Sunday, January 26, 2020

Check it Out! - Originate a role in the Pilot Production of “Something Rotten, JR”

AUDITIONS: Open to performers ages 12-18

WHEN: Tuesday, February 4, and Wednesday, February 5
: Hamiliton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway
Can't make auditions? Send a video of one of the songs and the completed forms to by 9pm on Wednesday, February 5.

Rehearsals: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays (times based around performer availability)

Performances: May 8 through 17

Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

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.

Audition Information

  • ​​Please prepare one of the songs provided here.
  • Auditioners will be brought into the room in groups to sing their selected song and learn a brief dance combination

  • We strongly encourage you to print and complete the audition form and conflict calendar* ahead of time. Please make sure to mark all conflicts clearly (make sure to account for any travel time). The schedule will be created based on the availability provided at auditions.

  • You will receive an email by Friday, February 7, if we would like to see you for a callback. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, February 9 by appointment. Attending callbacks as scheduled is strongly encouraged but a makeup date may be provided if needed.

  • Some/all roles may be double cast.

  • There is no fee to participate in this production.

Rehearsal Information: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays​

  • Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Friday evenings and at varying times on Saturdays and Sundays (based on cast availability). A schedule with time windows will be released shortly after casting.

  • Not all cast members will be called for every rehearsal and not all cast members will be called for the full duration of each rehearsal.

  • Some conflicts/outdates may be accepted upfront but no additional dates may be added once casting is released.

  • All tech rehearsals (Sunday May 3-Thursday, May 7) and performances (May 8-10 and May 15-17) are mandatory