Something Rotten!: Musical Info & Synopsis


Something Rotten! transports audiences to Renaissance England, where two struggling playwrights, Nick and Nigel Bottom, attempt to outshine the theatrical genius of William Shakespeare. Frustrated by the Bard’s popularity, the brothers seek guidance from a soothsayer who predicts that the future of theater involves musicals! The Bottom brothers embark on a journey to create the world’s first musical, navigating theatrical mishaps, comedic misunderstandings, and a spirited rivalry with Shakespeare himself.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Size: 18+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1500s / England (London)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Karey Kirkpatrick

Music/Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick

Book: John O’Farrell

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2015)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Comedic, Food, MetamusicalPopularTap Dance

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