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Much Ado About Nothing

  • Jansen Family Park 3745 Schuster Drive West Bend, WI, 53090 United States (map)

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Adam Czaplewski

Choreographer: Lori Woodall

The West Bend Theatre Company presents an ‘80’s rendition of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, which features song and dance to classic tunes by Heart, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and more. Get ready for a delightful romp in the park with a timeless classic romantic comedy that will be fun for the whole family.


Much Ado About Nothing is a romantic comedy between Hero and Claudio: Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio. It seems nothing can tear them apart. Beatrice (Hero's cousin) and Benedick both love and despise each other. It seems nothing can bring their love together.

The play centers around themes of romance, jealousy, and deceit, with music and dance adapted to an '80's setting.

Meanwhile, Dogberry (a comically bumbling police chief) and his deputy can't seem to do anything right.

It has all the comedic elements one could want and is a great introduction to Shakespeare for those who may not be as familiar with it.

Proceeds benefit Concordia University Wisconsin Theatre programs.

Featured Songs:

  • "Let’s Go Crazy" by Prince
  • "Let’s Dance" by David Bowie
  • "Bad" by Michael Jackson
  • "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
  • "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper

Everyone is going to have a ridiculously fun time, no matter your prior experience with Shakespeare.

Later Event: August 24
Much Ado About Nothing