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Spring play: Leaving Iowa
Shakespeare in the Grove play: The Taming of the Shrew

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Jan. 11, 2011) – Tidewater Community College’s Theatre Department will hold open auditions for two upcoming productions: Leaving Iowa and The Taming of the Shrew.

Leaving Iowa, a TCC spring production, is a comedy about a family vacation road trip, with numerous character roles for men and women ranging in age from 17 to 70. Open auditions are Monday, Jan. 24, and Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A short, memorized monologue is required. To secure an audition time, contact Ed Jacob at 822-5245 or

Open auditions for The Taming of the Shrew, a TCC Shakespeare in the Grove summer production, are set for Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A short, memorized Shakespearean monologue (less than one minute) is required. For more information and to schedule an audition, call 822-5245 or email

Those interested in technical work should contact Matthew Gorris at 822-7041 or


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit