The Towle Theater is pleased to announce the continuation of a new program within their ever growing education department - Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE).

The concept behind TYTE is to offer membership / participation into the Ensemble, not necessarily a role in each show presented. From all of the talent selected to be in TYTE, we will cast the show and from there, technical, administrative, marketing duties, etc. will be assigned as appropriate. The overall goal is to build a team of theater artists and leaders, not just "stars". It is the goal of this new venture to engage a variety of young people into the overall process of creating theater, not just wanting to be in a particular show. The Towle staff believes that this process will bring more value to the participants, to their creative process and ultimately to the productions. Auditions will be held twice per year about 3 months before each production, where new Ensemble members will be accepted to replace those that have opted or aged out of the program. The Towle will be looking to utilize the students with the most talent, drive, dedication and commitment to the Ensemble as a whole.

The Ensemble will produce/present 2 shows per year - 1 musical in the fall and 1 non-musical in the spring.

TYTE membership-ages 6th grade-12th grade.


Auditions Open to students 14-18 years of age (due to subject matter)
Registration for Auditions starts on Monday, July 17
Vocal Auditions - Saturday, August 5 at 10am & Sunday, August 6 at 1pm (Appointment Required)
Call Backs and Dance Call - Friday, August 11 at 6pm
Dance Call - Saturday, August 12 at 4pm
Final Vocal Call Backs -
Saturday, August 12 at 7pm


For further information call 219-937-8780 or email Jeff Casey at



OCTOBER 20-22, 27-29

By Laurence O'Keefe & Kevin Murphy

Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt... but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. 

Are you in, or are you out?

Heathers, The Musical (High School Edition) is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Towle youth theater ensemble MEMBERS

Danielle Allen
Kaylei Alwardt
Payton Bastie
Joshua Bossette
Sammy Bredar
Aaron Cappello
Kelly Collins
Natalie Dominiak
Isis Franklin
Julia Fugger
Cali Grzybowski
Jianna Harrison

Chloe Jancosek
Eddie Jania
Ariana Kanaya
Gavin Khoury
Connor Khoury
Anna Kirsch
Paige Lichnerowicz
Monica Luna
Aidan McGuire
Vanessa Merola
Emily Michalak
Adam Mohrs

Lilly Musgraves
Sarita Reyes
Noah River-Jansky
Destiny Scott
Ally Shinkan
Jacie Shumaker
Karah Sikora
James Sroge
Kaylin Talley
Alex Traina
Aidan Varela
Abby Watts