Something Rotten!

In Elizabethan England, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting—all at the same time—Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a humorous mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway.

Something Rotten! with book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick plays beginning November 9, 2022 in FST’s Gompertz Theatre. 


Welcome to the Renaissance!

The Musical’s The Thing!

Meet Bea, Nick Bottom’s Wife and “Right Hand Man”