Review: Something Rotten! at Starlight Theatre
About the Show
From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of Mormon, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post).
Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. 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!
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
National tour recommends for ages 8+
"The cast of Something Rotten! is one of the best tour casts I’ve ever seen…There’s so much to love for the musical theater lover, the Shakespeare lover, and anyone who doesn’t give a hoot about either."
- Jason Epperson
"Something Rotten! is the best show this season for Starlight. Be forewarned, missing this show is a mistake!”
- Bob Evans
"Its grand sets, Elizabethan-with-an-edge costumes and Broadway-veteran actors treat the audience to a polished, funny, wink-heavy sendup."
- Christine Pivovar
"Come ready to take a ride, because it is smart, magnificently clever and hilariously funny, and you don’t want to miss a thing!"
- Mike Alley
"Lots of Something Rotten! is deliberately corny and punny and tap-dancey, but I have not been so thoroughly entertained in a long time.”
- Alan Portner
“A BIG, FAT HIT!”
– New York Post
“SOMETHING ROTTEN! is The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!”
– New York Magazine
“SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT! Delivers the LONGEST AND LOUDEST LAUGHS! You couldn't ask for a more satisfying show.”
– Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“HILARIOUS! TOTALLY FRESH, SMART AND SASSY.”
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“The FUNNIEST THING since THE BOOK OF MORMON”
“YEP, THIS IS A BLOCKBUSTER! Broadway hits have a white-hot energy: everything clicks into place, the actors are firing on all cylinders — and the audience knows it’s watching something special. NOW, THAT SOMETHING SPECIAL IS SOMETHING ROTTEN!: a DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING new musical comedy that BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE!”
–New York Post