Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Arrangements by Glen Kelly Orchestrations by Larry Hochman
Directed by Meredith Greenburg
Music Direction by Cathy Bleecker
Choreography by Amanda Carr
Venue: State Playhouse at Cal State LA
November 9 & 11 at 7:30pm
November 12 at 2:30pm
November 15 at 8:00pm
November 16-18 at 7:30pm
Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.
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.