Something Rotten!

Director and choreographer: Jerry Wiesenhahn

Vocal director: Xan Jeffery

Music director: Charlie Wilhelm

Choreographer: Karen Galliers Hendershot

Producers: Kristen Vincenty and Cathy Lutts


Sunday, November 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, November 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Wednesday, December 1 beginning at 6 p.m.



April 28 – May 15



The Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York Street, Newport KY 41071.


What to Prepare

Please prepare up to 1 minute of a musical theatre song that best showcases your voice. There will be an accompanist provided—please bring sheet music in the proper key; no prerecorded music or a cappella auditions.


There will be a dance audition, including a brief tap combination—please bring appropriate shoes and wear clothing that allows you to move.


Please sign up for an audition slot below. Walk-ins will be taken at the next available time slot. 


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 the opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.



Nick Bottom

A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.

Age: 30 to 40


Nigel Bottom

Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.

Age: 30 to 40



The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.

Age: 30 to 40



Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She has a progressive view of her role as Nick’s wife. 

Age: 30 to 40



A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.

Age: 20 to 35



A soothsayer

Age: 40 to 50


Brother Jeremiah

Portia's father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel's plays are sinful.



An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt. 


Lord Clapham

A posh patron of the theater.



Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more