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Auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s summer production of Much Ado About Nothing are this Friday, June 12 from 5-9pm at the Underground Collaborative in the Shops at Grand Avenue, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Rehearsals begin June 29th, tech is July 27-30, and the show runs July 31, Aug 1, 3, 7, & 8. We will do our best to accommodate all conflicts up to tech week.

Interested actors must be over 21, though not all roles will require alcohol consumption for this show. Older actors and actresses are especially encouraged to audition. Bard & Bourbon embraces non-traditional casting so if you enjoy the play but feel there wouldn’t normally be a part for you, this is your chance. The roles of Beatrice and Hero are already cast but all other roles are available.

Auditions will consist primarily of cold readings. Auditionees are also strongly encouraged but not required to prepare one short Shakespearean monologue.

You must sign up via to select a half hour group time slot. Individual time to present monologues will be assigned within that time. Walk ins will be seen only as time allows.

Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes ahead of time to fill out paperwork and familiarize yourself with the scenes. Please bring one headshot and resume with you if available. If you do not have a headshot we will take your picture for reference in the audition room.

If you have any questions, please email

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Finally, if you cannot attend auditions but are still interested in either this or future Bard & Bourbon shows, please email your headshot and resume to