Charleston Light Opera Guild will present this madcap musical comedy at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Theatre on April 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Set in 1595, the story follows the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who struggle to find success in the theatrical world as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary, William Shakespeare.

With a book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick, the brothers set out to write the world's first musical. Something Rotten opened on Broadway in 2015 and received 10 Tony nominations. Christian Boyle received received the Tony for best featured actor in a musical for his portrayal of Shakespeare. Tours and international productions have followed.


Nick Bottom - Scott Jarrell

Shakespeare - Jacob Fleck

Nigel Bottom - Austin Muncy

Bea - Beth Bowden

Portia - Christa Navy

Thomas Nostradamus - Eric B. Hudnall

Brother Jeremiah - Chris Terpening

Minstrel / Robin (Troupe) - Michael Gore

Shylock - Gerard Marsili

Lord Clapham / Troupe - Ted Brightwell

Horatio (Troupe) / Bard Boy / Chef - Bob McCarty

Peter Quince (Troupe) / Bard Boy - Cameran Macklin

Tom Snout (Troupe) / Bard Boy / Chef - Will Manahan

Frances Flute (Troupe) / Bard Boy / Chef - Caleb R. O'Lynn

Snug (Troupe) - Horace Emery

Singers & Dancers - Andrew Lee Adkins, Natasha Allen, Rudi Arrowood, Kaylee Burdette, Lindsey Duvall, Hope Griffith, Emma Nelson, Kyla O'Lynn, Toni Pilato, Taylor Shaw, Delaney Wells, Brittany Westfall



Nina Denton Pasinetti

Musical Director

John Marshall

Technical Director

Tom Pasinetti


Mary Ellen Logsdon