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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
SOMETHING ROTTEN
AUDITIONS!

VIDEO AUDITION
Appropriate for All Ages
Accepting video auditions through Monday, January 2, 2023.

 

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form by Monday, January 2, 2023
 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin Monday, January 16, 2023, and will typically run Monday-Thursday, 7-10pm.
Callbacks and rehearsals will all take place at Desert Stages Theatre.

 

NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED DURING TECH WEEK.

 

SHOW DATES
Friday, March 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 5, 2:00pm

Friday, March 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 12, 2:00pm

Friday, March 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18, 2:00pm
Saturday, March 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 19, 2:00pm

 

Each performer will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring LIVE THEATRE back to the DST stage!

 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of

SOMETHING ROTTEN

Directed by Lisa Barton Figeroa
Music-directed by Tyler Thompson

We are looking for a great team of singing, acting and dancing collaborators who are comfortable with musical comedy, physicality and ready to have a great time. All ethnicities and genders welcome and encouraged to come play with us!  Looking for those who want to bring a great attitude, love of comedy and who are ready to be creative contributors. Age ranges are suggestive only and could vary due to casting.

Auditions will be accepted by email (auditions@desertstages.org) until midnight Monday, January 2, 2023. If you are unable to submit, or if you have issues uploading your video audition, please let us know via the same email address.

Music/dance callbacks and cold readings will take place Monday, January 9, 2023, 6-10pm.
Invitations to callbacks will be sent no later than Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Video Auditions will consist of:

1. Google Registration Form (please be completely honest with your outdates). Outdates will not be allowed during tech week
2. Headshot and resume (digital copy or a link will suffice)
3. Video audition that should consist of a 32-bar cutting in the style of the show. Please do not audition with anything from the show. Also state in the video which role(s) you are interested in.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– NO PRODUCTION FEE
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned to Stage Manager before strike of show.)
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

COVID-19 POLICIES:
Masks MAY be required during rehearsals and performances.
Weekly Covid-19 PCR tests MAY be required during rehearsals and performances.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.

 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Shakespeare – The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego; Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Nick Bottom – A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother; Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: A2
Nigel Bottom – Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan; Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Bea – Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor; Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: D3
Portia – A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel; Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 35; Vocal range top: F#5; Vocal range bottom: G3
Nostradamus – A soothsayer; Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50
Brother Jeremiah – Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful; Gender: Male; Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: G3
Lord Clapham – A posh patron of the theater; Gender: Male
Shylock – An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt; Gender: Male
Minstrel – Gender: Male; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: C#3
Adult Ensemble: Includes Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more