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Something Rotten! Show Information

DirectorRachel Peake
Choreographer – Nicol Spinola
Music Director – Brent Hughes

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in the 1590’s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock start known as “The Bard.” When 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.

CAST REQUIREMENTS
Genders listed are ‘characterizations’ for individual roles, but Creative Teams will consider casting performers of all genders for all roles.

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: A4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

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, theatre, 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

ENSEMBLE
Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more
Gender: Any


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
SOMETHING ROTTEN! will begin rehearsals May 5, 2022*, leading to performances on alternating nights through July and August, closing on August 27, 2022. A more detailed schedule will be posted as soon as it is confirmed. Cast members must be available for ALL rehearsals and performances. ALL CONFLICTS MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR AUDITION FORM.

*Note: Although shows start rehearsing weeks apart, BOTH will have the same amount of rehearsal hours, previews and performances.