Book By Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
July 19-22, 26-29 August 2-5 @ the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Saturday, March 25 @12pm & 6pm
Sunday, March 26 @2pm
Monday, March 27 @6pm
By invitation only
April 1, 3, 4
Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Super Summer Theatre Studios,
4340 S. Valley View Blvd. Ste. 208 Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Please fill out the online audition form to register to be seen.
If you are unable to attend any of the initial auditions, please fill out the audition form and select "online submission" in the dates. Please email us a link to your video submission.
Welcome to the Renaissance! 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! SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an irresistible ode to musicals and an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun! Hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years."
Produced by Super Summer Theatre and P.S. Productions
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare and bring 16 - 24 bars (30-60 seconds) of a musical theatre selection, an accompanist will be provided. A brief choreographed movement selection will be taught during the initial audition, so pleased be dressed appropriately.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DATES
Performances will be at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, July 19 - August 5. This production will run for 3 weeks. Rehearsals begin approximately April 14 and typically take place on weekday evenings.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
All Roles Available
Cast Size – 20
Dance – Moderate; Tap
(Male, 25-40) High Baritone or Tenor (B2-A4).
Nick is a struggling renaissance writer who is incredibly jealous of the success of ‘The Bard’ and will do anything to best him. After receiving guidance from a misguided Nostradamus, Nick creates the world’s first musical, Omelette! A comedic actor who sings - tap dance skills are a plus.
(Male, 20-35) High Baritone or Tenor. Solid to G#4.
Nick’s younger brother. A sweetly naïve, awkward, and young writer and poet. Nick is gullible, easily manipulated, and ultimately the inspiration for Shakespeare and Nigel. He falls in love with Portia and finds confidence and respect through art and love. A comedic actor who sings well.
(Male, 30-40) Rock High Baritone/Tenor. Solid to A4.
Over-the-top and cocky, a true rock star of his time. He is the renaissance Mick Jagger, James Brown, or etc. A strong comedic actor that sings and dances very well. “The Bard” is the primary rival of Nick and Nigel Bottom. Comedic actor with a pop/rock voice style, tap dance skills are a plus.
(Female, 25-40) Mezzo with belt (D3-D5).
Nick’s wife and “Right Hand Man”. She loves and supports him despite his questionable decision making and lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. She is a strong woman and quite persuasive when she wants to be. Ultimately, it is her that saves the day for everyone. Comedic acting a plus.
(Female, 20-35) Soprano with a mix (G3-F5).
A quirky Puritan girl whom Nigel meets on the street. Portia is the only daughter of Brother Jeremiah and the love interest to Nigel Bottom. They fall madly in love with each other, sharing their mutual admiration for Shakespeare and poetry, defying the wishes of her Puritanical father. A comedic actress who sings well.
(Male, 35-50) Tenor 2 (C3-F4).
A soothsayer who “almost” sees the future correctly. A bit loony. This character predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. A comedic performer who sings and moves well.
(Male, 40-50) Rock Baritone. Solid to G4.
The Puritan father of Portia and secondary antagonist. He is very strict and refuses to let his daughter engage in "fulfilling her lustful desires". A deeply repressed Puritan, he despises playwrights, poets and all things ungodly. A comedic actor who sings.
A posh patron of the theater. Older male. Patron of the theatre. He’s flamboyant and extremely posh. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings well.
An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt. An older Jewish man. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their musical. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings well.
(Male, 25-35) Tenor solid to A4.
Is the fun-loving charismatic narrator of the show, and sings the opening numbers of each act. Must sing and dance well.
Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more. Various ages and ethnicities. Must sing and dance, tap and move with various musical theatre styles.