(480) 483-1664 info@desertstages.org

Mar. 3 – 19, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:00pm

Appropriate for ages 13+



Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of


Directed by Lisa Barton Figueroa

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 rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater 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.





Nick Bottom  Eric Darling-Bond
Nigel Bottom  Jon Schafer
Shakespeare Rudy Bogojevich
Bea Callie Crandall
Portia Emma Sucato
Nostradamus Leah Klein
Brother Jerimiah Matt Snell
Shylock Eli Franklin
Lady Calpham Mary Beth Hollmann
Bottom’s Acting Troupe: 
Tom Snout/Minstrel Declan Massey
Robin, Nick Bottom u/s Carter Neef
Peter Quince, Nigel Bottom u/s Liam Delgado
Snug Dani Topel
Francis Flute Alex Jacobs
Horatio Colleen Rose Thompson
Astrologer Danika Bussey
Psychic Woman  Kara Armstrong
Eye Patch Man Jess Jacobs
Foreman Aether Lottie
Waitress  Rylie Clore
Doorman Tyler Snell
Helena  Cheye Bieber
Bea u/s Sam Stinebaugh
Portia u/s Miranda Bellows
Dance Captains Miranda Bellows, Rylie Clore