Something Rotten is a brilliant and funny musical. It takes place in the Renaissance! It is about Nick and Nigel Bottom, brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. They live in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” (That’s Shakespeare.) They ask an old man from the town what to do. And he foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting. So Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical!
The lyrics are really genius! The most crazy fun song is called A Musical! because it has a lot of connections to today. It has neverending jokes about how people write musical. The music is fun. I have to say that Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick who wrote the music and lyrics are really brilliant.
The cast is awesome. Christian Borle is just amazing. He has an aura! Brad Oscar is fabulous and hysterical. Also he sings the song called Musical and brings the house down. How can he do that every day!?!!?
The set feels just like the renaissance. I feel like I was in the 1600s!
I give it 8 escapes for my review.