Monday, September 25, 2023

Auditions for SOMETHING ROTTEN! at TheaterWorks announced for November 4 & 5

Performances: February 2-February 18, 2024

Director: Rob Watson
Choreographer: Cydney Trent
Music Direction: Jon Landvick
Stage Manager: Courtney Stevens


TheaterWorks- 10580 N 83rd Drive Phoenix, AZ 85345


Saturday Nov 4, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday Nov 5, 9:00AM-12:00PM


Callbacks will be held on:
Sunday Nov 19th from 5-10PM
Monday Nov 20th from 5-10PM
(All callbacks materials will provided in advance.)


Actors ages 16-Adult. (No AEA contracts are avaiable.)
All actors, 18+, who are cast will receive a stipend.


32 bars (or 30 seconds to 1 minute) of a song from a musical. Accompanist will NOT be provided. Please bring electronic accompaniment on a personal device. Electronic amplification will be available. Comedic options are highly encouraged.


An audition form and draft rehearsal calendar are attached. Please make sure all known conflicts are listed in relation to the calendar. Bring your audition form with you to your appointment. Do not email audition forms, headshots, etc ahead of time. If you need a special accommodation or have a conflict with the audition please reach out to Shelby Maticic.  Please email Shelby Maticic with any audition questions at: 


As a theater for, of, and in our community, Theater Works strives to practice inclusive casting. Inclusive casting for us means casting actors of color, actors with disabilities, trans and gender non-conforming actors, and other members of historically and currently marginalized communities. We invite actors of all races, ethnicities, body types, gender identities, and physical abilities to audition. Unless a role is specified by the playwright, we will keep character auditions open to all. However, we will make sure to never take opportunities away from underrepresented communities in established roles. When scheduling auditions, we offer accessibility accommodations and, if needed, more information on the process or role. As a community theater, Theater Works recognizes that the community is diverse and dynamic and aims to create art in a safe space for all.

Theater Works is working to create space to stop, listen and be receptive to the voices of the communities we serve. We acknowledge there have been and will be missteps along the way. We strive to learn, make changes, and do better to create a safe space for all artists to thrive. We encourage all of you to audition for us.


To create a safe environment for our patrons and our production team and cast, we have implemented comprehensive health and cleanliness protocols consistent with government recommendations. TheaterWorks will continue to follow guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the safety of our casts. If those guidelines change, TW reserves the right to adjust the requirements for actors while rehearsing or performing in our theatres.

Please email Shelby Maticic with any questions at


Set 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.



The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Nick Bottom
A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.
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.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

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.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D3

A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3

A soothsayer
Age: 40 to 50

Brother Jeremiah
Portia's father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel's plays are sinful.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G3

Lord Clapham
A posh patron of the theater.

An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.

Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

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

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