Auditions for Shaina Taub's "Twelfth Night"

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts

About the project and the company

Red Curtain is excited to announce auditions for the musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with book and lyrics by Shaina Taub, directed by Scott Randall with music direction by Rose Yurcina and choreographed by Krista Patt. Performance dates will be May 24-June 9, 2024.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self and true love in the process. Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery.

The music in Twelfth Night is contemporary and eclectic, pulling from diverse styles including New Orleans Jazz, R&B, funk and pop. The only character in the show who sings in what we would consider a “standard musical theatre” style is Malvolio. Auditioners are highly encouraged to choose a song which gives them the freedom to riff, improvise, or make the cut their own. We strongly encourage auditioners to listen to the soundtrack and explore other music written by Shaina Taub for inspiration.

Location of Audition

Red Curtain Arts Center 9315 State Ave #J Marysville, WA 98270 We are in the same shopping center as Goodwill. Our entrance is around back, behind the beauty school.

Other details

All auditionees will also be required to attend dance auditions on March 14 at 6pm. If you cannot attend at that time, please contact the office IN ADVANCE to make other arrangements (360.322.7402).

Audition requirements

Red Curtain practices unconventional casting that is gender blind and color conscious when allowed by the rights holder. All roles EXCEPT FESTE are open. This is a community theatre production and there is no pay for actors. Please choose an appropriate musical selection 60-90 seconds in length, and bring properly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. You may also opt to bring your own accompaniment track to sing with as an alternative. No acapella singing, please. If you have intermediate to advanced skills on any portable musical instrument (clarinet, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, etc.) we would love for you to bring your instrument to the audition as well and play us a short (20-60) second piece on your instrument. Auditions will be held March 12 and 13, with mandatory dance auditions on March 14. Actors should prepare a comedic Shakespearean monologue no longer than two minutes, along with their song selection. Head shots and resumes should be emailed in advance ( or brought with you to auditions.

Character breakdown / Project needs
A young woman 16-30. (Mezzo Soprano--sings very low as well as mix high to an E). She has been separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck. She disguises herself as a man, and gets caught in a love triangle.
a Countess in Illyria 30-50 (Mezzo soprano with large range). Her brother has just passed away, and Olivia is lost in her grief and unable to love.
a Duke in Illyria 30-50 (Baritone/tenor or lyric baritone). He is madly in love with Olivia, but she does not return his affections.
servant to Olivia 30-50 (Bari-tenor to high A). He is uptight and wholly unlikable. He also is madly in love with Olivia—or is he in love with her title and power?
uncle to Olivia 40-60 (Bass-Baritone). Sir Toby Belch is a washed-up knight who cares far more about drinking and debauchery than fighting. He has taken the naïve Andrew under his wing to teach him his uncouth ways (and to pick up his bar tabs)
a lady-in-waiting to Olivia 40-60 (Alto). The object of Toby’s affections. She is extremely clever but still enjoys a good time.
a friend to Toby 18-30 (Bari-tenor). Sir Andrew Aguecheek, a naïve young lad, out on his own for the first time. He is enraptured by Toby’s larger-than-life persona, which gets him into endless trouble.
friend to Sebastian, of any age 18+ (Bari-tenor). He cares greatly for Sebastian. This actor must be comfortable playing same sex attraction
male twin to Viola 16-30 (Tenor). He is on a quest to find his missing sister. This actor should be comfortable being the object of same sex affection
groundskeeper to Olivia--any age 18+ (Bari-tenor)
Any gender/age 16+
Any gender/age 16+
A child in Olivia's court, 12 years old or younger, any gender
Any gender/age 16+
Any gender/age 16+
Any gender/age 16+
Any gender/age 15 and under
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

March 12/13, 2024

Pay type


Audition location

Marysville WA

Pay type

There is no pay There is no pay

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

March 14

Submission instructions

Reserve your audition spot at:

Union Requirements


Equity Contract