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SOMETHING ROTTEN - Fifth Avenue Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 16, 2014

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SOMETHING ROTTEN-Singers Call (Principal & Chorus)
Fifth Avenue Theatre|Seattle, WA

Date of Audition:
5/28/2014


Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contract
WCLO
WCLO-salary pending (current min. $1,029.09/wk)

Location
5th Avenue Theatre rehearsal space
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Seeking
AEA strong singers and dancers/comedic actors for ALL ROLES in SOMETHING ROTTEN

Preparation
Please prepare two contemporary contrasting musical theatre songs. Each song should be no more than 32 bars in length. We would like at least one of the songs to be comedic.

Other Dates
Something Rotten:
Tentative first rehearsalMarch 17, 2015
Opening May 14
ClosingMay 24

Other
www.5thavenue.org/auditions

Personnel
Bill Berry-Producing Artistic Director
Kelsey Thorgalsen-Casting Associate

· A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
By appointment only
Call206-625-1418 ext 215or email Kelsey Thorgalsen atkthorgalsen@5thavenue.org
Details provided with appointment

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

NICK: 30’s male. A writer. Nigel’s younger brother. Sweet and a little awkward. He is in love with Portia.

NIGEL: 30’s male. A writer. Nick’s older brother. He holds a grudge against Shakespeare.

LORD BALHAM: Older male. Patron of the theatre. He’s plump, flamboyant, and extremely posh.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: 30’-40’s Male. Over the top and very flamboyantly dressed. He is the renaissance James Brown.

THOMAS NOSTRADAMUS: Male. A soothsayer. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical.

BROTHER JERIMIAH: Male. A Puritan. The father of Portia. He despises Nick and Nigel.
SHYLOCK: An older Jewish man. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their musical.

BEA: 20’s-30’s Female. Nigel’s wife. She loves Nigel despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. She is pregnant.

PORTIA: 20’s-30’s Female. A beautiful woman that Nick meets on the street. She has golden hair and loves poetry.

10 Male Ensemble/6 Female Ensemble: The ensemble plays various roles including actors in Nick & Nigel’s play, fortune tellers, store owners, astrologists, a toothless woman, townspeople, demons, servants, a harem of female dancers, and law enforcement officials.

We are looking for strong singers, dancers, and comedic actors.


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