January 14-29, 2023
Jan 14, 21, 28 at 8:00 PM
Jan 15, 22, 28, 29 at 2:00 PM
Bankhead Theater Livermore, CA


Two brothers set out to write the world's first musical
in this hilarious mash-up of
sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway

Hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years."

And now for something about Something Rotten!

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten! was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Tony award nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star 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. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Artistic Staff and Cast for Something Rotten!

Producer: Kathleen Breedveld
Director: Brian Olkowski
Music Director: Jed da Roza
Choreographer: Christina Lazo
Choreographer: Meghan Hornbacker


Shakespeare: Tommy Lassiter
Nick Bottom: Matt Skinner
Nigel Bottom: Austin Andrade
Bea: Megan Bartlett
Portia: Tori Speed
Nostradamus: Glen Riggs
Brother Jeremiah: Jordan Smith
Lord Clapham: Bob Stratton
Minstrel: Nico Jaochico
Shylock: Elmer Strasser


Peter Quince: Osvaldo Mora (u/s Nigel)
Robin: Andrew Kracht (u/s Brother Jeremiah, Minstrel, Nostradamus)
Tom Snout: Chris Poston
Snug: Kurt Hornbacker
Nico Jaochico
Terri McDowell
Tom Farris


Amanda Ross
Amber Gee
Andrew Kracht
Caeli Baker
Chris Poston
Kathleen Hornbacker (u/s Portia)
Kurt Hornbacker
Leah Gum
Lisa Radzanowski
Makena Mueller (u/s Bea)
Meghan Hornbacker
Nico Jaochico
Osvaldo Mora
Rachelle King
Shelly McDowell
Terri McDowell
Tom Farris

Photo credit: Ben Krantz


Tommy Lassiter (Shakespeare), Tory Speed (Portia)


Tory Speed (Portia), Megan Bartlett (Bea)


Tommy Lassiter (Shakespeare), Glen Riggs (Nostradamus)