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Audition Announcement: Much Ado About Nothing
April 12, 2022

Much Ado About Nothing

Title of Show: Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis: William Shakespeare’s beloved comic play, about misunderstandings, love and deception, centers
around the courtship and scandal involving young Hero and her suitor, Claudio, but the witty war of
words between Claudio’s friend Benedick and Hero’s cousin Beatrice delight at center stage. Sparkling with sparing wit, blooming love, and trickery from both friend and foe, will Don John’s scheme separate lovers and friends forever, or will it all reveal itself to be MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?

Director: Dawn Hagerty

Ages Called: Casting ages 18+

 

IMPORTANT DATES

AUDITIONS

Monday, April 18 (6-9 PM) @ SBCT
Tuesday, April 19 (6-9 PM) @ SBCT

Callbacks: By Appointment

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, June 1 2022
  • Rehearsals are Monday – Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tech Week begins Saturday, August 6, 2022

LIVE SHOWS

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 @7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022 @7:00pm
  • Sunday, August 14,
    2022 @2:00pm
  • Thursday, August 18 2022 @7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 20 @7:00pm
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 @7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 @7:00pm
  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 @2:00pm

What to prepare

  • Sides will be provided at the audition

ROLES 

 

LEONATO: Governor of Messina

SIGNIOR BENEDICK: a gentleman soldier from Padua, proud, quick tongue and wit

BEATRICE: Niece of Leonato, Quick wit & sharp tongue, uses humor to deflect vulnerability

COUNT CLAUDIO: young lord and soldier from Florence, Looks up to Benedick, a Romantic idealist, but quick-tempered

HERO: Daughter of Leonato, falls in love with/betrothed to Count Claudio, gentle & noble spirit

DON PEDRO: Prince of Aragon

MARGARET: Hero’s waiting-woman & Borachio’s lover

URSULA: Hero’s waiting-woman

SIGNIOR ANTONIO: Leonato’s brother, a jovial, but fiery temper when challenged

DON JOHN: Don Pedro’s brother, a villainous character who sets deception into motion

BORACHIO: Serves Don John, seduces Margaret, thinks up & participates in deception, carnal character

CONRAD: Serves Don John; self-important

DOGBERRY: Master Constable in Messina, ever using the wrong words without realizing, the classic incompetent man placed in a high position

VERGES: Dogberry’s partner/second

GEORGE SEACOAL/FIRST WATCHMAN: leader of the Watch

HUGH OATCAKE/SECOND WATCHMAN: second of the watch

SEXTON (FRANCES SEACOAL): Record keeper

FRIAR FRANCIS: Friar who is to marry Hero &; Count Claudio, devises the plan when Hero is accused

BALTHASAR: Bard/court musician, sings Sigh You No More, Ladies

MESSENGER
Musicians, Lords, Attendants

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Series will be performed in rep. Not all, but MOST, will be cast in both shows, with
    shows performed alternating every other night. Don’t let that intimidate you! One or
    two may have more substantial roles in both shows, but most will have one larger/one
    smaller role… the second may even be a part with no lines, but integral to the
    production. Please indicate roles preferred, or “any”, on your audition form.
  • *Colorblind/color conscience casting, all body types & abilities encouraged to audition
  • Accent (British) needed for Sense & Sensibility ONLY. If you’re uncomfortable, just use
    your own voice with clear diction.
  • Both of these shows are fun & clip along, so no need for stuffy Shakespeare. Have fun
    with it!

    Questions? Reach out to the director!

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