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Audition Callbacks: Much Ado About Nothing

  • West Bend Masonic Center 301 North University Drive West Bend, WI, 53095 United States (map)

Audition notice for Washington county area musical theater production

The West Bend Theatre Company is calling for cast members for an ‘80’s rendition of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, which plays August 23-26, 2018 and features sing and dance. Directed by Adam Czaplewski. Proceeds benefit Concordia University Wisconsin Theatre programs.

How To Sign Up:

  1. Sign up for Audition times on our website, or on Facebook, or contact
  2. Please prepare a one-minute classical, comedic monologue.
  3. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time and complete the Google sign up form prior to arrival.

Callbacks: Wednesday, May 9th, at the West Bend Masonic Lodge from 6:00-9:00 PM and will include readings from the script, choreography, and a small singing portion for certain roles.


Much Ado About Nothing Play Synopsis:

About Nothing occurs during a visit by Don Pedro, and his entourage at Leonato's club.

It is a comic romance between Leonato's daughter, Hero (a young woman), and Claudio: Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio. It seems nothing can tear them apart. Beatrice (Hero's cousin) and Benedick both love and despise each other. It seems nothing can bring their love together.

Don Pedro, helps Claudio propose marriage, with some momentary confusion about who the suitor is — Don Pedro or Claudio.

The self-proclaimed villain, Don John, is eager to get back at his brother and Claudio and contrives a malicious plot to lead Claudio into believing that he has witnessed Hero in a compromising situation on the night before her wedding day.

Meanwhile, Dogberry (a comically bumbling police chief) and his men on night watch stumble on the plot by Don John and Borachio.