| Audition Notice

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Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell

Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick

Director | Neale Whitmore

Music Director | Shane M. Hurst  

Choreographers | Emily Leekha and Megan Kelly Bates

Stage Manager | Emily Katie Dedman Radke

  Casting Sites and online agencies – Do NOT repost! This is a local DFW casting search only.  


These are not normal times. Theatre Frisco is proceeding very cautiously into producing this show with the health and safety of all involved our top priority. Mask and social distancing guidelines will be strictly adhered to for auditions. The audition form will ask if you have been vaccinated for Covid 19. 


   Show    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 Dates    Sunday, March 27, 2:00 – 6:00 and Monday, March 28, 7:00 – 9:30 

Callbacks/Dance Call: Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 – 10:00 (Tap will be a focus) at the Black Box Theater located in the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 off Cotton Gin Road east of the Dallas North Tollway.

All roles are open. TAPPERS, this one’s for you! All ethnic identities are encouraged to audition. Dancers also need to schedule audition appointments.



ShakespeareThe Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Tapping a plus


Nick Bottom A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Tapping a plus


Nigel Bottom Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 45

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Eb3


Bea 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. 

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: D3


Portia A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Nostradamus A soothsayer

Gender: Male (will consider Female)

Age: 35 to 60

Tapping a plus


Minstrel Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C#3


Brother Jeremiah Portia's father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel's plays are sinful.

Gender: Male

Age: 45-70

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G3


Lord Clapham A posh patron of the theater.

Gender: Male


Shylock An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.

Gender: Male


Ensemble At least 6 tappers needed. Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more.

   Required   Bring headshot and resume. Prepare at least 32 bars of 2 contrasting songs. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Singing with tracks will not be permitted.

   Performance Dates    July 29- August 14, Friday and Saturday Nights at 8:00, the 2nd and 3rd Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 at the Black Box Theatre in the Frisco Discovery Center. Actors will receive a stipend.

   Rehearsals   Rehearsals begin with a meet and greet on Saturday, May 28 for contracts, scripts, etc. After that, rehearsals will typically be Monday through Thursday evenings with a possible Saturday afternoon through July 28. July 1-4 will be off.

   Appointments   To book an appointment, email auditionstheatrefrisco@gmail.com. For additional information on auditions, call 214-673-3081. IF YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME AND ARE UNABLE TO KEEP IT, PLEASE CONTACT US AND CANCEL IT!

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