Something Rotten!


Date: November 6, 2019 — December 8, 2019
Days & Times:

Tues. - Thurs. at 7 pm
Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm
Sun. at 2 pm;
Saturday November 30 at 2 & 8 pm
No performances November 26, 27 & 28
Post show Talk Backs November 13 & 24

Special performance to benefit Cape Rep's Young Company December 1st
Tickets $75

Running Time: 120 min
Price: $35-$40

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Arrangements Glen Kelly
Orchestrations Larry Hochman
Produced by Kevin McCollum
Broadway Global Ventures CMC, Mastro/Goodman, Jerry & Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard, Kyodo Tokyo, Inc., Wendy Federman, Barbara Freitag LAMS Productions, Winkler/DeSimone, Timothy Laczynski, Dan Markley, Harris/Karmazin, Jam Theatricals, Robert Greenblatt, and Jujamcyn Theaters Developed in association with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, David Armstrong, Bernadine Griffin, & Bill Perry


Presented with generous support from:

Summary

Who needs Shakespeare when you can write the world’s first Broadway musical before there is a Broadway. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are sick of that show-off bard who is stealing all the audiences and all the attention so Nick goes to see a soothsayer who tells him the real future of theater is acting, singing and dancing all at once! This raucous and outrageous musical comedy was nominated for 9 Tony Awards.

 

Something Rotten! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Cast

Nick Bottom
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Lukas Poost (Nick Bottom) is delighted to be making his Cape Rep debut in this ‘rotten’ show, his second ‘rotten’ show this year after Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in the spring. National Tour: Shrek the Musical (Shrek). Off-Broadway: Black Hole Wedding (Spock), That Bachelorette Show (Judder), and Prospect Theater Company’s Unlock’d. Select Regional: Kinky Boots (Charlie Price), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy), Hairspray (Corny Collins), and Monty Python’s Spamalot (Sir Robin). Graduate of the Brind School at UArts. Thank you to Stephen and Dani for making this happen. Love and gratitude to Julia and Alex at Act One Management, to my SAL family, and to the entire population of Poostville. Rise to the joy! www.LukasPoost.com @lukethegrandduke

Nigel Bottom
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Noah Pelty (Nigel Bottom) is thrilled to return to Cape Rep Theatre. A New York City based actor and musician, Pelty is a recent graduate of the BFA Acting program at Coastal Carolina University. Regional credits include Million Dollar Quartet (The Argyle Theatre), The Full Monty (Cape Rep), The Tuna Goddess (Cape Rep), UMPO Summer Blockbusters (Cape Rep), and Indecent (Cape Rep). Pelty is also a singer/songwriter and a member of the Cape Cod based rock band “Canon Hill”. He thanks the cast of Indecent for all of their patience and support. Instagram: @noahpelty Website: noahmpelty.com

Bea
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Trish LaRose (Bea) is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep where she’s appeared in over a dozen productions. Favorites include: Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia, Halina Cygansky in Indecent, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Mae West in Dirty Blonde, O.G. Howland in Men On Boats, Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along and Serafina Delle Rosa in The Rose Tattoo. Other credits include: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Opp Tom Hewitt, Dir. David Drake) at Provincetown Theater, Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple and the Dark Night Cabaret Series at Cotuit Center for the Arts, special guest appearance with The Skivvies, The Nat’l Tour of Urban Cowboy, Legally Blonde (Dir. Nick Kenkel) at North Shore Music Theatre and her One Woman Show (Dir. Matthew Risch) performed in NYC. Love to the cast & crew and to her amazing family for all their support.

Shakespeare
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Owain Rhys Davies (Shakespeare) is originally from Wales and trained at Sir Paul McCartney’s Institute of Performing Arts. London West End credits include Mamma Mia!, The Wizard of Oz, By Jeeves, as well as  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at The Royal National Theatre. He has toured the world with various productions such as Imagine This (World Premiere), Grease, Abigail’s Party, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Under Milk Wood, Fiddler on the Roof, and last year wrote and starred in the one man show This, That, and The Other at the Rockwell Table and Stage in LA. Owain was involved with the original productions of UMPO Jurassic Park and UMPO Stranger Things, for which he won the Stage Scene LA Award, at the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles and directed and featured in the world premiere of UMPO Summer Blockbusters right here at the Cape Rep Theatre. Television and film credits include Twin Peaks (SHOWTIME), Alice Through The Looking Glass (DISNEY), The Indian Doctor (BBC/HULU), My Dead Ex (Awesomeness TV/HULU) The OA (Netflix), The Round House Family (BBC), The Relationtrip (HULU) and the soon to be released feature film A Serial Killers Guide To Life. Owain is honored and overjoyed to be returning to the Cape Rep Theatre in true Rotten style. @owainRdavies

Portia
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Ashlyn Inman (Portia) is overjoyed to return to the Cape Rep stage! Ashlyn is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University (BFA Musical Theater) and is currently living in New York. She was previously seen at Cape Rep as Georgie in The Full Monty, Medium Alison in Fun Home, and Ali in Mamma Mia! Many thanks to Stephen, Janine, and the creative team at Cape Rep for this opportunity; and to Mom, Dad, and Noah for their never-ending support. ashlyninman.com @ashwednesdays

Nostradamus
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Jared Hagan (Nostradamus) is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep Theatre where he has appeared in over 30 productions. Some of his favorites include Merrily We Roll Along, A New Brain, Hairspray, La Cage Aux Folles, Failure: A Love Story, Avenue Q, Drowsy Chaperone, A Class Act, Wintertime and A Year with Frog & Toad. NYC: Two Hearts Bleed As One (Joe’s Pub). Regional: Avenue Q (GEVA), Master Class (Eventide), Streakin’ (New Provincetown Theater), Batboy, Cabaret, Hair (PTC), Floyd Collins, Closer than Ever, The Lion in Winter (Counter Productions), A Grand Night for Singing, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (HJT), ABC’s of NYC Vol.’s 1, 2 & 3 (CCFTA) and Talking With (TUTS). Jared would like to give a special thank you to his family, Richard, Penny and Alice.

Brother Jeremiah
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Richard Jay Sullivan* (Brother Jeremiah) Audiences may remember him from past Cape Rep productions of Fun Home (Bruce Bechdel), A New Brain (Roger),The Woman In Black (The Actor/Arthur Kipps), Good People (Mike), Mack and Mabel (Mack Sennett), Eurydice (Father), A Class Act (Ed Kleban), Sunday in the Park with George (George) and La Cage Aux Folles (Georges). As director, Born Yesterday (Cape Rep), Two Daughters (W.H.A.T.), Antigone, Man of La Mancha, Secret Garden, Big River (HJT). Off Broadway and Regional acting credits: Circle Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival among others. BFA- Hofstra University; MFA- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PTTP. Member – AEA. So grateful for his family, Jared, Penny and Alice.

The Minstrel
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Donté Wilder (Minstrel/Ensemble) notable theatre credits include: Godspell (Featured Soloist/All Good Gifts) Cabaret (Herman/Herr Shultz), DreamGirls (Jimmy Thunder Early), Spring Awakening (Georg Zirschnitz), Footloose (Travis), Newsies (Romeo), In the Heights (Featured Dance Ensemble), Evita (Featured Descamisado), Carrie The Musical (George), Little Shop Horrors (Chiffon). A resent graduate of American Musical And Dramatic Academy 2017! He would like to thank the amazing cast and production team! Let’s rock this show y’all!

Ensemble
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Lindsey Erin Agnes (Ensemble) is pleased to be back at Cape Rep joining the fabulously talented ensemble of Something Rotten! This past summer she worked at the DeSales University campus as the assistant production manager of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Her most recent performance credits include Sophie Mamma Mia! and Viola in Shakespeare in Love, both at Cape Rep Theatre. Thanks and love to her family and friends for supporting her passion.

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LeVane Harrington (Ensemble) A Cape Cod native, now NYC based; LeVane is super excited to make his Cape Rep debut in Something Rotten! Recent credits: Beauty and The Beast (Broadway Palm), Hair (Peregrine Theatre Ensemble), A Funny Thing…Forum (Eventide Theatre Company), The Wiz!, The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, Oliver! (Cape Cod Theatre Company). Training: AMDA NYC. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Mimi, and MMW. IG: @levane_harrington195

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Alex John Johnson (Ensemble) is ecstatic to get the chance to play in this silly world! Hailing from Kansas City originally Alex got his BPA in Dance Performance at Oklahoma City University. Favorite credits include 42nd Street (Ogunquit Playhouse), Hairspray (Paramount Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (The Fireside Theatre), Spamalot (The Palace Theatre), and the 42nd Street National Tour. He would like to give special thanks and love to his incredibly supportive family and friends, Lyndy, Nick, and the team at Cape Rep.

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Elizabeth McGuire (Ensemble, Dance Captain) is excited to be working for the first time at Cape Rep! Regional: 42nd Street (Ensemble, Ogunquit Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Kristine, The Lexington Theatre Co.), Newsies (JoJo/ Assistant to the Choreographer, The Lexington Theatre Co.) The Music Man, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street (Ensemble, The Lexington Theatre Co.). Concert: Christmas on Broadway (The Beacon Theatre), Theatre of Dreams (BCEFA/SAKS 5th Ave.), Concert with the Stars (The Lexington Theatre Co.). Thank you to Mara, Stephen and the Cape Rep team for this opportunity!

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Samantha Ross (Ensemble) is extremely grateful to be making her Cape Rep debut this fall! Samantha is a former graduate of Wagner College where she received her B.A. in theater performance with a minor in dance. She was last seen in The Addams Family at Arizona Broadway Theater, which is by far one of her favorite credits! Samantha would like to thank her family and friends for the support and love, and all of those involved in Something Rotten!

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Anthony Teixeira (Ensemble) is a local performer, producer, and music director who is always grateful to be working with Cape Rep. Previous shows here include this season’s The Full Monty, UMPO: Summer Blockbusters! and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, as well as Shakespeare in Love, Mamma Mia!, Merrily We Roll Along, The Tuna Goddess, Evita, Funny Girl, The Light in the Piazza, Mack & Mabel, A Year with Frog & Toad, Lyle the Crocodile, and How I Became A Pirate, along with shows at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theatre, and Theater Under the Stairs.  Anthony has been a soloist and featured singer for the Cape Symphony, including their recent concert performance of The Wizard of Oz. @anthonyjtex

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


Creative

Director
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Stephen Sposito (Director) is a New York City based director. He has served as the Associate Director for The Book of Mormon, where he oversaw the Broadway company in addition to the first and second National Tours and the Australian company. He previously served at the Resident Director for the Broadway and touring productions of Wicked. Directing credits include the National Tour of Shrek the Musical, Crossroads for Regents Seven Seas, The American Theatre Wing Gala, and The Obie Awards. Associate Director credits include the Broadway companies of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson, How to Succeed in Business…. starring Daniel Radcliffe, Promises, Promises starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, Scandalous and Shrek the Musical. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan.

Musical Direction
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Scott Storr (Musical Director)has served as resident musical director for Cape Rep Theatre for over 20 years and is thrilled to be back working with these terrific actors and sharing this show with the Cape’s wonderful audiences. His over 65 musicals, musical revues and children’s shows with Cape Rep include: Sunday in the Park With George, Funny Girl, Avenue Q, Next To Normal, Side Show, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mack and Mabel, The Light In The Piazza, Ragtime, Steel Pier, Xanadu!, The Full Monty, Evita!, Spamalot!, Urinetown, Lady In the Dark, My Fair Lady, Dirty Blonde, A Year With Frog and Toad, How I Became a Pirate, The Wizard of Oz, La Cage Aux Folles, A Class Act and Tick,Tick…Boom; and… includes conceiving and directing 14 years of the Sea Pines Summer Musical Revues and 10 years of the All Our Best benefit revues. Scott is currently resident musical director for CV REP Theatre in Cathedral City, California. Shows there include: Chess, Baby, The Story of My Life, A Class Act and the upcoming Ballroom. Other shows in California and his home state of Arizona include: Applause, Dear World, Its A Grand Night For Singing, Zorba, Putting It Together, The Jungle Book, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Songs For a New World, Captain Louis and The King and I. Scott has won both Zoni and Desert Theatre League awards for Best Musical Direction. This show and all of Scott’s music is dedicated to his mom and dad for their love and endless support.

Choreography
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Mara Newbery Greer (Choreographer) is excited to be a part of this hilarious show. Recent choreography and/or directing credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Tuacahn, Music Theatre Wichita, Fairmont State University, North Shore Music Theatre, Lexington Theatre Company, Front Porch Theatricals, Chautauqua Opera, Sacramento Music Circus, Seattle 5th Avenue, Engeman Theatre, Palm Beach Opera, Fulton Theatre, and Pittsburgh CLO. BFA University of Michigan. As a performer, Mara has worked on Broadway, National Tours, London, and regional theaters across the country. Much love to my husband, Michael, and our future new addition joining us in January!

Scenic Design
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Ellen Rousseau (Scenic Design) is fascinated by the ways in which spacial relationships inform context and story. Some of her recent design credits include Cabaret (Peregrine Theatre), August: Osage County, Sweeney Todd (Provincetown Theater), An Act of God (WHAT),The Tuna Goddess (Cape Rep Theatre),You Can’t Take It With You (Provincetown Theater), Painting Churches (WHAT), Chicago (Peregrine Theatre), One Day (Off Broadway), Inappropriate: The Musical (Los Angeles). She is thrilled to be working with the team at Cape Rep Theatre once again.

Costume Design
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) was resident costume designer at Cape Rep Theatre for many years. After several years in California she is very happy to be back East to work at Cape Rep once again. She continues to be a nationally known designer of hand made journey bags and has added custom wedding accessories to her collection.

Lighting Design
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Susan Nicholson (Lighting Design) Favorite shows include Boundless and Merrily We Roll Along at Cape Rep, Chicago at CCSU, and Death for Five Voices at Prospect Theatre Company. Regionally she has designed at the Forestburgh Playhouse, Enchanted Dance, AADA, Harbor Lights Theatre, The Resident Theatre Company and Provincetown Theater.  She freelances as a corporate and event lighting designer for WorldStage doing projects such as the Fan Experience at the US Open, The Miller Lite tent at various festivals, and the John Wick NYC premier party. Honors include Barbizon Region 3 winner, at the National level Runner-Up, Nominated for an Ostrander in Lighting in Memphis. She holds a BA from Purdue University and a MFA from the University of Memphis.  Member local 829. susanmnicholsondesign.com

Stage Manager
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Kate Gulden (Stage Manager) is delighted to be back for the 2019 season, having previously stage managed over a dozen shows at Cape Rep from 9-Ball (2013) to last season’s Shakespeare in Love and served as Production Stage Manager for the 2017 & 2018 seasons. She spent this summer stage managing at Cortland Repertory Theatre in NY (The Lady With All The Answers, Mamma Mia!, Sleuth).

** Associate Member of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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