Le Petit Theatre Presents The Regional Premiere Of Something Rotten

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Le Petit Theatre continues their 103rd season with hilarious musical Something Rotten! Called “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years,” Something Rotten tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Le Petit’s production of Something Rotten! features two of the original touring cast members.

Performance dates of Something Rotten! are Jan. 17 – Feb. 2, 2020 at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans, LA 70116. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Subscriptions and single tickets are available weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at the Box Office (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com.

The cast includes Bryan Demond Williams as “The Bard” Shakespeare; Matthew Janisse as theatre troupe owner Nick Bottom; Richard Spitaletta as Nick’s brother Nigel Bottom; Leslie Claverie as Nick’s wife Bea; Keith Claverie as the puritan Brother Jeremiah; Maggie Windler as the lovestruck daughter of Brother Jeremiah, Portia; Sean Patterson as the nephew of a famous soothsayer, Thomas Nostradamus; Kyle Daigrepont as the Shylock; and Polanco Jones, Jr. as the story telling Minstrel.

Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Carrie Daigle Bach, Chrissy Bowen, Emma Fagin, Bailey Gabrish, Chad Gearig-Howe, Josiah Rogers, Jeffrey Simno, Kris Watkins, Knox Van Horn, Gabriella Vazquez, Camile von Hoven, and Eric Shawn.

With stage and musical direction by Michael McKelvey, the creative team for Something Rotten! includes Jaune Buisson (Choreographer), Steven Schepker (Scenic Designer), Glenn Breed (Costume Designer), Mandi Wood (Lighting Designer), and Theo Fogleman (Sound Designer). The book is by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Music and lyrics are by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

The company is continuing their outreach during this production with the following events:

  • Industry Night: Monday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.
    Enjoy $25 discounted tickets for this performance.
  • Student Matinee: Friday, Jan. 24 at 10a
    Le Petit Theatre invites teachers and staff of New Orleans area schools to bring their students to a special student matinee performance of Something Rotten! for free with a reservation. Something Rotten! Is appropriate for students aged middle school and up. Contact stweedy@lepetittheatre.com for more information.

Le Petit Theatre’s season continues with August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson opening March 6. Following next is Angels in America: Millennium Approaches April 10-May 3, 2020 and concludes with A Night With Janis Joplin June 5-21, 2020. Three and four play packs and single tickets are available by calling the box office weekdays from 12 – 5 p.m. at (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount on their order. Le Petit Theatre, a cornerstone of the New Orleans arts community since 1916, impacts more than 30,000 people annually through its mainstage productions and educational programming. Details and ticketing information are available on their website.



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