Audition Notice for Much Ado About Nothing


The Thistle Rose Players announce auditions for Much Ado About Nothing, a classic Shakespeare work directed by Lindsay Hawkins.

Show Synopsis

Much Ado About Nothing written by William Shakespeare, is considered one of his most endearing and best comedic plays. It is a delightful comedy which plays out a number of Shakespeare's best loved themes: confusion between lovers, the battle of the sexes, and the restoration of love and marriage.  It also features two of Shakespeare's most formidable lovers: Benedick and Beatrice. These two characters spend the majority of the play bickering and then--as in all great romantic comedies--fall in love in the final acts.


Audition Dates, Times, and Location

November 27th and 28th at 7:00PM; Trinity in the Woods 26880 La Muera St. Farmington Hills, 48334


Cast Age Requirements:

Ages 18+ yrs

Mandatory Dates:

            ·        TECH Rehearsal - February 16th   [plan for all day]

·        February 17th   [Time TBD]

·        February 18th   6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

·        February 19th   6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

·        February 20th   6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

And ALL Performance Dates


Performance Dates, Times and Location:

·       February 21st, 8:00 PM (Thursday)

·       February 22nd, 8:00 PM (Friday)

·       February 23rd3:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Performance Venue:  TBD


Rehearsal Notes:

-  Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, December 4th and will generally be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  The exact schedule will be determined after casting.

-  There is a $25 fee for all participants, due on the first rehearsal date (December 4)

-  Please realize that it requires a full cast meeting regularly to plan, rehearse, and pull together a great show.  Therefore we need to count on regular attendance from ALL participants.  The Director respectfully asks that cast members not miss more than 4 rehearsal dates, all of which must be cleared with her in advance.  Please be prepared to submit a list of conflicts on the day of the auditions.

 

Audition Notes:


-  Please be prepared and on time.

-  Please wear comfortable clothing to the Audition that you can move freely in.

-  Please be prepared to list your conflicts at auditions.

-  Please try to fill out the audition form prior to the audition.  Extra copies will be available if needed.

-  Your picture will be taken at auditions.  This picture will only be used to help the director and audition staff - they will not be used anywhere else.

-  Please come prepared with a memorized Shakespearean monologue, 1-2 minutes in length

-  Actors wishing to audition for the role of Balthazar may also prepare 16 bars of classical music to be sung a cappella and/or bring an instrument to play


Character List and Description:


Don Pedro..................Prince of Aragon
Don John.....................Don Pedro's illegitimate brother
Claudio.........................a young lord of Florence
Benedick.....................a young lord of Padua
Conrad..........................follower of Don John
Borachio......................another follower of Don John
Balthazar....................a singer, attendant upon Don Pedro

Leonato........................Governor of Messina
Antonio..............
...........Leonato's brother
Hero.................................Leonato's daughter
Beatrice..........
...............Leonato's neice
Margaret......................Gentlewoman attending upon Hero
Ursula..............
..............Gentlewoman attending upon Hero

Friar Francis.............a priest
Dogberry......................master constable
Verges.............................headborough, Dogberry's assistant
Watchmen, a Sexton, a lord, messengers