Much Ado About Nothing (NDSF 2017)

- (part of a series)

Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

Ndsf 2017 Much Ado Web

“...then there was a star danced, and under that was I born.”

When men come home from war, marriage is on their minds, but will all end well in Shakespeare’s much-beloved comedy? 

Actors Theatre of Louisville regular Drew Fracher sets the play to the tunes of the mid-1940s, drawing on popular big band music of WWII. Our star-spangled production of Much Ado will keep your toes tapping and bring tears to your eyes, but “how much better is it to weep at joy, than to joy at weeping?” 


  • *Nick Sandys: Don Pedro
  • Tommy Favorite: Don John
  • Brandon Tyler: Count Claudio
  • *Cameron Knight: Signior Benedick
  • Michael McKitt: Borachio
  • Olivia Jackson: Conrade
  • *Robert Ramirez: Signior Leonato
  • Patrick Bondy: Signior Antonio
  • *Christine Dye: Dogberry
  • Evan Hart: Verges
  • Abigail Schnell: George Seacoal
  • Delaney Feener: 1st Watchman
  • Aleyse Shannon: Hugh Oatcake
  • Paul Hanft: Sexton / Balthasar
  • Laurisa LeSure: Friar Francis
  • Kiah Stern: Hero
  • *Angela Ingersoll: Beatrice
  • Katie Nelson: Margaret
  • *Celina Dean: Ursula


  • Directed by Drew Fracher
  • Original music, music direction and sound design by Scotty Arnold
  • Lighting design by Kevin Dreyer
  • Costume design by Christine Turbitt
  • Production management by Don Hunter
  • Properties by Michaela Duffy & Jen Kazmierczak
  • Text instruction by Grant Mudge
  • Wig design by Sarah Bussard
  • Stage management by Kathy Preher
  • Scenic design by Marcus Stephens
  • Choreography by Cheryl Turski


  • NDSF 2017 Season Program
  • Photos


  • Tuesday, August 15: 7:30pm (Preview)
  • Wednesday, August 16: 7:30pm (Preview)
  • Thursday, August 17: 7:30pm (Season Gala)
  • Friday, August 18: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 19: 2pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 20: 2pm
  • Tuesday, August 22: 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 2pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 2pm