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Something Rotten! at Marblehead Little Theatre

Dates: (6/21/2024 - 6/30/2024 )


Marblehead Little Theatre

12 School St, Marblehead, MA
Marblehead,MA 01945

Phone: 781-631-9697

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SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Marblehead Little Theatre Opens June 21

Marblehead, Massachusetts — Marblehead Little Theatre is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for Something Rotten! — opening June 21st and running for 10 performances through June 30th at Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead, MA.  

Something Rotten! is set in the Renaissance of the 1590s. It is an outrageous, musical farce about two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. Nick and Nigel Bottom are contemporaries of Shakespeare who are stuck in the shadow of  "The Bard," the Renaissance rock star. When a local soothsayer foretells the future of theater involving singing, dancing and acting, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize what reaching the top really means. 

Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten! is lauded as a “hysterical, joyous celebration of everything you love about Broadway.” The show received several best musical nominations and was hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”

The Marblehead Little Theatre production is directed by Katie Meuse, with musical direction by David Flowers, choreography by Erin Pelikhov and produced by Ariel Sargent and Aaron Swiniuch through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The cast is as follows:

Nick Bottom - Nick Raponi

Nigel Bottom - Johnathon Pappas

Bea - Rachel Pride

Portia - Alicia Tentindo

Brother Jeremiah - John Macero

Nostradamus - Stephen Flaherty

Shakespeare - Eamon Arthur

Shylock - Ted Merritt

Lady Clapham - Rachelle Chevalier

Minstrel - Ursina Amsler

Ensemble: Demi DiCarlo, Matthew Doherty, Dani Dorrego, Cait Etzel, Nicholas Major*, Gene Pelikhov, Christopher Raney*, Colby Taormina

Featured Dancers: Marissa Browning*, Kristy DiScipio, Stephanie Ernst, Amanda Tardif*

*denotes understudy

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ABOUT Marblehead Little Theatre:

Started in 1955 by members of the Marblehead Women’s Club, the award-winning Marblehead Little Theatre is one of the oldest community theater groups in New England.  One of the few to have continually produced shows each year, Marblehead Little Theatre has consistently presented live-theater productions for over six decades. For more information visit


Tony Awards and Nominations for Something Rotten!

Year Category
2015 Best Musical


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