Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoAuditions for SOMETHING ROTTEN will be held Sunday, November 28th from 4pm-8pm and Monday, November 29th from 6pm-10pm, with callbacks on Wednesday, December 1st beginning at 6pm.

Please note that in order to protect our cast, crew, and visitors, we are requiring vaccinations for all individuals involved in this show. Vaccination verification will be required at auditions and if you are cast. We thank you for your commitment to the health and well-being of all involved.

Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn
Produced by Cathy Lutts and Kristen Vincenty

Please prepare up to 1 minute of a musical theatre song that best showcases your voice.

There will be an accompanist provided – please bring sheet music in the proper key; No pre-recorded music or a cappella auditions.

There will be a dance audition, including a brief tap combination – please bring appropriate shoes and wear clothing that allows you to move.

Please sign up for an audition spot at the link below. Walk-ins will be taken at the next available time slot.

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.

Production dates: April 28-May 15, 2022


  • Nick Bottom
    A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Nigel Bottom
    Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Shakespeare
    The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Bea
    Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She has a progressive view of her role as Nick’s wife.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Portia
    A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
    Age: 20 to 35
  • Nostradamus
    A soothsayer
    Age: 40 to 50
  • Brother Jeremiah
    Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful.
  • Shylock
    An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.
  • Lord Clapham
    A posh patron of the theater.
  • Ensemble
    Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more.


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2 responses to “Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at Footlighters, Inc.

  1. Gary Charles Herman

    Mr. Wiesenhahn,
    Two people have asked me a question about auditions. Both have had the Covid virus (so they have the antibodies), but have not been vaccinated. They said they didn’t see the need since they already had the virus. Can they still audition?


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