Auditions for the Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts upcoming production of Something Rotten will take place Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 at the Lebowsky Center. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 PM, with auditions starting at 7:00 PM. Six performances will take place from June 10-18.
Those who audition will be asked to sing a prepared selection, preferably with sheet music. An accompanist will be there at 6:30 to work through songs for those who bring music. Everyone will be asked to learn a dance combination and may be asked to read sides from the script. The show will be directed by Lebowsky Center Artistic Director Garrett Bradley. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.
With safety as the top concern, all performers and production crew must adhere to the safety
precautions being recommended by MDHHS and the CDC due to the ongoing pandemic and must be fully vaccinated to perform in this production. Contact garrett@lebowskycenter.com with any questions. 
Welcome to the Renaissance! 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.
Something Rotten! features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given their own special moment in the show to shine.
NICK BOTTOM: A writer. Nigel’s older brother. He holds a grudge against Shakespeare.
NIGEL BOTTOM: A writer. Nick’s younger brother. Sweet and a little awkward. He is in love with Portia.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego. A true rock star of his time.
BEA: Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor.
PORTIA: A puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
THOMAS NOSTRADAMUS A soothsayer. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical.
BROTHER JEREMIAH: Portia’s father. A puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful.
LORD CLAPHAM: Patron of the theatre. He’s flamboyant and extremely posh.
SHYLOCK: Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their musical.
MINSTREL: Our narrator of sorts – welcomes the audiences and introduces them to the Renaissance.

ENSEMBLE: Plays the following roles: Townspeople, theatre troupe, servants, puritans, musical men and women, eggs, omelettes, soothsayers, and more. 

Congratulation to the cast of CLUE on Stage

Based on the popular board game that became a movie in 1985, Clue is a hilarious farce and murder mystery rolled into one. Six mysterious guests arrive for a dinner party, and of course, someone ends up dead. But who committed the murder? Was it Miss Scarlett (Tammy Beckett-Reese)?  Or how about Professor Plum (Alex Weiss), Mrs. White (Taylor Haslett), or Mrs. Peacock (Anna Owens)? Colonel Mustard (Quinn Kelly) can’t be overlooked, nor can Yvette (Sarah Hayner) or the numerous other characters played by John Lerma, Lauren Spadafora, or Durrell Ousley. Wadsworth, the butler (Michael Nelson), leads the group through the clues, but can he be trusted?

Director Tricia Rogers, who recently appeared as Baroness Elsa Schraeder in “The Sound of Music,” said she was pleased to see so many people audition for the roles. “We are welcoming eight talented performers for their first time on the Lebowsky stage, along with three others who have appeared in previous productions.”