OTP announces auditions for Something Rotten!

Old Town Playhouse Holds Auditions for the Hit Musical: SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Old Town Playhouse (OTP) is holding auditions for Something Rotten by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell and Wayne Kirkpatrick and directed by Katie Holmes. The play has roles for many characters of varied ages.

Auditions are open to all community members and will be held Monday and Tuesday, January 30 and 31, at 6:30 – 9:00 pm in the Schmuckal Theatre on the lower level of the OTP at 148 East Eighth St, Traverse City. For complete audition information including the online audition form, visit our Auditions page.

Performances are May 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, June 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 pm and , May 14, 21, 28 2023 at 2 pm.

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.

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.  

For more information, visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com, call 231-947-2210, or e-mail office@oldtownplayhouse.com.


The Old Town Playhouse, along with our Young Company, is a volunteer-based organization which promotes quality community theatre experiences for the people of Northwest Michigan by providing educational opportunities and entertainment in the theatrical arts.