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Feb. 27 (4-6 PM) & March 1 (6-8 PM)




Register today for an audition slot for SOMETHING ROTTEN!

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Time & Location

Feb. 27 (4-6 PM) & March 1 (6-8 PM)

Rochester, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA

About the Event


For Students in Grades 8 - 12

Directed by Matt Mayne

Choreographed by Hector Manuel

Music Direction by Lyndsey Lord

AUDITIONS (by appointment only):

Sunday, February 27, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

*For your convenience, the rehearsal schedule has been provided in calendar form.  Please review the Commitment Calendar.

CALLBACKS (if called):

Thursday, March 3, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For an audition appointment:

  • Sign in to the MyStages Parent Portal at
  • (Create an account if you don't have one yet.)
  • Click on Youth Membership.
  • Update the member profile for each student, especially contact information, school and grade info for 2021-2022, and medical and emergency contact information.
  • Select the student, and click on Join (or Enroll in) a Program.
  • Select the School Year 2021-2022 Season.
  • Select a Program.
  • Select the audition session.
  • Click the Process button.

*Please review the Rehearsal Schedule and Commitment Calendar, which has been provided in calendar form. Please be sure you can attend all rehearsals and performances.


Calling Singers, Dancers, Actors in Grades 8 – 12 — serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Please consider your commitment to the show prior to your audition, as we obviously can’t promise lead roles to everyone. Every role, ensemble included, will be exciting and fun, as well as a valuable experience.


  • Prepare 32 bars from two contrasting musical theatre songs (one up-tempo, one ballad). Select songs you have a strong connection with, and cut to the moments in the song that show-off your voice the best. Please do not choose songs from Something Rotten.
  • How to prepare your accompaniment music for auditions: If copied, hole‐punch the music and put in a binder. The music should be on the front and back of each page. If only printed on one side, tape the pages together so they are back‐to‐back or put them back to back in a non-glare sleeve. If music is bound, it should lay flat when open.     
    • You will be asked to read a scene - no preparation needed.



  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
  • A resume, if available
  • Shoes and appropriate clothes to dance in (no flip flops, crocs, etc.) — you will be taught a short dance combination to be performed in a group.
  • Sheet music in a binder for your audition song in the the key in which you will sing (sheet music is available in local music stores and online — or for example).  An Accompanist will be provided (“a cappella” audition songs will not be accepted).
  • If you have questions about what to prepare or what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.


Dates vary — see Commitment Calendar (you may not be called for all rehearsals and may only be called for a portion of a rehearsal).


Friday, 5/13 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 5/14 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 5/15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Friday, 5/20 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 5/21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 5/22 @ 2:00 p.m.


  • $345 Commitment Fee for musical theatre training to develop your talent in singing, movement, and character development in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances. Includes a costuming fee. A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.
  • Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.
  • Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success.


Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! 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.


Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at:


875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave).  Tell the attendant you are attending a Stages’ audition.


585-935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email

Hope to see you at the audition!

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