Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN! at TheatreLab Dayton

TLD_logoAuditions are open for SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Jan 31 & Feb 1, 6:30-8pm (Callbacks following auditions each night)
Open Dance Call Feb 2, 7pm

  • Please prepare 2 (two) contrasting vocal pieces, in the style of the show, that show off acting as well as vocal range (each 16-32 bar cuts).
  • Please be prepared to attend the dance call on Feb 2 (bring your tap shoes if you can).
  • ** TheatreLab will also be accepting videos- which can be sent to Please submit by Feb 1.

Co Directed by Angie Thacker & Gina Kleesattel
Music Directed by John Benjamin
Choreographed by Gage Wayne
Music and Lyrics by Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Book by John O’ Farrell

Performance dates: May 20/ 21st 2022
Rehearsals begin: April 4th 2022
Paid, contracted positions.

SOMETHING ROTTEN Character Descriptions

  • Shakespeare – The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
  • Nick Bottom – A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.
  • Nigel Bottom – Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.
  • 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.
  • Portia – A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
  • Nostradamus – A soothsayer
  • Brother Jeremiah – Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful.
  • Minstrel – Welcome to the Renaissance soloist
  • Ensemble- cover a multitude of roles- heavily featured- need to be strong movers/ dancers

Actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities and abilities are encouraged to audition.

All cast and crew must be fully vaccinated (including booster, if more than 6 months past first two shots) prior to the first rehearsal!

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