Welcome to the Renaissance: License Something Rotten! JR.

Welcome to the Renaissance: License Something Rotten! JR.

Something Rotten! JR.,the 60-minute Broadway Junior ® version of the Broadway hit musical is now available for licensing.

Something Rotten! JR. tells the story of two brothers who set out to write the world's first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and brilliant screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, Something Rotten JR. is the perfect way to welcome artists and patrons to the Renaissance!

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." 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. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell commented, "Watching the first ever Something Rotten! JR. performance that was presented to us in New York was one of the most joyous experiences we've had with this show. It was so thrilling and rewarding to see this pared down version working so well - and the kids absolutely having the time of their lives. Pure joy. For us, but more importantly - for them."

When the full-length show premiered on Broadway, Something Rotten! was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

"Something Rotten! JR. features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given their own special moment in the show to shine. Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences... in the beginning of the first act," says Drew Cohen, President and CEO of Music Theatre International. "It's become clear that 'nothing's as amazing as a musical,' so don't miss your chance to see this upcoming production," he adds.

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