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June 2 to 11, 2023 at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Scullions! Rampallians! Rascals! Lend us your ears!

 

In the 1590s, wayward brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to find fame but are firmly in the shade of that roguish Renaissance rockstar, “The Bard.” When a mischievous wise man predicts that the future of theatre will meld singing, dancing and acting, Nick and Nigel decide to write the world’s very first musical. However, by a fraught and hilarious opening night of dandy standards, both Bottom brothers realize that ‘true to thine own self’ might just save their skins. Join us for this jolly, light-hearted romp which will have you tapping your feet and rolling in the aisles. Welcome to the Renaissance!

Performances: Tuesday through Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday matinees (2 p.m.)

Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes with one intermission (approx.)

Audience: PG13

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

DIRECTORS

Photo of Debbie Guilbealt by Alan Dean Photography

Photo of Paul Legault by Chris Schmitt

CAST

Nick Bottom - D.J. Eyamie
Nigel Bottom  - Graeme Parke
William Shakespeare - Itzy Kamil
Bea Bottom - Andréa Black
Portia - Julie Séguin
Nostradamus - Réjean Dinelle-Mayer
Brother Jeremiah - Dennis Van Staalduinen
Shylock - Brian Cano
Clapham - Barry Daley
Minstrel - Mathew Chiappetta
Peter Quince - Paul Davis
Robin - Brendan Finnerty
Tom Snout - Brandon Nguyen
Snug - Adrien Pyke

ENSEMBLE

Daniella Bell, Vivian Burns, Jamie Cachero, Neil Cachero, Benjamin Craig-Browne, Roxane Delisle, Cooper Dunn, Blair Laugher, Paul Melsness, Rachel Myrah, Noah Pacheco, Bethany Papadopoulos, Caelan Piper, Tegan Stassen, Aileen Szkwarek, Marcus Winchester

PIT ENSEMBLE

Maya Desrosiers, Lynne Fleury, Jennifer Condie Grimsey, Gordon Guest, David Lurie, Jordan Quayle, Abigail White

DESIGNERS

John Cybanski - Sound Designer
Laura Duncan - Set Designer/Scenic Artist
Monique Ecroyd - Properties Designer
Rob Puchyr - Lighting Designer
Cynthia Sanoy - Costume Designer
Kim Shields and Tiara Wallace - Hair & Makeup Designers

ASSISTANTS AND APPRENTICES

Val Keenleyside - Assistant to the Director
Tara Morden - Apprentice Choreographer
Steve Vesely - Apprentice Music Director

PRODUCTION TEAM

Jim Robertson - Production Manager
Paul Matthew - Stage Manager
Dan Acton and Ryan Macson - Assistant Stage Managers
Brenda Fedun - Costume Production Manager
Alison Foley - Wardrobe Supervisor
Heather Forsyth - Wireless Mic Specialist
Paul Legault - Rehearsal Accompanist and Orchestra Contractor
Andrew McGregor - Technical Director and Master Carpenter
Jean Meldrum - Social Convenor and Food Coordinator
Stephen Pankiewicz - Audition Accompanist
Kendra Thompson - Production Assistant

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