Something Rotten
by Vive Les Arts (VLA) Theatre

Jul. 13 - Jul. 14

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

In the 1590s, 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. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.  Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences... in the beginning of the first act!  It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so don’t miss your chance to bring this history-twisting tale to your stage.

 

              -- Music Theatre International


Auditions for Something Rotten - Rated PG-13

July 13th & 14th - 6:00 pm

*Prepare a 1 minute song and be prepared to dance!*

Possible callbacks July 15th

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Shakespeare

The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

 

Nick Bottom

A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Nigel Bottom

Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

 

Bea

Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. 

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Portia

A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Nostradamus

A soothsayer

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

 

Brother Jeremiah

Portia's father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel's plays are sinful.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Lord Clapham

A posh patron of the theater.

Gender: Male

 

Shylock

An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.

Gender: Male

 

Minstrel

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C#3

 

Ensemble Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more