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Rochester Company Players

Males and Females

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Directed by Carl Del Buono
Produced by Rochester Community Players
When and Where
Auditions
Saturday, June 5, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Calvary St. Andrew’s Church
95 Averill Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals will begin in August, with some table work happening in July. Tech starts Sunday, October 3.
***NO CONFLICTS DURING TECH WEEK, NO EXCEPTIONS***
SHOW DATES:
***NO CONFLICTS FOR PERFORMANCES, NO EXCEPTIONS***
  • Thursday, October 7 – 7 p.m. (Preview)
  • Friday, October 8 – 8 p.m. (Opening Night)
  • Saturday, October 9 – 2 p.m. (Matinee)
  • Saturday, October 9 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October – 2 p.m. (Matinee)
  • Thursday, October 14 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 15 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 16 – 2 p.m. (Matinee)
  • Saturday, October 16 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 17 – 2 p.m. (Matinee – Closing Night – Strike)
Roles
(Ages listed are for the characters, not the actors, and are approximations. Actors of all ages and genders will be considered.)
  • BEATRICE – (Late 20s-30s)
  • BENEDICK* – (Late 20s-30s)
  • HERO – (20s)
  • CLAUDIO* – (20s)
  • DON PEDRO* – (30+)
  • DON JOHN* – (30s)
  • LEONATO – (40+)
  • ANTONIO – (40+)
  • MARGARET – (20s)
  • DOGBERRY – (Any Age)
  • CONRADE* – (20s-30s)
  • BORACHIO* – (20s-30s)
  • BALTHASAR* – (Teens-30’s)
  • FRIAR – (30+)
  • OTHERS – (Any Age)
* Must be able to speak in R.P. Dialect
Synopsis
Set in 1913 California, the friends and family of Beatrice and Benedick seek to end the “merry war betwixt” the pair by tricking them into falling back in love with each other.
About the Playwright
William Shakespeare (1564–1616) is generally regarded as the greatest playwright in the English language.
About the Director
Carl Del Buono is a proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Regional credits include: LITTLE WOMEN the Musical (Prof. Bhaer) Blackfriars Theatre, CARL AT BLACKFRIARS, a benefit concert, MY FAIR LADY (Quartet/First Cockney) Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jamie) JCC CenterStage, DIE FLEDERMAUS (Frosch) Finger Lakes Opera, ROMEO AND JULIET (Friar Laurence) WallByrd Theatre Co., SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (George) Blackfriars Theatre, INDECENT (Sholem Asch/Eugene O’ Neill) JCC CenterStage, LA BOHEME (Strolling Vendor) Finger Lakes Opera, ANGELS IN AMERICA (Prior) Method Machine, MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Claudio) Shakespeare Players of Rochester. In addition to acting and singing, Carl is an experienced voice actor, acting coach, and director. He’s also cohost of the popular podcast BROADCAST REVISITED! For more information, follow Carl on instagram @carldelbuono and @broadcastrevisited
About Rochester Community Players
Founded in 1923, Rochester Community Players is the oldest community theater in New York State. The RCP Shakespeare Program was created in 1994, and currently stages two plays per year – a free outdoor show at Highland Bowl in the summer, and an indoor show at MuCCC in the fall.

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