Auditions for "Something Rotten" with Diamond Head Theatre
Saturday, January 26 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, January 27 @ 2:00pm
All auditions for Diamond Head Theatre productions, unless otherwise specified, are held in the DHT Rehearsal Hall. Diamond Head Theatre is located at 520 Makapuu Avenue, across the street from Kapiolani Community College. Parking is available in the theatre’s parking lot located behind the building. The Rehearsal Hall is located at the back of the theatre; enter through the door that says Costume Shop.
Director - John Rampage
Musical Director - Ike Webster
Show runs March 22 - April 14 (with possible extensions)
With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a shamelessly silly parody of Broadway musicals — and outrageous spoof of all things Shakespeare. A Hawaii Premiere.
Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. 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!
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Nick Bottom: 30’s to 40’s male. A writer. Nigel’s older brother. He holds a grudge against Shakespeare. Looking for a comic actor with a strong voice. Tenor/Baritone. Some dance required.
Nigel Bottom: Mid- 20’s to late 30’s male. A writer. Nick’s younger brother. Sweet and a little awkward. Loves Shakespeare’s work and is in love with Portia. Looking for a comic actor with a strong voice. Tenor. Very little dance required.
William Shakespeare: This role will be played by Mr. Aleks Pevec.
Thomas Nostradamus: 40’s to 60’s male. A soothsayer. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Looking for a strong comedic actor with a strong voice. Tenor/Baritone. Some movement required.
Lord Clapham: Older male. Patron of the theatre. He’s flamboyant and extremely posh. Looking for a great comedic actor that sings well. No dance required.
Brother Jeremiah: 50’s to 60’s male. A Puritan, but also “a little light in the loafers”. The father of Portia and despises Nick and Nigel. Looking for a strong comedic actor that sings well. Tenor/Baritone. Some movement required.
Shylock: An older Jewish man. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their musical. Looking for a strong comedic actor that sings well. Baritone.
Bea: Mid -20’s to mid - 30’s Female. Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She sometimes dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. Looking for a strong comedic actress with a strong voice. Mezzo Soprano. Some movement required.
Portia: 20’s to 30’s Female. A beautiful puritan woman who falls in love with Nigel. Loves poetry and Shakespeare. Looking for a strong comedic actress that sings well. Soprano. Some movement required.
Minstrel: 20’s to 40’s Male. Opens both the Act 1 and Act 2 as a commentator of the Elizabethan era. Doubles in Ensemble. Tenor. Some dance required.
10 Females, various ages. Must sing and dance and play a variety of smaller speaking roles. Tap dance training a plus.
10 Males, various ages. Must sing and dance and play a variety of smaller speaking roles. Tap dance training a plus.
SING: Please prepare an uptempo song or ballad from the traditional or contemporary Broadway repertoire. Bring sheet music in your own key. No transpositions on site, no acapella, karaoke, or tapes will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.
DANCE: Please bring appropriate dancewear (clothes/shoes).
Rehearsals begin immediately following auditions.
For further information, please call Diamond Head Theatre at 733-0277 x302.