SOMETHING ROTTEN! Nov 7–19, 2017 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
“Something Rotten!” is coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts and I cannot wait. As a fan of musicals, my favorites by far are comedies. “Something Rotten!” is set in the late 16th century and tells the tale of two brothers trying to produce the first musical ever. Their story unfolds as Nick and Nigel Bottom rehears their upcoming play. To their dismay, their nemesis, Shakespeare, foils their plan. In an effort to continue receiving financial support from their patron, they must now come up with a new plan. The story is based on a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick. Original music and lyrics are composed and written by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. “Something Rotten!” debuted in Broadway in March 2015 and closed production in January 1, 2017. Official US tour began on January 2017 and will stop in Orange County in just a few days. Time Out New York dubbed “Something Rotten!” as “Broadway’s funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!” Critics have lauded the score, performance, and choreography; it’s no wonder that this Renaissance-inspired comedy received 10 Tony® nominations, including Best Musical. Other accomplishments include eleven Outer Circle Critics, two Drama League, eight Drama Desk, Grammy nominations.