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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See the entire orchestration on one page.

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How Does the Show Go On

The ultimate book for theater lovers of all ages.

Digital scripts. Choreography videos. Shared Instantly.

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Keyboard Patch Solutions

Play those hard-to-find Keyboard/Synthesizer sounds with specially created patches integral to the orchestration. 

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Logo Packs

Promote your show with the officially licensed logo.

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Logo T-shirts

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Orchextra

Play your show’s full score by adding in your orchestra’s missing instruments.

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Perform your entire musical with a pre-recorded score played by a full orchestra of LIVE professional musicians right from your Apple iOS device.

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Rehearse your entire musical with a pre-recorded score played by a full orchestra of LIVE professional musicians.

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Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical.

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RehearseScore App

Run rehearsals straight from your mobile device using a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

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Scenic Projection Show Packages

Beautifully crafted Broadway-quality digital projections for your live performances.

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Scenic Projection Show Packages

Beautifully crafted, Broadway-quality digital projections for your live performances.

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Manage ticket sales online and maximize your box office. 

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Stage Manager Scripts

Facilitate cueing, blocking and all of your production needs with this customizable copy of the libretto. 

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Transpositions On Demand

Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

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Video License

Legally capture your production on video with this special license available for select shows.

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Manage rehearsal schedules and changes by sending instant updates to your cast and crew.

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March 01, 2017
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I would like to have my school considered to perform Something Rotten first. We were one of the first high schools to do Addams Family and are still contacted by other schools to ask how we did it. We are certain we could do it justice!! Can you let me know how to get on the list to get it ASAP? Thank you SO much!!!!
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March 01, 2017
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Related shows or resources: Something Rotten!
Rights to Something Rotten
I would like to have my school considered to perform Something Rotten first. We were one of the first high schools to do Addams Family and are still contacted by other schools to ask how we did it. We are certain we could do it justice!! Can you let me know how to get on the list to get it ASAP? Thank you SO much!!!!
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