THE BARD BUS: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Apex Theatre Studio will present its second annual Bard Bus, a touring production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
This year the company will perform at five different venues in the Northeast Florida area over the course of ten days. ( July 12th-21st).

Roles are available for a cast of twenty.

Midsummer Casting Breakdown

(Some roles will be doubled)

The Royals

Hippolyta – A captured Amazonian Queen, powerful and unconquered

Theseus – The ruler of Athens from Greek Mythology, a mighty warrior

The Lovers

Hermia – a hot tempered rebellious young woman who is jealous of Helena’s beauty + stature

Lysander – a poetic young man, he is Romeo without the tragedy

Helena – a lovely young woman who suffers the agonies of unrequited love, slow to anger

Demetrius – an insensitive and fickle young man who easily falls in and out of love

The Workmen (Rude Mechanicals)

Peter Quince – a funny industrious working-class carpenter, the intelligent one of the group

Bottom – an oblivious amateur, overconfident in his idiocy, a weaver

Flute – an amateur actor and bellows-mender, he plays the female roles in the companies plays

Snout – a tinker, comic relief and amateur actor

Starveling – a tall thin tailor, not a very talented actor

Snug – slow of study, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, a wood joiner


The Fairies

Titania – a steadfast and gracious queen who knows what she wants

Oberon – a compassionate, yet jealous and taunting ruler

Puck – a mischievous, friendly sprite, a practical joker, Oberon’s jester of sorts

Peaseblossom – a young sweet fairy

Cobweb – a tenacious fairy not easily brushed aside

Moth – a delicate fairy

Mustardseed – an attentive fairy to Titania

The Court

Egeus – Hermia’s father, demanding and forceful

Philostrate – snobbish, uptight Master of the Revels under Theseus


Fairies and Attendants

Rehearsal dates are as follows:

June 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th  5:30-9:00 p.m.

July 1st, 2nd and 3rd 5:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

July 6th and 7th 10:00-2:30 p.m.

July 8th-11th 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Performances: Friday, July 12th  (Apex Theatre Studio), Saturday July 13th (St. Mary’s Episcopal Church) Sunday, July 14th (Jacksonville Public Library) Monday, July 15-Wednesday, July 16th (St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Backyard Stage),  Thursday, July 18th (Ritz Theatre-Golden Isles,  Brunswick, Georgia), Friday, July 19th-Saturday July 20th (Johansen Park, Atlantic Beach)

Cost: $425 (40 contact hours/$10 hr)

Auditioners should prepare a one minute comedic monologue from a Shakespeare comedy.


PINKALICOUS (the musical)



Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with “Pinkitis,” an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe–a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure a way out of this predicament.
Roles available:
PINKALICIOUS – an energetic little girl who loves the color pink and pink cupcakes

PETER (Doubles as BIRD)- her younger brother who would rather eat cupcookie cakes and feels that Pinkalicious gets all of the attention

MRS. PINKERTON (Doubles as BUTTERFLY) – Pinkalicious’s organic-minded and busy mother

  1. PINKERTON (Doubles as BEE) – Pinkalicious’s pinkaphobic father
  2. WINK (Doubles as BUTTERFLY)- Pinkalicious’s female pediatrician who is very excited about diagnosing pinkititis

ALISON – Pinkalicious’s best friend who also wants to be pink

BIRDS – love to flap wings and sing and dance and think Pinkalicious is a flower

BEES – love to buzz and sing and dance and think Pinkalicious is a flower

BUTTERFLIES – love to sing and dance and think Pinkalicious is a flower

May 13th-16th 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
May 20th-23rd 4:00-7:00 p.m.
May 28th, 29th, 30th 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
May 31st (7:00 p.m. )
June 1st, June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd at 11:00 a.m.
Cost is $325 (32 contact hours/$10 hr)


  • Auditoners should prepare 32 bars of an up tempo number from a musical. (Tracks are fine. An accompanist will be provided.) We will do cold readings from the script.