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"William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing" Seeks Teens

Pickerington, OH, United States
ID: 570861Exp: 7/20/2024

Audition for production of “William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing". Auditions are open to actors 16 years old and older. Please see the details below. About the project: One of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed comedies, Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid. THE STORY: Set in Messina, the play begins as Don Pedro’s army returns after a victory. Benedick, a gentleman soldier, resumes a verbal duel with Beatrice, the niece of Messina’s governor, Leonato. Count Claudio is smitten by Leonato’s daughter, Hero. After Don Pedro woos her in disguise for Claudio, the two young lovers plan to marry in a week. To fill in the time until the wedding, Don Pedro and the others set about tricking Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love with each other. Meanwhile, Don Pedro’s disgruntled brother, Don John, plots to ruin Hero and halt her wedding. Claudio believes Don John’s deception, is convinced Hero has a lover, and, at the wedding, brutally rejects her. Additional info: You will be asked to fill out an audition form. You may attach a resume and picture if you wish (it is not required). Please bring a calendar that includes conflicts. You will have your picture taken and a number will be assigned to you. Auditions: Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. The final cast list will be sent via email by Wednesday night, July 24th and posted on our website. REHEARSALS Rehearsals will be held Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Sunday afternoons. ALL cast members MUST attend the first rehearsal to receive your materials, take costume measurements, and complete any paperwork. Tech Week (Sunday through Thursday before Opening Night) will include weeknight rehearsals. Performance Dates: October 4 - October 13 If interested, please apply.

20 roles

BenedickMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Don PedroMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

BeatriceFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ClaudioMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

HeroFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

DogberryMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

LeonatoMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

MargaretFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

BorachioMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Don JohnMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Friar FrancisMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ConradMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

AntonioMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

BalthasarMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

UrsulaFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

SextonMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Watchmen (2)Both genders16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Messenger (1 or 2)Both genders16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

VergesMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

EnsembleBoth genders16-18 y.o.All ethnicities