|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.” Desperate for a hit, the elder brother seeks out a soothsayer who foretells a future filled with wildly successful but as-yet-unheard-of ‘musicals’. Armed with imperfect visions of multiple musicals and the somewhat faulty prediction that Shakespeare’s greatest work will involve something about ‘ham’ and Danish, the brothers set to work to write Omelette: The Musical — and the fun is just starting!
Something Rotten! is a hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.
(The Broadway cast included Fresno’s Heidi Blickenstaff as Nick’s stalwart wife, Bea, a precocious feminist.)
Time Out New York hailed Something Rotten! as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”. Rated PG-13.