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Something Rotten Presented by Korda Artistic Productions (Cancelled)
November 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - November 8, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Korda Artistic Productions presents Something Rotten by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell at Kordazone Theatre on November 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, 2020.
Please note this play has been cancelled due to the pandemic
Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway. 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. Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine. Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences… in the beginning of the first act! It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so Korda’s taking the chance to bring this history-twisting tale to the KordaZone Stage in 2020!
“Now, that something special is ‘Something Rotten!,’ a deliriously new musical comedy that is devilishly clever under its goofy exterior. The influences are clear: ‘The Producers,’ ‘Spamalot’ and ‘The Book of Mormon.’ Yep, this is a blockbuster.” | New York Post
“‘Something Rotten!’… is fresh and hysterical and irreverent. It’s easily the funniest thing to arrive on Broadway since ‘The Book of Mormon’… ‘Something Rotten!’ is a valentine to Broadway musicals… It’s awesome.” | Associated Press
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Jeff Marontate
More details to be announced.
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