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Pixie Dust Players presents a pilot production of

 Something Rotten! JR.

for ages  12-20

Director/Choreographer: Lindsay Maron

Music Director: Bobby Weil

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.

 

Production Dates

 

Video Auditions
Submission information found HERE

Callbacks

Information will be emailed

 

Rehearsals

Monday-Friday, August 1-12

9:00am-3:00pm*

*Optional extension from 3:00-5:00

 

Performances

August 12-14

Production Information

  • All rehearsals and performances will be held at Millburn High School in Millburn, NJ

  • Some/all roles may be double cast. Each performer is guaranteed at least two performances

  • There will be a $595 participation fee* which includes 60+ hours of instruction, all show materials, costumes (excluding undergarments and shoes), props, production photos, an archival video, and a souvenir t-shirt. 

*If you require a scholarship or a payment plan,  please let us know on your audition form and we will send along an application!

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What is a pilot production?

We are working with Music Theatre International and iTheatrics to help them to develop this new production. This means that we will be one of the first companies in the country to produce this show and it means our actors will be some of the first to play these roles! The show itself may be changed/adjusted throughout the process and our production will help inform the final licensed version. The show (either in its live form or through our archival video) will be viewed by executives at Music Theatre International and iTheatrics as well as by the creators of the show.

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AUDITION INFORMATION

We will be accepting video submissions for auditions.

Available roles include:

Nick Bottom

Nigel Bottom

Shakespeare

Bea

Portia

Nostradamus

Brother Jeremiah

Minstrel

Lord Clapham

Tom Snout

Robin

Peter Quince

Francis Flute

Yorick

Snug

Shylock

and MANY others!

We are looking to cast this show as diversely as possible.
Some roles originally written as male characters may be portrayed as female characters in this production.