AUDITIONS for William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Location: Bellevue Little Theatre (203 W Mission Ave Bellevue, NE)
Dates: Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7 @ 7:00pm (Possible call-backs on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm)
Performances: February 3rd – 19th (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
First Read-Through: December 5th
Rehearsal Period: December 27th – February 2nd
Director: Suzanne Withem
Producer: Mary Trecek
We are looking for ten to fifteen actors (ages 14 and up) of all genders and ethnicities to complete the acting company. Auditions will consist of cold readings of scenes and monologues from the play. Everyone is strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the story and text prior to the audition. Full text of the script is readily available online as are synopses and study guides. A prepared Shakespeare monologue is not required for this audition, but if you have one on hand, time will be provided for you to present it.
According to director Suzanne Withem, this version of Shakespeare’s play will take place in a 19th century Midwestern farm town. Leonato lives in a large farmhouse on the outskirts of Mesnia and his friend, Don Pedro, is returning from a successful cattle drive.
Withem chose this period because she thinks “the ‘battle of the sexes’ will be echoed in the age old battle between the wild, independent, roaming cowboy and the practical, settled, secured farmer.”
Questions about the audition, production, or rehearsal process should be directed to Suzanne Withem firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook.