MAD KING PRODUCTIONS (MKP) is a troupe of entertainers bringing you both classic and original works, with that little extra edge hard to find in Utah community theater. Mad King breaks identity norms, and brings you classic and original plays with a modern twist. MKP aims for quality entertainment to be enjoyed by all. So sit back, grab a drink, and get ready to laugh with us.

What's going on?

Planned For 2021

Drunk Shakespeare Returns!

Much Ado About Nothing Casting Call!

Mad King Productions, in conjunction with Dented Brick Distillery, is excited to bring our next production of Drunk Shakespeare to the Garten this summer! Much Ado About Nothing was initially cast last year, and while many of our actors have chosen to return to their parts, we are still in need of several more rolls to be filled. The parts needing to be cast are as follows:

Hero- Hero is Leonato’s daughter. Love interest of Claudio and close cousin of Beatrice. Young, sweet, and a strong woman in her own right.

Claudio- Claudio is a Count of Don Pedro’s, who has distinguished himself in the recent war. He is from Florence, and falls instantly in love with Hero. He is naive and easily swayed by opinions of his peers.

Don Pedro- the Prince of Aragon. He has just won a war against his illegitimate half-brother Don John. He reconciles himself to his brother, though he doesn’t speak to him much and may merely be keeping a close eye on him.

Conrade- Conrade is one of Don John’s followers (possibly in love with him). He attempts to cheer Don John up and to convince him that he should be, at the least, happy that Don Pedro has taken him back, and use that favor to pursue his
own ends.

Multiple roles with handfuls of lines in several scenes, will also assist with the audience participation member in each show.

All parts are open to any ethnicity and gender. Participants must be 21 or over.

Please send audition video to by April 21st. If you have any further questions, contact us on Facebook messenger or through the email above.

We're taking William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing into the roaring 1920s! Stay tuned and get your party shoes ready, this will be one sockdollager that Gatsby himself wouldn't miss!

Directed by Carleigh Naylor

Big News and New Horizons

Notice something Different?

Dear Fifth Goat supporters,

We have decided that a re-branding was in order to appropriately reflect the company as it stands moving forward. While Fifth Goat once represented the production company, it is no longer fitting for those activiely involved. We are excited to announce our new company name: MAD KING PRODUCTIONS.

Our company goals, expectations, and standards to provide accessible theater to our Salt Lake City patrons remains, as always, our upmost priority. Our Drunk Shakespeare series is set to continue in 2021, and new original works are underway. We thank you all for your continued support and look forward to many successful productions in the future.

Carleigh and Madman


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