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Wagon Wheel auditions include your little dog, too

Michele DeVinney

Whatzup Features Writer

Published April 21, 2021

If posts on Facebook and Instagram are any indication, most people believe their pets are superstars. Owners of small breed dogs are about to have a chance to prove that true. 

As reported here earlier, the Wagon Wheel Theatre is proceeding with its 2021 season with what they would have done last year. While the majority of the shows come fully cast, The Wizard of Oz is looking for a Toto from this area to fill that role. 

Rehearsals run May 18-May 31 and performances are June 1-12. Send a picture of your pup to — please include the breed and weight — and you will be contacted with more information regarding the show.

FOrt Wayne Civic

Local theater companies are also gearing up for the coming season. The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre opens their 2021-22 season with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, running July 24-August 8. 

Auditions are just around the corner on May 10 beginning at 6 p.m. Sign up for auditions by May 7. Call backs will be May 11, and rehearsals begin June 7. 

Visit for more information. Masks are required for all auditions.

All FOr One

Last week all for One productions announced their 2021-22 season, and it includes a couple of titles that had been scheduled for last year but were scrubbed due to capacity restrictions at local venues. 

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church opens the season and runs Sept. 17-26. The Dickens classic Great Expectations provides a Christmas backdrop and runs Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 19-21. Mary’s Wedding takes the stage Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 25-27. The Princess & the Gobin, based on George MacDonald’s children’s novel, rounds out the offerings and runs April 22-24 and April 29-May 1. 

For more information, visit

Mother’s Day Drag Brunch

And if you’re looking for some fun to help celebrate Mom next month, look no further that Della’s Mother’s Day Drag Brunch on Sunday, May 9, from noon to 4 p.m. Plenty of fun, games (think Bingo!), and the best drag show Mom has ever seen. 

The food, provided by host Welch’s Ale House, is pretty great too. 

Tickets are $36 with proceeds benefitting the Positive Resource Center.


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