Journey to a Trauma Informed Life

Something Rotten!


Book By Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Production dates: October 8-10 & October 15-17

Audition Dates:

  • August 1, 20215:00 pm
  • August 2, 20216:00 pm


Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall
1158 East 12th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Auditions for Something Rotten! will take place in-person at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall, 1158 E. 12th St. Sunday August 1 & Monday August 2. The production team is actively seeking a very ethnically diverse cast, is very open to non-traditional casting, and new actors are highly encouraged to audition!

PLEASE NOTE: All actors who are eligible for vaccinations will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 PRIOR TO THE SHOW OPENING. You may be asked to provide your vaccination card for proof of vaccination. If you still need to receive a vaccination you can register through LECOM Health, UPMC, Rite Aid Pharmacies, and other venues. Please contact Kate if you need assistance making an appointment.

Auditions, rehearsals, and production will follow the Playhouse’s COVID-19 Protocols, which are available for review here.

How to Schedule an Audition:

Email Kate with your preferred date and times and you will be send confirmation of your scheduled audition. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST pre-register for a time and complete all paperwork online prior to your audition. We will not accept walk-in auditions or printed out paperwork. Please contact Kate.

Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar 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!

The Erie Playhouse is excited to be one of the first community theatres in the nation to bring Something Rotten! to the stage!!! One of the funniest musicals to come out of Broadway in years, there is hardly time to recover from the last burst of hysterics or applause before you’ll find yourself laughing out loud again. Fans of history and theater alike will remain enthralled with the innumerable references to Shakespeare’s most infamous quotes and dozens of musical theater references. The musical is over-the-top, flashy and full of energy, keeping the audience engaged throughout each of the show’s 19 lively numbers and definitely not one to miss!

*Adult language/situations

Production dates: October 8-10 & October 15-17

Director/Choreographer: Kate Neubert-Lechner

Choreographer: Heidi Sheehan

Assistant Director: Austin Kulyk

Musical Director: Patrick Rose

Stage Manager: TJ Faulkner

Open to ages 14 and up. Please note that we are actively looking for an ethnically diverse cast and new actors are highly encouraged to audition! The director is also very open to non-traditional casting and highly encourages all who are interested to audition!

How to Schedule an Audition: Please email Kate with your preferred audition date and time. She will send you an email to confirm. Once your time is confirmed, you will be emailed a link to complete your digital audition form. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST pre-register for a time and complete all paperwork online prior to your audition. We will not accept walk-in auditions or printed out paperwork. Please contact Kate or Dom with any questions.

What to Prepare:

– Please prepare a short song (no longer than a minute and a half) that shows your range. When preparing your piece, keep in mind that while singing well is great, the director would like to see how you can interpret the lyrics and convey character and emotions through your performance. Please bring sheet music for our accompanist.

– You will be asked to participate in a dance audition, so please be dressed to move and bring character and tap shoes with you if you have them.

Available Roles: Please note that most of the original company from the schedule production in March 2020 will be returning and we are only casting replacements.

Ensemble: Various ages / ethnicities. Seeking traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers and dancers (must tap).