Lewis Family Playhouse - Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre

Auditions - William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre announces open auditions for William Shakespeare's wittiest comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

Auditions will be held on September 4th — 6:30 pm

All Auditions and Rehearsals Take Place At

Victoria Gardens Cultural Center
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic Shakespeare monologue, preferably from a different play, though not required. Some male roles may be switched to female. Singers and dancers are encouraged to audition, as some of the cast will sing, and many will Swing dance.

Please note: there is no need to prepare for a vocal or dance audition.

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

About the Show

In this production set in 1945, Shakespeare's sharpest battle of the sexes will be waged against the backdrop of lively Swing music and the triumphant return of soldiers from the war. Everyone knows confirmed bachelor Benedick and independent Beatrice are perfect for each other – except for Beatrice and Benedick! While their devious friends hatch a hilarious plot to trick the sparring partners into confessing their love, the infatuated lovebirds Hero and Claudio plan to tie the knot. But will deception, false accusations, and a bumbling police force stand in the way of true love? Much Ado About Nothing is one of the greatest romantic comedies ever written, full of colorful characters, passionate poetry, and Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay.

Meet Our Director, Wendi Johnson!

Wendi has directed and acted all over the Inland Empire and the Los Angeles area for over twenty years. She holds a Masters Degree in Shakespearean Studies with an emphasis in directing, and a Bachelor Degree in Theatre with an emphasis in acting from CSU San Bernardino. She is an award-winning theatre teacher at Henry J. Kaiser High School, as well as a private acting coach. Wendi is a regular guest director at Shakespeare in the Vines in Temecula, where her directing credits include: Richard II, Baskerville, Macbeth, Hamlet, I Hate Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and The Taming of the Shrew. A few other directing credits include: The Three Sisters, Major Barbara, The Canterbury Tales 2015, Peter and the Starcatcher, Les Miserables, Rent, Into the Woods, Julius Caesar, 1984, West Side Story, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Winter's Tale.

Character Descriptions & Rehearsal Schedule

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Audition Forms

Audition Form - Adult

For questions regarding auditions, please email susan.boulanger@cityofrc.us.