Something Rotten!

August 8–13, 2017
 

TICKET PRICES: $29 - $127
VENUE: Reynolds Hall

“FRESH, IRREVERENT and HYSTERICAL!” —Associated Press

With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ‘90s—the 1590s—this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony®-nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare (Tony®-nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. 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!

SEE IT BECAUSE:

The show-stopping number “A Musical” includes hilarious references to more Broadway shows than you can count!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO


Runtime: Approximately 150 minutes
Intermissions: One 20 Minute Intermission
Age Restricted Performance: No children under age 5 permitted
Pricing Information: Ticket prices are subject to change


CREATIVE


KAREY KIRKPATRICK, Book, Music and Lyrics

began his career as a screen and songwriter for Disney Animation, where he penned The Rescuers Down Under and James and the Giant Peach. With more than a dozen feature films produced, screenplay credits include Chicken Run (Golden Globe nominee for Outstanding Comedy), Charlotte’s Web, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Flakes and Over the Hedge, which he also co-directed. He directed the Paramount Pictures film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy and co-produced, wrote and performed on the film’s soundtrack. Broadway theater credits: none (please don’t judge). Regional theater: nope! Awards: first place, Bible verse memorization, Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church. Other credits: husband of Nada, father of Sami, Maia and Finn.

WAYNE KIRKPATRICK, Music and Lyrics

Grammy Award-winning songwriter of “Change the World” by Eric Clapton (Song of the Year). Top 10 singles include “Every Heartbeat,” “Good for Me” (Amy Grant); “Wrapped Up in You” (Garth Brooks); “Boondocks,” “Bring It on Home,” “Little White 8 WHO’S WHO in the CAST Church” (Little Big Town); “Place in This World” (Michael W. Smith). He is a multi-formatted songwriter, with songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Joe Cocker, Wynonna, Gabe Dixon, Nickel Creek, Trisha Yearwood, Babyface and Peter Frampton, among others. His songs have been featured in films such as Almost Famous and Phenomenon and television shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “True Blood” and “Hart of Dixie.” Wayne lives in Nashville with his wife Fran. Favorite productions: Kourtney, Shelby and Carson.

JOHN O’FARREL, Book

is one of the U.K.’s best-known comic authors and script writers. Bestselling novels include The Best a Man Can Get, This Is Your Life, May Contain Nuts and The Man Who Forgot His Wife. Non-fiction includes Things Can Only Get Better, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and three collections of his satirical columns for The Guardian newspaper. His books have been translated into 25 languages and adapted for BBC radio and television. TV and film credits include “Spitting Image,” “Have I Got News for You,” Chicken Run, “Murder Most Horrid,” “Smith and Jones.” Winner, British Comedy Award. Founded U.K.’s first daily satirical news website, Newsbiscuit. Currently writing a screenplay for Aardman Animations, having just completed his fifth novel. @mrjohnofarrell

CASEY NICHOLAW, Director, Choreographer

Currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, Best Choreography); co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker, receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier Award). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Elf: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, Best Choreography). Additional New York credits for City Center Encores!: the highly acclaimed productions of Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (Direction/Choreography).

KEVIN MCCOLLUM, Producer

has received three Tony Awards for Best Musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004) and Rent (1996), which was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He also produced The Drowsy Chaperone (2006, winner of five Tonys) and, most recently, Something Rotten!, Hand to God and Motown the Musical on Broadway. He will be represented on Broadway this spring by The Play That Goes Wrong and also on tour by Motown the Musical. Mr. McCollum was trained at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and earned his master’s from the University of Southern California.


CAST


ROB McCLURE (Nick Bottom)

received Tony, Drama League, Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for the title role in Chaplin: The Musical. Broadway: Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon In Vegas, I'm Not Rappaport and Avenue Q.  Encores: Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce. Film: Recursion TV: “Person Of Interest”, “Elementary", and the pilot “Drew”. Love to his "Right Hand Man" of 12 years, Maggie Lakis.

ADAM PASCAL (Shakespeare)

starred as the original Roger Davis in the Off-Broadway, Broadway and London productions of Rent. He was the original Radames in Broadway’s Aida and starred as the Emcee in Roundabout’s Broadway production of Carabet. Pascal played Huey Calhoun in Broadway’s Memphis and Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago.  Adam recently played Chad in Broadway’s Disaster! He and his wife Cybele co-own the gluten and allergen-free company Cybele’s Free to Eat.

