Much Ado About Nothing Launches Old Globe Shakespeare Season May 29

News   Much Ado About Nothing Launches Old Globe Shakespeare Season May 29 The Old Globe's 2011 Shakespeare Festival begins May 29 with the first preview of Much Ado About Nothing, part of an in-rep 2011 season that also includes Peter Shaffer's Amadeus and The Tempest.

Georgia Hatzis and Jonno Roberts
Georgia Hatzis and Jonno Roberts Photo by Henry DiRocco

The season will play to Sept. 25 at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre in San Diego.

Adrian Noble (former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company) returns as the artistic director of the 2011 Festival and will direct The Tempest and Amadeus. Ron Daniels also returns and will direct Much Ado About Nothing.

Much Ado About Nothing runs May 29-Sept. 24. Opening night is June 29. The Tempest runs June 5-Sept. 25. Opening night is June 19. Amadeus runs June 12-Sept. 22. Opening night is June 24.

As previously announced, Miles Anderson will play Prospero in The Tempest and Antonio Salieri in Amadeus; Jay Whittaker will play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing; Jonno Roberts will play Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and Caliban in The Tempest; and Georgia Hatzis will play Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Venticella in Amadeus. Miles Anderson and Jay Whittaker received San Diego Critics Circle Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, in recognition of their performances in last season's Shakespeare Festival.

The repertory company also features Michael Stewart Allen, John Cariani, Donald Carrier, Anthony Cochrane, Winslow Corbett, Kevin Alan Daniels, Globe associate artist Charles Janasz, Jason Maddy and Adrian Sparks, as well as The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program students Shirine Babb, Adam Daveline, Grayson DeJesus, Ben Diskant, Christian Durso, Andrew Hutcheson, Rachael Jenison, Jesse Jensen, Allison Spratt Pearce, Deborah Radloff, Ryman Sneed and Jonathan Spivey. The creative team includes Globe associate artist Ralph Funicello (scenic design), Deirdre Clancy (costume design), Alan Burrett (lighting design), David Bullard (sound design), Dan Moses Schreier (original music and sound design), Shaun Davey (original music), Charlie Reuter (music direction), Joe Fitzpatrick (puppet advisor), Steve Rankin (fight director), Liz Shipman (movement), Jan Gist (dialect coach) and Bret Torbeck (stage manager).

The Much Ado About Nothing cast features Michael Stewart Allen (Borachio), John Cariani (Dogberry), Donald Carrier (Don Pedro), Anthony Cochrane (Friar Francis, Sexton), Winslow Corbett (Hero), Kevin Alan Daniels (Claudio), Ben Diskant (Balthasar), Georgia Hatzis (Beatrice), Charles Janasz (Antonio, Verges), Deborah Radloff (Ursula), Jonno Roberts (Benedick), Ryman Sneed (Margaret), Adrian Sparks (Leonato), Jonathan Spivey (Conrade) and Jay Whittaker (Don John) with Shirine Babb, Adam Daveline, Grayson DeJesus, Christian Durso, Andrew Hutcheson, Rachael Jenison, Jesse Jensen, Jason Maddy and Allison Spratt Pearce (Ensemble).

The Tempest cast features Michael Stewart Allen (Sebastian), Miles Anderson (Prospero), Shirine Babb (Iris), John Cariani (Trinculo), Donald Carrier (Alonso), Anthony Cochrane (Antonio), Winslow Corbett (Miranda), Kevin Alan Daniels (Ferdinand), Adam Daveline (Shipmaster), Grayson DeJesus (Francisco), Ben Diskant (Ariel), Christian Durso (Adrian), Andrew Hutcheson (Boatswain), Charles Janasz (Gonzalo), Allison Spratt Pearce (Ceres), Deborah Radloff (Juno), Jonno Roberts (Caliban) and Adrian Sparks (Stephano) with Rachael Jenison, Jesse Jensen, Jason Maddy, Ryman Sneed and Jonathan Spivey (Spirits).

The Amadeus cast features Michael Stewart Allen (Baron van Swieten), Miles Anderson (Antonio Salieri), Shirine Babb (Teresa Salieri), Donald Carrier (Joseph II, Emperor of Austria), Anthony Cochrane (Count Orsini-Rosenberg), Winslow Corbett (Constanze Weber), Adam Daveline (Salieri's Cook), Christian Durso (A Majordomo), Georgia Hatzis (Venticella), Andrew Hutcheson (Salieri's Valet), Charles Janasz (Count von Strack), Allison Spratt Pearce (Katherina Cavalieri), Ryman Sneed (Venticella), Jonathan Spivey (Kapellmeister Bonno) and Jay Whittaker (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) with Grayson DeJesus, Ben Diskant, Rachael Jenison, Jesse Jensen, Jason Maddy and Deborah Radloff (Ensemble).

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