Something Rotten! Auditions
SOMETHING ROTTEN! AUDITION INFO
Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell
Directed by Josh Grisetti
Choreographed by Eric Sciotto
Music Direction by Dennis Castellano
First AEA rehearsal: Monday, September 30th, 2019
Preview: October 18th, 2019
Opening: October 19th, 2019
Closing: November 3rd, 2019
Performances take place at
the Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 East Atherton Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
Musical Theatre West
4350 East 7thStreet
Seeking triple threat performers for Musical Theatre West’s first show of its 67th season. All roles are open to both Equity & non-Equity performers. We are very interested in seeing people of color for all Principal & Chorus roles.
We always recommend attending our in-person auditions if possible, but if you are unable to attend and would like to submit and audition video, you can do so at Submission deadline: Friday, July 12th, 2019
Non-Equity talent will be seen at ALL open auditions.
EPA – Open Singer Call (Principal & Chorus for Something Rotten & Holiday Inn)
Sunday, July 14th, 1:00pm – 9:00pm (dinner break 5-6pm)
Please sing from the callback material available at musical.org under the “” tab. Please bring other audition material, as you may be asked to sing a different short selection.
Equity members may sign up for an audition slot via the Actors’ Equity Association website.
ECC – Open Dancer Call: Monday, July 15th
5:00pm – Female dancer call
7:00pm – Male dancer call
Please be prepared to dance in the styles of musical theatre jazz & tap.
Please be prepared to sing if asked, using a song from the callback material available at musical.org under the “” tab. Please bring other audition material, as you may be asked to sing a different short selection.
Agent appointments are made through Breakdown Services.
To submit for an appointment on July 15th, 2019, please email your headshot, resume, & any supporting video materials to .
Appointments are assigned at the discretion of Musical Theatre West. Submission does not guarantee appointment time.
Preparation: Please prepare the callback material for the character you are auditioning for, available at musical.org under the “” tab. Please bring other audition material, as you may be asked to sing a different short selection. Please be prepared to attend a dance call later in the day if asked (tap & musical theatre jazz).
Callbacks: Tuesday, July 16th
Callback material is available at musical.org under the “” tab. Please bring other audition material, as you may be asked to sing a different short selection. Please be prepared to attend a dance call later in the day if asked (tap & musical theatre jazz).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Something Rotten! Character Breakdown
The role of NICK BOTTOM has been cast.
An offer is pending for the role of NOSTRADAMUS.
Male, mid 20s to 40s. Seeking a charismatic actor with a thousand faces. The Minstrel will not only sing the opening number, but also play almost ALL of the side characters throughout the show, including SHYLOCK (an old Jewish moneylender), LORD CLAPHAM (a flamboyant theatre producer) and a handful of other small parts. (Baritone)
Male, mid 20s to late 30s. A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope. Nigel’s older brother. Incredibly jealous of the success of William Shakespeare and will do anything to beat him. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings, tap dance skills a plus. (Baritone)
Male, mid 20s to 30s. Nick’s younger brother. A sweetly naive young writer and poet, perhaps a little awkward. He falls in love with Portia and ultimately finds confidence in himself through art and love. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well. (High baritone/tenor)
Male, mid 20s to 30s. A renaissance rock star. Think Mick Jagger or James Brown. Seeking a comedic actor with a killer pop/rock voice, tap dance skills a plus. (Rock tenor)
Male, 40s to 60s. A soothsayer who almost sees the future correctly. A bit loony. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a comedic actor who sings and moves very well. (Baritone)
Female, mid 20s to 30’s. Nick’s wife and “Right Hand Man”. She loves and supports him despite his questionable decision making and lack of success. Bea resorts to dressing up like a man to make ends meet and to prove to Nick she can be an actor. Seeking a comedic actress who sings very well. (Belter)
20’s to 30’s Female. An adorably quirky Puritan girl whom Nigel meets on the street. They fall madly in love with each other over their mutual love for Shakespeare and poetry. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well. (Youthful soprano with a strong mix)
Male, 40s to 50s. Portia’s father. A Puritan with deeply repressed homoerotic tendencies. He despises playwrights, poets and all things ungodly. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings.
Various ages / ethnicities. Seeking traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers and dancers (must tap).
30’s, lyric baritone. Must be an excellent comic actor with a great voice. Handsome, kind, sincere, honest, and good natured. A performer and singer-songwriter eager to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a farm in Connecticut.
30’s, lyric baritone. Jim’s best friend & performing partner; a charming ladies’ man looking for his big break. Must be an extremely strong dancer (in the style of Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly); an excellent comic actor/dancer/singer; must tap extremely well.
30’s, high belt. A determined performer with a love for the spotlight and Jim’s mismatched fiancée; an excellent comic actor; must be an extremely strong dancer/singer; must tap.
30’s-50’s. The energetic and sarcastic manager for the musical act of Hardy, Hanover, and Dixon. Will stop at nothing to make his clients stars.
To play 9-12 years old. Precocious, straight forward and practical, but oddly charming; not one to mince words; one of Linda’s students who works part time as a messenger for the bank; seeking a strong actor/singer; changed or unchanged voice.
30’s, belt/mix. A school teacher with hidden talents. At first she is tough and distant, unwilling to fall for Jim’s charms; but she is ultimately won over by his kindness, humor and their mutual love of music; a lovely, charming and funny girl; must sing and dance extremely well.
40’s-50’s, belt. The local “fix-it” woman; tough, no nonsense and extremely perceptive.
20’s-50’s. Announcer, Nightly Dancers, Radio Chorus, Radio Team, Danny’s Mother (V.O.), Film Crew, Midville townspeople, & Holiday Inn guests. Strong singers & dancers, must tap.