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Roles

Shakespeare

  • The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 30 to 40
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Nick Bottom

  • A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 30 to 40
  • Vocal range top: G4
  • Vocal range bottom: A2

Nigel Bottom

  • Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 30 to 40
  • Vocal range top: A4
  • Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Bea

  • Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. 
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 30 to 40
  • Vocal range top: D5
  • Vocal range bottom: D3

Portia

  • A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 20 to 35
  • Vocal range top: F#5
  • Vocal range bottom: G3

Nostradamus

  • A soothsayer
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 40 to 50

Brother Jeremiah

  • Portia's father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel's plays are sinful.
  • Gender: Male
  • Vocal range top: G4
  • Vocal range bottom: G3

Lord Clapham

  • A posh patron of the theater.
  • Gender: Male

Shylock

  • An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.
  • Gender: Male

Minstrel

  • Gender: Male
  • Vocal range top: A4
  • Vocal range bottom: C#3

Ensemble

  • Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more

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