Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Amber De Petro

"My talk to thee must be how Benedick
Is sick in love with Beatrice. Of this matter
Is little Cupid's crafty arrow made,
That only wounds by hearsay."

Han and Leia, Ron and Hermione, and Sam and Diane. Atop the charts of bickering, belligerent, beautifully-matched couples, you’ll still find Much Ado About Nothing’s Beatrice and Benedick.

A comedy about unshakable sisterly bonds, the value of quick wit and even quicker action, and the devastating power of rumor. For lovers of good-hearted Shakespeare, timeless romantic comedies, and an evening of unforgettable live theater.

Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Madison Country Day School Amphitheater, 5606 River Rd Waunakee, WI 53597

Performances: July 15-24, 2022

Performance Times:
Friday July 15, 6:30 PM
Saturday July 16, 5:00 PM
Sunday July 17, 5:00 PM
Friday July 22, 6:30 PM
Saturday July 23, 5:00 PM
Sunday July 24, 5:00 PM to book.

Ticket Prices: $15

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Audition March 23, 24, and 27 for Madison Shakespeare Company's July 15-24 2022 production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Amber De Petro. Candidates who have never appeared in an MSC production will be asked to present two memorized Shakespearean monologues. One should be a selection from the audition sides packet provided by MSC. The second should be from any Shakespeare play *other* than Much Ado, and be less than two minutes. All candidates may be asked to participate in scene readings.

All candidates should register for a time at .

Appointments will begin at 6:30 PM. You will be contacted via email with your appointment time.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on March 30 and 31.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old as of May 24, 2022.

All candidates are advised that these auditions are indoors at Common Grace (formerly Lakeview Moravian Church), 3565 Tulane Ave. in Madison and are subject to changes in Public Health Madison and Dane County policy, which may occur at any time.