are scheduled for Saturday, March 30 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Mabscott administrative offices.

TWV is looking for cast members for the acclaimed historical dramas, “Honey in the Rock” and “Hatfields and McCoys,” as well this summer’s two musical productions, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Rocket Boys the Musical.”

“Honey in the Rock” tells the story of West Virginia’s birth during the Civil War, while “Hatfields and McCoys” brings to life the famous feud between rival families in West Virginia and Kentucky. “Rocket Boys,” which had its world premiere with TWV in 2011, is based on West Virginia native Homer Hickam’s popular autobiographical book that was made into the movie, “October Sky.” And, of course, “The Wizard of Oz” is the classic tale of young Dorothy Gale’s amazing journey over the rainbow to a magical world of wizards and witches. TWV’s season runs June 11 through Aug. 25, with rehearsals beginning in May.

Those wishing to audition need to prepare 16 bars (30 seconds) of an up-tempo musical number and 16 bars of a ballad as well as a 1-minute contemporary monologue. Pre-recorded accompaniment is needed as there will not be an accompanist on site. A headshot and resume are also required.

Children ages 8 and up are encouraged to audition. If you don’t have a professional photo, a school photo is acceptable.

TWV’s offices are located at Spruce and Whitestick streets in Mabscott. Any further questions can be answered by calling Theatre West Virginia during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 304-256-6800 or toll free at 800-666-9142.

Please refer to for more information on this season’s productions.

Text Only
Local News
  • ee 1.jpg Energy Express makes impact on students’ lives

    Energy Express to him, Matt White says, is all about a “different experience.”

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • maurices Fostering Self-Esteem

    The local Maurices is involved in a project aimed at making the school transition a little easier this fall for foster children in the area.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Children’s Health and Safety Fair scheduled for August 1

    Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Traci Acklin have announced that the 2014 Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital.

    July 21, 2014

  • Theater to hold auditions

    Open auditions are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Historic Fayette Theater for the comedy/drama “Belongings”. Auditions will be held at the theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. each evening.

    July 21, 2014

  • asb carver 25 years and counting

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor Made Free concert series

    The next free public concert in the Lively Family Amphitheater Summer Concert Series is a performance Saturday at 6 p.m. by popular band Taylor Made.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Energy Express open house set

    Energy Express, an award-winning summer reading program serving 35+ children in Fayette County, will host a free open house for members of the Beards Fork SALS community. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • rhody1.jpg Stages of life

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • thurmond depot.jpg Explore town’s rail heritage

    Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns as you join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • apt bldg1.jpg Demolition and disposal

    July 10, 2014 3 Photos