Devon Frieder Productions- SOMETHING ROTTEN

Devon Frieder Productions Presents:


Director-Choreographer – Devon Frieder

Musical Director – Greta Greenblatt

Production Coordinator & Stage Manager – Kaleah Baca


Please fill out the audition sign up form (link below) as soon as possible to sign-up and secure your spot. You will be sent an email with information and the audition form from our Production Coordinator. 

Audition Sign Up:

Email with any questions.

*Note: Video auditions will be accepted for those who cannot attend in person, but it is required that a form be filled out. 

VOCAL AUDITIONS – Saturday, 11/18 from 12:30-5pm (By appointment; walk-ins will be seen time permitting)

Please prepare a short musical theatre song in the style of the show that showcases range and acting ability. Singing from the show is welcomed. Please bring sheet music clearly marked in a binder for our accompanist.

DANCE AUDITIONS – Sunday, 11/19 at 10am – 12:30pm

All will be asked to attend. Bring character heels (ladies) and tap shoes if you tap. There will be a jazz combination followed by tap for those asked to stay. Although not all roles dance in the show, we want to get to know your personality and movement styles. Walk-ins will be accepted, but we prefer you submit ahead of time.

CALLBACKS – Sunday, 11/19 at 6:30pm

Callbacks will be sent out Saturday night after vocal appointments and/or Sunday afternoon after the dance call; you will be given songs and/or scenes via email to prepare before Sunday’s callbacks.

REHEARSALS: Held mostly in January, weekday evenings and weekends during the day. Some music rehearsals and select choreography rehearsals will be held in December.

PERFORMANCES: January 26-28, February 3-5 & 9-11 at Albuquerque Little Theatre.


Welcome to the Renaissance, where the Black Plague has ceded power to the Puritans, farthingales and codpieces are the latest fashion trend, and the biggest celebrity in England is a playwright named William Shakespeare. In the midst of all this excitement, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are trying to keep their acting company afloat. In a desperate attempt to out-Bard the Bard, Nick consults with a soothsayer, who informs him that the future of theatre involves acting, singing, and dancing — sometimes all at once! As the Bottom brothers strive to write the world’s very first “musical”, they find themselves caught in a bitter battle with the Bard and the play’s the thing. Something Rotten! is a hysterical, joyous celebration of everything you love about Broadway.


Seeking performers of all ethnicities, ages, and types.
*Note: The role of Portia has been cast. HOWEVER, we are seeking strong Understudies for all roles.

NICK BOTTOM: Male, 30s – 40s (Vocal Range: B2-A4). A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope. Nigel’s older brother. Incredibly jealous of the success of William Shakespeare and will do anything to beat him. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings, tap dance skill a plus.

NIGEL BOTTOM: Male, 20s – 30s (Vocal Range: High Baritone/Tenor to G#4). Nick’s younger brother. A sweetly naïve young writer and poet, perhaps a little awkward. He falls in love with Portia and ultimately finds confidence in himself through art and love. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Male, 20s – 30s (Vocal Range: Rock Tenor to A4) Over-the-top and cocky, a true rock star of his time. He is the renaissance Mick Jagger or Billy Idol. British accent. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings and dances very well. Tap dance skills a plus.

THOMAS NOSTRADAMUS: Male, 30s – 50s (Vocal Range: C3-F4) A soothsayer who almost sees the future correctly. A bit loony. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a comedic actor who sings and moves very well.

BEA: Female, 30s – 40s (Vocal Range: Mezzo with belt, D3-D5) Nick’s wife and “right hand man”. She loves and supports him despite his questionable decision making and lack of success. Bea resorts to dressing up like a male to make ends meet and to prove to Nick she can be an actor. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well.

BROTHER JEREMIAH: Male, 40s – 50s (Rock Baritone to G4) Portia’s father. A Puritan with deeply repressed homoerotic tendencies. He despises playwrights, poets and all things ungodly. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well.

PORTIA (UNDERSTUDY): Female, 20s – 30s (Vocal Range: Soprano with mix, G3-F5) An adorably quirky Puritan girl whom Nigel meets on the street. They fall madly in love with each other over their mutual love for Shakespeare and poetry. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well.

MINSTREL: Male, 20s – 30s (Vocal Range: Tenor to A4) The fun-loving charismatic narrator of the show, and sings the opening numbers of each act. Must sing and dance well.

SHYLOCK: Male, 50s – 60s. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their musical. Seeking a great comedic actor.

LORD CLAPHAM: Male, 40s – 60s. Patron of the theatre. Flamboyant and extremely posh. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings well. British accent a plus.

ENSEMBLE: Seeking strong dancers and tappers, as well as singers & character actors with strong movement ability. Most will dance heavily, but some will have featured character roles and dance less. Many may understudy principal roles and/or swing alternate dance tracks.