Audition “Much Ado About Nothing” –at Magenta Theater, Mon., Jan. 27th 6:30pm

“Much Ado About Nothing!” is a Shakespearean favorite, and Magenta Theater’s intent to bring it to the Vancouver stage ‘with a twist’ should interest both Shakespeare aficionados and those who claim to not be fans of the playwright. 

What’s it about?  Beatrice and Benedick are adamant in their mutual dislike, while Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. The two stories take an unexpected course when their world is shattered by a scheming malcontent who makes a shocking accusation.  Throw in some "helpful" friends and relatives against the backdrop of WWII Europe and you have the ingredients for a comedic romp, with a hint of romance and betrayal.

Auditions for the 20 roles and understudies will be held Monday, January 27th at 6:30pm at the theater

Magenta Theater embraces non-traditional casting.  English accents will be used where applicable. Ages are fluid but age appropriateness will be considered.  18+ Adults, unless pre-approved.

For information about roles and other requirements, see website:

While this is not a musical, there are musical elements.  Magenta is seeking three “Andrews Sisters" type singers that will be featured throughout the show.  Must be able to hold tight harmonies.  People or trios who can confidently learn music on their own will be a plus, as there will not be a huge rehearsal commitment. See website for additional details.

Performances are:  April 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25

Rehearsals are: Feb 15 (10-3), 17, 18, 19, 24, 25

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

April 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9  (Refresher rehearsal April 15)

(Weekdays 6:30-9:30pm, Saturdays 10-4 unless noted otherwise.) Community theater production.  All positions are volunteer.

Headshot required, theater resume preferred.  No appointments necessary.  Cold readings from the script.  “Sides” will be available on the website on January 13, 2020.

For additional information contact  360-606-0033

Magenta Theater

1108 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660 (Physical address, no mail delivery there)


  • Occurred Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Magenta Theater

1108 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

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