Bottom brothers take on Shakespeare in 'Something Rotten!'

October 09, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The completely original new musical “Something Rotten!,” originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, whose credits include “Mean Girls,” “The Book of Mormon” and “Aladdin”, comes to Penn State for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including best musical, “Something Rotten!” isa deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house!” according to the New York Post.

The touring Broadway show features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, plus a book by Tony nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell.

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 theater 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,” writes Time Out New York.

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, “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!

For more information, visit the Center for the Performing Arts online or call 814-863-0255.

Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required by Oct. 24. Call 814-238-0132 to reserve audio description.

Northwest sponsors the presentation at the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

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Last Updated October 09, 2018