ABOUT THE SHOW: SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! 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. Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick. Rated PG-13 for adult language and content.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
April 28 – May 21: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.
Something Rotten! is proudly sponsored by Warner Norcross + Judd.
AUDITION FOR SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Something Rotten! auditions took place in February and the show has been cast.
MEET THE CAST
CLICK HERE for the cast list.
MEET THE PRODUCTION STAFF
CLICK HERE for the production staff announcement.
BEHIND THE SCENES
CLICK HERE to take a look at how Something Rotten! is brought to life at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Shakespearean references in Something Rotten!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the musical theatre references in Something Rotten!
ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
We believe that all people should experience the thrill, excitement, and storytelling of live theatre. CLICK HERE to see a variety of accessible programs and services based on the needs of our community. For Something Rotten!, we’ll offer an Audio Descriptive Performance, ASL Interpreted Performance, Relaxed Environment Performance, and a Pay What You Can Preview Performance.
Once the show has opened, you can CLICK HERE to access the show’s Digital Playbill. Why digital and not printed? This decision had many factors that went into it including the reduction of our paper footprint in an effort to be more climate-conscious as well as budgetary restrictions coming out of the pandemic. Digital Playbills remain archived long-term and can be accessed HERE.
MEDIA AND MARKETING
From promotional and production video trailers to local television and radio spots, you’ll find it all here. For media requests, contact Noddea Skidmore, Marketing and Communications Manager, at email@example.com.
CLICK HERE for the FOX17 Morning Mix Performance and Interview
CLICK HERE for the promotional video trailer
CLICK HERE for the feature article in Revue West Michigan
CLICK HERE to listen to the WOOD Radio Talk of the Town Interview