Something Rotten!

Something Rotten!
Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, 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".

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.

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her 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!  It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so don’t miss your chance to bring this history-twisting tale to your stage.

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Concert Selections for Something Rotten!

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • A MUSICAL
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Lyrics by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Orchestrated by
    Larry Hochman
    Arranged by
    Glen Kelly
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January 24, 2020
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Something Rotten release

It says it releases "Winter 2020". Does that mean January/February 2020 or does that mean it won't be available until December.

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October 22, 2019
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Rights?

Is there any word on when these rights will be public? We are trying to do this for the Spring.

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September 17, 2019
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Something rotten rights

Hey there!
After a long summer I managed to translate the show to Dutch. Now I'm wondering when the rights will become public?
Kind regards, Nolle!

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September 11, 2019
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United Kingdom Release date?

Hello MTI. Are there any plans for a UK release of the amateur performing rights for this hilarious piece of musical theatre? We Brits love nothing more than taking the "proverbial" out of ourselves and I would love to be able to put this production to a West Midlands audience.

I eagerly await the day we can and will be the first to sign up.

Thanks.

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July 25, 2019
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When will the educational rights be released for SOMETHING ROTTEN?

I see that Shenandoah has the rights for SOMETHING ROTTEN in October--will they be released shortly after that and if so--is there a way to get on a list to to get the rights?  I would like to do it next Summer (2020)

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April 04, 2019
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Something Rotten Script

Hello,

 

I am a graduate students and have a project assigned where I need to analyze a musical. I wanted to do Something Rotten and was wondering if there was any way to get a preview script? I have no plans to perform it I just need it for the class.

 

Thanks,

Alanna 

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March 11, 2019
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Which Orchestrations are being licensed out?

So, it says on the official show page on this site that it's the Brpadway version. Does that mean that you will be licensing out the broadway orchestration (IE not a Piano/Conductor score), or the tour orchestration?

Thank you

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September 25, 2018
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Performance Rights

I'd like to get the performance rights to this for 2019-20.

Can I be put on a waiting list, or be notified as soon as they are available?
Jared

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August 17, 2018
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We are very i nterested in Something Rotten. Unfortunately we missed it when the tour came through our area (Lansing's Wharton Center) We'd like to know where it can be seen this Fall or Winter.
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August 17, 2018
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We are very i nterested in Something Rotten. Unfortunately we missed it when the tour came through our area (Lansing's Wharton Center) We'd like to know where it can be seen this Fall or Winter.
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