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Presented by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Laura Braza

January 10 – February 12, 2023

Quadracci Powerhouse


Love, Laughter and 1990s Nostalgia 

Laughter, witty wordplay and 1990s nostalgia come together in this joyful and cherished classic, one of Shakespeare's most delightful romantic comedies. Fast-flying gossip and thick-headed pride threaten to bring down the bash of the decade as a fairy-tale marriage quickly turns from swoon to scandal. With honor and friendship on the line, sharp-tongued adversaries Beatrice and Benedick put their savage battle of wits (and hearts) on hold to restore order, charting them on a collision course that might just lead to true love. Hilarious slapstick, mistaken identities, and a town full of well-meaning (but mostly ridiculous) characters lead to sheer theatrical delight on the Quadracci Powerhouse stage.


Corporate Sponsor

Sponsored in part by

Executive Producers
Rebecca & Bryan House

Associate Producer
Bob Balderson • Suzy B. Ettinger Foundation

Cast

Headshot photo of Nate Burger*
Nate Burger*
Benedick
Headshot photo of Mark Corkins*
Mark Corkins*
Don Pedro
Headshot photo of Jonathan Gillard Daly*
Jonathan Gillard Daly*
Leonato
Headshot photo of Michael Doherty*
Michael Doherty*
Antonio / Dogberry
Headshot photo of Kenneth Hamilton*
Kenneth Hamilton*
Claudio
Headshot photo of Jenny Hoppes
Jenny Hoppes
Ursula / Sexton
Headshot photo of Jack Hradecky
Jack Hradecky
Conrade
Headshot photo of Alex Keiper*
Alex Keiper*
Beatrice
Headshot photo of Drew Mitchell*
Drew Mitchell*
Borachio
Headshot photo of Will Mobley*
Will Mobley*
Verges / Balthasar
Headshot photo of AJ Paramo
AJ Paramo
George Seacole
Headshot photo of Michelle Shupe*
Michelle Shupe*
Don John
Headshot photo of Daydra Smith
Daydra Smith
Hugh Oatcake / Friar Francis
Headshot photo of Sarah Suzuki*
Sarah Suzuki*
Hero
Headshot photo of Katrien Van Riel*
Katrien Van Riel*
Margaret
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Headshot photo of
Nate Burger*
Benedick
Headshot photo of
Mark Corkins*
Don Pedro
Headshot photo of
Jonathan Gillard Daly*
Leonato
Headshot photo of
Michael Doherty*
Antonio / Dogberry
Headshot photo of
Kenneth Hamilton*
Claudio
Headshot photo of
Jenny Hoppes
Ursula / Sexton
Headshot photo of
Jack Hradecky
Conrade
Headshot photo of
Alex Keiper*
Beatrice
Headshot photo of
Drew Mitchell*
Borachio
Headshot photo of
Will Mobley*
Verges / Balthasar
Headshot photo of
AJ Paramo
George Seacole
Headshot photo of
Michelle Shupe*
Don John
Headshot photo of
Daydra Smith
Hugh Oatcake / Friar Francis
Headshot photo of
Sarah Suzuki*
Hero
Headshot photo of
Katrien Van Riel*
Margaret

Creative Team

Headshot photo of Laura Braza
Laura Braza
Director
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Headshot photo of
Laura Braza
Director
Dan Kazemi
Composer/Music Director
Arnold Bueso
Scenic Designer
Mieka van der Ploeg
Costume Designer
Jesse Klug
Lighting Designer
Josh Schmidt
Sound Designer
Jenn Rose
Choreographer
Deanie Vallone
Dramaturg
Eva Breneman
Voice & Text Coach
Christopher Elst
Fight/Intimacy Coordinator
JC Clementz, CSA
Casting Director
David Hartig*
Stage Manager
Madison Tarchala*
Assistant Stage Manager
Hannah Steele
Stage Management Resident
Emily Newmark
Assistant Director
Jeffrey Mosser
Line Producer
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Dan Kazemi
Composer/Music Director
Arnold Bueso
Scenic Designer
Mieka van der Ploeg
Costume Designer
Jesse Klug
Lighting Designer
Josh Schmidt
Sound Designer
Jenn Rose
Choreographer
Deanie Vallone
Dramaturg
Eva Breneman
Voice & Text Coach
Christopher Elst
Fight/Intimacy Coordinator
JC Clementz, CSA
Casting Director
David Hartig*
Stage Manager
Madison Tarchala*
Assistant Stage Manager
Hannah Steele
Stage Management Resident
Emily Newmark
Assistant Director
Jeffrey Mosser
Line Producer

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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