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Welcome to Shakespeare Royal Oak

Since 2001, Shakespeare Royal Oak has presented Michigan's premier outdoor Shakespeare festival with the area's best professional and emerging professional artists, in a one-of-a-kind outdoor summer setting. We also offer education programs for grades 1-8 (KidsAct!) and grades 9-12 (SRO Teen Ensemble). Through the years, we've entertained thousands, and employed hundreds of local artists, many of whom have gone on to succeed in theater, television and film. Our summer students learn creative thinking, empathy, and problem solving skills, as well how fun it is to just make friends and do a show. SRO has received many accolades from community and state leaders, and has garnered its fair share of artistic awards, too. Most importantly, we continue to create a sustaining movement of artistic and community excellence, thanks to our artists, patrons and sponsors. So bring your family and friends to enjoy this experience as we continue making magic in the park for you. Welcome to Shakespeare Royal Oak!

2024: Twelfth Night

Directed by D.B. SchroederShow dates July 25-August 4, 2024Avast ye mateys! Get on board the Bard’s pirate ship and set sail to the West Indies with Viola, Olivia and the gang as they plunder for love in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! After her ship wrecks off the coast of Illyria, Viola disguises herself and ends up serving Duke Orsino, who has come to the islands to stamp out piracy. Yet he’s in love with the most renown pirate, Olivia. Trouble! Meanwhile, Viola’s twin brother Sebastian falls head over heels for - you guessed it, the wrong pirate! This saltwater romance of fools comes full of fun for a perfect summer evening under the stars.Auditions will be held March 11 and 12 in-person or video link (received no later than 5 pm EST on March 11). Please complete this registration link AND select a SignupGenius audition time slot. Please prepare one comedic monologue from Shakespeare, preferably in verse, no longer than 2 minutes.

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