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Broadway’s Hilarious New Hit.

Welcome to the Renaissance! From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes something original…something fresh…Something Rotten! 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!

Director

JOSH GRISETTI

Choreographer

ERIC SCIOTTO

Musical Director

DENNIS CASTELLANO

Associate Producer

DENNIS POULSEN

Youth Performance Underwriters

MYRON BLOOM

JIM & VICKI CUNNINGHAM

RON & SYLVIA HARTMAN

ACKERMAN FAMILY / EVALYN M BAUER FOUNDATION

Music and Lyrics:

WAYNE KIRKPATRICK, KAREY KIRKPATRICK

Book:

KAREY KIRKPATRICK, JOHN O’FARRELL

Running Time

APPROXIMATELY

2 HOURS, 20 MINUTES
WITH ONE INTERMISSION

Synopsis: Something Rotten takes place in 1595 London, England. The Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel are trying to find success by writing plays, but are outshined by the rock-star playwright of the Renaissance, William Shakespeare. Desperate to find success Nick gets help from a soothsayer for the next big hit. Then Nostradamus, Nick and Nigel set out to write the next big hit: Omelette: The Musical.

Theme: Over-the-top take on Shakespeare.

Language: There are sexual innuendos.

Smoking, Drinking, and Gambling: No reference to any.

Sex: Suggestive language.

For Which Audiences? Recommended for 9 th grade and higher due to themes and suggestive language.

Rating: If this was a movie, it would be rated PG-13.

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With one sensational choreographed number after another, blended with pristine voices, an array of colors and hilarious insider jokes on Shakespeare and modern musicals, this show is non-stop entertainment.
Chris DanielsThe Show Report
This show makes a great addition to MTW's season. It's big, it's fun, and it has enough wit to engage and dazzle to delight. Judging by the audience's reception, it should be a winner for the company.
This musical spreads unfettered happiness and sweet-hearted love around for everyone — well, except for Shakespeare, but he can take it.
Dany MargoliesOrange County Register
MTW's ironically named “Something Rotten” smashes its way onto the Carpenter Center stage, leaving the audience's cheeks sore from smiling for hours.
Sean McMullenGazette Newspaper Group
If you love Shakespeare– and especially if you don’t– MTW’s production of Something Rotten! will charm you with its campy but smart take on the playwright and delightfully over-the-top music and song.
Anita HarrisSignal Tribune
It takes cojones to call a show Something Rotten! (Imagine what critics could come up with if it lived up to its title.) Fortunately, there’s nothing at all rotten in the city of Long Beach this month. Something Rotten! is Something Sensational!
Steven StanleyStage Scene LA
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