Much Ado About Nothing

“We are so excited to feature the fresh directorial and conceptual ideas of Jenna Isabella,” stated The Brewster Theater Company’s president, Stacy Dumont, about their first mainstage production of the season, Much Ado About Nothing. The play is Brewster Theater’s first presentation of Shakespeare in many years. “I believe that our local audiences will trust the quality of our work and sit to enjoy this production with us,” assured Dumont. The show is produced by Gina Stanton, choreographed by Brandy Mae Hughes, and stage-managed by Joe Coppola.

“Much Ado About Nothing has always been a favorite of mine; I think it’s one of his most accessible works and translates to nearly any setting.... cue the jazzy music, and a gorgeous Art Deco set. It overflows into the audience, with cafe-style seating and mocktails to sip while lounging in the ‘Hotel Messina’s’ swanky lobby,” beams director, Isabella. “We are so excited to be bringing Shakespeare to life in Carmel and truly celebrating with our community!”

The show features Matt Henshaw, Kym Smith, Phil Pineau, Samantha Steere, John Isabella III, Judy Brewster, Laurel Lettieri, Anna Fazio, Gina Stanton, Amanda Booth, PJ Mansfield, Diane Preston, Ken Shelby, Nick Tuosto, Chris Moser and John Isabella Jr.

Performances are Friday, March 6 at 7:30; Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 and 7:30; Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 & 7:30: and Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 at The Theater at Drew Church, 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. Tickets are $18 / $20. Special table seating, the "Bard's VIP Lounge", is available for $25 and includes a free signature mocktail and souvenir mask. Visit for more information and to purchase your seats. Contact or call 845-206-9013 for additional information and group discounts.

The Brewster Theater Company is a non-profit community theater celebrating its 20th year. This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program, with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.