Something Rotten! (2022)

Something Rotten!
June 2022
Carousel Theatre

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.


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Kevin Smathers Stage director
Edmund Bolt Producer
Dr. Angela Batey Music director
Tami Newsom Primary Accompanist
Gayle Greene Choreographer
Logan Williams Stage Manager


Actor Role
Grayson Belt Ensemble/Bard Boy
Peyton Bennett Nigel
William Bolt Shylock
Roxanne Cabrera-Blaine Minstrel/Chef/Lady Clapham
Sam Hacker Francis Flute/Ensemble
Mary Ellen Haig Ensemble
Nina Hethmon Ensemble
Michael Hines Ensemble/Bard Boy
Brett Hopper William Shakespeare
Wendy Hopper Ensemble/Chef
Matt Huckaba Nick Bottom
Jessica Magers-Rankin Bea Bottom
LisaKay Matchen Ensemble/Puritan
Wade McGarity Ensemble
Andy Moyer Ensemble/Bard Boy
Isabella Murrell Ensemble
Nancy Pevey Ensemble/Production Assistant
Ron Pevey Ensemble/Robin
Tim Pope Ensemble/Bard Boy
Ben Rorabaugh Ensemble/Bard Boy
Laura Schoonmaker Portia
Olivia Squires Ensemble
Emi Tippens Ensemble
Barry Wallace Brother Jeremiah
Mike Watkins Thomas Nostradamus
Courtney Wheeler Ensemble
Denise Williams Ensemble/Chef
Logan Williams Ensemble

Production support

Christy Lee Keyboard
Matt Cogburn Lighting/Sound Designer
Don Lordo Percussionist
Daniel Shifflett Bass