Please come prepared with a song of your choice.  Equipment available to use backing tracks; piano available. 


Please come dressed to move.  A basic sequence will be taught and rehearsed.  Callbacks for dancers may involve more complex routines.


Passages will be provided at auditions, and will be available on this page as of May 9th. 


Masks required for auditions; all safety precautions will be observed. 

Please contact marty@norwichtheatercompany.org to make alternate audition arrangements.

More Info



Set in 1595, the story follows the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who struggle to find success in the theatrical world as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare.  This musical is full of rocking songs, romance, women’s lib, dance, and some naughtiness. 


Shakespeare – a real ‘rock star’ ala Elvis or Mick Jagger.  Rock tenor voice.  Tap dances.


Nick Bottom – struggling writer feeling the pressure of supporting his family.  Baritone voice.  Tap dances.


Nigel Bottom – young, naïve, slightly awkward brother of Nick.  High baritone/tenor voice.


Nostradamus – male or female part – a kind of loony character who can (kind of) foretell the future.  Baritone/alto voice.  Light dance.


Bea – Nick’s wife who will do anything to support her husband.  Mezzo belt voice.


Portia – young, innocent Puritan girl – Nigel’s love interest.  Soprano voice.


Brother Jeremiah – Portia’s father – strong Puritan (or is he?)


Minstrel – multi-faceted singer/dancer/actor – may also play additional characters


Troupe – Nick & Nigel’s performing troupe – all male (or women who will/can play male).  Various vocal ranges; 1 male troupe member must be willing to wear dresses.


Lord (or Lady) Clapham – local Justice – non-dancing role


Shylock – Jewish moneylender – non-dancing role


Bard Boys – Will’s ‘gang’.  Various vocal ranges – these are Shakespeare’s groupies.


There are also roles for townspeople, who sing and/or dance. 


Tap dancers needed!



Current production team members include:

Director:  Marty Kuhn
Music Director:  Cameron Kinnear
Choreographer:  Kaitlyn Jackson
Technical Supervisor:  Tyler Lindsley

We are still seeking the following members for our production team:

Production Manager
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Costume Manager
Props Manager
Publicity/Marketing Manager
Various crew members for backstage, lighting, sound, set construction

If you or someone you know are interested in joining our production team, please have them contact Marty at marty@norwichtheatercompany.org or come to auditions!



Rehearsals will begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day.  While we may rehearse on any day of the week, every effort will be made to respect the time of the cast and crew.

We will be taking every precaution necessary to ensure everyone’s safety during rehearsals and performances.  Some rehearsals may be virtual or outside (as weather permits).  We will adjust blocking whenever possible to ensure social distancing.