Music & Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick
Book: 
Karey Kirkpatrick, John O'Farrell

Directed by Wanda Blount
Music Director: Rachel Faidley


~~ Performances ~~
DATE
DOORS OPEN
SHOWTIME
Jul 22
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jul 23
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jul 24
1:30 PM
2:00 PM (Matinee)
Jul 28
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jul 29
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jul 30
7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Tickets will go on sale July 11, and are $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting July 11, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM, and one hour before each performance.


AUDITION DETAILS
Dates: May 2 & 3, 2022 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Roles Available
There are many roles available, including three major roles for women, 17 roles for men plus a significant ensemble.  If you are interested in a major role, please prepare a 1-2 minute musical selection of your choice, excluding any songs from "Something Rotten".  If you are interested in being part of the ensemble, please be prepared to sing "Happy Birthday".  Ensemble auditions will be done in groups.  An accompanist will be available, or you may provide your own accompaniment.

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.

 
Role Description
Shakespeare
(Male, 30-40)
The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
Nick Bottom
(Male, 30-40)
A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.
Nigel Bottom
(Male, 30-40)
Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.
Nostradamus
(Male, 40-50)
A soothsayer.
Brother Jeremiah
(Male)
Portia's father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel's plays are sinful.
Lord Clapham
(Male)
A posh patron of the theater.
Shylock
(Male)
An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.
Minstrel
(Male)
Bea
(Female, 30-40)
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.
Portia
(Female, 20-35)
A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.



Who's Who in the Cast and Crew

 
Cast
Role Actor
Shakespeare Will Edgar
Nick Bottom C.D.Adamson
Nigel Bottom Joe Peterson
Nostradamus Scott Schaeffer
Brother Jeremiah Andy Malsom
Lord Clapham Michael Myers
Shylock Arvin Van Zante
Minstrel Kent Leckband
Tom Snout / Francis Flute Gary Kopsa
Robin Terry Faidley
Peter Quince Liam Dougan
Snug Larry Ambroson
Francis Bacon Michael Garrison
Walter Raleigh Jeff Carter
Bea Nikole Kalatzakis
Portia Averi Bolar
Ensemble Larry Ambroson
Amelia Brown
Jennifer Brown
Julie Collins
Sara Collins
Linda Dougan
Julie Goodman
Leah Osborn
Paige Robinson
Cheyenne Schaeffer
Robin Stoner
Fallan Stookesberry
Joy Stout
Anna Sunstrom
Jenny Swersie
Rachel Swersie
Carolyn Warrick
Brooke Watson
Mel Wilson
Production Staff
Stage Manager Larry Daft
Stage Crew TBD
Props Linda Dougan
Lights Tim Blount
Wanda Blount
Andy Malsom
Sound Bill Goodman
Choreography Meredith McKay
Set Design /
Construction
Austin Brown
Costumes Sue Beukema
Makeup April Hartz
Hair TBD

Approach

Our goal and our passion has been to work hard, entertain our fans, and just plain have fun. We are excited to be performing weekly and hope to see you soon at a show – take a look at our calendar, or just drop us a line.