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Audition Event Details

  • Production: Something Rotten!
  • Audition Venue: First Presbyterian Church,
    743 W. Michigan Ave Jackson, MI
  • Audition Dates: Aug 28, 29 6-9pm
  • Show Dates: November 11, 12, and 18, 19, 20.
  • Director: Lisa Cryderman
Please prepare a song of your choice that showcases your voice. You may sing a song from the show if you choose. The audition will also consist of some acting exercises and possibly a read from the script.
Please Note: Center Stage Jackson is welcoming to all genders and sexual identities. If a character is described as a certain gender please know we are open to alternative casting ideas.
The Bard:
Over the top with a huge ego. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Nick Bottom:
A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother. Gender: Male. Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Nigel Bottom:
Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Bea Nick’s Wife:
She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. Gender: Female Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: D3
Portia A Puritan:
A woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 35 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Nostradamus:
A soothsayer Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50
Brother Jeremiah, Portia’s father:
A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G3
Lord Clapham:
A posh patron of the theater. Gender: Male
Shylock:
An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt. Gender: Male
Minstrel Gender:
Male Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C#3
Ensemble Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more.
The writers at Music Theatre International write this about Something Rotten:
“Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”.
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.”
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