MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Lyric Music Theater Non Equity Auditions

Posted: March 10, 2014
Audition Location: Portland, ME

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Much Ado About Nothing 
By William Shakespeare 
 
 
Audition Dates: 
Sunday, March 23rd - 
6:00 – 9:00 PM 
Monday, March 24th - 
6:00 – 9:00 PM 
*Call backs (if necessary) will be Tuesday March 25th
 from 6:00 – 9:00 
 
Audition Location: 
Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer Street, S. Portland, ME, (207) 799-1421 
 
Director: Charlie Marenghi 
 
 
All parts open. Actors of all experience levels are welcome. Please see character descriptions 
below. 
 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 
 
 
Rehearsal Schedule: 
First reading - Monday, April 7th
 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM 
First rehearsal - Monday, April 28th
 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM 
 
Performance Dates: June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29. 
 
 

 Cast of Characters 
 
Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon. Recently victorious and returning to Messina after the conclusion of the 
war. 40s-50s. 
 
Benedick, of Padua, a lord and companion of Don Pedro. Romantically conflicting with Beatrice. Mid 
30s-40s. 
 
Claudio, of Florence, a lord and companion of Don Pedro. Romantically involved with Hero. Variable 
age. 
 
Balthasar, attendant on Don Pedro, a singer. Variable age. 
 
Don John, the bastard brother of Don Pedro. A villain, and hateful of his brother. 20s-50s. 
 
Borachio, a follower of Don John and a scoundrel. 20s-40s. 
 
Conrad, a follower of Don John and a ruffian. Variable age. 
 
Leonato, Governor of Messina. Father of Hero and uncle to Beatrice. 50s-60s. 
 
Hero, daughter of Leonato. Romantically involved with Claudio. Late teens through twenties. 
 
Beatrice, an orphan, niece to Leonato. Romantically conflicting with Benedick. Mid 30s-40s. 
 
Antonio, an old man, brother of Leonato. 50+ 
 
Margaret, a waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero. Variable age. 
 
Ursula, a waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero. Variable age. 
 
Friar Francis, a Friar. 40+. 
 
Dogberry, the Constable in charge of the Watch. An idiot. Variable age. 
 
Verges, the Headborough, Dogberry’s partner. The one handling Dogberry’s job. Variable age. 
 
A Sexton, Watchmen, Attendants and Messengers of various ages and dispositions. 
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