Something Rotten Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM MDT
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM MDT
Directed by JP THIBODEAU
Musical Direction by Ethan Taylor Vasquez
Choregraphed by Greg Pember
Presented in partnership between THE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY and STORYBOOK THEATRE.
book by KAREY KIRKPATRICK and JOHN O'FARRELL
music and lyrics by WAYNE KIRKPATRICK and KAREY KIRKPATRICKABOUT THE SHOW
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O‘Farrell, Something Rotten! was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".
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 rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre 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.
"This is a big, brash meta-musical studiously fashioned in the mold of Monty Python‘s Spamalot, The Producers and The Book of Mormon, loaded with crowd-pleasing showstoppers, deliciously puerile gags and an infectious love of the form it so playfully skewers."
– The Hollywood Reporter
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