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Theater-by-the-Grove and IUP Music Theater invite all students to consider auditioning or working backstage on the spring musical theatre production of Carousel.

It will have two performances accompanied by the IUP Symphony Orchestra, March 4 and 5, 2022. Some preliminary work will begin in the fall for cast members and select production staff.  Others will begin the first week of the spring semester. We are excited to announce that the production will be directed by guest artist James Beaudry, artistic director of Timberlake Playhouse.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. by appointment. Auditionees will present a prepared monologue, song excerpts and be given a short dance combination to learn. An accompanist will be provided. See the Crimson Connect Audition Notice for further details and a link to song excerpts. Message Oliver Lo at with any questions.


To indicate an interest in an assignment to backstage production work, register on this assignment form. The producing staff will get back to you with an assignment or questions. For answers to questions before registering your assignment request, send a message to Brian Jones at

If you would like to perform in the IUP Symphonic Orchestra, send a message to orchestra director Alex Dee

About the Production

The musical is a co-production between the two student organizations supported in part by the Student Co-operative Association. Theater-by-the-Grove is IUP's professionally modeled theatre company, and Music Theatre is the Music Department's musical theater and opera ensemble under the artistic direction of Oliver Lo.

Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance