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Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most  delightful romantic comedies.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Much Ado About Nothing January 10 - February 12, 2023, in the Quadracci Powerhouse. Laughter, witty wordplay and 1990s nostalgia come together in this playful and cherished classic with a twist, feautring original music inspired by the 1990s with Shakespeare and his contemporaries' lyrics, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most delightful romantic comedies.

Fast-flying gossip and thick-headed pride theatreaten to bring down the bash of the decasde as a fairy-tale marriage quickly turns from swoon to scandal. Hilarious slapstick, mistaken identities and a town full of well-meaning (but mostly ridiculous) characters lead to sheer theatrical delight onstage.

Much Ado About Nothing cast features Nate Burger (American Players Theater) as Benedick, Mark Corkins (A Christmas Carol, Milwaukee Rep) as Don Pedro, Jonathan Gillard Daly (Dad's Season Tickets, Milwaukee Rep) as Leonato, Michael Doherty (The Nerd, Milwaukee Rep) as Antonio/Dogberry, Kenneth Hamilton (Macbeth,

Cincinnati Shakespeare Co) as Claudio, Jenny Hoppes (Milwaukee Rep EPR) as Ursula/Sexton, Jack Hradecky (Milwaukee Rep EPR) as Conrade, Alex Keiper (Titanic, Milwaukee Rep) as Beatrice, Drew Mitchell (Call Me Madam, Porchlight) as Borachio, Will Mobley (The Lady from the Sea, Court Theater) as Verges/Balthasar, AJ Paramo (Milwaukee Rep EPR) as George Seacole, Michelle Shupe (Romeo and Juliet, Alabama Shakespeare Festival) as Don John, Daydra Smith (Milwaukee Rep EPR) as Hugh Oatcake/Friar Francis, Sarah Suzuki (Utah Shakespeare Festival) as Hero and Katrien Van Riel (Connecticut Shakespeare Festival) as Margaret.

Laura Braza directs Much Ado About Nothing with composer and music director Dan Kazemi, set designer Arnold Bueso, costume designer Mieka van der Ploeg, lighting designer Jesse Klug, sound designer Josh Schmidt, choreographer Jenn Rose, dramaturg Deanie Vallone, voice and text coach Eva Breneman, fight and intimacy coordinator Christopher Elst, casting director JC Clementz, stage manager David Hartig and assistant stage manager Madison Tarchala.

Much Ado About Nothing is presented by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation as part of Milwaukee Rep's Classic Play Initative. With Corporate Sponsor Rockwell Automation and sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest, Executive Producers Rebecca and Bryan House, Associate Producers Bob Balderson, and the Suzy B. Ettinger Foundation.

Purchase tickets at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or visit in-person at 108 E Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Kenneth Hamilton, Mark Corkins, Michael Doherty, Jonathan Gillard Daly

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Kenneth Hamilton and Sarah Suzuki with cast

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Will Mobley and Michael Doherty

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Will Mobley, Michael Doherty and Jonathan Gillard Daly

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Katrien Van Riel, Will Mobley and Kenneth Hamilton

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Mark Corkins and Nate Burger

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Alex Keiper and Nate Burger

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Daydra Smith, Drew Mitchell, Jack Hradecky and AJ Paramo

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Sarah Suzuki, Jenny Hoppes and Alex Keiper

Photos: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Jonathan Gillard Daly, Kenneth Hamilton, Mark Corkins



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