YOUNG ADULT PRODUCTION
July 28 – 31, 2022
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics byWayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Arrangements Glen Kelly
Orchestrations Larry Hochman
Produced by Kevin McCollum Broadway Global Ventures CMC Mastro/Goodman Jerry & Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard Kyodo Tokyo, Inc. Wendy Federman Barbara Freitag LAMS Productions Winkler/DeSimone Timothy Laczynski Dan Markley Harris/Karmazin Jam Theatricals Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters
Developed in association with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director, Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director and Bill Berry, Producing Artistic Director
Director – Meg Quin Dussault
Music and Orchestra Director – Trey Lundquist
Choreographer – Marissa Stanley
The Un-Common Theatre Company concludes our 2021-2022 season with our Young Adult Company Production of Something Rotten!
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.
The Un-Common Theatre Company is dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse theater community. Un-Common Theatre does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or disability in its casting and participation.
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Something Rotten! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.com.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Mansfield, North Attleborough and Norton Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.