Set in Messina, Much Ado About Nothing revolves around two romantic pairings that emerge when a group of soldiers arrives in the town. The first, between Claudio and Hero, is nearly altered by the accusations of the villain, Don John. The second romance, between Claudio's friend Benedick and Hero's cousin Beatrice, takes center stage as the play continues, with both characters' wit and banter providing much of the humor. The title's play on words references the secrets and trickery that form the backbone of the play's comedy, intrigue, and action.
Shows 1/26/24 - 2/4/24 Rehearsals as assigned Grades 9th to 12th | Level IV Meg Sullivan
Material: Please memorize a one minute monologue of your choice from the show and post it on the Classroom Audition Assignment. Full Audition Packets will be posted on your Google Classroom. Students should be ready to perform sides at the audition. Bring your headshot and resume, and make sure your audition form and video have been submitted on your Google Classroom.
Dates: 1st round auditions will be via video submission due by midnight on Saturday, October 21st. Callbacks will be held Saturday, October 28th from 10 AM -1:30 PM.
Rehearsals will be the traditional rotating schedule of the Shakespeare show based on majority free time. Rehearsals may start as early as the week of Thanksgiving. Pre-Set Required rehearsals include: 12/6, 12/8, 1/10, 1/12, 1/17, 1/19, as well as Tech Week.
Tentative Saturday, January 6th 10am-3pm All students and one parent per actor are required to attend.
Sunday, January 21st from 3:00-6:00 PM and Monday, January 22nd through Thursday, January 25th from times TBA. All students are required to attend each day.
FRIDAY: January 26th @ 7pm
SATURDAY: January 27th @ 7pm
SUNDAY: January 28th @ 3pm
FRIDAY: February 2nd @ 7pm
SATURDAY: February 3rd @ 2pm & 7pm
SUNDAY: February 4th @ 3pm (Love Notes @ 12:30p) | Strike after the Sunday show
Costumes are provided by Genesis. Supplemental items & shoes from your wardrobe.
Students are required to have no more than 3 conflicts. If a student has excessive conflicts, they may not be able to participate in the production.
Please send a snack, a personal water bottle, and pencil each day to rehearsal.
Please help your student at home to memorize their lines.
Tickets will be available for purchase online, so buy early!