Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


February 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Footlite Musicals and director Ed Trout will hold open auditions for our upcoming production of Something Rotten! at Footlite’s Hedback Theatre. For this Indianapolis premiere, we are looking for a large cast that is racially and physically diverse, as well as diverse in age, and inclusive of all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations and abilities.

Audition Dates:
Thursday, February 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 12th at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 13th at 4:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be held off-site on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Initial auditions will consist of your prepared song, a very brief reading, and a dance audition. Please prepare a verse and chorus of a song that best shows your vocal range, and bring sheet music in the appropriate key for the accompanist. Also dress comfortably and be prepared for dance (bring tap shoes if available).
Note: There will be a free dance audition workshop held at Footlite on Saturday, February 5th at 1:30 p.m. for those who wish to attend.
The auditions will be held at Footlite Musicals in the Hedback Theater – 1847 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis. Rehearsals are expected to begin off-site on Wednesday, February 23rd.
Performance Dates:
May 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd
Please note that the entire cast is required to have received the Covid vaccine and will be required to show proof of vaccination if cast.
Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten! was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”.
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.
For questions, you may email Ed Trout at edcsz@msn.com
Rehearsal Overview:
Rehearsals for Something Rotten! will start on Wednesday, February 23rd. Most weeks, we will rehearse Monday through Thursday evenings (usually 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.). There will also be rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (usually from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.). Saturday, April 30th is scheduled to be our long Saturday (tech Saturday) from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with breaks for lunch and dinner.
Auditioners must state, up front, all known conflicts through the rehearsal period. There are no conflicts allowed from April 30th on through the end of the run, and once cast, performers will not be allowed to add extra conflicts.


February 10, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category: