CCM musical theatre SERIES Presents


Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Arrangements by Glen Kelly
Orchestrations by Larry Hochman
Originally produced on Broadway 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 Markely Harris/Karmazin Jam Theatricals Robert Greenblatt
and Jujamcyn Theaters

Developed in association with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, David Armstrong,
Executive Producer and Artistic Director, Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director and
Bill Berry, Producing Artistic Director

Oct. 20-23 and Oct. 27-30, 2022, Patricia Corbett Theater

  • Director and Choreographer | Diane Lala
  • Musical Director | Matt Welsh*
  • Scenic Designer | Joshua Gallagher
  • Lighting Designer | Natalia Carlson*
  • Costume Designer | Glenn Breed
  • Sound Designer | Patrick Kiernan*
  • Wig, Hair & Make-Up Designer | Kelly Yurko
  • Production Stage Manager | Morgan Piper*
  • Props Manager | Hattie Fann*
  • Dialect Coach  | Sarah Summerwell
  • Intimacy Director  | Greg Eldridge

*CCM Student

Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Robert Pavlovich for his voice over work as announcer.

SOMETHING ROTTEN is presented through arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Something Rotten! run time is two hours and 10 minutes

The Company

  • Minstrel | Jamal Stone
  • Brother Jeremiah | Jackson Reagin
  • Portia | Alli Bossart ^, Haley Root * 
  • Shakespeare | Garrett Van Allen
  • Nick Bottom | August Bagg *, Nick Pattarini ^
  • Nigel Bottom | Jett Blackorby *, Andrew Burke ^
  • Lord Clapham /Master of Justice | Declan Smith
  • Shylock | Sarah Pansing
  • Bea | Rose Messenger *, Abby Tucker ^ 
  • Nostradamus | Spencer Stanley
  • Ensemble | Delaney Benson, Jenna Bienvenue, Benjamin Cheng, Ryan Dever, Joshua Devine, Alloria Frayser, Nick Gundrum, Nate Jones, JT Langlas, Kassi McMillan, Sarah Pansing, Coty Perno, Grace Rusnica, Sasha Spitz, Julia Yameen
  • Swings | Andy Bakun, Ranease Brown, Grace Capeless, Indya Lincicome
  • Minstrel Understudy | Coty Perno
  • Brother Jeremiah Understudy | Ryan Dever
  • Shakespeare Understudy | Benjamin Cheng
  • Lord Clapham/Master of Justice Understudy| Ranease Brown
  • Shylock Understudy | Joshua Devine 
  • Nostradamus Understudy | Nate Jones
  • Assistant Director | Makayla Shipe
  • Dance Captain | Delaney Benson
  • Tap Captain | Alloria Frayser

* Performs October 21, 22 (evening), 27, 29 (matinee), 30
^ Performs October 20, 22 (matinee), 23, 28, 29 (evening)

Musical Selections

Musical Numbers

Act 1

  • “Welcome to the Renaissance” | Minstrel, Ensemble
  • “Welcome to the Renaissance Playoff” | Minstrel
  • “God, I Hate Shakespeare” | Nick, Nigel, Troupe
  • “Right Hand Man” | Bea, Nick, Nigel
  • “God, I Hate Shakespeare (Reprise)” | Nick
  • “A Musical” | Nick, Nostradamus, Ensemble
  • “A Musical Tag” | Nick, Nostradamus
  • “The Black Death” | Troupe
  • “I Love the Way” | Portia, Nigel
  • “Will Power” | Shakespeare, Bard Boys, Ensemble
  • “Bottom’s Gonna Be On Top” | Nick, Nigel, Bea, Nostradamus, Shylock, Lord Clapham, Ensemble

Act II

  • “Welcome to the Renaissance Reprise” | Minstrel
  • “Hard to Be the Bard” | Shakespeare, Bard Boys
  • “It’s Eggs” | Nick, Troupe
  • “We See the Light” | Portia, Nigel, Brother Jeremiah, Ensemble
  • “Nigel’s Theme” | Nigel
  • “To Thine Own Self Be True” | Nigel, Troupe
  • “To Thine Own Self Be True (Part 2)” | Nick, Troupe
  • “Right Hand Man Reprise” | Bea
  • “Something Rotten” | Nick, Shakespeare, Troupe
  • “Make an Omelette” | Nick, Nostradamus, Chef Trio, Ensemble
  • “To Thine Own Self (Reprise)” | Nick, Nigel
  • “Welcome to America” | Nick, Nigel, Bea, Portia, Ensemble 


Matt Welsh, music director 

  • Matt Welsh, keyboard 1
  • Casey Reed, associate music director/ keyboard 2
  • Jack D’Angelo, keyboard 3
  • Kyle Roemer, drumset
  • Abby Singer-Miller, bass
  • Michael Dorst and Christopher Aldi, guitars
  • Joe Keller, tumpet (Oct. 20-23)
  • Solomon Abang, trumpet (Oct. 27-30)
  • Taryn Rupp, trombone
  • Katherine Frazier and Joe Ulmer, reeds

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Thomas Iodice 
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Annalee Crosser and Rachel Ledington 
  • Production Assistant | El Bowers 
  • Assistant Production Managers | Emma King and Katie Reus
  • Costume Rental Coordinators | Joy Galbraith, Dean Walz
  • Assistant Lighting Designers | William Meckstroth and Riley Rowan 
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Amira Rowe 
  • Wardrobe Crew Head | Lauren Wooten and Cassidy Kempthorne  
  • Wardrobe Crew |  Raeya Garcia, Katlin Mier, Kait Naylor, Moira Seger, Jordan Shaw, Bethany Untener   
  • Production Electrician | Vincent Vandeleest 
  • Programmer | Tal Kochav 
  • Board Operator | Kassidy Schley 
  • Deck Electricians | Hannah Kate Hawver 
  • Followspot Operators | Michael Donahue and Maddi Myer
  • Electrics Crew | CCM Lighting Design & Technology Students
  • Electrics Show Assistants/Lighting Graduate Assistants | Jessica Drayton and Alaina Pizzoferrato 
  • Assistant Technical Director | Lukas Hummeldorf 
  • Lead Carpenter | Benji Lookatch 
  • Set Construction Crew | Matti Andrews, Abigail Barrientes, Jeffrey Bell, Will Blank, El Bowers, Danny Callahan, Anna Camerer, Nick Feldmann, Raeya Garcia, Gabe Gardner, Alanna Gorrigan, Laura Hanks, Willow Heichel, Mary Hopkins, Lily Landoch, Rachel Luneke, Kaitin Nicole Mier, Maddi Myer, Kait Naylor, Arcadia Paff, Orion Petzel, Charlie Raschke, Evan Reinhart, Paloma Robles, Julia Schillaci, Kassidy Schley, Jordan Shaw, Emma Shreve, Morgan Terry, Bethany Untener, Reagan Warvel
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Ali Flanagan 
  • Scenic Artist’s Assistant | Sami Tamulomis, Suzanne Barnes
  • Paint Crew | Sean Haffey, Liz Mitan, Melanie Reitman, Mia Adrian
  • Scene Shop Assistants | Mckenna Brennan, Maya Eberhardt, Gabby Ullman, Thomas Iodice, Grace Mayo, Logan Vanderpool, Lukas Hummeldorf, Nick Hunley, Benji Lookatch, Izzy Dillon
  • Set/Props Running Crew | Megan Baron, Jeffrey Bell, William Blank, Willow Heichel, Mary Hopkins, Arcadia Paff, Charlie Raschke, Paloma Robles, Morgan Terry
  • Assistant Sound Designer | Brenden Friedel 
  • Production Sound Engineer | Frank Jernigan 
  • A1 | Dani Silver 
  • A2 | Chris Berger
  • Mic Tech Crew | Nick Feldmann and Reagan Warvel 
  • Sound Board Operator | Brady Smith
  • Sound Load in/Out | Kaitlin Barnett, Chris Berger, Nick Feldmann, Brenden Friedel, Frank Jernigan, Patrick Kiernan, Dani Silver, Brady Smith, Reagan Warvel, Aaron Woodstein
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Kaitlin Barnett, Patrick Kiernan, Bryan Pivaral, Aaron Woodstein
  • Wig, Hair and Make-Up Assistant Designer | Colin Gallaher
  • Wig and Make-Up Running Crew | Inha Choi, Dinithi Fernando, Bryce Nevison
  • Wig and Make-Up Graduate Assistants | Colin Gallaher ,Tiara Jones, Shannon Dolinar   

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CCM News


Four CCM alumni nominated in 2024 Tony Awards

May 1, 2024

Four UC College-Conservatory of Music alumni are named nominees in the 77th annual Tony Awards, recognizing the excellent work shared in Broadway productions during the 2023-24 season. The nominees, announced Tuesday, April 30, include Isabella Byrd (BFA Lighting Design and Technology, ’09), Shoshana Bean (BFA Musical Theatre, '99), Dorian Harewood and Leslie Kritzer (BFA Musical Theatre, '99).


CCM student wins USITT Make-up Design Award

April 5, 2024

The UC College-Conservatory of Music is thrilled to congratulate current masters student Tiara Jones, who was recently named winner of USITT’s Make-Up Design Award. Jones was recognized as part of the USITT24 Conference and Stage Expo in Seattle, Washington.


CCM Dance Series presents "Little Mermaid" April 12-14

April 4, 2024

UC College-Conservatory Music presents "Little Mermaid" on April 12-14, 2024 in Corbett Auditorium. Directed by Shauna Steele, the performance features music by David Arkenstone. Tickets on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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