Due to Covid-19, we are conducting our Auditions differently this year to keep everyone safe.
Please review all instructions below! 

JAZZ DANCE Audition Music
Tap Audition Music - faster
Tap Audition Music - slower

We are casting a fully-staged version of Something Rotten!, seeking actresses (WOMEN ONLY) with acting, singing, and dancing abilities. All actresses should expect to be a vital contributor in an ensemble

 

REHEARSAL DATES/TIMES
Rehearsals begin July 6, 2020 and are held Monday & Wednesdays 8:00 - 10:00pm, but due to some holidays there will be some rehearsals held on a Tuesday or Thursday. Some dance rehearsals will be at 7:30 - 10:30pm. 

A rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the first cast meeting.

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 5 & 6, 2020

Tech Week is November 29 – December 3, 2020
All actresses MUST be available for ALL performances and EVERY NIGHT of Tech Week. 

This is non-negotiable!


*This year, we will not be auditioning anyone under the age of 16 - thank you.

We REhearse & perform in a Diva-Free Zone.

SONG:

You should sing for no more than SIXTY SECONDS.
We will stop you after one minute.

Your audition will be a cappella. No accompanist will be provided.

 

Choose a song that best shows off your voice.
Try not to choose a song that is too low or too high for your vocal range so that you sound your best. Make sure you know the lyrics. It does not make a good impression if you arrive at your audition without a song prepared (this is a musical, after all!).

 

Sing with as much expression as possible; make eye contact with us; and enjoy yourself!  

Please note: Your song choice should NOT be from Something Rotten!, but it should be a song from the world of musical theater, not pop or rock.

AUDITION SCENE:

Please choose one character in one scene to read at your audition. We don’t care if you trip over some of your words; just make sure you read with expression and character.

 

Scenes for Auditions:

1) Nick & Nigel

2) Nick & Shylock

3) Bea & Nick

4) Nostradamus & Nick

5) Nigel & Portia

6) Shakespeare & Nick/Nigel

7) Brother Jeremiah Monologue

JAZZ DANCE COMBINATION: 

Something Rotten! includes several large dance numbers. Everyone should learn this short jazz dance combination and video yourself.

OPTIONAL TAP Audition Dance

Something Rotten! includes several opportunities to tap dance! *NEW THIS YEAR: If you’d like to be in the Tap numbers, you must ALSO learn the tap combination. 

CALL-BACKS: TUESDAY, MAY 26 via ZOOM - by invitation only.
If we loved your audition and would like to see you do more, you will receive an e-mail by 5/22 inviting you to participate in a Call-Back. You will receive a specific appointment time as well as a new scene to prepare. We will also ask you to learn part of a song or songs from Something Rotten!, which you can find on YouTube or itunes. 

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