2022-2023 Season Auditions
Much Ado About Nothing Audition Info
Directed by Kay Lynn Perry
AUDITIONS: Mon. & Tues. Nov. 14-15 | 7:00-10:00 pm
CALLBACKS: Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 16-17 | 7:00-10:00 pm
FIRST READ-THRU: Sat. Nov. 19 | 9:00 am - Noon
Nov. 21-Dec. 22: Mon-Thurs 7-10 pm & Sat. 9am – Noon
Dec. 23 – 26: OFF
Dec. 27 – Jan. 12: Mon- Fri 7-10 pm & Sat. 9am – ?
(Except Dec. 31 - OFF)
PERFORMANCES: Jan. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29. Feb. 3-5
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a Shakespearean monologue 1-2 minutes in length. You may use one of the Audition Monologues from the show, or choose one of your own liking.
Actors wishing to audition for the role of Balthasar should also prepare a 1-2 minute rap selection. Bring your own accompaniment recording and speaker.
Bring a headshot (or recent photo) and acting resume if you have one. Be prepared to inform us of any dates you may have in conflict with the above schedule when you complete the audition form.
SYNOPSIS: Beatrice and Benedick are sworn enemies, whom the meddling Don Pedro aims to trick into becoming lovers. Meanwhile, Don Pedro’s underling Claudio falls in love with Beatrice’s cousin, Hero. Don John then plots to disrupt that pairing. Lies and slanders make fine messes in Shakespeare’s comedy about the fragility of love.
QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonata: Mother to Hero, wealthy homeowner with political connections. F, 50+, any ethnicity
Beatrice: Niece of Leonata. Romantic lead. Saucy, quick-witted, her sense of humor is a sharp weapon. F, 25-35, any ethnicity
Hero: Daughter of Leonata. Innocent ingenue. Script describes her as “dark” and “small,” both of which can be interpreted broadly. F, 18-24, any ethnicity
Ursula & Margaret: Hero’s BFFs. Young, prone to get into trouble. F, 16 24, any ethnicity
Sister Francis: Clergywoman. She’s seen it all. No-nonsense, and knows how to handle a crisis. F, 30+, any ethnicity
Don Pedro: Military commander. Powerful, confident, a true leader. M, 30-45, any ethnicity
Benedick: Military guy, under Don Pedro. Romantic lead. Swears he will forever remain a bachelor. A talker with a sharp wit. M, 25-35, any ethnicity
Claudio: Military guy, under Don Pedro. Young lover. Easily led and misled. M, 20-26, any ethnicity
Don John: Don Pedro’s brother, below Pedro’s rank. He is the Scar to Don Pedro’s Mufasa. Moody, brooding, bears a grudge. M, 25-50, any ethnicity
Boracchio: Don John’s right hand man. Up to no good. M, 18-35, any ethnicity
Dogberry: A chief of police, but he’s dumb as a rock. Who put this clown in charge of the night watch? M, 35+, any ethnicity
Sexton: Minor bureaucrat who takes depositions. Intelligent. 25-45
Balthasar: Another of Don Pedro’s soldiers, a musician. Must be able to perform a rap. 18-35
Watchman: A low-ranking police officer. Sharper than Dogberry and wise enough to hide it. 25
Non-speaking ensemble members for the crowd scenes. 16+