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Something Rotten!


October 8, 20217:30 pm
October 9, 20217:30 pm
October 10, 20212:00 pm
October 15, 20217:30 pm
October 16, 20217:30 pm
October 17, 20212:00 pm

The funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!

Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

The Erie Playhouse is excited to be one of the first community theatres in the nation to bring Something Rotten! to the stage!!! One of the funniest musicals to come out of Broadway in years, there is hardly time to recover from the last burst of hysterics or applause before you’ll find yourself laughing out loud again. Fans of history and theater alike will remain enthralled with the innumerable references to Shakespeare’s most infamous quotes and dozens of musical theater references. The musical is over-the-top, flashy and full of energy, keeping the audience engaged throughout each of the show’s 19 lively numbers and definitely not one to miss!

* PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION REQUIRED, or a negative COVID test, taken within 72 hours of event for all patrons ages 12 and up. Masks required for ages 2 and up. Details at

**Adult language/situations


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

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



*Denotes Mainstage Debut

Nick Bottom
Rich Tryzbiak

Nigel Bottom
Josiah Prittie

Domenic Del Greco

Sherree Beltz

Genevieve Ellis

Brother Jeremiah
Joe Greulich

Charlie Corritore

Minstrel/Snug/Dance Ensemble
Curtis Jones III

Lord Clapham/Justice of the Peace
Michael Wachter

Michael Hayes

Tom Snout/Dance Ensemble
Aaron Holman

Robin/Town Ensemble
Bob Peters

Peter Quince/Chef Trio/Town Ensemble
Roger Wolbert

Francis Flute/Chef Trio/Town Ensemble
Chris Hinchman

Yorick/Shakespeare’s Valet/Chef Trio/Town Ensemble
Jasse Camacho Vera

Backup Boy/Dance Ensemble
Seamus Clerkin

Backup Boy/Dance Ensemble
AJ Ferretti

Backup Boy/Town Ensemble
Isaiah Aldrige*

Backup Boy/Town Ensemble
Anthony Holman*

Dance Ensemble
Steven George

Renaissance Writer/Bottom Troupe/Eyepatch Man/Town Ensemble
Nico Lombardo*

Puritan Ensemble/Haggard Gypsy Woman/Sad Little Egg

Puritan Ensemble
Amanda Fielding*

Puritan Ensemble
Paul Bills

Dancing/Town Ensemble
Jenna Baker, Molly Parks* (Miranda), Maggie Hoag (Helena), Kelley McDonald (Rosalind), Jensen Smith, Maddie Penpeck*


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