Something Rotten!Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a humorous mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway.
In Elizabethan England, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting—all at the same time—Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.
Quinten Patrick Busey
Jordan De Leon*
Jahir L. Hipps*
Elena Ramos Pascullo*
QUINTEN PATRICK BUSEY is thrilled to be joining the cast for a dream show of his here at FST! Regional: Ogunquit Playhouse, Argyle, Arts Center, Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Fireside and Little Theatre on the Square. Wagner College Grad and founder of Pullback Productions (@pullbackproductions). @qbusey
DAVID CANTOR Broadway: Bobinet La Vie Parisienne, covered Che Evita. Off-Broadway: Nathan Rothschild The Rothschilds. Regional: Rev. Chrisparkle in Edwin Drood, Vanya in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Padre in Man of La Mancha, John Adams in 1776, Higgins in My Fair Lady, Fagin in Oliver!, Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, Old Actor in The Fantasticks. Appeared in all 13 Gilbert and Sullivan operas in the USA, Great Britain, and Italy. TV: Girls5Eva, Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, and Madam Secretary. David-Cantor.com.
CORNELIUS DAVIS What a gift to be able to spread love and laughter this season with this show! Nat. Tour: Disney’s Aladdin/ Ensemble. Favorite Regional Credits: The Little Mermaid/ Sebastian at Arrow Rock Lyceum and Arkansas Rep., Smokey Joe’s Cafe/ Victor at The Rev. Theatre Co., Sister Act/ TJ at Arkansas Rep, Les Miserables/ Combeferre at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Once On This Island/ Papa Ge at Flat Rock Playhouse. BFA MT from the University of Central FL. IG: @cpdavis91.
JORDAN DE LEON Florida Studio Theatre debut! Broadway National Tour: The Prom. Select Regional: The Muny, PCLO, Denver Center, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Rep, Stages St. Louis. CCM Musical Theatre. The Price Group. IG: jordan_deleon_
BILLYD HART is egg-cited to make their FST performance debut. They are no stranger to Sarasota, though, having directed and/or choreographed last year’s Hare and Tortoise, Cinderella, and The Legend of Georgia McBride, as well as this season’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Other credits include: 15 shows at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, the national tour of Elf, Disney Cruise Line, and 5 shows in Vero Beach at the Riverside Theatre. Proud member of AEA. www.BillyDHart.com
JAHIR L. HIPPS is so excited to have his FST Debut. He recently finished the Rent Farewell Tour as Mr. J/ the “Seasons of Love” Soloist and as an understudy for Roger and Collins. Formerly, he has played Benny in In The Heights, Jereme Here in Be More Chill, Melchior in Spring Awakening, and Eugene Williams in The Scottsboro Boys. @jahir.hipps.
OLIVIA LONDON is so excited to be joining this cast and creative team! She is a Los Angeles native and was seen recently on the National Tour of Waitress: The Musical. She earned her Theater BA from UCLA with a Musical Theater Emphasis, GO BRUINS! Other credits include: Beehive: The 60’s Musical (Wanda), The Cake (Macy), RENT (Joanne), and Carrie: The Musical (Ms. Gardner). Follow her on social media: @loveelivvy
JILLIAN LOUIS is always thrilled to return to FST! Broadway: It Shoulda Been You; Tour: Cheers (Diane); Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor (Ruth), Chick Flick (Standby), Midnight Street (AD); Regional: Walnut Street, North Shore, Denver Center, Cape Playhouse, Casa Manana, Florida Rep, many many more; Concert/Cabaret: Town Hall, Buxton Opera House, Symphony Space, Cabaret 313, 54 Below. TV/ Film: Law & Order SVU, Show Me A Hero, Mount Joy. Jillian teaches through a number of organizations and has an album and solo concerts in the works. IG: @jillian.louis.nyc JillianLouis.com
DANA ORANGE is a Philadelphia based performer and teaching artist who has worked throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. Some favorite credits include Shrek the Musical (Donkey), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Sister Act (Walnut Street Theatre), Choir Boy (Philadelphia Theatre Company), and In The Heights (Park Playhouse). Dana is thrilled to be joining this amazing company in his FST debut! danaorange.com
ELENA RAMOS PASCULLO is jazzed to be a part of FST’s Something Rotten! Past favorites include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Buddy Holly Story, In the Heights, Little Women, and Guys and Dolls. A New York native, Elena is an actress, singer, ukulelist, songwriter, plant lover, bad poet, and human to an exceptional one-eyed dog, Heidi. Follow @elenalenabobena. www.elenaramospascullo.com.
JAMES PATTERSON Broadway/National Tours: Gigi; Mary Poppins; The Drowsy Chaperone; Beauty and the Beast; Cats; and State Fair. Other credits: Max Von Meyerling in Sunset Boulevard (MTC); Georges in La Cage Aux Folles (Riverside Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Co.); Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha (Stages St. Louis); Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast (TUTS, Fulton Theatre, MSMT); Le Comte Ory (Metropolitan Opera); Barnaby Slade in Sail Away (Carnegie Hall); and Rev. Moore in Footloose (Fulton Theatre). jamespattersontheactor.com.
KRAIG SWARTZ is thrilled to return to FST, where he recently played Miss Tracy Mills in The Legend of Georgia McBride. Select Off-Broadway credits: The Voysey Inheritance and The Madras House (The Mint) and So Help Me God (Lucille Lortel). He received two Barrymore Awards for Take Me Out and Fully Committed at Philadelphia Theatre Company. Select regional credits: Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, St. Louis Rep, Pioneer Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Kennedy Center. He has appeared in plays over 20 years at Peterborough Players. Television: SNL. Film: World and Time Enough
CHARLIE TINGEN FST debut! Charlie is a New York City–based actor and singer who has performed Off-Broadway, in national tours, with symphony orchestras, and at opera companies and regional theatres throughout the United States. Theatre: Anatole (Natasha…Great Comet of 1812, regional premiere), Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance), Enjolras (Les Mis), Freddy (My Fair Lady), Maximillian (Candide), Tony (West Side Story), Jimmy (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Concerts: Utah Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Pacific Symphony. BFA in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina University. @charlietingen | www.charlietingen.com
ERIN WEINBERGER is a Sarasota native living in NYC and is thrilled to be making her debut here at FST. Most recent credits include the National Tour of Cinderella, Kiss Me Kate, Guys and Dolls (Asolo Rep), The Music Man (Asolo Rep), Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Broadway Backwards and Broadway Bares. Enjoy the show! @erinweinberger_erinweinberger.com
Keys/Conductor | Conner Stigner
Drums | Aaron Nix
Guitar/Bass | David Racanelli
Sinfonia/Keys 2 | Sam Stahlmann
Director/Choreographer | Ellie Mooney
Rehearsal Music Director | Minhui Lee
Performance Music Director | Conner Stigner
Scenic Designers | Isabel A. Curley Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer | Ben Rawson
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
Wig Designer | Susan Haldeman
Costume Designer | Gregg Barnes
Costume Coordinator | Aubrey Hess
Associate Choreographer | BillyD Hart*
Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Assistant Stage Manager | Shira Lebovich*
State Management Intern | Jamie Thygesen
State Management Intern | Matthew Owitz
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.