Much Ado About Nothing

The competition one act play this year will be Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s comedies. Performances will be October 14-16, with the competition on October 23. If we are lucky enough to win regionals, the state competition will be November 20.

Auditions will be August 17 and 18, with callbacks (if necessary) on August 19 and 20. Auditions will consist of reading short scenes from the play. I will post the scenes we will use by Tuesday, August 10.

Auditions will be after school from 4-6pm. You will sign up for a one hour slot – 4-5 or 5-6. There is a sign up sheet on the drama room door.

If you want to audition, you should first familiarize yourself with the play. You can read the cutting we will use here: Much Ado About Nothing – 55 min edit You must be signed in to your fcboe account in order to access the script. You may also want to check the wikipedia page of Much Ado About Nothing for a summary.

DO NOT be intimidated by Shakespeare! Part of the audition process will be going over the meaning of the scenes, and part of the rehearsal process will be to work on understanding the play. I have chosen this play in part because I know you will be able to handle it. It will be a challenge, but it will be one that we can easily handle.

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