Something Rotten!

Beck Center for the Arts

Lakewood, OH
Professional Theatre

Book by John O’Farrell & Karey Kirkpatrick
Music & Lyrics by Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick

July 8August 7, 2022

Show Description:

Set in 1595 the story of two brothers, who just happen to be the nemeses of a little known Mr. William Shakespeare, are desperate to write a hit play. A local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre will involve Singing, Dancing, AND Acting, all at the same time! Gasp! The brothers then decide to write a (wait for it) MUSICAL! The world’s very first musical!

Staff and Cast

Director: Scott Spence
Musical Director: Larry Goodpaster

Nick Bottom - Eric Fancher
Nigel Bottom - Ian Stewart
Bea Bottom - Theresa Kloos
Portia - Eileen Brady
Nostradamus - Matthew Wright
Shakespeare - Scott Sumerak
Jeremiah - Brian Altman
Lord Clapham - John Polk
Shylock - Tim Tavcar
Minstrel/Ensemble - Trey Milcowitz
Ensemble: Nicholas Bradley, Trevor Gill-Snow (Nigel u/s), Jared Guerrasio (Jeremiah and Nick u/s), Mack Hubbard (Shakespeare u/s), Connor McFalls, Zach Monczewski, Shane Strohmenger, Josh Trattner, Jonah Warhaft, Hailey Elberg (Portia u/s), Stella Fisher, Imani Jackson, Bridget Mahoney, Erin Ripley, Eliana Taub, Lily Warner (Bea u/s), Calista Zajac


7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2:30pm Sundays


$10 - $34

(216) 521-2540 x10

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Content Advisories

Contains some adult language and situations


Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107