Music & Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

Directed by Benjamin Henson. Musical Direction by Richard Marrett. Choreography by Kira Josephson

The Court Theatre, Ōtautahi, 25 November 2023 - 27 January 2024

Rehearsal Dates: Monday 16 October - Saturday 18 November 2023
Production Week: Monday 20 November - Friday 24 November 2023
Opening Night: Saturday 25 November 2023
Season: 25 November 2023 - 27 January 2024

Closing date for self-tapes: 31 March 2023

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to the heavy interest in this production please upload your tape to a video sharing site (YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion - reminder: set to private), self tapes that require downloading will not be accepted.

Audition Tape Requirements: Please prepare a short tape, including slate, followed by a two-minute excerpt of a song in the style of the show (maximum two minutes, you may however do two contrasting songs of one minute max each). You may, of course, use a song from the production, but more important is to sing something well-known to you and shows you at your best. 

Shakespeare: Vocal range top: Ab4, bottom: Ab2
Nick Bottom: Vocal range top: G4, bottom: A2
Nigel Bottom: Vocal range top: A4, bottom: Eb3
Bea: Vocal range top: D5, bottom: D3
Portia: Vocal range top: F#5, bottom: G3
Ensemble - [This includes the roles of Minstrel, Lord Clapham, Tom, Robin, Peter, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock, Snug, and Francis] Strong dancers, preferably with strong tap dance skills. All ensemble performers will be required to play multiple roles and must be confident singers.  

Dance Call – [All who wish to be considered for Ensemble roles must submit a singing self-tape AND attend the dance call] Please be prepared to dance in the style of musical theatre tap. You may wear heel or flat tap shoes. If you do not have tap shoes, please wear hard soled shoes. If you are a strong dancer but less confident with tap, please still submit for an Ensemble role. We will also need dancers with a strong jazz foundation, and we are prepared to work with dancers who might be less experienced tappers if they bring other strengths to the production.  

Something Rotten! has moments of intimacy amongst the characters and will be guided by an intimacy coordinator during rehearsals.

Please complete the below forM AND INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR SELF-tAPeS.  

If you have any questions, please email

Callback/Dance Call availability