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Upcoming Auditions

AUDITIONS FOR OUR 2024/2025 Season will begin in April 

 

Something Rotten! 
The Hit Musical Comedy 


Auditions:

April 22nd 6:30 - 9pm 
April 23rd 6:30 - 9pm 
Dance & Vocal Callbacks will be by invitation Ap
ril 27th at 9am

Performances Sept 5th - 15th
Rehearsals Begin June 17th

 

Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater piece - An Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.  No Acappella auditions will be allowed.  Video submissions can be sent to info.obctheater@gmail.com.  You must be available for in person callbacks if you send a video submission.  The first audition will be vocal ONLY.  

Audition appointments can be scheduled by emailing info.obctheater@gmail.com  Appointments are necessary but are encouraged and will be honored before walk-ups.  

Character Breakdown

Minstrel
Male. The Minstrel will not only sing the opening number, but also play multiple characters throughout the show. (Baritone)
 

Nick Bottom
Male.  A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope. Nigel’s older brother. 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. Nick’s younger brother. 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.  A renaissance rock star. 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. 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. (Alto/Mezzo Sop) 
 

Portia
20’s to 30’s Female. 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) 
 

Brother Jeremiah
Male.  Portia’s father. A Puritan with deeply repressed homoerotic tendencies. He despises playwrights, poets and all things ungodly. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings.

Ensemble (Female and Male) 
Various ages / ethnicities. Seeking traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers and dancers. Tappers needed.  


Shylock, Lord Clapham and many other named roles will be cast from the ensemble.  

 

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