Something Rotten! performances March 14 - April 12, 2020
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
NIGEL BOTTOM: Joe Lewis
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Cale Singleton
NOSTRADAMUS: Denise Tamburrino
BEA BOTTOM: Rachel Carreras
PORTIA: Mary Margaret McCormick
BROTHER JEREMIAH: Steven Meerdink
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
ENSEMBLE/DANCE CAPTAIN: Ariana Cappuccitti
Q&A Talk-back after performances
All performances will be at
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E.Wood Street
Palatine, IL 60067
Broadway Reviews for Something Rotten!:
From: Associated Press
"Something Rotten!"...is 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.
ABOUT THE MUSICAL, "SOMETHING ROTTEN!"
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.