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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!

2023 Shakespeare Royal Oak Auditions

Shakespeare Royal Oak Announces Auditions for 2023 Season 

Shakespeare Royal Oak is excited to announce auditions for our 2023 production of Love’s Labors Lost. Show dates are July 27-August 6, 2023.
Directed by Break The Chain Theatre's Artistic Director and SRO alum, Craig Ester.
All roles open. Cast size is limited, but all actors receive compensation.
Auditions will be held Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, with callbacks on March 12. Video audition will also be accepted. Email a link (you may use an unlisted YouTube link or a Vimeo link.) no later than 5pm March 10 to and complete the audition registration form at the link below. 
Audition Requirements for both In-Person and Video Auditions:

Complete this REGISTRATION FORM, which includes uploading a headshot and resume, at least one day prior to your audition.  

Prepare a 2-minute Shakespearean monologue (preferably in verse). 

CLICK HERE to sign up for an in-person audition slot and complete all registration requirements.

Questions? Contact
About the Show:
Three college frat dudes agree to try the impossible: swear off women to get their grades up. But three bodacious sorority gals turn these gnarly guys' world upside down. Set in the totally awesome 1980s at a nearby university, Shakespeare's Love's Labors Lost tells the story of the irresistible power of love! Join us outdoors this summer in the most excellent Starr Jaycee Park for our 23rd season of Shakespeare Royal Oak!

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