Written by John O’Farrell & Karry Kirkpatrick
Words & Lyrics by Karry & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Emma Wason


All rehearsals will be 6:00pm-8:00pm on Sundays through Thursdays, beginning on July 28th.


Performances will take place:
Friday, September 20th – 7:30pm
Saturday, September 21st – 7:30pm
Sunday, September 22nd – 2:30pm
Friday, September 27th – 7:30pm
Saturday, September 28th – 7:30pm
Sunday, September 29th – 2:30pm


We are seeking energetic singers, dancers, and actors ages 16 and up!

NICK BOTTOM (baritone) – A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope; older brother of Nigel Bottom and incredibly jealous of the success of William Shakespeare.

NIGEL BOTTOM (high bari/tenor) – Nick’s younger brother; a sweetly naive young writer and poet (perhaps a little awkward)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (rock tenor) – A Renaissance rock star with an ego to match.

THOMAS NOSTRADAMUS (baritone) – A soothsayer who ALMOST sees the future correctly; he predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical.

BEA (mezzo) – Nick’s wife and right hand man; loving and supportive, but with her own mind.

PORTIA (soprano) – A quirky Puritan woman, who Nigel meets; they fall in love over their mutual love of poetry and Shakespeare’s writings.

BROTHER JEREMIAH (baritone) – Portia’s father; he despises playwrights, poets, and all things “ungodly”.

MINSTREL (baritone) – Sings/leads opening numbers in both acts; essentially, a narrator for the show.

SHYLOCK (non-singing role) – A Jewish moneylender, desperate to dip his feet into the “showbiz” pond.

LORD CLAPHAM (non-singing role) – a flamboyant theatre producer working with the Bottom Brothers.

ENSEMBLE – An enthusiastic, high energy group of singers, actors, and dancers who are an integral part of each scene. There are lots of opportunities for members of the ensemble to take on other featured roles. 


July 14th: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
July 15th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Auditions will be at the Youngstown Playhouse!

Please come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of your choice. An accompanist and tech will be provided (a cappella auditions are not preferred).
Also, please come dressed and prepared for some light choreography.

Caitlyn N. Santiago (she/her)
YP Production Manager

The Youngstown Playhouse
600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown OH, 44511