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DWU announces its theater season

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Comedy, sex, confusion — and that’s just in the first show.

Dakota Wesleyan University announces its theater season for 2013 with comedy, horror and a 151-year-old classic.

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The first DWU production of the season will be “No Sex Please, We’re British,” a roaring comedy about miscommunications and misunderstandings to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5 and Oct. 11-12; and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 13, at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $10 and $12, depending on seat location; contact the theater to book seats.

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” will be the first DWU production to ever be performed in the Equitem Theatre-in-the-Round within Hughes Hall on campus. This intimate theater setting was built over the summer and allows audiences to be close to the stage and surround the actors as they perform. This comical and touching story of friends hiding out from a wedding together will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7-9 and tickets are $5.

DWU 2013 alumnus Chris Ferera returns to direct “Woman in Black” in December — a spine-tingling story of a phantom woman who appears on a dark and stormy night. The production will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 12, 13 in the Patten-Wing Theatre in Hughes Hall. Tickets are $5.

The university’s final production of the season is “Les Misérables,” which will be performed in the Sherman Center in March.

This 151-year-old novel turned musical turned blockbuster is a tale of misery, love and the overpowering hope of the human spirit.

It will be performed March 21-23 and March 28-30. More information on times and tickets will be released closer to the dates.

Auditions for DWU’s production of “Les Misérables” will be in early October and are open to all. Audition times are 7 p.m. on Oct. 7-8 in the Patten-Wing Theatre, Hughes Hall, on campus. Adults auditioning should come prepared to sing 16 bars of any non-“Les Misérables” Broadway show tune; auditionees should bring sheet music in the key they wish to sing their selections.

Youth auditioning (eighth-grade students and younger) will be asked to sing the National Anthem.

For further descriptions of each production visit the theatre page at www.dwu.edu.

-Source: Dakota Wesleyan University

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