Overview


Synopsis

Welcome to the Renaissance, where the Black Plague has ceded power to the Puritans, farthingales and codpieces are the latest fashion trend, and the biggest celebrity in England is a playwright named William Shakespeare. In the midst of all this excitement, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are trying to keep their acting company afloat. In a desperate attempt to out-Bard the Bard, Nick consults with a soothsayer, who informs him that the future of theatre involves acting, singing, and dancing -- sometimes all at once! As the Bottom brothers strive to write the world’s very first “musical”, they find themselves caught in a bitter battle with the Bard and the play's the thing. Something Rotten! is a hysterical, joyous celebration of everything you love about Broadway.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor, Baritone

Male

Supporting

Tenor

Male

Supporting

Tenor



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
2014
Settings
Period, Multiple Settings, Spectacle
Time & Place
london, england, 1590s
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
College/University, Large Cast, Mostly Male Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, elderly, young adult characters

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