The award-winning Shorecrest Performing Arts thespians are back in the Janet Root Theatre for the hilarious musical “Something Rotten!” from April 23 – May 1 at Shorecrest Preparatory School.
Nominated for numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Something Rotten!” tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of William Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the SAME TIME, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical. “Something Rotten!” is an uproarious dose of Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals – those dazzling creations we have pined for the past year that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point! With gut-busting laughs, this show is something wonderful – but only for mature audiences.
“Something Rotten!” music and lyrics are by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award® nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award® nominee Karey Kirkpatrick; and book by Tony Award® nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and bestselling author John O’Farrell. Shorecrest’s performance is directed and choreographed by Cheryl Lee. Dedicated to musical theatre education at Shorecrest since 1998, Cheryl Lee is Chair of the Performing Arts Department, Director of Cultural Enrichment, and Upper School Musical Theatre-Dance Faculty Member.
Performances are on the following dates:
Friday, April 23, at 7pm
Saturday, April 24, at 1pm and 7pm
Thursday, April 29, at 7pm
Saturday, May 1, at 7pm
Cost: $25/Adult and $10/Student. Mature audiences only.
Seat Reservations will be made via a printed ticket request form accompanied by cash or check payable to Shorecrest Performing Arts (no credit cards); with priority seating at a 4-ticket limit for the cast, creative team, and Shorecrest Patrons of the Arts. Remaining seat reservations will be released for sale to the Shorecrest Community on a later date. Faculty/staff of Shorecrest may receive one complimentary ticket and can purchase one additional ticket.
Health and Safety Precautions:
“Something Rotten!” will be held indoors, in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre.
Audiences will be held to 20% of the venue’s capacity, for a total of 121 audience seats filled per performance. Seats will be prearranged in groups of 2-4 to a pod, socially distanced from other pods.
Performers will be at least 6’ from the front row of the audience and distanced from each other.
Performers will not sing live. Vocal recordings of the cast singing will be pre-recorded.
Limited show programs will be printed for members of the cast and crew. Digital programs will be available for all other audience members.
All adults and students at Shorecrest are required to wear a face covering while indoors on campus, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
View the School’s complete Health and Safety Statement here.
“The funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!” – Time Out New York