Open Auditions for Teens in Maryland “Much Ado About Nothing”

04/05/2016

Teen Auditions – Community Theater in Maryland Calvert County Area

Location: North Beach Maryland

Type: Theater
The Twin Beach Players (TBP) will hold auditions for their teen production of Much Ado About Nothing (13-19 years Old)

Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Rachel Cruz

Open Casting Call Auditions will be held at The Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Ave, North Beach, MD on the following dates:

Audition Dates
April 24th: 7pm – 9pm
April 25th: 7pm – 9pm

To audition for this production, please attend one of the above dates .Please note that all experience levels are welcome and encouraged to audition. Cold reading from the script will be available for use on the day of auditions.

Characters

  • Don Pedro is the Prince of Aragon. He has just won a war against his illegitimate half-brother Don John. He reconciles himself to his brother, though he doesn’t speak to him much and may merely be keeping him close to keep an eye on him.
  • Don John is a bastard, in both the legal and ethical senses of the term. The essence of his character is that he is evil.
  • Claudio is a Count of Don Pedro’s suite, who has distinguished himself in the recent war. He is from Florence, though he has an emotional uncle living in Messina.
  • Benedick is a gentleman of Padua serving in Don Pedro’s army. He wears a beard at the beginning of the play. According to Beatrice, he adopts a new best friend once a month, possibly out of a concern for money; his present one is Claudio.
  • Leonato, the governor of Messina, is an older man, with a white beard. He has a daughter, Hero, and is the guardian of an orphaned niece, Beatrice.
  • Antonio is Leonato’s brother. An old man, he has a tendency to wag his head in a characteristic way. He apparently has a son who provides for the music in Leonato’s house.
  • Balthasar is an attendant of Don Pedro’s and a musician. A singer, he most likely plays the lute to accompany himself
  • Conrade is one of Don John’s followers. He attempts to cheer Don John up and to convince him that he should be, at the least, happy that Don Pedro has taken him back, and use that favor to pursue his own ends.
  • Borachio is one of Don John’s followers. His name tells us well enough that he is a drunkard. He also has, however, a crafty mind.
  • Friar Francis is in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet’s Friar Laurence; both are long-winded, well-meaning, somewhat interfering gentlemen who think it is a fine idea to make people believe a young girl is dead.
  • Dogberry is the constable of the Watch, whose job is to patrol the streets of Messina at night and keep order. Dogberry has very few doubts
  • Verges is the Headborough, and Dogberry’s partner as commander of the Watch. He is an old man, and seems to be completely under Dogberry’s thumb.
  • The Sexton is in charge of examining the men detained by the Watch, and it is his misfortune that the Watch should be commanded by Dogberry.
  • A Boy attending on Benedick is none too bright. He fetches Benedick’s book at his request.
  • Hero is Leonato’s daughter. A sweet and obedient girl overshadowed by her cousin Beatrice, she almost never speaks in her elders’ presence.
  • Beatrice is Leonato’s orphaned niece. She appears to be somewhat taller than Hero, as well as older. She has a ready wit which she clearly enjoys displaying, and is much given to mockery. Her favorite target is Benedick, with whom she has something of a history, to the extent that she exercises her talent for mocking him on the poor unsuspecting messenger and takes the first opportunity to needle him once he arrives. She has no care for a husband, and therefore little patience with the suggestion that her ready tongue will prevent her from gaining one. She has little care for social convention, and is quite capable of trading witticisms with the Prince as an equal.
  • Margaret is Hero’s waiting-gentlewoman. A fashion-obsessed flirt who requires good dancing abilities in her men, she is witty enough to hold her own against both Benedick and Beatrice in certain circumstances.
  • Ursula is one of Hero’s waiting-gentlewomen
  • The Messenger is sent by Don Pedro to announce his coming to Leonato.
  • The First Watchman suggests either Seacoal or Hugh Oatcake as leaders of the patrol, on the basis of their ability to read and write. He joins in the testimony to the Sexton.
  • The Second Watchman (George Seacoal) is a member of the Watch who is able to read and write, and is therefore put in charge of the nightly patrol.

Much Ado About Nothing

Performance dates-Weekends June 17 – June 26
Please email twinbeachplayers2009@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding auditions for this production.

Twin Beach Players is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

www.twinbeachplayers.com

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: North Beach Maryland
Please submit to: This is an open call, see above for time and location.

This casting notice was posted by: Twin Beach Players



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