With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, the Sarasota premiere of the completely original new musical, Something Rotten!, opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. and continues with a second performance on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42-$87 with limited seats remaining.
Something Rotten! was originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award®-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin). The play features music and lyrics by Grammy Award®-winner and Tony Award-nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award® and Tony Award-nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, and a book by Tony Award-nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell.
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is “a deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house!” (New York Post). Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!
The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music supervision), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Steve Bebout (associate director), Brian P. Kennedy (associate music supervision) and casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.
This hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance Rockstar, Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful… something for everyone… It’s Something Rotten!, “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years” (Time Out New York)!
Something Rotten! was originally produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Broadway Global Ventures, CMC, Mastro/Goodman, Jerry & Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard, Kyodo Tokyo Inc., Wendy Federman, Barbara Freitag, Lams Productions, Winkler/DeSimone, Timothy Laczynski, Dan Markley, Harris/Karmazin, JAM Theatricals, Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters.
Follow Something Rotten! on Twitter: @RottenBroadway, Facebook and Instagram.
Tickets are $42-$87 with limited seats remaining. Purchase at VanWezel.org, the Box Office or by calling 941-953-3368. Groups of 10 or more should contact (941) 363-2025. This show is sponsored by Wilde Lexus Sarasota and ABC7.