Something Rotten!
Opening Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Grand Re-Opening of
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center's Fall Theatre Season 
September 25 through October 24, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. 
Tickets on Sale soon! Check here for updates.



Executive Producer - J. Spencer Greene

Directed by Kevin Wiczer          

Musical Direction by Bryan McCaffrey

Choreography by Kristine Burdi-Stickney

Scenic & Properties Design by J. Spencer Greene

Costume Design by Victoria Jablonski

Lighting Design by Steve Nickerson

Stage Manager is Natasha Laws

Sound Design by Matt Kania

Scenic Painting by Sharon Damisch

Dance Captain is Ariana Cappuccitti

Assistant Stage Manager is Sheryl Crider

Costume Assistant is Becca Martinez

Photos & Video by Michael P. Noens


NICK BOTTOM: David Pfenninger



NOSTRADAMUS: Denise Tamburrino

BEA BOTTOM: Rachel Carreras

PORTIA: Mary Margaret McCormick


LADY CLAPHAM, et. al.: Anne Arza

THE MINSTREL, et. al.: Korey White

SHYLOCK, et. al.: Peter Moeller

TOM SNOUT, et. al.: Parker Stancato

ROBIN, et. al.: Dane Hammond

PETER QUINCE, et. al.: Bryan Fowler

PURITAN WOMAN, et. al.: Kirsten Smigiel

ASTROLOGER, et. al.: Katie Longo

GYPSY WOMAN, et. al.: Nicki Padron-Glass

HELENA, et. al.: Kara Schoenhofer

ROSALIND, et. al.: Noreen Patel


Q&A Talk-back after performances

Dates TBA

All performances will be at

Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center

150 E.Wood Street

Palatine, IL 60067

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Broadway Reviews for Something Rotten!:


From: Associated Press

"Something Rotten!" fresh and hysterical and irreverent. It's easily the funniest thing to arrive on Broadway since "The Book of Mormon."

From: TimeOut NY

Something Rotten! has established itself as Broadway's funniest, splashiest, slap-happiest musical comedy in at least 400 years...tremendous care and showbiz savvy have gone into making a sophisticatedly silly rom-com that has it all: laugh-out-loud lyrics, catchy music, jaw-dropping sight gags 

From: Hollywood Reporter

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.


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 10 Tony Award nominations, 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 don’t miss your chance to enjoy this history-twisting tale on our stage.