Auditions Announced for “Much Ado About Nothing”

Auditions for Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare will be January 21, 22, and 23 at 7 pm, at Hole in the Wall Theater  116 Main St. in New Britain, CT. Directed by Eric Jolicoeur, produced by Christina Giannelli. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on January 24 at 7 pm, at the theater. The show will run March 16 – April 7, 2018. Contact Eric at for more information.
BEATRICE – Female – 30s – 40s
A strong-willed woman, with a sharp wit and spirit. She wages a war of wits with Benedick and often wins the battle.
BENEDICK – Male 30s – 40s
A soldier recently returned from the war. He is quite charming, always making jokes and puns and carries on a “merry war” of words with Beatrice.
CLAUDIO – Male – 20s – 30s
A young soldier who recently returned from the wars who falls in love with Hero upon his return to Messina.  He is easily manipulated.
HERO – Female – 20s – 30s
Daughter of Leonato and cousin to Beatrice. She has the lead in the prank that is played on Beatrice and is scorned by her betrothed.
DON PEDRO – Male – 40s – 50s
An important nobleman, he is a long-time friend of Leonato, Hero’s father. Don Pedro is generous, courteous, intelligent and loyal to his friends.
LEONATO – Male (possibly Female) – 50+
A well-to-do elderly noble.  Leonato is father to Hero and the uncle of Beatrice.  As governor of Messina, he is second in social power only to Don Pedro.
DON JOHN – Male – 20s – 40s
The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro, sometimes called “the Bastard.”  He is the villain of the play.
MARGARET – Female – 25 – 30s
Hero’s serving woman, who unwittingly helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful.
BORACHIO – Male – 25 – 30s
An associate of Don John.  He is the lover of Margaret, Hero’s serving woman.  He conspires with Don John to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking Hero has been unfaithful.
CONRAD – Male (Possibly Female) Late Teens – 20s
One of Don John’s close associates, entirely devoted to Don John.
DOGBERRY  – Male (Possibly Female) – Any Age
The constable in charge of the Watch or chief policeman, of Messina. Dogberry takes his job seriously but isn’t the brightest.
VERGES – Male (Possibly Female) – Any Age
The deputy to Dogberry. Equally bumbling.
SEXTON – Male (Possibly Female) – Any Age
Leads the trial against the villains.
ANTONIO – Male (Possibly Female) 50s – 60s
Leonato’s elderly brother and Hero’s uncle. He is Beatrice’s father.
BALTHASAR – MALE (Possibly Female) – Any Age
A waiting man in Leonato’s household and a musician. He helps Leonato, Claudio, and Don Pedro trick Benedick into falling in love with Beatrice. Being able to sing is a plus.
URSULA – Female – Late Teens – 30s
One of Hero’s waiting women.
FRIAR FRANCIS – Male – Any Age
The priest who married the lovers, and is the voice of reason in the show. Compassion, patience, humor, and stability are keys to his character.
The production team is in need of a costumer. Familiarity with costuming Westerns a plus. Contact Eric at the email above if you are interested in volunteering.
Auditions for “Our House” by Theresa Rebeck will be held on May 20 and 21 at 7 pm at the theater 116 Main St., New Britain, CT (More information to follow)