Something Rotten! National Tour Begins September 19

National Tour News   Something Rotten! National Tour Begins September 19
The non-Equity tour launches at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia.
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker

Work Light Productions presents the new non-Equity national tour of the Tony-nominated musical Something Rotten!, launching September 19 at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia.

The cast is led by Matthew Baker as Shakespeare, Matthew Janisse as Nick Bottom, Greg Kalafatas as Nostradamus, Emily Kristen Morris as Bea, Mark Saunders as Brother Jeremiah, Jennifer Elizabeth Smith as Portia, and Richard Spitaletta as Nigel Bottom.

Rounding out the ensemble are Drew Arisco, Abby Bartish, Emma Benson, Zachary Bigelow, Katie Scarlett Brunson, Julian Burzynski Jr., Brian Cowing, Alex Eisenberg, Tim Fuchs, Robert Head, Devin Holloway, Danny Lopez, Keeley Anne McCormick, Nick Pankuch, Aveena Sawyer, Allison C. Scott, Peter Surace, and Dorsey Ziller.

The musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock-star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first musical.

Something Rotten! was directed and choreographed on Broadway by Casey Nicholaw; the tour is staged by associate director Steve Bebout. The musical has a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick with a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell.


The tour also features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Peter Hylenski, hair design by Josh Marquette, music supervision by Phil Reno, arrangements by Glen Kelly, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, associate music supervision by Brian P. Kennedy, and casting by Wojcik|Seay Casting.

Click here for the touring itinerary.

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