JOSH GRISETTI (Nigel Bottom)

Broadway: Something Rotten!, It Shoulda Been You (Derwent Award), Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Theatre World Award), Rent, Peter & the Starcatcher, Red Eye of Love, Candida, After the Ball. Favorite Regional: Prince of Broadway (Tokyo), Diner (Signature Theatre), Camelot (Kennedy Center), How to Succeed… (LA, Ovation Award), Spamalot (Vegas). TV: “The Gates”, “Nurse Jackie”, “The Knights of Prosperity”. Film: The Immigrant, The Namesake and others. Twitter/Instagram: @joshgrisetti

MAGGIE LAKIS (Bea)

1st National Tour and Off-Broadway production of Avenue Q. Off Broadway: John Doyle's re-imagined Allegro (CSC).  Regional: Because Of Winn-Dixie (Delaware Theatre) and Little Shop of Horrors (11th Hour / Theatre Horizon) (Barrymore Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical). Other highlights: The Muny, Bucks County Playhouse, Wilma Theatre, Arden Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse. Thanks to Mike at 9MUSE. Thankful for the opportunity play opposite her husband!

BLAKE HAMMOND (Nostradamus)

Broadway: Living on Love (Bruce), First Date (Waiter), Sister Act (Ernie), Elf (Chadwick), Billy Elliot (Braithwaite), Hairspray (Edna), The Lion King (Pumbaa), The Music Man (Quartet), Kiss Me Kate (Phillip), On The Town (Uperman/MC). Off-Broadway: 6. National Tours: 7, most recently Cinderella (Sebastian), Addams Family (Fester). Blake has many TV/Film credits and has received the LA Critics, Carbonell, Chicago After Dark and the Indy Soap Award. Dark and the Indy Soap Award.

AUTUMN HURLBERT (Portia)

Broadway: Legally Blonde. 1st National Tour: Little Women. Off-Broadway/Regional Highlights: Nobody Loves You (Second Stage), A Taste of Things To Come (York Theater Company), The Last Five Years (ACT Lousiville), Private Lives (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre Company), every tongue confess (Arena Stage), Les Miserables and Evita (Pioneer Theater). Film/TV: “The Sound of Music, Live!”, “Legally Blonde: The Search For Elle Woods”, Sudden Death!, Research.

SCOTT COTE (Brother Jeremiah, u/s Nick Bottom)

National tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Regional: The Producers (Paper Mill), Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public), Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street), Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed), Boeing Boeing, Cabaret, Moon Over Buffalo (Northern Stage), A Funny Thing... Forum, The Music Man (Flat Rock Playhouse). Scott originated the role of Gus Gus in Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story for Disney Cruise Lines.

JEFF BROOKS (Shylock)

Broadway: A History of the American Film, Loose Ends, Lend Me A Tenor, Gypsy, Nick & Nora, Guys & Dolls and Beauty & the Beast. Off-B'way: Durang's Titanic, Sister Mary Ignatius ... & The Actors' Nightmare, Talk Radio, The Foreigner and Schlemiel, the First. Film: The Secret of My Success, The Lemon Sisters, The Bonfire of the Vanities, IQ, Julie & Julia. TV: “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “The Cosby Mysteries”.

LUCY ANDERS (Ensemble, u/s Portia)

Favorite credits include Baby! (Lizzie), A Little Night Music (Anne), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Follies (Young Heidi) and Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel). For Poppa and KJB. BWMT15.

KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON (Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom)

National tour debut! Regional highlights: Paper Mill Playhouse, MUNY, DTC, Syracuse Stage, NSMT. Endless love to my family, MSA, Telsey + Co., and the Rotten team. BFA, Syracuse University. @KyleNicholasAnderson

KATE BAILEY (Swing)

is so excited to be joining the Rotten Players! Regional: Oliver! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever and Xanadu. Training: BYU. Love to my friends, family, BLOC NYU, and Telsey + Co.

DANIEL BEEMAN (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare)

Touring debut! Regional: KC Rep, KC Starlight, MTWichita, Ogunquit Playhouse, Spinning Tree Theatre. Omaha Native. Endless gratitude to family, friends, BRS/Gage, Telsey, and the entire Something Rotten!team!

BRANDON BIEBER (Dance Captain, Swing)

Broadway/NY: Side Show, Anything Goes, Follies, Mary Poppins, On Your Toes (Encores!), Radio City NY Spectacular. Tours: White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Annie. Thanks for supporting the arts! Bottom’s up!

