Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
PRODUCER: Maui OnStage
DIRECTOR: Lisa Teichner
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Vania Jerome
CO-CHOREOGRAPHERS: Camille Romero and Kathleen Schultz
STAGE MANAGER: Roxanne Wada
SCENIC DESIGNER: Dan Hays
CO-LIGHTING DESIGNERS: Mark Astrella and Maggie Lloyd
COSTUME DESIGNER: Kat Gregory
SOUND DESIGNER: Dawn Harper
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Amy Lord
ARTISTIC CONSULTANT: Kalani Whitford
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Luana Whitford-Mitchell
THE ROLE OF NICK BOTTOM HAS BEEN CAST AND WILL BE PLAYED BY DAVID ROSS McCULLEY.
ALL OTHER ROLES ARE OPEN.
MOS encourages diversity in casting. The director is seeking actors ages 16 and up, of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities and body types.
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Set in the 1590’s, 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 the opening night, the Bottom brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz!
Friday March 31st, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday April 1st, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Sunday April 2nd, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Callbacks (By invitation only) Saturday April 8th, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Historic Iao Theater, 68 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI 96793
Please prepare one comedic monologue up to 90 seconds in length and up to 32 bars (approx. one minute) of an uptempo Broadway song. Please bring sheet music or recorded accompaniment. A speaker will be provided for the phone or device. An accompanist will also be provided. Bring a picture and resume, if you have one. Plan on arriving 10 minutes early to check in. Please book your audition BELOW.
Director: Lisa Teichner
Music Director/Accompanist: Vania Jerome
Co-Choreographers: Camille Romero and Kathleen Schultz
Artistic Consultant: Kalani Whitford
VIDEO SUBMISSION: If you are not available to attend auditions in person, we will be accepting video auditions. Please submit 1 comedic monologue up to 90 seconds in length and up to 32 bars (approx. one minute) of an uptempo Broadway song. Also a picture and resume, if you have one. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline to submit videos is Friday March 31st.
Maui OnStage has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards, which seeks to foster an environment of communication, safety, respect, accountability, and the health, safety, and well being of institutions and its participants.
Table Read: Monday April 17th, 6pm – 9pm
Design Presentation: Tuesday April 18th, 6pm – 9pm
Rehearsals Begin: Monday April 17th, however the first three weeks may not be every day
Tech week: Monday July 3rd – Thursday July 6th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Maui OnStage at the Historic Iao Theater, 68 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI
Maui OnStage’s Education and Youth Program Studio at Queen Kaahumanu Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. Kahului, HI
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday July 7th – Sunday July 30th Fridays, Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 3:00pm
PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Maui OnStage at the Historic Iao Theater, 68 N Market St., Wailuku, HI
CONFLICTS: Please check and make sure you are available for all rehearsals and performances. You will be required to submit any conflicts prior to auditioning. Conflicts will be taken into account when casting.
ONCE THE SHOW IS CAST, NO MORE CONFLICTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The final schedule will be determined based on people’s availability. Please note that during tech week, rehearsal hours are longer.
ALL ROLES WILL BE UNDERSTUDIED.
MAUI ONSTAGE UNDERSTUDY POLICY
Male Identifying, 20’s – 40’s, Tenor (B2-A4)
A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope. Nigel’s older brother. Incredibly jealous of the success of William Shakespeare and will do anything to beat him. Great comedic actor who sings, tap dance skills a plus.
Male Identifying, 20’s – 40’s, Tenor solid to G#4
Nick’s younger brother. A sweetly naive young writer and poet, perhaps a little awkward. Sweet and a little awkward. He falls in love with Portia and ultimately finds confidence in himself through art and love. Great comedic actor who sings very well.
Male Identifying, 20’s – 30’s, Rock tenor solid to A4
A Renaissance rock star. Think Mick Jagger or James Brown. Great comedic actor with a killer pop/rock voice. Tap dance skills are a plus.
Male Identifying, 40’s – 60’s, Tenor 2 (C3-F4)
A soothsayer who almost sees the future correctly. A bit looney. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Great comedic actor who sings and moves well.
Female Identifying, 20’s – 30’s, Mezzo with belt (D3-D5)
Nick’s wife and “Right Hand Man”. She loves and supports him despite his questionable decision making and lack of success. Bea resorts to dressing up like a man to make ends meet and to prove to Nick she can be an actor. Great comedic actress who sings very well.
Female Identifying, 20’s – 30’s, Soprano with a mix (G3-F5)
An adorably quirky Puritan girl whom Nigel meets on the street. They fall madly in love with each other over their mutual love for Shakespeare and poetry. Great comedic actress who sings very well.
Male Identifying, 40’s – 50’s, Rock Baritone solid to G4
Portia’s father. A Puritan with deeply repressed homoerotic tendencies. He despises playwrights, poets and all things ungodly. Great comedic actor who sings.
Male Identifying, 20’s – 30’s, Tenor solid to A4
The fun-loving charismatic narrator of the show. Sings the opening number of each act. Sings and dances well.
An older Jewish man. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their musical. Sings well.
Older male. Patron of the theatre. He’s flamboyant and extremely posh. Sings well.
Ensemble, All Genders, ethnicities and body types, 16 and up, Range: SATB
Seeking traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers and dancers (must tap).
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
LISA TEICHNER (Director) received her BFA from CalArts and was on the Artistic and Production Staff for the Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theater in her hometown of Los Angeles, where she worked on many regional and Broadway-bound shows. She produced and directed theatre in LA, San Francisco and New York before relocating to Maui in 2003. On Maui, Lisa has been the Artistic Director of Maui OnStage, Associate Artistic Director for MAPA and subsequently served on the Board of Directors for Maui OnStage for several years. Some shows Lisa has Directed at the Iao include Deathtrap, Barefoot in the Park, Man Of La Mancha, The Wedding Singer, Noises Off and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Lisa lives in Hawaii & Texas, owns KW (Keller Williams Realty) Big Island and is a licensed Hawaii Real Estate Broker. Lisa is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and adores her husband Ermin, Bonus Daughter Angel & cats Tommy, Kiana & Little Lei.
Maui OnStage is committed to providing a work environment that is free of sexual harassment. MOS believes in and works to sustain an anti-racist environment. MOS does not tolerate any unlawful harassment based on race, color,
gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.