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Theater in the Grove is holding open auditions for their upcoming production of

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by  Sheldon Harnick
Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem
Directed and Choreographed by Melanie Shaw

Rehearsals tentatively scheduled to begin the week of August 16th with the show opening on Friday October 9th.  Rehearsals will be 6:30pm – 9:30pm weeknights (4 nights/wk) and either Saturday or Sunday afternoons (depending on availability).

Auditions will be held at the theater on Sunday July 12th from 4pm to 7pm and Monday July 13th from 7pm to 9pm at Theater in the Grove.  Appointments are now being accepted.  To guarantee an audition you must sign up.  Walk in’s will be seen as time allows.

Click Here to Schedule your Audition Time

Performance Dates are Oct 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

Theatre in the Grove is located at 2028 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove OR 97116

At the audition:

  • Be prepared to sing 32 bars (approximately 60 seconds) of a traditional musical theater song that shows your acting ability and vocal range. Please no music from the show!
  • Bring sheet music in your key – no transpositions or recordings.  An accompanist will be provided.
  • Please bring a current resume and a photo (even a selfie will work)
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time.

Callbacks for dancers and principle roles will be at the discretion of the director.

Available Roles:

TEVYE – Male, 40-50s – Range: Ab2 – F5  The likable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.

GOLDE – Female, 35-50s – Range: A3 – Eb5   Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.

TZEITEL – Female, 18-25 – Range: B3 – D5   Tevye’s eldest daughter.  Loyal, determined.  Less idealistic and sentimental than her sisters yet deeply in love with her childhood friend, Motel.

HODEL – Female, 17-21 – Range: B3 – E5   Tevye’s second eldest daughter.  Smart, independent. Despite her initial disdain, falls in love with Perchek.

CHAVA – Female, 15-18 – Range: B3 – D5   Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. Affectionate, sweet natured.  Tevye’s “favorite” child.

SHPRINTZE – Female, 11-13 – Range: B3 – D5   Tevye’s fouth eldest.

BIELKE – Female, 7-10 – Range: B3 – D5   Tevye’s youngest daughter.

MOTEL – Male, 18-25 – Range: Tenor; E3 – F#4   The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.

PERCHIK – Male, 20-30 – Range: Tenor; B2 – E4   The outspoken student passing through town. Constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.

FYEDKA – Male, 18-25 – Tenor   A young Russian soldier and Christian. He shares Chava’s passion for reading and is outraged by the Russians’ treatment of the Jews.Primarily a speaking role, if possible will be Russian soloist in “To Life”.  Good dancer.

LAZAR WOLF – Male, 40s-60s – Range: C3 – F#4   The feisty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.

YENTE – Female, 40s-60s – Range: F3 – F5   The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.  A bit addlebrained.

CONSTABLE – Male, 35-60 – Speaking Role   Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers. Likes Tevye despite him being a Jew.

THE RABBI – Male, 50-70 – Wise but with a sense of humor.

MENDEL– Male, 20 – 35 – the Rabbi’s son, having somewhat less humor than his father.

GRANDMOTHER TZEITEL – Female, 70+ – a ghost; small comedic singing feature.  May be cast with an actress of any age.

FRUMA-SARAH – Female, 30-50 – a ghost; Lazar Wolf’s first wife.  Furious at the idea of his re-marrying.  Powerful voice.

AVRUM– Male, 30-60 – the town bookseller; keeps everyone informed of news from wider Russia

MORDCHA– Male, 30-60 – the innkeeper

RUSSIAN SOLDIERS – young and athletic.  They do need to sing in one number.  May possibly double as featured “Bottle Dancers” in the wedding scene.

THE FIDDLER  – Male or Female, any age- a silent role, but heavily featured throughout.

There is a large ENSEMBLE of Villagers that will make up all different kinds of families!  Folks of all ages, shapes, and sizes encouraged to audition!

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Theatre in the Grove’s board of directors recently approved its new season of plays and musicals.

The lineup includes contemporary hits as well as much-loved classics.



Book by Joseph Stein • Music by Jerry Bock • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

October 9-25, 2015



October 30 – November 1



By Barbara Robinson

December 4-20, 2015



By L. Frank Baum • Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg

January 15-24, 2016



Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

February 26 – March 13, 2016



By Christopher Durang

April 15 – May 1, 2016



By Ernest Thompson

June 3-19, 2016


Curtain time for evening performances is 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Matinee performances are 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets may be purchased online August 1 and after by visiting

or at the box office, open one hour before each performance.

Theatre in the Grove is located at 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove • 503-359-5349

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Registration for Theatre in the Grove’s Children’s Summer program is now open!

Programs include four CAST Summer Camps and three CAST Playhouse Productions to give every child an opportunity to be on the stage!

Please visit our CAST page for more information and to register.


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Give to Theatre in the Grove while you shop!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in the Northwest, based on where their customers tell them to give. We know a lot of you shop at Fred’s — what a great way to give back!

Here’s how the program works:

1. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Theatre in the Grove online here. Our non-profit number is 87984.

2. After you link your card to Theatre in the Grove, every time you shop or purchase gas from any Fred Meyers, you are also supporting TITG! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.

3. Questions? Need to sign up for a Fred Meyer Reward card? You can do so here. Or visit any Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store to sign up for a card.

Your support helps Theatre in the Grove bring vibrant live theatre to the audiences of Western Washington County.

Thank you for shopping and donating!

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