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SOMETHING ROTTEN!
THE MUSICAL

Presented in partnership between THE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY and STORYBOOK THEATRE.

book by KAREY KIRKPATRICK and JOHN O'FARRELL

music and lyrics by WAYNE KIRKPATRICK and KAREY KIRKPATRICK

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

ABOUT THE SHOW

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.

"This is a big, brash meta-musical studiously fashioned in the mold of Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Producers and The Book of Mormon, loaded with crowd-pleasing showstoppers, deliciously puerile gags and an infectious love of the form it so playfully skewers."

– The Hollywood Reporter

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DATES:

April 5 - 21, 2024

Tuesdays to Saturdays 7pm

Saturdays & Sundays 2pm

VENUE:

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

RUNNING TIME:

Two act musical, approx. 120 mins with a 15 minute intermission

TICKET PRICES:

GENERAL:  $28 child, $33 adult

PREMIUM:  $33 child, $38 adult
CHILDREN are aged 3 to 17

RECOMMENDED FOR:

ages 12+

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Flashing light effects, mature language, loud sounds.

 

THEMES & TALKING POINTS:

Legacy, community and relationships, love, conflict

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THE PARTNERSHIP

After years of planning, StoryBook Theatre and The Shakespeare Company are thrilled to announce our co-production of this musical. 
 

In early 2021, SBT and TSC began talks to bring the show to life. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, both organizations recognized the value of this endeavour in fulfilling our shared goal of creating opportunities for up-and-coming artists and providing a stage for their development and growth alongside working seasoned professionals. A musical collaboration perfect for TSC's 25th Anniversary Season! 

 

We are thrilled to welcome TSC to our home at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre and excited to collaborate with new Artistic Director, Richard Beaune on this co-production.

Video courtesy of Broadway in Cincinnatti, 2017, directed by Diana Lala.
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THE CAST

Nick Bottom - Joel Schaefer

Nigel Bottom - Christopher Sherwood

Nostradamus - Hal Kerbes

Shakespeare - Tory Doctor

Bea Bottom - Gianna Read-Skelton

Portia - Taylor Rae Steedman

Brother - Jeremiah Joey Gruszecki

Minstrel - Nicholas Chamberlain
Tom Snout - Liam Brett

Robin Starvelling - Steven Morton

Peter Quince - Thomas Zima

Francis Flute - Nikko Angelo Hinayo

Snug - Jayden Durksen

Shylock - Ben Jaquish

Lord Clapham - Anja Jonsson

 

Ensemble -
Liberty Laferriere, Shayla Fiveland, Julia Bleichert
Jackie Thurber, Alisha Brown, Jocelyn Leiver

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Director - JP Thibodeau

Choreographer - Greg Pember

Musical Director - Ethan Vasquez Taylor

Stage Manager - Cale Thompson

Assistant Stage Manager - Niamh McCallion

Costume Designer - Melissa Mitchell

Hair Designer - Cat Bentley

Set Designer - Terry Gunvordahl

Lighting Designer - Kris Mish

Sound Design & Programming - Ross Wilson

Intimacy Director - Anastasia St Amand

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