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Nicolet Players to hold auditions March 4, 5 for Noises Off


Feb. 25, 2013

The Nicolet Players have scheduled auditions for an upcoming play that is sure to be a pure disaster, rife with miscues, misplaced props, mad love affairs, and all kinds of backstage shenanigans.

That’s the storyline for Noises Off, a crazy comedy by Michael Frayne that is actually a play within a play.

“It’s all centered around a small theatre company filled with very big personalities” said Jim Nuttall, Nicolet College theater director. “As the cast and crew attempt to put together a traditional sexy comedy called Nothing On, nothing goes right and the play quickly spirals downward into bedlam, albeit hilarious bedlam.”

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5, in the Nicolet College Theatre.

Auditions are open to everyone. “You do not need to be a student at Nicolet or have any previous experience in acting to be in the cast,” Nuttall noted. “But I do encourage anyone looking to audition to look through the script, or watch the film version to get an idea of the story.” Scripts are available for a three day checkout from the Nicolet Library in the Learning Resources Center.

The final cast will include five men and four women, ages 18 to 70. Performances are scheduled for Friday through Sunday, May 3 to 5, and Thursday through Sunday, May 9 through 12.

For more information about the play or how auditions are run, contact Nuttall at (715) 365-4476 or by email at