Next up: Something Rotten

Book by
Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell

Music & Lyrics by
Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick

Conceived by
Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Welcome to the Renaissance! Don’t miss this hilarious musical following the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, struggling playwrights trying to make a name for themselves in the shadow of William Shakespeare. When a local soothsayer tells the brothers that the future of theatre involves singing and dancing, they decide to create the world’s first musical. Amidst the excitement of opening night, Nick and Nigel find true power in following their dreams, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds.

Town’s stinky cast is led by Paul Lindley (Shrek) and Von Huber (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Nick and Nigel Bottom. Their rival and inspiration, William Shakespeare, is taken by Anthony Matrejek (Nice Work if You Can Get It). Bea, Nick’s wife, is in the capable hands of Roxanne Livingston Rich (42nd Street) while Portia, Nigel’s love interest, is taken by Caroline Quinn (Grease). David LaTorre (Beautiful) sets the plot in motion as Nostradamus with James Galluzzo (Tarzan) providing some opposition as Brother Jeremiah.

This show could not happen without the ensemble who takes on a variety of roles – even dancing eggs. Audiences will remember Taryn Wilhoit Davis, Mathew Eberhardt, Nicholas Eberhardt and Avery McCree all from A Christmas Story: The Musical, and Elizabeth Rawson and Alyssa Wilson from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Also appearing is Chauntel Bland (Beauty and the Beast), Zanna Mills (Bright Star) and Katie Gatch (Catch Me if You Can). Mary Jayne Davis, Meg Greely, James Nolan, Grayson Norene, McKinley Porth and Lee Saxton hand jive their way over from Grease. Ayden Wunderlich (Into the Woods), Steve Wrona (Jekyll & Hyde), Robin Blume (Mary Poppins), Leah Tudor (Arsenic and Old Lace) and Joey Weaver (Hello, Dolly!) take the Town stage once again. Maggie Baker and Nathan Jackson bring their A-game from The All Night Strut while Carly Grosse and Ivy Munnerlyn are some of our favorite things from The Sound of Music. Connor Etcheson and Katie Sawicki followed the yellow brick road from The Wizard of Oz with Agnes Babb, Nathan Dawson and Richard Fisher back on the stage after wrapping White Christmas. And we welcome our new faces to the theatre: Michael Adams, Kameron Carpenter, Alex Fossom, Chris Matney, William Alexander Milhouse, Maria Siepel, Jeff Sigley, Sarah Slaughter and Julia Turner.    

Something Rotten runs May 10-25 with 7:30 PM performances Thursdays through Saturdays and 3:00 PM Sunday matinees. Priority members can get tickets on Monday, April 22, regular members on Thursday, April 25. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, April 29.

The show is directed by Jamie Harrington, with Amanda Hines Wrona serving as music director and choreography provided by Christy Shealy Mills. Jillian Bigony serves as costumer. Set design is by Bob Bramhall, light design by Jeremy Hansard, sound design by Clark Wilson and stage management from Katie Ohnesorge. The show is generously sponsored by Carolina Children’s Dentistry, Jim Hudson Automotive and Synovus.

This musical includes adult situations and some language. Rated PG-13.

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