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Something Rotten! with Curtain 440
Directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen
Music Direction by Maddie Ferguson
Choreography by Erica Lohan
Stage Managed by Kelly Tapager-Fox

Performances July 28-August 13 (Friday-Sunday) at the new Berkshire High School auditorium in Burton/ Rehearsals and auditions will be at Celebration Lutheran Church in Chardon at 10621 Auburn Road.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your time slot and bring a list of all evening conflicts for the months of June and July 2023. All auditioners will be asked to sing a contemporary Broadway song that showcases your vocals as well as your acting abilities. You will then be asked to read from the script. Dance auditions will take place at callbacks, which are by invitation only. Ages 14+ are welcome to audition for this show.

NICK BOTTOM (Male, mid 20s to late 30s) A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope. Incredibly jealous of the success of William Shakespeare and will do anything to beat him. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings, tap dance skills a plus. (Baritone)

NIGEL BOTTOM (Male, mid 20s to 30s) A sweetly naive young writer and poet, perhaps a little awkward. He falls in love with Portia and ultimately finds confidence in himself through art and love. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well. (High baritone/tenor)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Male, mid 20s to 30s) Over the top, cocky, a true rock star of his time. Think Mick Jagger or James Brown. Seeking a comedic actor with a killer pop/rock voice, tap dance skills a plus. (Rock tenor)

THOMAS NOSTRADAMUS (Male, 40s to 60s) A soothsayer who almost sees the future correctly. A bit loony. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a comedic actor who sings and moves very well. (Baritone)

BEA (Female, mid 20s to 30’s) Nick’s wife and “Right Hand Man”. She loves and supports him despite his questionable decision making and lack of success. Bea resorts to dressing up like a man to make ends meet and to prove to Nick she can be an actor. Seeking a comedic actress who sings very well. (Belter)

PORTIA(Female, 20s to 30s)An adorably quirky Puritan girl whom Nigel meets on the street. They fall madly in love with each other over their mutual love for Shakespeare and poetry. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well. (Youthful soprano with a strong mix)

MINSTREL (Male, mid 20s to 40s)Seeking a charismatic actor with a thousand faces. Should have a soaring voice, tons of charisma and an amazing sense of comic timing. (Baritone)

BROTHER JEREMIAH (Male, 40s to 50s) A Puritan, but also “a little light in the loafers”. The father of Portia and despises playwrights, poets and all things ungodly. Looking for a strong comedic actor that sings well. Tenor/Baritone.

SHYLOCK (Male, 40s to 60s) An older Jewish man. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their musical – great comedic actor.

LORD CLAPHAM (Male, 40s to 60s) Patron of the theatre. He’s flamboyant and extremely posh. Looking for a great comedic actor that sings well. No dance required.

ENSEMBLE (Various ages/ethnicities) Seeking traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers that move well (tap dance skills a plus). Will portray various character parts throughout the show.


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