MANDIE BLACK (Assistant Dance Captain, Ensemble)

National Tour Debut! Select Favorites (Regional/International): Crazy For You, A Chorus Line, The Naked Truth, Zorro. Thank you Casey, Bloc, Michael and the wonderful players of team Rotten! @mandieblackforreal

NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS (Minstrel, Ensemble)

is thrilled to be making his national tour debut. Kinky Boots on Broadway (Angel/Lola understudy), Netflix Series “The Get Down” (Cj), Shrek The Musical (Donkey), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). Instagram: @nickrburroughs

IAN CAMPAYNO (Swing)

Broadway: Mary Poppins. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love. Tours: ChicagoMary PoppinsThe Wizard of OzCats. Regional: Saturday Night FeverLegally BlondeCabaretChicagoA Christmas Carol. BFA Shenandoah Conservatory.

PIERCE CASSEDY (Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom)

Broadway: Kinky Boots. Elder McKinley in the original Chicago cast of The Book of Mormon. Thank you KMR, Cesar, Beth, CCM, SR Team and my family. In memory of Rod Durham. @piercecassedy

ERIC COLES (Swing)

Credits: Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd (FLMTF), Rock of Ages (Broadway & Toronto), Mary Poppins (Disney), Wizard of Oz (Mirvish) Cheers to Telsey, Jess, and my love, Alison. ericcoles.net

DREW FRANKLIN (Ensemble)

Broadway: R&H Cinderella. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Where's Charley?, Lady Be Good (w/Tommy Tune), ELF. National Tours: CATS, White Christmas, A Chorus Line. Enjoy the Show!

JULIANE GODFREY (Ensemble, u/s Bea)

New York: Disney's Frozen (Lab), Top Hat (Lab), Volleygirls (NYMF). Regional: The SpongeBob Musical (Pre-Broadway), Holiday Inn (Muny/Goodspeed), Paper Mill, Arena Stage, Sacramento Music Circus. UCLA grad.

LEAH HOFMANN (Ensemble)

Broadway: Something Rotten!, War Horse (Joey/Topthorn), Big Fish, Met Opera's The Merry Widow (Froufrou). International: Salzburg Festival's Threepenny Opera, Jedermann. Tours: Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

KRISTIE KERWIN (Ensemble, u/s Bea, Portia)

Broadway/National: Spamalot, Dames At Sea (Mona, Joan, Ruby cover), Anything Goes (performed Reno/Hope), South Pacific (Ensign Yaeger, performed Nellie), White Christmas. Regional: Nice Work(Billie, Sacramento Music Circus).

RALPH MEITZLER (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare)

Broadway: Rock of Ages. Off-Broadway: Piece of My Heart. National Tours: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray. Favs: Xanadu, Hazel. Love to Rex, Sis, Kev and “Rock.”

PATRICK JOHN MORAN (Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock)

Education: Greensboro College/MFA UCF. National Tour: Joseph... (Asher/Baker). Regional: ...Spelling Bee (Barfèe) (Chicago), The Music Man (Jacey Squires) (Cape Playhouse), Man of La Mancha (Sancho) (Flat Rock).

JOEL NEWSOME (Lord Clapham, Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock)

Broadway: The Producers, 42nd Street. Off-Bway: Cagney. National Tours: Billy Elliot (u/s George), The Producers (Leo Bloom). Regional: Everywhere. CCM Graduate. Thanks to Mom/Dad.

CON O’SHEA-CREAL (Ensemble, u/s Nick Bottom)

Broadway: Side Show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Tours: Bert in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. TV: “Royal Pains”. BFA University of Oklahoma.

TONYA THOMPSON (Ensemble)

SCAD graduate with a BFA in performing arts. Credits: 2nd National tour of Mary Poppins (Miss Corry u/s Bird Lady/Ms. Andrews). Psalms 46:10. Love to family & friends.

“A BIG, FAT HIT!” – New York Post

“5 STARS! BROADWAY’S FUNNIEST MUSICAL COMEDY in at least 400 YEARS!” – Time Out New York

"SOMETHING ROTTEN! is The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!" –New York Magazine

"SOMETHING ROTTEN! has just about THE ALL-TIME GREATEST STAGED NUMBER IN THE HISTORY OF MUSICAL COMEDY!” ­–NPR

SPOTLIGHT CONTENT

Creating “Something Rotten!” From Scratch

“Something Rotten!” the Tony nominated show touring the country this season, is an increasing rarity among Broadway musicals: it’s a completely original work not based on a movie, play, book or other source material. Curious who could pull this off? The show originated from a simple idea brothers Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick had two decades ago. “We were big history buffs. It started with, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if Shakespeare

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