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


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.


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.


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


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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